Manchester United host the local derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford, despite falling 15 points behind their rivals on Matchday 29. They will be confidently heading towards this game as they have recorded 2 wins in the last 3 H2Hs and a current run of 9 matches without defeat.
An important game for both sides as City look to reduce their gap between them and Liverpool, after their unfortunate ban from European competitions. As for the Red Devils, a double looks fair enough after a season full of highs and low and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are confident of a win.
When Is The Manchester City Game?
Game: Manchester United VS Manchester City
Date: 8th March, Sunday
Event: 2019-20 English Premier League
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester City Game Prediction
The Norwegian will be desperate to make it a hat-trick of wins this campaign against the club’s bitter rivals, but Pep Guardiola is a renowned perfectionist and won’t allow complacency to creep in when his stars travel to Old Trafford.
Unbeaten in 9 matches, including their win 1-0 over City in the League Cup semifinal, but there have been some highs and lows. Against a City side, full of confidence following their win over Real Madrid, the hosts may have a tough time.
TV Channel, Live Coverage, and Online Streaming
The Manchester derby taking place this Sunday will be aired live on Sky Sports Premier League.
For viewers in the United States, you can watch the event on NBC Sports Live and NBCSports.com. The live streaming of the game will also be available on fuboTV.
|Belgium||VOO Sport World 1|
|Bulgaria||Diema Sport 2|
|Denmark||Xee, Viaplay DK|
|Finland||Viasat Sport Premium, Viasat Jalkapallo|
|France||Canal+, RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport Access 1|
|Germany||Sky Sport 1, Sky Ultra HD, Sky Ticket|
|Greece||Cosmote Sport 1|
|Hong Kong||Now E|
|Hungary||Spiler TV 1|
|India||Star Sports Select 1|
|Italy||Sky Sport Uno|
|Kazakhstan||Setanta Sports Kazakhstan|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3|
|Netherlands||Ziggo Select, Ziggo Sport 14|
|Nigeria||Canal+ Sport 1|
|Norway||Viasport Ultra HD, TV 2 Sport Premium, TV2 Sumo|
|Portugal||Sport TV 2|
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|Singapore||mio Stadium 102|
|South Africa||Maximo 1, SuperSport Three|
|Sweden||Viasat Sport Premium, Viasat Ultra, Viaplay Kop|
|Switzerland||Sky Sport 1|
|Turkey||S Sport +, S Sport, Idman TV|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League|
|USA||WCAU TV, WBAL TV, WVTM TV, WWBT TV, Telemundo, NBC|
Manchester City Betting Tips
According to bet365, the betting odds of Manchester United VS Manchester City match is fixed as:
Manchester United – 5.00
Manchester City – 1.61
Draw – 4.33
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Here is the lineup prediction for Manchester City next game against Manchester United.
Manchester United Lineup
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw
Midfielders: Matic, Fred, James, Fernandes, Martial
Manchester City Lineup
Defenders: Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy
Midfielders: De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan
Attackers: Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Last Sunday Guardiola claimed his 6th major trophy with City by winning the Carabao Cup and he is comfortably the most successful manager in their history. City have never lost a Premier League game in March under Pep Guardiola, their last defeat in the month came in 2016 against Manchester United.
The Red Devils need 24 points out of a possible 30 in their final 10 league matches to equal their final tally of 66 from last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are unbeaten in 9 matches in all competitions, winning 6 and have kept 7 clean sheets in those 8 games, scoring 22 and conceding twice.
Head to Head
Manchester United have failed to win 7 of the last 8 editions of this fixture at Old Trafford, with a draw and 6 away victories in that time. Losing this fixture would make United lose 4 home derbies in a row for the first time since February 1931.
On the flip side, United are looking to complete a league double over City for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, after a decade since their 2009-10 victory. In their last meeting at the Etihad Stadium, Rashford and Martial earned United a win 2-1 in December, with Nicolas Otamendi pulling a goal back for Man City.
Long Awaited Double
Of the past 7 Manchester derbies, 6 have been won by the away team, while there have only been 2 home wins in the last 12. When City won impressively at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup in January, they did it without strikers and repeated the same at Real Madrid last month. After the European ban, Pep’s tactics have contributed to the best of Manchester City and it seems like the Spaniard will have more tricks under the collar for this game.
The Red Devils need 24 points out of a possible 30 in their final 10 league matches to equal their final tally of 66 from last season. Despite their hustle for the Champions League spots, United have much more on stake when they host Manchester City on Sunday. As far as they’ve come, 9 games unbeaten is their best run since going 11 without defeat after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge and they will look to maintain that reputation.