Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would have been delighted by their performance in the 4-1 win over Burnley last night. Although Turf Moor is usually a difficult place to go, the Citizens have made a habit of coming away with the three points in recent years.
After the blip against Newcastle last weekend, they will be happy to get back on track ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend. United will have one day less to prepare with their next fixture against Spurs this evening, and with it being at the Etihad as well, the home side will be the favourites. You can browse the latest premier league betting odds to get the best value prices for the game.
Guardiola will be able to welcome back Ilkay Gundogan for the match after he missed the Burnley win yesterday due to suspension. City could also welcome back Oleksandr Zinchenko into the squad who has returned to training this week following knee surgery.
They will, though, still be missing Sergio Aguero due to a thigh injury, but with Gabriel Jesus getting back in the goals with a double last night, fans will not be as concerned about missing the Argentine. Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain out of the contention until the New Year with knee injuries.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Manchester United:
Ederson, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Sterling
United have a number of injury concerns heading into the weekend, with Anthony Martial a doubt with a muscular problem and Paul Pogba still struggling with an ankle injury.
They are also without the likes of Nemanja Matic (knock), Diogo Dalot (groin), Marcos Rojo (muscular), Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu Mensah (both knee) for the game.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Rashford, James
Predicted Score: 3-1 to City