Manchester City recorded their 21st consecutive win in all competitions against Wolves during the week and they now head into Sunday’s derby with a massive 14 point cushion at the top of the table.
United, in contrast, have struggled to put a good run of form together recently, and they were poor in the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
In terms of team news, City only have one fitness concern, with Nathan Ake taking longer than expected to make his comeback from a hamstring injury.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face United:
Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has injury doubts over Anthony Martial (knock) and Donny van de Beek. Paul Pogba (thigh), Phil Jones (knee), David De Gea and Juan Mata are all unavailable.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI:
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford
The bookies have made City the favourites with Bet 365 pricing them at 8/15 odds-on for the win. A draw is 10/3 with Betfred while a United victory is currently 6/1 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to City