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Manchester City V Manchester United Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Manchester City will head into the derby against United high in confidence following their 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk midweek.

Not only that but manager Pep Guardiola also managed to rest a number of key players including Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy ahead of Sunday’s clash.

The Citizens don’t have any new injury concerns. Eliaquim Mangala is back in training following months out with a knee problem. Both Claudio Bravo (Achilles) and Kevin De Bruyne (knee) are long-term injury absentees.

For United, Jose Mourinho is still sweating over the fitness of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian international is suffering from a hamstring injury which has kept him out for the last two games.

The striker is now back in training but much will depend on whether he comes through the training sessions today and tomorrow unscathed.

The Red Devils don’t have any other new injury problems. Alexis Sanchez (thigh) was said to be a doubt but Mourinho revealed in his pre-match press conference today that everyone who featured versus Juve is fit.

However, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot are unlikely to play with both having not played for a number of weeks due to knocks.

The bookies have City as odds-on favourites to beat their rivals with most including Bet365, Sky Bet, Betfred and Betway having them at 2/5 to win. You can get 43/10 on a draw with 118BET while the best odds on a United victory are 8/1 with BetVictor.

Manchester City Predicted XI to face United

Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Sanchez, Martial

Predicted Score – 2-1 to City