Manchester Derby

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Preview | Premier League 2019/20


As we rush into the festive period, the culmination of it is pretty huge. Starting off December with Manchester Derby, Premier League will definitely escalate it’s viewership. Just 4 miles apart, the home team of Old Trafford will travel to Etihad stadium in a bid to prevent Manchester from turning Blue.

Both the teams are coming off from a win in their last game and are definitely high on zeal. The matches will come in thick and fast for the teams and winning every game is a crucial necessity for either clubs.

United, however, does not have a happy record going away from home and City’s invincible home form will only make their task heavier.

When and Where:

Date: December 7, Saturday
Time: 11:00 pm (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Team News

The captain’s band will once again be honoured by David Silva for City. The hosts are on a backlash with Aguero not available but the mere performance of Jesus in his last game should give them confidence.


Riyad Mahrez will start alongside Jesus and Sterling in the front three position. The midfield trio of Rodri, D Silva and De Bruyne will start again for City albeit Gundogan returing from suspension.

Manchester United are still without their French duo Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba which gives Mason Greenwood and Fred a definite go. Ashley Young may well leave his place for Brandon Williams looking at the confidence that Ole has shown on youngsters.

Head Head

Last season, Manchester City got the better of their rivals in both fixtures, winning 3-1 at home and 2-0 away. This time though, things will not be easy for City considering United’s performance against big 6 clubs.

The 179th derby fixture will welcome United with 73 wins against their rivals who have only 53 against them. City definitely step in as the favourites to make their winning tally to 54.

Predicted Line-up

Man City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

Man Utd possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira, Rashford; Greenwood

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