Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds

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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Manchester United vs Manchester City betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Competition: Carabao Cup (EFL Cup)

Date: January 6, 2021

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, January 6, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Old Trafford

Betting prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City

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Both teams come into the match on the back of some pretty good form. City are unbeaten in their last 11 in all competitions, while United are unbeaten in seven.

Given that Man City faced Chelsea on Sunday, the Red Devils will have had a couple of extra days to prepare and should be the fresher of the two sides.

A recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the Manchester City squad means that Pep Guardiola could be without as many as eight first-team players. City’s lengthy absentee list could be the difference between the two sides on the night.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals. Although City and United’s most recent encounter ended goalless, we should see some goals on Wednesday. 12 goals have been scored in the last three matches at Old Trafford, while Man City have scored seven goals in their last two away matches.

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Marcus Rashford to score. Rashford has 14 goals in all competitions this season, including two in his last three appearances.

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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford celebrates after he scores his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

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Manchester United vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC form
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Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:0
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Manchester City FC vs Birmingham City - 3:0
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Chelsea FC vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
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Manchester City FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
Last 5 games for Manchester United FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Watford FC
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Last 5 games for Manchester City FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
January 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Birmingham City
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Everton FC 0 - 0 Manchester City FC
Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC EFL Cup 20/21 form
Manchester United FC Manchester City FC
4 Matches played 4
3 Matches won 4
60 Goal attempts 25
28 Shots on goal 11
20 Shots off goal 8
22 Corner kicks 16
52% Average ball possession 30%
12 Shots blocked 6
8 Cards given 6
48 Free kicks 25
12 Offsides 4
7 Goals by foot 9
1 Goals by head 2
8 Goals scored 11
2 Goals conceded 2
Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester United FC Manchester City FC
56 Matches 56
30 Home Matches 26
26 Away Matches 30
84 Total Goals 74
1.5 Average Goals Scored 1.32
29 Wins 19
19 Losses 29
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
December 12, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 0 Manchester City FC
March 8, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Manchester United FC 2 - 0 Manchester City FC
January 29, 2020 EFL Cup 19/20 Manchester City FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
January 7, 2020 EFL Cup 19/20 Manchester United FC 1 - 3 Manchester City FC


Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Phil Foden of Manchester City holds Man of the Match award during the Carabao Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on March 1, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final preview

Manchester United take on rivals Manchester City in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Unlike previous Carabao Cup semi-finals, this round will be settled over one leg. If the scores are level after 90 minutes, the match will go to extra-time and, if needed, a penalty shootout. The FA have confirmed that each team can make five substitutions during the match.

Manchester City breezed past Arsenal in the previous round, beating the Gunners 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte were all on the scoresheet.

Prior to that City knocked out Bournemouth (2-1) and Burnley (3-0) in the third and fourth rounds respectively.

City have won four in a row heading into Wednesday’s game. Most recently they beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to first-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne. Sunday’s win lifts City up to 5th in the table on 29 points – four shy of Liverpool and Manchester United, but with a game in hand.

Man United’s impressive run of form continued on New Year’s Day as they beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes were on the scoresheet, the latter from a somewhat controversial penalty. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are 2nd in the table, level on 33 points with league leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United qualified for the last four after beating Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park in December. Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial scored late, late goals.

Riyad Mahrez

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with Bernardo Silva as he scores his team’s ninth goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Burton Albion at Etihad Stadium on January 9, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Can City end United’s brilliant defensive record in the cup?

The Red Devils are yet to concede a goal in the Carabao Cup this season. They beat Luton 3-0 in the third round and Brighton 3-0 in the fourth round. All three of United’s games in the competition so far have been away from home.

Manchester City are the current holders and have won the trophy in five of the last seven seasons. Manchester United will view this competition as a realistic opportunity for them to end their three-season trophy drought. Indeed, Manchester United’s last domestic trophy was the Carabao Cup in 2017.

These two sides met fairly recently in the Premier League, playing out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in mid-December. United are unbeaten in their last three matches against City, although their last derby defeat came at home in the Carabao Cup.

The winners of Wednesday’s match will face either Tottenham Hotspur or Brentford in the final at Wembley in April.

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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Edinson Cavani of Manchester United celebrates after he heads in and scores a goal to make it 3-2 during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Manchester United team news vs Manchester City

Edinson Cavani, who scored in the previous round, is unavailable due to suspension. The Uruguayan striker was charged by the FA over comments he made on social media.

Dean Henderson may start in goal in place of David de Gea, while Alex Telles will compete with Luke Shaw for a spot at left-back.

Despite signing a recent contract extension, Jesse Lingard is unlikely to get any minutes.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are set to start up front for United, with Mason Greenwood likely to be an option from the bench.

Nemanja Matic, Daniel James, Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata are all options in the unlikely event that Solskjaer decides to make sweeping changes.

Defenders Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones are all injured.

Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 03: Detail picture of the neck tattoo on City goalkeeper Ederson during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester City at Turf Moor on December 03, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Manchester City team news vs Manchester United

Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, and Ederson are all unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Ferran Torres and Ederson are self-isolating, so American Zack Steffen will start in goal for City.

Kevin de Bruyne played in an unfamiliar striker position against Chelsea, a role which could be taken up by Raheem Sterling in midweek. Sergio Aguero’s fitness issues mean he will likely begin the game from the bench.

Nathan Ake missed out against Chelsea due to injury and is a doubt for Wednesday night.

Ilkay Gundogan was taken off at Stamford Bridge after getting “a couple of kicks” on his foot, but he should be okay to play this one.

Aymeric Laporte will miss out due to a hamstring strain.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
3 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
5 Manchester City FC 16 12 32
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
9 West Ham United FC 18 4 29
10 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
11 Arsenal FC 18 1 24
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 18 -7 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
18 Fulham FC 17 -11 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
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Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
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Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
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Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
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