Man City vs Manchester United predictions: Premier League preview & predicted line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United

Man City to beat Man United 2-1 is 8/1 with Bet365

One win versus Manchester United now separates City from finally clinching the title – an achievement they will desperate to accomplish this Saturday to put behind them Wednesday’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

On the biggest occasion, City froze as Jurgen Klopp’s side hit three past them to place one foot in the next round of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, United will be keen to further compile the Sky Blues’ misery by preventing them from wrapping up the Premier League title in a Manchester derby.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Man City are 17/20 to win at the Etihad to lift the Premier League title.

Man United are 3/1 to win at the Sky Blues, while the draw is 13/5.

First goal scorer tip: Raheem Sterling is 13/2 to score 1st with Bet365

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Nicolas Otamendi of Manchester City scores the 2nd Manchester City goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Manchester United preview

Guardiola’s side have walked to the Premier League title this season, requiring just one more win on the weekend to complete their season of dominance.

Man City claiming the title has been almost an inevitability for a number of weeks now, however, with their focus having switched to Europe during midweek they crumbled and were humiliated on Meyerside for the second time this season.

Liverpool and Klopp were once again able to expose City’s weaknesses to score three in a thrilling Champions League first-leg tie that looks set to be enough to send them through.

With the focus now back on the league, Saturday’s opposition United are the side that sit between City and the title, with a 16 point gap separating the two bitter enemies.

Whilst motivation will be high for both sides to win the Manchester derby, United will be desperate to avoid watching City lift the title as they sit in the opposition dugout.

Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi handed Guardiola’s side all three points at Old Trafford back December; a win which seemingly set up City’s spell of dominance.

Sergio Aguero & David Silva to score anytime and Man City to win: 10/1 with Ladbrokes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores the 1st Manchester United goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Liverpool 3-0 Man City (Official highlights)

Liverpool ran riot at Anfield to place one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League through three first-half goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Saido Mane.

Poor defending from Kyle Walker gifted the Reds an early lead as his scrambled clearance allowed Salah to easily convert from just a few yards out.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then produced one of the goals of the competition as he rocketed his effort beyond Ederson to send the Kop End into utter delirium.

Mane swiftly made it three as he turned in Salah’s cross out-jumping City’s backline to wrap up proceedings on the night and potentially Liverpool’s place in the next round.

Manchester City team news vs Manchester United

Sergio Aguero could mark his return in the derby after an injury lay-off.

Benjamin Mendy is close to returning to action, although that’s unlikely to be against Man United.

Manchester United team news vs Manchester City

Phil Jones is a doubt for the derby, although, the defender is now close to making a return from injury.

However, Sergio Romero and Daley Blind both remain sidelined due to injury.

Man City to win both halves vs Man United: 5/1 with William Hill

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Manchester United

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Manchester United

Manchester United predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Manchester United predicted line-up vs Manchester City

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