Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Saturday 12th December.
Kick-off: 17:30 (GMT).
English Premier League.
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The biggest Premier League clash of the weekend sees Man United host Man City in the first Manchester derby of the season.
The Red Devils lost the first important match in what is a big week for the team. They were knocked out of the Champions League after a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening. If they lose to Man City on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time as manager could be coming to an end. Despite going on a good run at the end of last season, they’ve returned to their usual selves of being an inconsistent team and have put in some mediocre performances. Manchester United are at 10/3 to beat their local rivals.
Despite a shaky start to the season, Manchester City have won their previous two games in the league against Fulham and Burnley and have comfortably made the Champions League knockout rounds. Saturday’s match against their bitter rivals should be a sterner test, and a win should finally get their season up and running. A loss will see them fall further behind and they could be in for another year in which they don’t seriously challenge for the title. City are currently at 8/11 to win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Manchester City played poorly in the derbies last season with their rivals winning three of the four that were played including both league matches. As always, Manchester City will dominate the possession with their opponents looking to break through on the counter. It’s a tactic that worked wonders for Solskjaer last season, will Pep Guardiola try something different to defeat their Mancunian rivals? City will be boosted by the displays of Riyad Mahrez who scored a hattrick against Burnley last week and is showing a glimpse of the form that helped win Leicester the title back in 2016. The Algerian international is at 9/5 to score in the Manchester derby.
Injuries and suspensions
Manchester United: Edinson Cavani and Phil Jones.
Manchester City: Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Ilkay Gundogan are all doubts.
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