The Premier League hosts one of the fiercest rivalries this weekend in the Manchester Derby. Manchester United will be playing host to their rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at8:30 pm.
Only one point and one place separates the two neighbors. Both sides have had disappointing starts to their Premier League campaign. However, both sides have more than enough to climb on top of the table.
If you told any Manchester United fan that they would head into their first derby at the beginning of their 2020-21 campaign while being a quarter way into the league and being above of Man City in the table, they would have doubted your position.
However, it has not been an easy start to the season campaign for both sides. Manchester United suffered another setback in the Champions League this week after demotion to the Europa League. The side went three goals down in the first half against RB Leipzig. A penalty converted by Fernandez and Pogba was building for another fantastic comeback. However, it ended in a 3-2 loss.
The record at Old Trafford is a different case for the Red Devils. The side only has a league-low 21 points. Pep Guardiola boasts of the best managerial winning rate against Ole Gunnar, but their home form is worried about.
Manchester United vs. Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have 38 games against each other, with Man United taking home 19 wins while Man City with 16 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
RB Leipzig 3-2 Manchester United
West Ham 1-3 Man United
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Man United 4-1 Basaksehir
Man United 1-0 West Brom
Man City 3-0 Marseille
Man City 2-0 Fulham
FC Porto 0-0 Man City
Man City 5-0 Burnley
Olympiacos 0-1 Man City
Manchester United Team News
The hosts could be without the services of duo Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani after missing out in their midweek fixture. Gunnar will have to decide to start Pogba or not after scoring in back to back games.
Manchester City Team News
Guardiola faces a major injury boost ahead of the clash with the return of Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Ederson, Rodri, and Benjamin Mendy. Eric Garcia and Ilkay Gundogan came off the pitch during the midweek fixture and remain under assessment.
Prediction and Odds
Man United have a superior winning rate in their last four derbies, but lack of attacking threat could grant City a win.
Man City Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5