Manchester City vs. Manchester United Prediction, Tips & Odds – October 2, 2022, 15:00 CET

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Manchester City vs Manchester Utd Prediction

One of the biggest Premier League derbies will be played on Sunday at 3 p.m. Manchester City will welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium and it will be the first Manchester derby this season.

The form of both teams is very good, so both of them enter this clash with a lot of confidence. According to the bookmakers, the Citizens are the favorites to win, but they have to confirm that on the pitch.

Manchester City Team News

Manchester City players have not yet felt the bitterness of defeat this season in all competitions. In the domestic championship, they achieved five victories and two draws, while in the Champions League they registered both victories.

They are the only Premier League team that has scored more than 20 goals, 23 to be exact, and Erling Haaland is most responsible for that. This incredible striker has already scored 11 goals and is a real nightmare for opposing defenses. He scored a hat-trick in the last two matches at the Etihad Stadium.

And the best assistant in the Premier League is currently a Manchester City player. Kevin De Bruyne created six goals for his teammates, confirming who is the general among Pep Guardiola’s players.

John Stones, Aymerick Laporte, and Kalvin Phillips are injured, so Guardiola will probably opt for the Dias – Ake central defender tandem, although newcomer Akanji has also emerged as a reliable option.

Manchester United Team News

After a bad start to the season, the players of Manchester United found the desired rhythm. Until the international break, they recorded four consecutive victories, which drastically boosted the confidence of everyone at Old Trafford. During that run, they beat arch-rivals Liverpool 2-1 and Arsenal 3-1, and also beat Leicester 1-0 and Southampton 1-0.

Coach Erik ten Hag made some important decisions regarding the starting line-up. He decided to drop Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw from the starting line-up, which proved to be a key move. The defensive line gained strength and security after that, so we believe that Malacia, Martinez, Varane, and Dalot will be the four defenders who will start in this match.

The main problem that the Dutch coach has before the duel against Manchester City is the injuries of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Both have been training in recent days, but their performance is questionable. Brazilian Antony, who made an excellent impression on his debut for Manchester United against Arsenal, is expected to play from the first minute.

H2H

Manchester City defeated Manchester United both times last season – 2-0 and 4-1.

Expected lineups

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Ake, Dias, Walker; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Foden, Silva, Haaland

Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Malacia, Martinez, Varane, Dalot; McTominay, Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes; Sancho, Antony, Rashford

Manchester City vs. Manchester United Prediction

We expect a dynamic and efficient match, full of energy. We believe that Citizens are a better and more organized team and that they will emerge victorious from this match.

Kick-off Time: Saturday, 02.10.2022, 15:00 CET

Prediction: Manchester City To Win And Total Goals Over 2.5 – Yes

Odds: 1.85

Sportsbook: 22bet

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