MUN vs MCI Dream11: Manchester United and Manchester City lock horns for the 183rd time on Saturday, with just one point and one place separating the near-neighbours in the Premier League table. City have underperformed so far, acquiring three out of their five wins from sides who have spent the majority or entirety of this season slumped in the relegation zone. United, too, have underperformed, but remarkably find themselves above City in the league, albeit by a singular point. However, these bragging rights could be short lived for the red side of Manchester, with City starting to find their footing both in the league and in Europe.
Manchester United vs Manchester City, Premier League
12th December, 11:00 pm (IST)
Old Trafford, Manchester
MUN – W-W-W-W-L
MCI – W-W-L-D-W
Head-to-head: Manchester United have a predictably good historical record against Manchester City and have won 76 games out of a total of 182 official matches played between the two sides. Manchester City have managed only 54 victories against their local rivals
Last meeting: Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City
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MUN vs MCI Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Manchester United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Paul Pogba almost dragged United to a point against Leipzig but is unlikely to start here following comments made about his future by his agent at the start of the week.
Doubtful: Anthony Martial is fit to face Manchester City after missing out in midweek through injury but a decision is yet to be taken on Edinson Cavani's availability and are doubtful for this MUN vs MCI Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Juan Mata could also come in on the right of midfield, as United tend to retain possession better with him in the side, if Martial is not fit to start.
MUN Playing 11 (probable):
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Mata, Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood
B) Manchester City Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Sergio Aguero marked his return from injury with a goal on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is not fit to start against Manchester United.
Doubtful: Though with Gabriel Jesus fit, that would some demotion for the Brazilian. Silva should therefore compete with the likes of Sterling and Riyad Mahrez out wide.
Expected changes: Should Gundogan fail his fitness test, City could revert to a 4-3-3 formation with Kevin De Bruyne deeper and Silva in midfield. Fernandinho is another option.
MCI Playing 11 (probable):
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling; Jesus
MUN vs MCI Today Match Prediction:
Solskjaer has managed to ease growing pressure on his shoulders in the past with timely victories in matches exactly like this one, and United's record in the derby last season commands Man City's respect too. However, it is impossible to look past Man United's home form this season and, while Man City's away record is not exactly outstanding either, Guardiola's men do seem to be finding a level of consistency they had previously been lacking. We predict a 2-1 win for City in the MUN vs MCI Today Match Prediction .
GK: De Gea
DEF: Lindelof, Maguire, Stones, Walker
MID: B Fernandes, Mahrez, De Bruyne
FW: Rashford, Jesus, Greenwood
MUN vs MCI Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Manchester United –
Bruno Fernandes – Fernandes has 7 goals and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 23.33%. He had a total of 8 big chances.
Marcus Rashford – Rashford has 3 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 12%. He had a total of 11 big chances.
Manchester City –
Gabriel Jesus – Jesus has 2 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 6 big chances.
Kevin De Bruyne – De Bruyne has 2 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 5.41%. He had a total of 9 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Mason Greenwood – Greenwood has 1 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 7.14%. He had a total of 5 big chances.
Riyad Mahrez– Mahrez 4 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 18.18%. He had a total of 8 big chances.