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Man United vs Man City: Premier League preview

United crashed out of the Champions League in midweek after losing 3-2 away to RB Leipzig on the final day of the competition’s group stage. 

City, on the other hand, had already secured their progression to the last-16 as group winners and Pep Guardiola was able to rest many of his star names for the win over Marseille. 

Guardiola’s men have shown ominous signs of clicking into top gear in recent weeks and can go above their rivals with victory as they look to close the gap on the league leaders. 

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Man United vs Man City score prediction: 1-2 away win

United have relied on second-half comebacks for each of their last two Premier League wins, but left themselves too much to do against better opposition in midweek. 

City are just starting to find their best form and will be desperate to compound Solskjaer’s misery, having lost both league meetings between the sides last season. 

Date, kick-off time and venue

Man United vs Man City is scheduled for an 5:30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

The game will be played behind-closed-doors at Old Trafford, with fans still unable to attend because Manchester falls within Tier 3 of the Government’s coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Man United vs Man City

TV channel: Saturday evening’s game will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. 

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via SkyGo and the Sky Sports app.

Man United vs Man City team news

United will check on the fitness of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial after both forwards missed the trip to Leipzig, while Paul Pogba could be handed a start after scoring twice in as many games. 

City welcomed Sergio Aguero back from injury against Marseille in midweek and the Argentine soon found the back of the net but Guardiola has already ruled out handing him a start so soon after his return. 

Man United vs Man City head to head (h2h) results

  • United wins: 76
  • City wins: 54
  • Draws: 52 
  • Last meeting: United 2-0 City (March 8, 2020)

Man United vs Man City odds and betting tips (subject to change)

  • Man United win: 7/2
  • Draw: 10/3
  • Man City win: 4/5

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