2019-20 League Cup – Man Utd vs Man City Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Man Utd vs Man City kick off? Tuesday 7th January, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Man Utd vs Man City being played? Old Trafford

What TV channel is Man Utd vs Man City on in the UK? Sky Sports Football

Where can I stream Man Utd vs Man City in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Man Utd vs Man City?

Man Utd – https://www.manutd.com/en/Matches

Man City – https://tickets.mancity.com/en-GB/categories/Men's%20Tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

MAN UTD

  • Man Utd will be hoping to put their last two performances behind them as they host Man City in this first leg.
  • Harry Maguire picked up a knock during the draw with Wolves at the weekend but is expected to overcome that to feature in the starting XI.
  • Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard all remain doubts with the illness that ruled them out of Man Utd's FA Cup contest.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Matic, Fred; James, Andreas Pereira, Greenwood; Rashford

Unavailable: Bailly (Injured), Fosu-Mensah (Injured), Pogba (Injured), McTominay (Injured)

Doubtful: Tuanzebe (Injured), Rojo (Injured), Maguire (Injured), Shaw (Illness), Lingard (Illness), Martial (Illness), Chong (Injured)

MAN CITY

  • Man City were comfortable winners in the FA Cup at the weekend and now turn their attention to this League Cup tie with Man Utd.
  • Ederson is likely to return in goal after illness while Phil Foden will be pushing for a start after some impressive performances of late.
  • With Sergio Aguero starting at the weekend, Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate and hand Gabriel Jesus the starting role up front.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden; Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling

Unavailable: Sane (Injured), Laporte (Injured)

Doubtful: Otamendi (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Manchester City know that the Premier League is likely to change hands this season but they can still have a successful campaign and will look to target the domestic cups as a way to do that. They can move a step closer to the League Cup final in this first leg and should do so on the back of a win.

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