Manchester United vs Manchester City
England- League Cup.
Date: Wednesday 26th October, 2016
Kick-off: 20:00 UK.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
It is the second Manchester derby of the season when the Red Devils host the Citizens for the League Cup clash on Wednesday night, 26th October 2016. The sides will be locking horn at the Old Trafford for the second time this season and will be going into this derby after some inconsistent and low helm performance in their last 4 games.
Manchester United suffered a shameful 4-0 defeat from the hands of Chelsea during the weekend. The Red Devils saw an end to their 6 games unbeaten run in Jose Mourinhos’ return to Stamford Bridge. United defeated Northampton 3-1 in the third round of the EFL cup to book a place in round of 16.
Manchester City played a 1-1 draw with Southampton on the weekend and extended their winless run to 5 games in all competition. The Citizens will be going into this derby with a draw- loss- draw form. A shambolic defense and an unproductive forward line constitutes the major issues for Pep Guardiola for this game. City defeated Swansea 2-1to advance to the round of 16 stage of the EFL cup.
Manchester United Vs Manchester City: Head To Head Statistics
The Manchester’s fierce rivals are meeting in an EFL cup fixture for the first time in 6 years. Their last meeting in the competition was in the semi-finals of the 2009/10 edition, a clash united won 4-3 on aggregate over two legs.
The sides have already met once this season, at Old Trafford on 10th September 2016. City defeated United 2-1 on that occasions with all three goals falling inside the first 45 minutes.
Manchester United’s home record against City in the last 6 is something that their fans want to forget about as they have managed just 1 win, while losing 4 and drawing 1.
Manchester United vs Manchester City: Prediction
These two sides are in dire need of a win considering their recent run of poor results. Both Manchester sides have been less convincing and have performed far below expectations so far this season. Therefore, this will be a battle between two wounded lions set in an electrifying atmosphere of a derby match.
Nonetheless, Mourinho will be keen for revenge after the defeat to the bitter rivals at home when they met earlier this September. His side is also coming on the back of a humiliating 4-0 thumping by Chelsea. But they did show some signs of brilliance in home matches this season. But the same can’t be said about Manchester City as they look out of ideas at the moment. The morale is certainly low and United look good to grab a win here.
Manchester United vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester United to Win at 13/8 (2.62)
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30).