Match Today || Manchester United vs Manchester City Team News, Channel And Odds
Manchester City haven’t won a Premier League derby since April 2019 but they head into Saturday’s Old Trafford showpiece as red-hot favourites to pile more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side.
The defending Premier League Champion Manchester City are hanging around towards the top of the tables in the early stages of the season. They sit behind Chelsea and Liverpool with a 6-2-2 record, with their 20 points five back of the league-leading Lions. After losing to Tottenham in their season opener, City went on a nine-match unbeaten streak before falling to Crystal Palace last Saturday, suffering their second clean-sheet of the season in theprocess.
However, this doesn’t look as straightforward as the odds suggest. City are a very restrictive 7/10 chance with Grosvenor Sport, with the hosts priced up at 15/4, odds which will appeal to many despite United’s inconsistency.
United got the bounce-back they needed at Spurs last weekend, where the reversion to a back three proved a solid foundation for what tuned into an emphatic success.
What: The Manchester Derby (English Premier League Football)
Who: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
When: Saturday, November 6
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Where: Old Trafford (Manchester, England)
Channel: NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo
Clearly, that defensive issue is a concern but if United can get that right, they have a real chance of getting something from this. For all his obvious flaws, Solskjaer has got his tactics spot on when coming up against Pep Guardiola and it wouldn’t be the biggest shock if he did so once again.
United demonstrated last weekend that they were able to transition through the pitch incisively and effectively and, even allowing for the fact that that was against a poor Spurs side, this is a strategy that has worked a treat for the Reds against City in recent fixtures.
After bouncing back against Spurs last weekend following their dismal showing against Liverpool, United will feel they can put a further dent in City’s title hopes after Pep Guardiola’s men were defeated by Crystal Palace in their last league game.