Manchester United is set to face off against Manchester City in a thrilling matchup at their home stadium, Old Trafford, as part of the Premier League's 10th round.
As it stands, Manchester United currently occupies the 8th spot in the league standings. They're coming off a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Sheffield United in their most recent Premier League encounter. The Red Devils faced some challenges in the second half, but they clinched the victory thanks to a magnificent curling goal by Diogo Dalot.
On the flip side, Manchester City is riding high after their recent Premier League triumph over Brighton. Pep Guardiola's squad demonstrated their dominance in the game, with goals courtesy of Alvarez and Erling Haaland that gave them a 2-0 lead by halftime.
Manchester City, perched at the top of the league table, has emerged victorious in 7 out of their 9 matches so far. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Both teams have notched up more than 10 goals each in their first nine matches, and considering the attacking prowess of both sides, this trend is likely to continue.
The betting tip is...
Total goals above 1.5
Casemiro, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Tyrell Malacia are currently out of action due to injuries, but there's good news as Kobbie Mainoo has returned to training. Sergio Reguilon and Jonny Evans are both listed as Doubtful, as it's still unclear whether they'll be able to play.
Notably, M. Rashford has played a crucial role for Manchester United. He has an impressive 17.1% shots-on-target rate and has made significant contributions to the team's offensive efforts, totaling 2 combined goals and assists.
Raphaël Varane is expected to start for United.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Lindelöf, Maguire, Dalot, Raphaël Varane, Antony, Ambrat, Fernandes, McTominay, Rashford, Højlund.
Zack Steffen and Kevin De Bruyne are currently unavailable due to injuries, while Manuel Akanji won't be able to play because of a suspension resulting from a red card in the match against Brighton.
On the attacking front, Erling Haaland has been outstanding for Manchester City, making a substantial impact with an impressive total of 10 goals and assists combined. He boasts an outstanding 31.6% shots-on-target rate. Without a doubt, he's the player to watch closely in this upcoming showdown.
Nathan Aké is expected to start against United.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Nathan Aké, Dias , Rodri, Foden, Alvarez, Silva, Haaland,Jack Grealish, Gavridiol.
Manchester United is gearing up for a challenging showdown against the formidable Manchester City, and it's shaping up to be a real test of their skills. Their performance this season has been somewhat underwhelming, as they've only managed to maintain an average possession rate of 53.73%. United bagged a win on the road against Sheffield United, but to be honest, they haven't been all that steady or convincing lately.
Now, City, they're a real powerhouse, no doubt about it, and if United wants to get anything out of this game, they'll have to be on their A-game.
In contrast, Manchester City enters this encounter with a golden opportunity to assert their dominance. They possess a dynamic and flexible attacking lineup, which gives them the ability to dismantle United's defense with relative ease.
City has come out victorious in four of their last five matches against Manchester United, underscoring their recent supremacy in this fixture.