Venue: Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England
Time and Date: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 kick off at 12.30 pm (BST, UK), 8.30 am (EST, USA)
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Robert Jones
VAR: Darren England
Assistant VAR: Dan Rabathan
TV Info: SKY Sports (UK), NBCSN/Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)
Manchester United will face Manchester City will face each other at Old Trafford in Manchester in the 11th round of the 2021-22 premier league season on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 8:30 AM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this English Premier League Manchester Derby, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch the game online.
This will be their 49th EPL meeting. No surprises here as Manchester United have been the absolute favorites in head-to-head duels, winning exactly 24 games so far; Manchester City have celebrated a victory 15 times to this day, and the remaining nine matches have ended in a draw so far.
Their most recent game was played on March 7, 2021, when the Red Devils grabbed the win with a final result of 2-0 away at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in the 2020-21 Premier League. It promises to be an even more exciting clash in the new 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Manchester United have been in a bad form in the Premier League. In their last five fixtures, they have lost three times, won only once and drew once (WLLDL). Meanwhile, Manchester City are in better form, as they won three times. In addition to that, they have one draw and one loss. (LWWDW).
The Red Devils currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League with 17 points in 10 matches so far. On the other hand, the Citizens are placed two places over them, in third place of the Premier League table with 20 points won in 10 games in the 2021-22 season.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to November 12, 1881, when Manchester United, then known as Newton Heath won against City, then known as St. Mark’s (West Gorton) with a final result of 3-0. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see if either one of the clubs will grab the three points in Round 11.
Manchester United probable lineup:
Manchester United are still missing Paul Pogba, who is serving the second of a three-match domestic ban this weekend, while Raphael Varane, who suffered a hamstring injury in midweek, has been ruled out for a month. Solskjaer may be unable to pitch the three-man rearguard that was so effective against Spurs due to Victor Lindelof’s injury, but the Swede is expected to recover.
This week, Fred, Cavani, and Mason Greenwood will all be in contention for first-team returns, with Rashford perhaps losing out as Solskjaer accommodates the two veterans in the final third.
Manchester United possible starting XI:
De Gea; Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Shaw; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani.
Manchester City probable lineup:
Meanwhile, Manchester City have already stated that Ferran Torres will be sidelined for at least another several months, while Laporte will join Pogba on the naughty step after his red card against Palace. As a result, John Stones, who scored an own goal in midweek, is expected to join Ruben Dias in defense this week, while Kevin De Bruyne, who had a 15-minute cameo against Brugge, is expected to return to the starting XI.
Foden, with Jesus and Jack Grealish, should continue to be the focal focus of City’s attack, with Sterling still without a goal versus arch-rivals United after 23 appearances.
Manchester City possible starting XI:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish.
The odds are heavily in favor of Manchester City. FanDuel see them as the favorites and thus, they have given them -145 odds to grab another win of the new season. The home side Manchester United have a +360 odds to cause an upset in Matchday 11, while a tie would result in a +300 payout.
Manchester City 2, Manchester United 1.
Man United vs Man City Key Stats:
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with City.
- Both teams to score (no) would have been a winning bet in the last five clashes between these two.
- Manchester United haven’ kept a clean sheet at home all season.
- Manchester City are scoring at a rate of a goal every nine shots this season (20 goals from 179 shots).
- João Cancelo (22) has had more shots than any other Manchester City player this season.
- Paul Pogba has missed four big chances this season, more that any other player on either side.
- Manchester City (6,263) have completed over more 1000 passes than United (5,218) this season.
Man United vs Man City Head to Head:
7 Mar, 2021: Manchester City 0-2 Manchester United (Premier League)
6 Jan, 2021: Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City (Carling Cup)
12 Dec, 2020: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City (Premier League)
8 Mar, 2020: Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City (Premier League)
29 Jan, 2020: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United (Carling Cup)