The Manchester Derby is set for Sunday as two of the biggest teams in England battle with different objectives in mind. First-place Manchester City are looking to keep their Premier League cushion on second-place Liverpool after the Reds defeated West Ham on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United can take firm control of fourth place with three points in this one, though it feels rather unlikely given the recent form.
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How to watch and odds
- Date: Sunday, March 6 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Etihad Stadium -- Manchester, England
- TV: USA | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Man. City -260; Draw +390; Man. United +700 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Man City: Center-backs Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake miss out due to injury, with the Portuguese centerback set for an injury layoff of over a month because of his hamstring. However, the team has gotten a boost in attack with Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus back and ready to go. With Dias out, John Stones is expected to start at center-back.
Man United: Midfielder Scott McTominay's status remains up in the air due to an illness, while center-back Harry Maguire was dropped last week, and it remains to be seen if he factors in here. If he is once again passed over, expect Ralf Rangnick to go with Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane at center-back. Meanwhile, Swedish youngster Anthony Elanga may just continue to start in attack after his recent fine form, ahead of Marcus Rashford.
City dominate from start to finish, pick the United defense apart and take three points convincingly. Pick: City 3, United 1 (Man City -260, Over 2.5)