Goals from Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and an Andreas Pereira own-goal were enough to put Manchester City in the driving seat with just a game seperating it an another EFL Cup final. The Citizens who have all but given up their charge in the Premier League will be gunning for a third successive appearance in the final of the English domestic cup competition when their rivals come to town on Wednesday.
On the contrary, Manchester United come into the derby with sky-high belief knowing that the prospect of a remontada exists. The Red Devils staged a 6-0 romping against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup over the weekend having fell to back-to-back defeats in recent meetings with Burnley and Liverpool.
What is the form of Manchester City in contrast to Manchester United's?
Manchester City in the last 10 matches: 8W 1D 1L.
Manchester United in the last 10 matches: 5W 1D 4L.
What is the head to head record of Manchester City vs Manchester United?
Manchester City and Manchester United have met 180 times all across history. The former has been on the losing side on 74 occasions while securing 58 wins over their fiercest rivals.
Statistics of the most recent meetings between the pair raises optimism among United fans with their side avoiding defeat on three of their last four visits to the Etihad.
Previous five meetings:
07 January 2020: Manchester Utd 1-3 Manchester City (Carabao Cup)
07 December 2019: Manchester City 1-2 Manchester Utd (Premier League)
24 April 2019: Manchester Utd 0-2 Manchester City (Premier League)
11 November 2018: Manchester City 3-1 Man Utd (Premier League)
07 April 2018: Manchester City 2-3 Manchester Utd (Premier League)
Aggregate Score: Manchester City (WLWWL) 11-7 Man Utd (LWLLW)
Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Manchester City vs Manchester United?
Both Joao Cancelo and Riyad Mahrez face late fitness tests ahead of the encounter after picking up knocks in Saturday's FA Cup win over Fulham. Currently, only Leroy Sane remains out of contention with the German still making progress in his recovery journey.
For Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Axel Tunazebe, Marcos Rojo, and Scott McTominay remain sidelined with respective injuries. No player is suspended for both clubs.
Predicted lineup for Manchester City vs Manchester United
Manchester City potential starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling
Manchester United potential starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Mata, James; Martial.
Broadcast information for Manchester City vs Manchester United
Manchester City vs Manchester United Broadcast Information
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: DStv Now, SuperSport 4 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV2, Sport TV LIVE
Turkey: beIN Sports Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event, BBC Radio 5 Live, NOW TV, TalkSport Radio UK, Sky Go UK, BBC Radio Manchester, SKY GO Extra
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App