Manchester United vs Man City prediction: How will Carabao Cup semi-final play out tonight?

Manchester United vs Man City prediction: How will Carabao Cup semi-final play out tonight?



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Manchester United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford in the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening.

A blockbuster derby fixture over two legs will decide who reaches March’s final at Wembley.

Manchester City are the defending champions after winning an unprecedented domestic treble last season, but have not beaten United in the League Cup since 2010.

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Pep Guardiola is expected to field his strongest available side against City’s injury-struck neighbours.


The Red Devils are without midfielders Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and potentially £80m summer signing Harry Maguire, who picked up a knock during the 0-0 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it?

Kick-off is at 20:00 on Tuesday 7 January at Old Trafford.

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event. Subscribers can also stream the match online via the SkyGo app.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: Romero; Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Matic, Fred; James, Lingard, Rashford; Martial

Manchester City: Bravo; Walker, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, D. Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

United won the last meeting of the two (Manchester United via Getty Images)

Team news

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are doubts for United after missing the trip to Wolves through illness and Harry Maguire may not be risked after picking up a knock in the FA Cup. Notable long-term absentees include Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.

Manchester City are likely to field a strong XI after rotating in the FA Cup victory over Port Vale. Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Rodrigo and Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho could all return to the line-up.

Prediction

Manchester United stunned City with derby victory at the Etihad in December, but the reigning champions should have too much quality against an injury-struck Red Devils side on Tuesday.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City



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