Manchester United vs. Manchester City: Derby Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIApril 23, 2019

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City battles for possession with  Nemanja Matic of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Manchester City continue their pursuit of the Premier League title on Wednesday at Old Trafford against Manchester United in a crucial derby game.

Pep Guardiola's side are two points behind leaders Liverpool, having played a game less, but they will return to the top of the table with just three games left to play with victory over a struggling Red Devils team.

Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer's charges are on a woeful run of form and were thrashed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. The result means the team have now lost seven of their last nine games in all competitions.

        

Date: Wednesday, April 24

Time: 8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBCSN (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

Match Odds (via Oddschecker): Man Utd 13-2, Man City 4-9, Draw 4-1

       

Preview

Manchester City shrugged off the disappointment of being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League to beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and keep their title challenge on track.

Midfielder Phil Foden was the match-winner for the Citizens and drew praise from his manager:

The Citizens now face another fixture against top-four contenders as they aim to beat Liverpool to top spot and retain the Premier League title for the first time in their history.

Guardiola has praised the Reds as the best team Liverpool have ever had:

The Citizens are strong favourites to overcome their local rivals on Wednesday, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not expecting the Red Devils to do his side any favours:

The fixture will provide a dilemma for Manchester United fans. The club will want to beat local rivals City but will know victory could effectively end bitter rivals Liverpool's long wait for a league title.

Solskjaer has spoken of his team's need to get back on track after their dismal defeat at Everton:

The United boss could look to shake up his team in a bid to extract a response from his side. He will be boosted by the return of full-back Luke Shaw from suspension.

The defence has been a weakness for United in recent games:

However, Manchester United will need to produce a significant improvement on recent showings if they are to get anything out of Wednesday's derby.

Their recent results have seen hopes of a top-four finish fade, and it's difficult to see the hosts being able to produce the quality needed to upset Guardiola's men.

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