MANCHESTER CITY are hoping to stretch their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Manchester United to the Etihad.
The Citizens comfortably progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup by beating Peterborough United 2-0 on their own turf.
But with Liverpool not too far behind them in the league, City cannot afford to drop points against their Manchester rivals.
However, Man United have aspirations of their own – to secure a Champions League spot come the conclusion of the season.
And with the Red Devils knocked out of the FA Cup in the earlier rounds to Middlesbrough, they’ll be the fresher of the two going into this game after having a week off.
What time does Man City vs Man Utd kick off?
What TV channel is Man City vs Man Utd on and can I live stream it?
- Manchester City vs Manchester United will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
- The coverage will commence from 4pm UK time and be shown across both channel listed above.
- Subscription holders will have the game accessible to them via the Sky Sports website or the Sky Go app.
- US viewers can head to the NBC Website or app if a membership has been acquired.
Pep Guardiola received a double defensive blow in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Peterborough United as Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake were both dragged off early.
However, the central defenders will be assesed ahead of the game so both players could be in contention to play.
On the flip side, number two goalkeeper Zack Steffen is having shoulder troubles so he is unlikely to make it on the bench for the derby.
And talented youngster, Cole Palmer is still nursing a foot injury which means his return date remains to be unknown.
Scott McTominay has missed Manchester United’s last two fixtures through illness but Ralf Rangnick expects the Scotland international to be available for selection.
As for the other absentee missing from the Red Devils camp, Edinson Cavani hasn’t returned to training according to the boss which makes his chances of featuring against City slim to none.
Manchester City to win 1/3
Manchester United to win 15/2
*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication.