Prediction of Manchester City vs Manchester United 30 January 2020 – Defending champion Manchester City will host city rivals Manchester United (MU) in the second leg of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup semifinal, Thursday (1/30/2020). The Citizens have a neat capital looking at the Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium.
Capital is a 3-1 victory in the first leg at Old Trafford. At that time, Josep Guardiola's troops won through the goals of Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez, and the suicide of Andreas Pereira. MU can only attenuate the difference in score through Marcus Rashford's goal.
At home, City is quite favored to win again. What's more, MU will not be strengthened by injured Rashford.
In their last match, in the FA Cup, City and MU both won. City defeated second division Fulham 4-0 with goals from Ilkay Gundogan (penalty), Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus (2). Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's boys beat up third division Tranmere Rovers 6-0.
Against the league team from League One, Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood contributed one goal each for MU.
Having previously bent Liverpool in a row and humiliated Burnley in the Premier League, victory over Tranmere could slightly restore Manchester United's confidence. However, it is not a guarantee they will win also against City who are more consistent.
City knows that competing with Liverpool in the Premier League has been very difficult. Their point difference is too far. The FA Cup has become one of the most ideal venues for trophies.
With a mindset like that, it seems City will not be careless and throw away the two-goal advantage that they have struggled to get at Old Trafford three weeks ago.
Head-to-Head and Performance
5 Last Meeting
01-08-2020 MU 1-3 City (Carabao Cup)
12-08-2019 City 1-2 MU (EPL)
04-25-2019 MU 0-2 City (EPL)
11-11-2018 City 3-1 MU (EPL)
04-07-2018 City 2-3 MU (EPL).
Statistics and Score Predictions
City are unbeaten in their last 8 matches in all competitions (M7 S1 K0).
City won 11 times and only lost 1 of their last 13 matches in all competitions (M11 S1 K1).
City are unbeaten in their last 6 home matches in all competitions (M5 S1 K0).
City has always scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 home matches in all competitions.
MU lost 4 times in the last 8 matches in all competitions (M3 S1 K4).
MU only won 3 times in its last 10 away games in all competitions (M3 S2 K5).
MU has not scored in 3 of the last 5 away matches in all competitions.
Final score prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United. .