Manchester United will welcome Manchester City to the Old Trafford for Premier League 2022-23 season’s second Manchester derby on Saturday. The fixture is set to commence on January 14 at 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Hosts Manchester United have been in sublime form of late and have won six matches on the spin in all competitions while keeping clean sheets in four of them.

The Cityzens, too, were on a six-match unbeaten run across competitions before an unfortunate 2-0 loss against Southampton in the EFL Cup quarter-final. 

The match will be crucial for both teams. While Pep Guardiola’s men are five points adrift of EPL leaders Arsenal, 13-time champions Man United need the three points to consolidate their position in the top four. 

MUN vs MCI Dream11 prediction

It is tough to separate the two sides based on their recent form. However, analysing the past derbies, defending champions Manchester City can be backed to win this encounter. 

Man City have won the last three EPL encounters between the sides, netting a total of 12 goals. 

MUN vs MCI Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23

Top tip: Best forward - Erling Haaland (9.0 credits)

With both first-choice strikers, Erling Haaland and Marcus Rashford, in superb goal-scoring form, there’ll be a healthy selection dilemma for fantasy managers. However, Erling Haaland’s phenomenal consistency in front of the goal gets him the nod in the fantasy teams.

The Norwegian is currently the top goal-scorer in EPL 2022-23 with 21 goals in 16 matches. Moreover, he scored a hat-trick when the two teams met last time out and will be expected to find the back of the net in this match as well.

Top tip: Best midfielder - Kevin de Bruyne (9.0 credits)

Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be an ideal pick among midfielders. He leads the campaign’s assists charts (9) in addition to scoring three goals. Furthermore, the 31-year-old has been selected by over 90% of the fantasy players given his fantasy points tally of 37, 33, 34, 28, 51, 89 and 81 in the recent games.

Top tip: Best defender - Luke Shaw (8.5 credits)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw will be our recommendation from the defenders’ roster. Besides performing defensive duties, he has been a threat in the opposition box as well and has one goal and assist apiece to show for it. He scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth in the last Premier League match.

Top tip: Best goalkeeper - David de Gea (8.5 credits)

Given the constant attacks that Manchester City is known for, Man United Goalie David de Gea gets the nod ahead of Ederson. The Spanish international is likely to make more blocks, saves and interceptions, adding important points to his tally. 


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