Man City vs Manchester United: Carabao Cup prediction, tickets, TV channel, live stream, H2H, team news

Tom Doyle
·3-min read

Manchester City are one result away from the Carabao Cup final as they host rivals Manchester United with a two-goal semi-final advantage.

Pep Guardiola's City dismantled United in the first half of the first leg, going 3-0 up by half-time at Old Trafford. The only reason the tie is still alive is that City took their foot off the pedal after the break, and Marcus Rashford's goal gives United hope.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already shown this United side are capable of a stunning comeback - Paris, anyone? - but it would take something truly special for a weakened Red Devils team to overpower their noisy neighbours.

Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Kick-off time: 7:45pm GMT

Prediction: Man City 1-1 Man Utd

United will first and foremost want to avoid the embarrassing start they made in the first leg.

If the visitors can get an early goal, it could make things very interesting - but an early City strike would all but end the tie as a contest.


Man City home tickets are still available on restricted sale - click here for more information. United away tickets are currently unavailable,

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports' Football and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.

You can follow all the action on our live match blog with James Robson at the Etihad,

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • Man City wins: 54

  • Draws: 52

  • Man Utd wins: 74

  • City and United have both beaten each other away in their last two meetings, and the Red Devils '2-1 Premier League win at the Etihad back in December will give them hope.

Betting Odds

  • Man City to reach the final: 1/33

  • Man Utd to reach the final: 25/1

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Man City: Aymeric Laporte is a doubt. The Frenchman played 75 minutes at Sheffield United last week after almost five months out with a knee injury but was not involved against Fulham on Sunday.

Number two goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, having played in all domestic cup matches this season, is set to continue. Winger Leroy Sane (knee) is the only major absentee.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Ederson, Carson, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Laporte, Garcia, Angelino, Mendy, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero.

Man Utd: Nemanja Matic is a doubt. The Serbia international picked up a knock in Sunday's 6-0 win at Tranmere, which David De Gea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were rested for.

Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay remain sidelined, as do Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is pushing for fitness.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Laird, Lindelof, Bernard, Shaw, Williams, Fred, Garner, Levitt, Gomes, Lingard, James, Matic, Mata, Pereira, Chong, Greenwood, Martial.

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