Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Manchester City will be looking to defend their two-goal lead in the Carabao Cup tie against their bitter rivals Manchester United when the two teams take on each other at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The Citizens head into the match following a 4-0 FA Cup win over ten-man Fulham where Pep Guardiola rested key attacker Sergio Aguero. Both Aguero and De Bruyne return to the starting XI, meaning that the hosts should look sharp in front of goal in the return leg.
The Red Devils rolled over Tranmere 6-0 in the FA Cup at the weekend, but we do not believe that they are capable of making life difficult for Man City in the League Cup semis, second leg as Marcus Rashford remains in the recovery room. Man Utd defeated Man City at Etihad Stadium earlier this term, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club.
In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well.
He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.