Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when two local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City face each other at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup last 16. The Red Devils suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend and, no doubt, Jose Mourinho feels pressure ahead of Wednesday’s football match. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba have been playing below expectations this season and considering that Man Utd experienced all sorts of problems at the back in Sunday’s game against Chelsea, we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out. Manchester City have been struggling to find their form as well and it has to be noted that Pep Guardiola’s men are on a four-match winless run in all competitions ahead of the local derby. Taking everything into account, we predict that Manchester United and Manchester City are going to share the spoils in the regular time.
Highlighted Player (Eric Bailly):
Eric Bailly started his youth career at Espanyol and he made five league appearances for the first team as well. In 2015 he joined fellow La Liga side Villarreal and after playing 35 league games for the Camp El Madrigal outfit, the Ivory Coast defenders signed a four-year contract with Manchester United. Eric Bailly is well known for his speed and he is very strong physically. He plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back if needed as well. Bailly made his Ivory Coast debut on 11 January, 2015 in a friendly game against Nigeria. The 187-cm-tall defender represented the Elephants at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and, no doubt, he helped the team win the prestigious trophy at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Eric Bailly participated in the 2016 Community Shield final and it has to be noted that Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the Wembley Stadium clash.
Highlighted Team (Manchester City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight. Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), butboth managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097. Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.