The Carabao Cup semifinals will be between Manchester City and Neighbors Manchester United. The other fixture will be between former EPL title winners and former Champions League winners Aston Villa. Manchester United will be hosting the Citizens in the legendary Old Trafford on Tuesday while Leicester City host Aston Villa On Wednesday.
Manchester United News Ahead of the Carabao Cup Semifinal Clash
Manchester United will be looking to continue in their impressive display in the Carabao Cup as they host Manchester City. Manchester United man of the moment Marcus Rashford who has been in top form in the season will be the player watch. He led United through to the semifinals after scoring twice against Chelsea. The young star was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester on October 31, 1997 and he began his youth career at Fletcher Moss Rangers. He was spotted by a Manchester United scouts in 2005 when he joined the famous Premier League club.
Manchester United has not been consistent I the local league this season losing against small clubs in the league. They lost to Arsenal in their last EPL game and drew in their last FA Cup game against Wolves. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been playing well against big teams, they remain the only team to hold Liverpool to a draw in the league this season.
They will be looking to hold Pep Guardiola side who have also been struggling in the league this season. United beat City in their last EPL meeting in the Ethihad Stadium. Manchester United will be without midfield marshal Scott McTommy due to injury while Paul Pogba is still in doubt due to injury as well. A win for the home side will be straight ticket to the finals and that is what they will be aiming at.
Manchester City have over years worked their way into the top four teams in the EPL. 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.
City News Ahead of the Carabao Cup Semifinal Clash
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014). Both managers eventually left the club for failure to win the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals after Liverpool. Argentine striker Kun Aguero who was absent in their last game against Manchester United will be present this time around. The attacker is the player to watch from the away team, he has over the years proved himself reliable.
He is currently the second-highest goal scorer in the team with 10 goals following Raheem Starling. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies. It has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season. The team will be looking for a pay back as they travel to the legendary Old Trafford. Manchester United beat them in their home in their last meeting in the English Premier League.
Pep Guardiola will do everything to ensure they win the win the match seeing that they won’t be able to win the League title this season. A win for them will book their spot in the finals with either Aston Villa or Leicester City. Guardiola has not gone without a single trophy in all the teams he has coached and so he will not want to spoil that record now. A close encounter is expected in the Tuesday semifinal clash.
Leicester City News ahead of Carabao Cup Clash
Leicester City will be hosting Aston Villa in their King Power Stadium in the Carabao Semifinals on Wednesday. The home side will have been having a good run in the league. They are placed second in the league table 13 points behind Liverpool. Leicester City will be looking to continue in their impressive form as they take on Aston Villa. A player to watch in the home side will be Jamie Vardy who is currently the top goalscorer in EPL. He has proved his abilities with the number of goals registered in his name, he has scored 17 goals so far.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals. He will no doubt give the visitors defence a hard time as they clash in the Caraboa semifinal games.
The Villans, on the other hand, will be looking to book a place in the Carabao Cup finals as they play Leicester City in the semifinals. They did well to thrash Liverpool 5-0 in their last game and will be looking to build on that. Aston villa are looked upon to be the underdogs but they will be playing with all their heart to go pass the home side. The one-time Champions League winners will be playing the game on Wednesday and they look okay in terms of injury.
Only Taylor Mings is out with an injury every other player is in perfect condition. A player to watch in the away team will be Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish who has been in top form this season. A close encounter is expected in the Wednesday Carabao Cup semifinal clash but our predictions will be home win.