Indeed, The Cityzens have won each of their last 21 matches in all competitions, most recently beating Wolves 4-1 and will be intent on adding the scalp of their neighbours as well.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, have seen their title challenge tail off in recent weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drawing four of their last five Premier League matches, the last two of those being goalless stalemates against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
However, the opportunity to break their local rivals’ streak should provide them with extra motivation ahead of the derby.
The reverse fixture played at Old Trafford had ended in a 0-0 draw while Pep Guardiola’s side beat Manchester United 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup earlier this year.
Man City Vs Man Utd Lineup
Man City XI (4-3-3): Moraes, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gündoğan, Hernández, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Man Utd XI (4-2-3-1): Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
Kick off is at 17:30 (GMT +1), 7 March 2021.