Manchester City vs Manchester United - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Manchester City take on Manchester United in the WSL on Sunday
Manchester City take on Manchester United in the WSL on Sunday / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Manchester City host Manchester United at the Academy Stadium on Sunday, with both local pride and a place in next season's Champions League on the line.

United currently occupy the final European spot and can open up an eight-point gap between themselves and City with victory - something they have never pulled off against their rivals in the WSL. A win for the hosts will reduce the deficit to just two points.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the blockbuster clash.

How to watch Manchester City vs Manchester United on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 13 February, 12:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Academy Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two/iPlayer (UK), FA Player (international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Kirsty Dowle

Manchester City team news

City will continue to be without captain Steph Houghton, with the defender ruled out of the latest England squad due to an ongoing achilles problem.

Esme Morgan and Chloe Kelly remain long-term injury absentees, although Gareth Taylor did tease that the latter could make her return to first-team action soon after she put pen to paper on a new three-year deal with the club.

Manchester United team news

Lucy Staniforth remains sidelined for Manchester United after recently undergoing knee surgery. New signing Jade Moore is also unlikely to feature as she works her way back to full fitness.

Aoife Mannion missed last week's clash with Arsenal with a knee injury, but could return to face her former club. Marc Skinner revealed the defender will continue to be monitored ahead of the Manchester derby.

Manchester City vs Manchester United predicted lineups

Manchester City: Roebuck; Stokes, Mace, Greenwood, Bronze; Walsh, Weir, Stanway; Hemp, White, Park

Manchester United: Earps; Blundell, Caldwell, Thorisdottir, Batlle; Ladd, Zelem, Toone; Galton, Bruun, Russo

Manchester City vs Manchester United score prediction

Whatever the competition, wherever the location, the Manchester derby has always guaranteed goals, drama and entertainment - be it the three goals in the space of seven minutes in this season's 2-2 draw in the WSL, or the breathless 3-2 FA Cup win for City during the 2019/20 campaign. Caroline Weir is already starting to singlehandedly put together a back catalogue of stunning solo goals in the fixture.

City have seen an upturn in fortunes following the return of key personnel from injury, but United are also in a strong run of form, taking 13 points from a possible 15 since their last WSL defeat. We predict more drama, more goals but ultimately nothing to separate the two sides on Sunday.

Score prediction: Manchester City 2-2 Manchester United