Manchester City to win 3-1, United for a change come into a Manchester derby as the favorites. They’ve lost four consecutive game against City and will want to make things straight on Sunday. It potentially a game between two strike forces- United forward line led by Wayne Rooney vs City forward line by Sergio Aguero.
United’s defense has been shaky all season while for City clean sheets have been hard to come by lately. Manchester City are on a awful run of form by their standards but have been unlucky in defeats to Burnley and Palace. The occasion of a derby might just be chance for them to save their slowly sinking ship.
- The odds for a United win is at 2.70, the odds for a City win is at 2.90 , the odds for a draw is at 3.50. Placing a bet on the winners market is of personal choice but i would personal stay away from them especially during derby games were form goes out the window.
- Over 2.5 at the odds of about 1.85 seems a sure fire bet while Over 3.5 goals at the odds of 3.1 also looks like a attractive bet especially with the attacking talent on display.
- Both teams to score is our best bet for the game at the odds of 1.67
United come into this game on the back of a 3-1 win over Aston Villa last week. It was their 5th consecutive win in the league and are now 3rd in the table ahead of their opponents on Sunday by a single point.
Luck has favored United all through the season but ever since their FA Cup exit against Arsenal they’ve looked a totally different side. It’s been a while since they have been the favorites heading into a Manchester derby.
United have been strong at home this season winning 13 of their 16 games which is the best record in the league.
United have lost the previous four Manchester derbies and no team has beaten them five time consecutively. The trio of Herrera, Rooney and Mata have been brilliant together and have combined to score 6 of United’s last 8 goals.
Much has been said about the hard time Di Maria has been having at United but he has provided 10 assists for the Red Devils so far and is only second best to Fabregas in the entire league.
Robin Van Persie is fit again and back to training for United but will probably sit this one out as he has not fully regained match fitness.
The defensive duo of Luke Shaw and Johny Evans still remain unavailable with injury and suspension respectively.
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City come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Palace on Monday. The defeat has all but put an end to their hopes of a 2nd successive Premier League title moreover they find themselves seated right in the middle of the top 4 battle.
They are 7 points ahead of Liverpool in 5th and one point behind United in 3rd. City do have a fairly easy run of games till the end of the season but will need to get raise their game if they are get back that second place they had held for most of the season.
City have lost three of their last 5 games in the league and have picked up only 18 points for the last possible 36. It’s not the kind of form that resembles a title contender or top 4 candidate but it’s a form that suites as mid-table team.
City are of course better than this and the occasion of a Manchester derby might just prove to be the catalyst for a good finish to the end of the season.
City have only managed to keep only 3 clean sheets in their last 18 league games and will need to make drastic improvements in defense if they are to get something from their visit to Old Trafford.
City captain Vincent Kompany remains doubtful for their clash against United with hamstring troubles. However they will be desperately short of strike power with Wilfred Bony and Steven Jovetic both being ruled out with injuries.
The last time these two teams met this season City ended up winning the game 1-0 through a Sergio Aguero goal. The other noteworthy incident in the game was the first half sending-off of United defender Chris Smalling.
Where they are in the table
3rd – Manchester Untied – 31 games – 62 points – (+27 GD)
4th – Manchester City – 31 games – 61 points – (+ 33 GD)
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