Manchester City vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Unbeaten league leaders and reigning champions Manchester City are seeking a fourth successive Premier League triumph as they entertain local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday.
Manchester City starts the weekend top of the league standings but they could be as low as third by the time the derby starts. This is taking into account the assumption that Liverpool and Chelsea win their matches slated on Saturday.
Most notably, Pep Guardiola’s side is unbeaten in the last 11 league games played this season. Even more, they have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven EPL fixtures. The citizens have only conceded four league goals in all games played this season.
Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy had a night off in Wednesday’s 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. However, both are highly likely to feature in the Starting XI. Moreover, Gabriel Jesus scored a hat trick against Shakhtar is excepted to feature in the starting XI against Manchester United. On the other hand, Kevin De Bruyne will continue to miss out for the Citizens.
Mourinho’s men overcame the odds after producing a remarkable comeback to win against Juventus on Wednesday. The Red Devils have managed to avoid defeat in their previous three EPL games.
The Red Devils will be looking for a third straight top-flight win as the head to the Etihad Stadium this Sunday. They will strive to come out of this daunting away fixture. Nevertheless, they will be facing a more fierce side. If they remain focused, they may pull off a fascinating stunt as they did earlier in April when they thrashed the citizens 2-3 at Etihad.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Head-to-Head
The Red Devils managed to win the last h2h meeting.
In the last 5 h2h meetings, City has won once while the Red Devils have won 3 encounters. One draw has been recorded.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Prediction
Citizens are in great form and they are producing jaw-dropping football expertise on a weekly basis. Despite a defeat against the Red Devils in April, they should prove too much for Mourinho’s men for this home fixture. Moreover, Guardiola’s men are too ruthless. They will not relent to punish any mistakes and stand as the favorites to win this matchup.
Evidently, the Red Devils have been conceding the first goal in their last three away matches. This may allow the Citizens to take an early lead at Halftime. There will be no way for Mourinho’s side if they start wrongly in this tight matchup.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
BTTS and Over 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70)
Over 10.5 match corners @ 4/5 (1.80)