Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview and Prediction


Manchester United Vs Manchester City
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 10th September, 2016
Kick-off: 12:30 UK.
Venue: Old Trafford.

Manchester United host Manchester City in the first Manchester derby of the 2016/2017 season.

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Jose Mourinho’s men boast of a 100% start to the 2016/1017 campaign, gathering maximum points from all their games 3 games so far. United have also conceded the least goals out of all 20 premier league team this season. The red devils will be searching for their 4th win of the season, and 2nd consecutive Manchester derby triumph.

Manchester City also boasts of a 100% start to the 2016/2017 campaign. The Pep tutored side has also scored more goals than every 20 premier league teams this season. However, Manchester city have only managed a point in the last 3 Manchester derbies.

Manchester United Vs Manchester City: Key Facts

  • Manchester United is currently on 4 games winning streak. United has also failed to loss in their last 12 competitive games at home. The Red Devils have also won 2 of the last 3 meeting with Manchester city
  • Manchester City is currently on 5 games winning streak. The blues have also failed to win in the last 3 Manchester derbies.

Key Player & Facts

They are more than 5 players from each side, whose ability and input could change games. However, I will narrow my selection to just one from each team, looking at their goal scoring form, assist, and attempt at goal.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Goals: 3,   Assists: 0, Shots on Goals: 12
  • Raheem Sterling: Goals: 2, Assists: 1, Shots on Goal: 7.

Manchester United: Team News

They were fear for the united faithful, when Luke Shaw was withdrawn from international duty due to Muscle Fatigue. The young man should however be available for selection.

In addition, United Belgium international “Marouane Fellaini” was reported to have suffered back injury. The big man missed international duty on Thursday, but was reported to have fared well in later training, therefore making him fit for the big one on Saturday.

Manchester United: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

De Gea: Shaw, Blind, Baily, Rojo: Pogba, Fellaini: Mata, Rooney, Martial: Ibrahimovic

Manchester City: Team News

Pep will be without is top man for this derby. Sergio Aguero will be serving 3 games suspension, therefore is goal scoring skills will be dearly missed.

Moreover, Illkay Gudogan, Vincent company, and Leroy sane are all reported to be back in training after missing the first three games of the season.

Manchester City: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Bravo: Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy: Fernandinho, Silva: Sterling, De-Bruyne, Navas: Nolito

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Head to Head

Encounter between this sides have always been fierce, unpredictable with some unfortunate fans scene.

However, Manchester City has won 6 times in the last 10 EPL Manchester Derby, compared to Manchester United 3.

In Addition, The reds have won 5 of the last Manchester Derby that took place in Old Trafford, compared to City’s 4.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Prediction

It’s so fortunate that both sides are meeting at a time when their forms are top-notch, and technical crew is filled with derby new and hungry managers, but the unfortunate thing is that this impeccable form of these two means leave bookmakers confused on whom to put their stakes on. This is tight derby to predict, but there is a higher chance for this to end in a stalemate. It would be wise to look into the goal markets since both teams are lethal in front of goal lately.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score at 4/5 (1.80)
Over 2.5 Goals at 21/20 (2.05).

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