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Manchester United vs Manchester City Match Preview
This is undoubtedly one of the biggest games of this Premier League season. The two Manchester rivals – United and City – look to gain prominence over their rivals as the title race heats up. This Manchester United vs Manchester City fixture will be played at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 10, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this match.
Manchester United have been one of the toughest teams to beat and probably the biggest competitor to City’s dominance in this season Premier League. After the 15th round of games, United are second in the table with 35 points (W11, D2, L2). That they are still eight points off the pace against City, is a worry and a loss at home to their city rivals would be a huge blow to their title hopes. The 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium over Arsenal must be a huge morale booster although United owe that win to David de Gea’s world-class saves as much as Jesse Lingard’s goals. The Red Devils have the best defence in the league having conceded just nine goals so far. Their tally of 35 goals scored too is second only to City.
Pep Guardiola’s City have been creating new records and dominating opposition all thru the season. After the 15th round of action, City are top of the table by a long way – the next club is eight points apart – with 43 points (W14, D1). They are on a 13-match unbeaten strike in the Premier League which the best-ever in the history. They have also scored the most in the league (46 goals at an average of little over 3.0 goals per game) while conceding just 10 goals which is second-best only to United. The last three league wins have come in identical 2-1 fashion but all those three opponents (Huddersfield, Southampton, and West Ham United) stretched them longer before succumbing to City’s strength and agility.
Manchester United vs Manchester City H2H
The teams have played 174 matches in all competitions with United having a slight edge (W72, D52, L50). In the recent times, this fixture has been dominated by City with United winning just two matches in the last nine encounters (W5, D2, L2).
Manchester United vs Manchester City Team News
Manchester United will not have the services of Paul Pogba who is suspended.
Manchester City will have concerns about the fitness of Leroy Sane while John Stones and Benjamin Mendy continue to remain out of contention.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Manchester United: De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Herrera, Matic, Young, Martial, Lukaku, Lingaard.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Predictions
By winning it ugly in the last three rounds, Manchester City have shown that they can be tenacious in picking points. Though both these sides have very strong defensive units, expect goals to flow in this fixture. The visitors have a slight edge, thanks to Pogba’s unnecessary red card and suspension for this match. Among individual scorers, back Leroy Sane to find the net.