Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 11th November 2018
Manchester City vs Manchester United – Premier League :Manchester derby on the 12th round of the Premier League
With the two clubs from the same city in very different situations going into this encounter, where they will certainly look to get the 3 points, not only to get one over their eternal rivals, but also to continue progressing towards their objectives for the season.
On Manchester City, they are in the lead with a 2-points advantage over Chelsea and Liverpool, and they are currently at their peak in terms of momentum so far this season.
Guardiola’s team comes into this match on a streak of 6 consecutive victories, where they’ve battered their opponents in half of those occasions, twice on the last 7 days,
firstly Southampton that left the Etihad battered by 6-1 on a Premier League match and more recently Shakhtar Donetsk that returned to Ukraine with a 6-0 scoreline in the bag, after the Champions League’s match last Wednesday.
Kevin de Bruyne is the big absence, alongside Claudio Bravo, on a list that might also include Eliaquim Mangala, that is still in doubt.
MAN CITY: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Agüero, Sterling.
As for Manchester United, they are going through a period of more tranquillity when compared to a couple of weeks ago, when the situation at the club was chaotic, with José Mourinho being questioned by everyone and the results making the pressure pile on the Red Devils.
Right now, they have only lost 1 of the last 7 matches they’ve played, which was against Juventus at home, having won 4 of their last 6,
and they come into this match on a streak of 3 consecutive victories, something that Mourinho had only managed to string together back in September this season, with consecutive wins at home against Burnley, Watford and Young Boys.
More recently, the wins obtained on the reception to Everton and on the trips to the sensation club Bournemouth, in the Premier League, and to the favourites Juventus, in the Champions League, give them a great morale injection for what’s to come.
The Portuguese youngster Dalot is the only confirmed absence, with Alexis Sánchez, Antonio Valencia and Romelu Lukaku still in doubt.
MAN UNITED: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelöf, Shaw; Matic, Pogba, Herrera; Mata, Rashford, Martial.
Big match in perspective, where City is forced to win to maintain the leadership, believing that Liverpool is able to beat Fulham on Saturday and/or, two hours before the derby, Chelsea is able to beat Everton – both of their pursuers play at home in this round.
On the other side, a big opportunity for José Mourinho and his United to partially correct what they’ve done wrong on this initial stretch of the Premier League,
where they are already 9 points behind the leaders City, distance that can be reduced to only 6 here, in case the team led by the Portuguese manager is able to repeat their feat of last season,
when they’ve won at the Etihad by 3-2 on a match where, in case they had won, would have secured the title for the Citizens.
Manchester City vs Manchester United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In terms of morale, both teams are doing well. Of course that City is doing better, but still, these are different matches, where there is a lot at stake for United,
and I believe it will be cracker, in typical British fashion, with City trying to dominate and probably having some good goal scoring opportunities against a defence that’s not very cohesive.
However, United should also have some good looks to score and fight for a good result against Guardiola’s team.
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