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Manchester City Vs Manchester United: English Premier League Match Preview and Betting Prediction

Manchester City Vs Manchester United

On Saturday, the two great rivals meet again but by now, the script has completely flipped.

No longer are Manchester United the proud favorites turning their noses up at the lowly “noisy neighbors”, no longer do they have the legendary coach who gives them an edge against all opposition.

Now, Manchester City are the dominant force in England and Manchester while the former lords of the manor have to scrap for a place in the top four.

The road to this point has been a long and painful one to fans of the Red Devils and after the embarrassment at Old Trafford, will be hoping to restore some pride with a win in this game.

Read on for the H2H analysis, form guide, team news and match prediction!

Manchester City Vs Manchester United H2H Record
The H2H record tilts in favor of Manchester United because of their early dominance but as things stand, the Citizens will soon catch them. In 52 games, United has 24 wins while City has won 20 games. Both sides have also split the points 8 times.

In their last 10 H2H Games, City narrowly edges it with 5 wins and United has 4 wins. Both sides have also drawn once.

Both sides are currently 1st and 4th in the English Premier League and City has a 19-point gap over their Manchester rivals.

Form Guide
In the last 5 games, Manchester City have won 4 games and lost just one.
(Form: W-W-L-W-W).

Over that period, Manchester United have drawn three games and won two.
(Form: D-D-W-W-D)

Manchester City Vs Manchester United Team News
The Manchester City squad is mostly fit, with the lone exception the disgraced Benjamin Mendy who was arrested last year. Pep Guardiola has a rare opportunity to choose from a fully healthy squad, expect him to make the most of it.

Over on the red side of Manchester, Edison Cavani is still out injured while Mason Greenwood has not been allowed to rejoin the squad yet. Scott McTominay was out injured in their last match and is likely to miss the Manchester Derby as well.

Expect Cristiano Ronaldo to make the Manchester United line up, supported by Sancho, Elanga, Pogba, Fred and Bruno Fernandes. Further back, Dalot, Varane, McGuire and Shaw will protect David de Gea in goal.

Manchester City Vs Manchester United Prediction
Before the season started, Cristiano Ronaldo looked certain to join City until the Red Devils stepped in and stole a march on their rivals. Given their current standing in the table, it’s safe to say the Portuguese superstar must wish he’d chosen Pep’s side.

City’s squad is only rivaled by Liverpool’s and boasts quality players in every position. De Bruyne, Laporte, Foden and Cancelo have been outstanding as usual this season and we can expect the match to turn on the exploits of these players. Expect them all to make the Manchester City lineup.

Our pick: Manchester City to win!

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