Manchester United Vs. Manchester City Match Preview and Prediction
Sunday, 8th March 2020
Time: 19:30 Hours
Manchester United will be hosting Manchester City at Old Trafford this Sunday.
The current ranking on the table places Manchester United 15 points behind Manchester City. The failure of Manchester United to secure a win in this upcoming match may shatter its dreams of qualifying for the Champions League in the next season.
At the moment, the main aim of Manchester United is to fight to maintain its top four position in this match, and this is despite the fact that it is crowned as the unbeaten in matches that crisscross across all competitions, and have been able to draw in three matches and win in 9 of them.
The Red Devils is known to have kept clean sheets in 8 games. At the moment, Manchester United is only working for 24 points out of 30 in their final 10 league matches for them to equalize their final tally of 66 as featured in last season.
Manchester United have conceded a total of 33 goals in the premier league against Manchester City. This is 11 more against any opponent.
Man City, on the other hand, have emerged victorious in their past four games in different leagues, and these are Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup.
In their last 8 league matches, the giants lost one, drew one, and won 6.
Under the guardianship of Guardiola, Manchester City has never lost any Premier League Game in the month of March. Their last defeat against Manchester United was evident in the year 2016.
Guardiola has shown excellence in performance by winning all 3 premier league away games against Manchester United, a record that no premier league manager has ever attained.
One of the most valuable players in this team is Sergio Aguero, who has scored 9 goals in all the competitions in Manchester derbies.
Some of the top scorers for the team such as Jesus and Sterling have failed to score in the matches against Manchester United.
However, an analysis of the two sides show that both teams have injuries. For Man City, this team has Kevin De Bruyne who is suffering from shoulder injury. Paul Pogba, on the other side is also suffering from knee injury.
Head to Head:
Manchester United have won in the last two meetings, and this was evident after winning at Etihad and kicking Manchester City out of the league. However, there last three meetings at home saw Man City attain victory in all the competitions.
Of the last 7 matches, Man City won 6 of them, and this is the reason why Guardiola should be confident in gaining victory in the upcoming match. This is despite the fact that Manchester United have been able to maintain a clean sheet in its past four games hosted by it under the premier league.
Given that both teams have shown notable strength, Man City is likely to win in the upcoming match, with Manchester United managing to score at least one goal.
Manchester to win and both teams to score