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Manchester United v Manchester City

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All eyes will be on Old Trafford for Sunday’s Manchester derby between United and City and coming into the game, it’s United who are in the better form.

Manchester United

Current League Position 3rd (as of 7th April)

Last Six League Results W5 D0 L1

Home Record P16 W13 D1 L2 GS 36 GC11

After last weekend’s round of fixtures United boasted an eight point cushion over fifth placed Liverpool and with just seven league games remaining, they look set to deliver on the absolute minimum requirement of a top four finish and a return to Champions League football next season. Bridging an eight point gap of their own to league leaders Chelsea is another matter entirely, especially as Chelsea have played one game fewer, but United are due to visit Stamford Bridge next weekend. Since losing at home to Swansea on the opening weekend of the campaign United have lost just one other Premier League fixture in front of their own supporters. That defeat came against Southampton in early November whilst Chelsea, who drew 1-1 here in late October, are the only other side to have taken any league points from a visit to Old Trafford this season.

Manchester City

Current League Position 4th (as of 7th April)

Last Six League Results W3 D0 L3

Away Record P16 W8 D4 L4 GS32 GC18

Manchester City had looked like the biggest dangers to league leaders Chelsea nearly all season but after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday night they find themselves in fourth spot. City’s hopes of retaining the title are looking increasingly remote and they will kick off here anything between 9 and 12 points behind Chelsea who visit QPR earlier on Sunday. City are really struggling away from home and they have lost their last three Premier League road trips in addition to a Champions League fixture at Barcelona. City now face the prospect of not only finishing the season without a major trophy but also playing catch up with their rivals, Manchester United.

Overall Head to Head Record

Manchester United Wins 56

Draws 45

Manchester City Wins 43

Last time they met

02/11/14 EPL Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

Manchester City Scorer: Aguero (63)

Sent Off: Smalling (Man United) (39)

Half time: 0-0

Previous Five Head to Heads Results

 25/02/14 EPL Man United 0-3 Man City

22/09/13 EPL Man City 4-1 Man United

08/04/13 EPL Man United 1-2 Man City

09/12/12 EPL Man City 2-3 Man United

30/04/12 EPL Man City 1-0 Man United

Match Result Betting

Manchester United 2.50

Draw 3.25

Manchester City 2.75

*Odds are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Summary:

City could well be vulnerable after some indifferent results away from home but although their title chances have almost disappeared, the “local derby” factor here also has to be taken into consideration. Although United are in better shape and neither side is in the habit of drawing matches this could be tight and the neutrals amongst us might well benefit from backing the draw.

Pick: Match Result Draw.

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