The most important match of the premier League is here. Manchester United vs Manchester City helds at Etihad Stadium.
On Sunday 11th November 2018,the Red devils will travel to the Etihad stadium to play against their blue neighbour. Jose Mourinho’s side are sitting at 7th position and they take on table topper Pep Guardiola’s team. The Premier league had witnessed 42 derby matches and it will be the 43rd match against them. Here we will see about the preview, analysis and prediction of Manchester City and Manchester United Premier League match.
Manchester United started their season in low level and was clearly struggling. At one stage Jose Mourinho was rumoured to be sacked after New Year. But his managerial skills helped his team and have witnessed the comeback. They played 11 matches so far and have 6 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. They were remarkable in their last 4 matches. Their recent meeting against Juventus in the Champions League was the good comeback that to be considered. They won against Juventus in their group match and made Ronaldo’s first ever goal for the Italian side in the Champions League in vain.
The United side has prominent goal scorers like Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Rashford and Juan Mata. They never lost in their last 4 matches in the Premier league. They won 3 games and had 1 draw against the 2nd placed Chelsea. This shows they are really improving and are keen to move forward. Their only weakness is their defense side. They were leaking goals in the season starter.
Their goal keeper De Gea has made 40 saves and conceded 18 goals in his 11 matches. The star goal keeper has been phenomenal and will look to continue his form on Sunday. Another star players for Utd team are Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba. Martial has 5 goals in his 8 matches and is very accurate. Pogba is a midfielder and has 3 goals and 3 assists in 11 matches so far.
This time Manchester United are playing an away match and their last meeting with Manchester City saw them winning by 2 – 3 over Man City in their own backyard. This result and the Juventus result will definitely boost up the red devils and will most probably try to win over their opponents.
On the other hand , Pep Guardiola’s team been very impressive this season. The defending champions had not lost a single match and has 9 wins and 2 draws in their kitty. They scored 12 goals in their last 2 matches. Beating Southampton by 6 – 1 in the Premier League and beating Shakhtar Donetsk by 6 – 0 in the Champions League.
There’s no doubt they have good bench strength and have star players to win for them. David Silva has 3 goals and 2 assists in this season and been very impressive as midfielder. Fernandinho been very impressive as defensive midfielder and has 17 tackles. He’s adding strength to the defense side of the table topper. Along with Fernandinho, there is Benjamin Mendy who is also a defense player. He has 4 clean sheets in 8 matches so far and been phenomenal.
There is also a central defensive partnership among John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in the side. This partnership has been vital for the men in blue and it surely challenges the red devils Martial and Rashford. This defensive unit has conceded just 4 goals in this season so far.
Raheem Sterling has been excellent in the attacking unit and has 6 goals and 5 assists in his 9 matches and will look to score on Sunday derby. Sergio Aguero is arguably the best goal scorer and the best player for the citizens. He is the top goal scorer in the league with 7 goals and also has 4 assists this season. The Citizens has 33 goals this season and marked as the top goal scoring team this season. They also have 7 clean sheets and are on top of the table. Arguably, it will be easy to say that the Manchester City will be the league champions. But the derby match will be more pivotal for both the teams.
The only difference between the two teams is defense side. While the red devils were leaky in their defensive, the citizens were too much keen on the defense unit.
Moreover it will be an eye treat for the fans and will definitely test the red devils form in the league. Also Jose Mourinho has hinted that Romelo Lukaku may play against Man city.
PREDICTION : Man City will beat Man Utd by 3 – 1
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