Manchester United vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

The Premier League’s top two meet on Sunday as Manchester City make the short trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

Manchester United are finding good form and recorded an impressive 3-1 win at the Emirates last weekend.

They also recovered from a goal down to beat CSKA Moscow in mid-week to top their Champions League.

Manchester City’s long unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end as they were beaten 2-1 away at Shakthar Donetsk.

They also needed a late winner to overcome West Ham last weekend to cement their eight point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

Premier League form: Manchester United W4 D0 L1; Manchester City W5 D0 L0
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Romelu Lukaku 8 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero & Raheem Sterling 9 goals each

Match history
Manchester City took four points off their city rivals last year, including a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

United did beat City in the EFL Cup, a competition they went onto lift.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0 – 26/04/17
Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2 – 10/09/16
Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1 – 20/03/16
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 – 25/10/15
Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2 – 12/04/15

Both teams to score – 13/19 with 888 Sport

Team news
Paul Pogba serves the first of a three game ban following his red card vs. Arsenal last time out.

Phil Jones could recover for the hosts, however may not be risked given the upturn in form of Vincent Lindelof.

Silva is a big doubt for Manchester City and he wasn’t risked for the trip to Ukraine on Wednesday.

There are unlikely to be any surprises in Manchester City’s team here, meaning Gabriel Jesus may be on the bench.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (3-5-2): De Gea; Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo; Valencia, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Young; Lukaku, Martial
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (23/20 with Sky Bet)

Correct Score: 1-2 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero (11/8 with Sky Bet)

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