Manchester City vs Manchester United – Match Preview
Chelsea vs Manchester UnitedThere are various matches scheduled this weekend, but one of them is certainly worthy to watch. That is the clash between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s men have taken huge steps towards winning this season’s edition of the Premier League title. After having a perfect record from their last 15 league outings, the championship challenge is now becoming more of a procession.
Manchester City’s form has blown away anyone who dared dream of finishing top in May. For the likes of their main rivals, it is their lack of consistency that has ultimately proved to be giving them a disadvantage.
Are Manchester United capable of getting the upper-hand?The Red Devils had a good run as table toppers before Christmas, however they have failed to show the ruthlessness that has been on display by their noisiest of neighbours. The Red Devils’, a lack of goals has hampered them in the past week.
The Old Trafford outfit have been on the road as of late. After being held away at Chelsea, in what can only be described as a stalemate, the same uninspiring outcome was recorded against Crystal Palace. The displays at both Stamford Bridge and Selhurst Park have been of obvious concern to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The lack of attacking ability from Bruno Fernandes and his teammates, is also starting to frustrate their ardent fanbase.
Hopes of Manchester United being crowned as league champions now all but gone, their new primary objective is to finish in the top-four. With many of the other teams also harbouring the same ambition, this is not an easy conclusion.
If the 2019 English, triple winners extend their winning run to a total of 16, then the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham will all receive a huge shot in the arm.
What do the Premier League odds say?A look at the odds for the Manchester City vs Manchester United match suggests that the home team are the overwhelming favourites. Having a look at the evidence of the past couple of months, you would have to say rightly so. The odds are currently priced at 1.53 to earn maximum points before the end of the week. This also means that Manchester City have 65.2% probability of achieving this outcome. While if you feel that all streaks must come to an end at some point, the visitors can be backed at the rather long price of 6.00 and when you consider their goalscoring problems in recent times, this may prove to be a rather tall order. Manchester City vs Manchester United is certainly a fixture that is steeped in history. This Sunday will write the next chapter in one of soccer’s most heated rivalries. The question is, just who will end up being the hero and who will be the villain?