Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction and Preview – 25/10/15
Premier League preview – Manchester Utd vs Manchester City prediction
Manchester United are only missing Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Paddy McNair to injury. Anthony Martial is expected to continue on the left wing.
Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph all remain sidelined for Manchester City while David Silva could return to the bench.
Manchester United: 4-2-3-1 formation: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Jones, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Carrick; Mata, Herrera, Martial; Rooney
Manchester City: 4-2-3-1 formation: Hart; Sanga, Kompany, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Toure; Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling; Bony
- United have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- City have won 7, drawn 0 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, United’s have scored an average of 2 goals and conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, City have scored an average of 2.5 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of United’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of City’s previous 10 matches
Derby games are always difficult to predict and even with the talent on display in this giant clash there is no exception in Manchester.
While we hope for the best that this potentially enthralling fixture can offer, do not be surprised to see at least one of these sides set up for a draw. While the stats from previous games point to a high score line, the fear of losing could make this a gritty and uninspiring watch.
Despite that rather depressing forecast, an early goal could set this one up to be the game of the season and, with the attacking prowess on both sides, an in play bet might be your best option here.
Under 2.5 goals at 1/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Kevin De Bruyne first goal scorer at 7/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
City to win 3-2 at 28/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
What are your predictions?