It’s a big match ahead this weekend as the Sky Blue side of Manchester will take on the Red side for the 179th edition of the Manchester derby. Manchester City will host this classic clash against Manchester United as these two sides aim to bounce back from disappointing results last month. The hosts’ title defense were slowed down by a couple of underwhelming performance that slipped them away from the top spot, while the visitors will try to maintain good results to avoid dropping back to the middle-table. Here’s what you have to do to get the latest updates about this match and more sports news, plus betting odds, match predictions and more as you sign up to 12BET Sportsbook!
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Date and Time: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30 AM (GMT+8)
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Manchester City (Home)
The reigning champions ended their back-to-back stalemates when they took on Burnley 1-4 on the road last midweek match. Heading to this vital derby, the Sky Blues are unbeaten in 4 games across all competitions, won 2 and drawn 2 since the lost against the current Premier League leaders Liverpool 3-1 on the road. The still sit on the 3rd place of the league table 32 points from winning 10 of 15 matches, lost 2 and drawn 3. Despite sitting behind the leaders of the table, Pep Guardiola’s men remain the top scorers in the Premier League with 43 goals netted in 14 matches, scoring 2 or more goals in 12 of those 14 matches and a total of 13 goals came from their last 5 league matches alone. They are unbeaten in 6 home matches across all competitions, won 5 and drawn 1 since losing against Wolves 0-2. They will enter this match still without all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero due to a thigh problem.
Manchester United (Away)
The visitors broke their 3 games without a win when they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur under their previous manager Jose Mourinho 2-1 at home. They have been performing inconsistently since the beginning of the campaign, but they managed to climbed back to the 6th place of the table, collected 21 points from winning 5, losing 4 and drawing 6 of 15 games they played. The Red Devils have scored 23 goals which is the 6th most goals netted and conceded to 18 in those matches. Ole Gunnar Sojskaer’s have won only 2 of their last 5 matches across all competitions, lost 1 and drawn 2, while they are without a win in 3 away matches across all competitions, lost 2 and drawn 1 since their 3 straight wins on the road. Anthony Martial will join Paul Pogba in the injury blow and both players will miss this big match.
These two teams met 24 times in the last decade where Manchester City have won 12 matches, while Manchester United have won the other 9 and the rest ended in draws.
PREDICTION: Manchester City 2 – 1 Manchester United
Manchester City 1.30 – Draw 5.30 – Manchester United 9.70
FT.HDP – Manchester City: 1.5
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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