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EPL Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United

By Haruna Mubarak
EPL Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United
EPL Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United

The highly-anticipated fixture will come on over the weekend on Sunday as the reigning Premier League champions, Manchester City host nemesis Manchester United in the first Manchester Derby of the season.

Both teams are flying in confidence in the league especially with the Blue side of Manchester as they are on top of the Premier League after dismantling Southampton 6-0 at the Etihad last weekend. The Red Devils have also enjoyed a couple of good results in the league with the notable one being the 1-2 victory against Bournemouth courtesy Rashford's strike in injury time.

A triumph for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will see them extend their unbeaten run and increasing their lead on top of the Premier League. Meanwhile, a win for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will drag them closer to the top four spots.

The last Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium saw Manchester United overturn a 2-0 first-half deficit to win 3-2 with Paul Pogba hitting a brace.

Paul Pogba scored a brace

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Manchester City v Manchester United: Form Guide

The last five official matches:

Manchester City: W-W-W-W-W         51 wins

Manchester United: W-W-W-L-D       73 wins

                                                        52 draws

Manchester City v Manchester United: Prediction

Both teams will collide after performing impressively with Manchester City beating Southampton and FC Shakhtar Donetsk six goals each while Manchester United had a confidence-boosting victory over Juventus in midweek as they are unbeaten in four matches after their gloomy start to the season.

This will be a very cagey encounter as both teams are aware of their prowess and weakness. Man City are scoring relentlessly and they will be hoping to show their scoring prowess against the leaky United defence. United will also be relying upon their second-half performances in the recent weeks to give them a victory.

Prediction: Manchester City 2-2 Manchester United

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