Welcome to our Manchester United vs Manchester City preview, prediction and head to head analysis. Manchester United are level on points with Arsenal and just 2 points behind league leaders, Manchester City. Winning today could well take them top of the league. They are yet to lose at home this season, with the draw against Newcastle the only blemish at playing at home. Manchester City started the season by reeling off 5 victories. They then stuttered against West Ham, recovered with a easy victory at Sunderland, but then struggled against Spurs. They have notched up two big wins at home since then, but this will be a real test of their mettle. It’s simple – win this pull up to 5 points clear of the second placed team, lose it and drift down to 2nd or even 3rd in the league. The pressure is on, are they up to it?

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Manchester United DWLWW
Manchester United have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 matches.

Manchester City WWWWL
Manchester City have won 4 and lost 1 of their Premiership matches.

Head to Head

This fixture has played a lot of times. One Hundred Forty Five (145) time to be exact. Manchester United have won 57, drawn 45 and Manchester City have won 43. In recent times Manchester United have won 6 and Manchester City have won 4 of the last 10 fixtures.

Goals Scored

Manchester United have scored 15 goals this season
Manchester City have scored 24 goals this season

Goals Conceded

Manchester United have conceded 8 goals this season
Manchester City have conceded 8 goals this season

Top Scorers

Manchester United’s top scorer is Juan Mata with 3 goals
Manchester City’s top scorer is Sergio Agüero with 6 goals

Team News

Manchester United are without Shaw, McNair and Young
Manchester City are without Aguero, Delph, Silva and Clichy

Conclusion

There have been 7 United wins, 4 draws and 4 City wins since 2000. The 4 City wins have come in recent years. I think City are vulnerable away from home this year and I am going for a Draw, with a United win a very close second choice.