Manchester derby set for stalemate

Premier League title contenders Manchester United and Manchester City go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby.

The pair have emerged as the two most likely teams to win the top-flight title this season. In fact, City look set to run away with the title after equalling the record of 13 consecutive Premier League wins with a 2-1 win over West Ham last weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side have failed to won just one of their 15 league games while producing devastating attacking football at times. The Citizens have scored at least twice in 12 of their 13 straight wins.

The visitors form on the road in the top-flight has been good of late, as they have recorded eight straight wins. City have also now scored at least twice in nine of their last ten away games in the top-flight.

Manchester United heads into this game in decent form following four consecutive wins in the top-flight. In their last Premier League game, the Red Devils needed goalkeeper David De Gea to make 14 saves in order for his team to record a 3-1 win at Arsenal.

The Red Devils form at home is particularly encouraging for everybody connected with the club, as Jose Mourinho’s team have not lost at Old Trafford in the Premier League in 24 games.

However, the last Premier League team to win at Old Trafford was fact the Citizens, who recorded a 2-1 win at Old Trafford last season.

A key to United’s recent home record in the top-flight has been their solid defence. The Red Devils have conceded just once in their last eight home games in the Premier League.


This game should be a fascinating one. It is hard to pick a winner, though and for this game is likely to finish all square. However, you cannot rule out a goal fest either with the attacking talent on show.