Matchday 12 of the English Premier League takes place across 10 centres in England with the Manchester derby taking place tomorrow.
Premier League’s current champions Manchester City host neighbors Manchester United at the Etihad stadium.
Both sides have met 42 times in the history of the Premier League with United having the greater number of wins.
Both Manchester teams were involved in continental games during the week with Jose Mourinho’s United getting a
remarkable result in Turin.
United travelled to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, and came from a goal down to get a win.
The shocking result brought more confidence to the United side who in the past months have had a rocky adventure
with unrest in the side.
Former Juventus star Paul Pogba was instrumental to United’s win in Italy and prove doubters wrong about his
commitment to the club.
Furthermore, the win for Manchester United came at the right time and will be a morale booster as they travel across the city to
the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have been exceptional this season having been on top of their game.
Due to this form, Pep Guardiola’s men are yet to lose a game on the ongoing 2018/19 EPL season, though have lost in the continent.
Also, City parades an array of stars brought together under the tutelage of one the best coaches the beautiful game
has seen – Pep Guardiola.
And, his football ideology has transformed the players as well as the team in general.
But one thing stands in their way – the UEFA Champions League trophy which City is yet to win even under the
In the Manchester derby played on April 7, 2018 at the Etihad Stadium, United were victors as they stunned City
beating them 2-3.
Though Manchester United have lost this season to Tottenham [0-3] at Old Trafford; Chelsea [0-0] at
Stamford Bridge – they will hope to upset City and move up the standing.
Nevertheless, Mourinho’s men are yet to face Arsenal and Liverpool this season and will hope to beat the
current table toppers tomorrow.
In contrast, Man City have drew at Anfield [0-0] and defeated Spurs [0-1] at the Wembley Stadium; also
beating Arsenal [2-0] at the Emirates.
And with City’s impeccable scoring record of 33 goals this season in the EPL, United’s defence will have an uphill task
to ward off City’s attacking-minded players.
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
Man city v Man United – the Stats.
- Both sides have met 42 times – United [21 wins]; City [13 wins].
- Both teams have drawn 8 times
- United have picked up 7 red cards against City’s one.
- United have scored 63 goals in all meetings against City’s 55.
- Man City have scored 33 times in the 2018/19 EPL season.
- United have 19 points and occupy the 7th spot on the EPL table.
- City are first with 29 points with only two draws this season.
Premier League’s top scorers
- Eden Hazard [Chelsea FC] -7 goals
- Aubameyang [Arsenal FC] – 7 goals
- Sergio Aguero [ Man City] – 7 goals