Manchester City vs Manchester United Analysis
17:30 Kick Off on 7th Dec
Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Details
Manchester City vs Manchester United kicks-off at 5.30pm at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 December.
Manchester City Form
The feeling is Manchester City haven’t been quite as good this season as they have in the last two seasons, but they’re not quite as good still sets a standard that most teams in the Premier League would love to achieve.
They started their home campaign with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in a match they should have won, and Brighton (4-0) and Watford (8-0) paid heavily for City’s early frustrations. But Wolves again showed City are vulnerable with a shock 0-2 win at the Etihad.
City have since beaten Aston Villa (3-0) but struggled to beat Southampton 2-1 and Chelsea 2-1. That means City have won six of their seven home games this season, scoring in six of those games and keeping three clean sheets.
Manchester United Form
The United players will have loved taking three points off their former manager Mourinho on Wednesday night. But the big question is will that help them improve their dreadful away record this season?
United were held 1-1 by Wolves and Southampton in their opening two away matches of the season and then suffered a poor 2-0 defeat at West Ham. Another defeat followed at Newcastle, but they followed that with their first away win of the season 1-3 at Norwich.
United then suffered a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth and looked second-best for most of their 3-3 draw at Sheffield United. That means United have won just once away from home this season, scoring in five of their seven games but keeping no clean sheets.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Head-To-Heads
There have been 44 Premier League Manchester Derbies and United have won 21 to City’s 15, with eight ending drawn.
City have won eight of their home matches, with United winning eleven, whilst there have been three draws.
But it’s City that have had the upper-hand in the last two seasons, winning three of the four games. However, two of those wins came at Old Trafford, with United also winning 3-2 at the Etihad in the 2017/18 season. City won 2-0 at Old Trafford last season, but both teams scored in the three previous games.