Man City vs Man Utd Prediction: Premier League Match on 07.03.2021
There are some exciting derby matches from across Europe this weekend, but they don’t come any bigger than the one played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday from 16:30 GMT. An eagerly anticipated renewal of the Manchester Derby sees the Cityzens host the Red Devils with the teams placed first and second in the table. Man City are in control meaning Man Utd simply must win this to keep their hopes of lifting the trophy alive.
The last time these teams met was in the EFL Cup in January when City swaggered to a memorable 2-0 win thanks to goals from John Stones and Fernandinho. Followers of the stats will be interested to learn at least one team has failed to find the net in each of the last four games. Will that trend continue or are we set for a rare goal-fest?
Man City lead the charge
Manchester City have surged to the top of the Premier League and are now the hot favourites to win the league crown back from Liverpool. The reds are as good as out of the title race leaving Man City to battle against Man Utd for the top spot. Win this match and the home team will have one hand on the prize. If they do win the league it will be nothing short of what the team deserve following a remarkable turnaround this season.
Pep Guardiola’s men are top with 62 points on the board which is a dozen more than their opponents. There is still time for all that to change but the recent form of Man City makes it unlikely they will throw away their advantage. The hosts are enjoying an extended winning run and have claimed each of the last 15 points that was available to them.
Man Utd must win
Manchester United have improved on last season’s efforts and after finishing third a season ago they are looking on course to move up a place. No one connected to the Old Trafford side will admit it, but they know anything but a win at the Etihad Stadium will be curtains for their plans. The title challenge will be over, and attention will turn to holding on to the silver medal position.
Man Utd have won two and drawn three of their last five league games and were held to a draw by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend. That game ended goalless with neither side deserving all three points. A draw was a fair result, but it saw United fall further off the pace. Another share of the spoils here would do even more damage.
Man City vs Man Utd prediction
This promises to be a thrilling contest. Man City enjoy home advantage and a points advantage so would be happy with a draw, but they’ll want to win to show why they are league leaders. Man Utd simply must win this game.
Premier League odds
Man City are 1.512 with Man Utd 6.2 and the draw 4.32.
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