Manchester City vs Manchester United, 2012 Premier League’s fate will be written today evening at El Etihad : Recent results indicate a Manchester City win but Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United has a habit of winning decisive games.
Manchester / NationalTurk – Manchester City vs Manchester United game has every asset of football can offer. A world class derby which is always intense, a decisive nature as the winner of Manchester City vs Manchester United game will be 2012 Premier League champions and last but not the least a revenge factor since City destroyed United with 6-1 at Old Trafford months ago.
If Manchester United’s Red Devils are going to beat Manchester City on Monday evening, though, they’ll have to buck several trends. Most of the recent results indicate that the Citizens of Manchester will win vs Manchester United, putting any confidence in Manchester United’s regular win in doubt.
Manchester City vs Manchester United : This could be a Manchester Derby for ages !
Manchester City’s last stand could come on April 30th at home at Etihad Stadium when they host Manchester United in the city’s local derby. Manchester City’s only realistic hopes of winning the English Premier League title this 2011-2012 season rely on winning this Manchester City vs Manchester United derby game and taking over first place in the tabel by goal difference.
However when it comes to big and decisive matches, it ( more than ) sometimes feels like manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United teams are quiet invincible. They have racked up trophy after trophy since of their ability to win the big matches, whether in form or not. Sometimes United don’t even need to play well. They will figure out a way to win anyways. That’s just what Manchester United does. and probably will do tonight at Manchester City vs Manchester United derby clash.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview
Manchester United is currently leading the Premier league table with 83 points while Manchester City is just three behind them at 80. However, Manchester City’s goal difference is 60 while United’s is 54. A win here will put City on top with just two games to go in the season for each team. A Manchester United win will more or less guarantee them first place while a draw will make for an interesting end to the Premier League campaign.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini stated a few weeks earlier at the end of City vs Sunderland game that Manchester United would win the league and the title race was over. However, United then lost 1-0 to Wigan and then dropped two more points with a 4-4 draw against Everton last weekend at home. City managed to beat Wolves last weekend and has won three in a row. The race is definitely back on.
First, the match is at Eastlands, at El Etihad where Manchester City have won 21 of their last 22 matches. To be clear, that is 21 wins, not 21 results. Manchester City have been prodigious at home and there is no reason to believe they won’t be come out of Manchester City vs Manchester United derby clash.
Manchester United has beaten City twice already this year with a 3-2 wins in the FA Cup and Community Shield, but suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss at home to them in the league. Manchester City hasn’t lost at home all season in English Premier League play with 16 wins and a draw, but Manchester United’s FA Cup win over them came at the El Etihad.
Manchester City vs Manchester United : City in form, United can count on revenge motivation
Additionally, Manchester City are the in form football team at the moment. They have won their last three games and managed to net 13 goals in those matches, flashing an attack that is in tip top shape. On the flip side is the United’s Red Devils, who have taken just four points from their last three matches, including a draw against Everton last week despite being 4-2 up at Old Trafford. Manchester United’s draw against Everton cost them dearly especially considering they held a 4-2 lead late in the game, but allowed Everton to score two consecutive ones in the final seven minutes of that Everton game. The defending was atrocious on the goals, thanks to the poor performances of Manchester United defenders Rio Ferdinand, Johnny Evans, and Rafael. United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson may decide to make some alterations in the defending back four and could install Phil Jones and/or Chris Smalling.
Manchester City look like good bets considering what happened when these two teams last met in the Premier League. Manchester City went to Old Trafford and demolished City, 6-1, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson, his team and the Manchester United fans dumbfounded. Ok, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson plays down the motivational boost his United would get from such a defeat by the hands of city rivals, but it would be plain stupid to think United players wont’ be grinding their teeth in eager anticipation for revenge, yes sweet revenge at away turf always is something different.
With Man. City’s home record, their recent form compared to Manchester United’s struggles and the way City demolished the Red Devils in October, it’s tough to bet against the home side. Then again, betting vs Manchester United in big matches has been as idiotic as can be for almost twenty years now. If they can buck the trends that say this one is all Manchester Cirt fans, maybe it is time to give in to the big match superiority of the United’s Red Devils once and for all.
Manchester City vs Manchester United : Injuries and suspended players of the Manchester Derby
Manchester United will have to play without midfielders Anderson, Paul Pogba, and Darren Fletcher, as well as goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, forwards Federico Macheda, and Michael Owen and captain Nemanja Vidic. For Manchester City, striker eccentric or maniac Mario Balotelli will return to the squad after serving a suspension due to his red card earlier in the month at Arsenal. Defender Micah Richards will also be in the line-up after missing last week’s win at Wolves.
The two teams have met at Manchester City 14 times in the EPL with United winning eight times, City winning four games and the other two being draws. Manchester United has also outscored them in the process 19 to 16. Manchester United is undefeated on their last three trips to Etihad Stadium facing their city rivals big spenders Manchester City
Manchester City vs Manchester United 2012 predictions and odds
Of course, Manchester City vs Manchester United is a huge game and the Premier League title rests on it. However, each goal is crucial too in case the league comes down to a draw on points at the end of the season and is decided on goal difference. That’s why this Manchester City vs Manchester United game could be a relatively low-scoring affair. One should look for a cautious game with long periods of inactivity. However, there will be some scoring chances carved out and Man City might do enough to draw even in the title race with a 2-1 win. Andre Marriner will referee the match. Both to score is also a good option. In hopes of Watching a fine Manchester Derby for all..