This weekend marks the 183rd Manchester Derby, with City going into the game unbeaten in their last five games with 4 wins and 1 draw – keeping a clean sheet in all five.
Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit one point below Manchester United in the table with 18 points to United’s 19 and will no doubt be wanting to change that come Saturday night.
It is clear that City have had a mixed start to this current season, with losses to Tottenham and Leicester in the league so far, but recent performances have shown that Pep and the team are more than capable of turning things around this season.
United themselves have shown poor form this current campaign and it sets the game up well for another great spectacle, with the tide changing in recent years over the power balance in Manchester.
As many City fans will agonisingly know, United were the big team not just in Manchester but the whole country in recent history but things changed thanks to hard work, strategy, strong support and understanding from Sheik Mansour, and great support from the fan base to change the pecking order.
A recent article from Betway football highlighted how the balance of power has shifted in Manchester – with Sir Alex Ferguson eating his words about the so-called ‘noisy neighbours’, with City proving to be much more than a small hindrance for the former United manager who handed our rivals their last Premier League title 7 years ago.
It is evident that United are no longer the force they once were, and City have since gone on to become one of the most successful teams in Premier League history – and will be hoping to win the Premier League title again this season after missing out on three in a row last season to Liverpool.
It’ll be an important game so early on in the season after the starts that both teams have had but on paper the Cityzens are clear favourites.
I think that City will no doubt win the game – despite United’s recent luck with VAR and the penalty decisions towards Bruno Fernandes, City still have more in their squad to beat them and I’m going for a 3-1 win in our favour.