Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview

April 6, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action concludes at the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City take on rivals Manchester United knowing that victory would see them crowned champions.

The hosts go into the game on the back of Wednesday evening’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie while last time out in the league, they brushed aside Everton to move to within one win of the championship.

That win at Goodison Park was the Citizens’ fifth in the league in succession and another triumph here would be their twenty-eighth of what has been a remarkable campaign.

Despite being able to clinch glory in historic fashion manager Pep Guardiola may decide to rotate his squad with one eye on Tuesday’s European clash with Liverpool.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero is closing in on his return from a knee problem but may be held back.

Gabriel Jesus is 5.5 (9/2) to open the scoring with some firms, ahead of Raheem Sterling who is a 6.25 (21/4) chance with Unibet.

The home win can be backed at 1.87 (20/23) with the visitors as highly priced as the 4.35 (57/17) on offer from Unibet, who have the draw at 3.85 (37/13).

Four league wins a row for Jose Mourinho’s men have kept the title ‘race’ somewhat alive as well as also keeping them in pole position for second place.

However, they could be in third place by the time this game kicks off with Liverpool facing Everton earlier in the day while Tottenham Hotspur, who travel to struggling Stoke City are also hot on their heels.

Defensive trio Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are all available with the only absentee back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Premier League one hundred club last time out is 8.0 (7/1) to get the first goal of the game ahead of 9.0 (10/1) chance Marcus Rashford.

Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi either side on a Marcus Rashford strike secured victory for City at Old Trafford back in December while last season’s corresponding fixture ended goalless.

You can back both teams to score this time around at a widely available price of 1.75 (3/4).

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