Manchester City vs Manchester United: All that stands between Manchester City and the Premier League title is three points against fierce rivals Etihad Stadium, Manchester City take on arch-rivals Manchester United on Super Sunday, but who will emerge victorious at the Etihad, The Soccer Saturday pundits are here to give us their big-match verdicts.
Event: EPL Soccer
Team: Manchester City vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
The first Manchester Derby of the season arrives on Sunday as City hosts United in the Premier League’s game of the week. City is in first place and is rolling while Manchester United needs to find some spark in what’s been an up and down season so far. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know.
Manchester United: United needs some sort of win to boost momentum and confidence and this would be it. The club is in seventh place in the league but just four points behind the top four. A win here could do wonders.
Manchester City: City is undefeated and fully expects to win. The club is 9-2-0 on the campaign with 33 goals and four conceded. Anything short of a win won’t feel right for this stacked team.
One of the fiercest derbies in England is the Manchester derby. Manchester United travel to the Etihad stadium to take on bitter rivals Manchester City on Sunday. The champions are cruising at the moment, and are still unbeaten in the Premier League this season, alongside Liverpool and Chelsea.
On the other hand, Manchester United have blown hot and cold this season. They have looked awful in some games, while in others they have been impressive. All these factors may count for nothing when hostilities resume on the football pitch on Sunday.
Lets take a look at some factors which could prove decisive with regards where the pendulum will swing. Manchester City are among the best passers of the ball in the Premier League, there is no doubt about that. Pep Guardiola’s team is renowned for this tactic.
On Sunday, United’s hopes of getting anything out of the game hinges on their game plan to stop City’s passing game, especially when United presses high up the pitch, because of City’s propensity to play out from the back via Ederson Moraes.
If City get their groove on, it will be difficult for United to stop them. The flow of City’s passes could wear United’s players out as they chase the ball. United have to restrict City’s passing game to the barest minimum in order to nullify their attacking threat.