English Premier League: Manchester United FC vs. Manchester City – prediction, team news, lineups
Manchester United are now fifth and City in sixth. Both have a game in hand on the sides above them. Manchester United won 3-1 at West Ham last weekend, their fourth consecutive win in the Premier League, taking them to within five points off leaders Tottenham with that game in hand. Home form has been a big problem for them this season. They conceded nine goals to Crystal Palace and Tottenham. Their first four home league games of this season saw them earn just a single point. Their first win finally came when beating West Brom 1-0. They have a good recent record against their local rivals, winning three of their last four league and cup games against them. They lost in Leipzig and were knocked out of the Champions League.
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight Manchester United games.
- The last two Manchester United home matches has seen both teams score.
- Manchester City have scored in six of their last seven away league and cup matches.
- Manchester United have scored in six of their last eight home matches but conceded in three of the last four.
Manchester City are up to fifth now and only six points off the top and from a game less. Last weekend saw them defeat Fulham 2-0 at home. Their away form in the Premier League this season has seen them win two, draw two and lose one. The defeat came at league leaders Tottenham last month.
A bet on both teams to score is the safest way to make a profit.
Premier League fixtures Match week 12:
Friday 11 December
Leeds United v West Ham
Saturday 12 December
Wolves v Aston Villa
Newcastle United v West Brom
Man Utd v Man City
Everton v Chelsea
Sunday 13 December
Southampton v Sheffield United
Crystal Palace v Spurs
Fulham v Liverpool
Arsenal v Burnley
Leicester City v Brighton