In their last 6 matches, Manchester United have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2, scoring 6 goals and conceding 5.
The team’s tactics have been more spirited recently, with goals scored in many games. In the midweek Champions League match, Ronaldo scored twice and drew with Atlanta in the final moment, and his ability is still first-class.
In the past two years, the team has been able to gain a significant advantage against Manchester City, and has only lost one of the past five matches. The front line is decent in attack, scoring in almost every game.
But recently, the defense is inconsistent and Varane, the leading defender, was unfortunately injured in the Champions League and will miss this game, which has a great impact on the team’s back line.
First of all, this Manchester derby, although Manchester United is the home team, but the midweek Champions League is an away game, while Manchester City’s Champions League group stage is a home game, therefore, Manchester City’s physical strength is a bit better preserved.
Secondly, in the midweek Champions League, Manchester City’s frontline players broke out collectively, with Foden, Mahrez, Sterling and Jesus all scoring. This is definitely not good news for Manchester United.
Guardiola’s “team soccer” looks to be back. If it’s purely about the technical ability of the team, Manchester City is really the best in the EPL. If we look at it this way, Manchester United will be in a bad situation at home again.
From the above fundamentals, there is not much difference between the two teams in terms of strength, but it depends more on the recent status.
I think United will be in better shape, but United’s defensive problems have not been solved, and now with the injured Varane, can the defense still be guaranteed in this situation? Ronaldo and several other leading players are too physically exhausted in the Champions League to break out in good form in this derby.
And almost all of Manchester City’s strikers exploded in the Champions League in midweek, and the defense is also quite good.
Therefore, we are still optimistic that Manchester City will win this match.
Prediction:Manchester City to win @1.738
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