Manchester will stop for one day, because tonight, City and United are going to clash, in what seems to be the decisive match for the 4th place and the Champions League last spot in English Premier League. Both teams had an awful season, especially Citizens who were eliminated this weekend from the FA Cup semifinals after they lost against Arsenal. United, on the other hand, won at least one trophy after they defeated Southampton in the finals of the EFL Cup with 3-2.
But this isn't justifying millions and millions of pounds spent this summer by these two giants, and whichever team does not reach the Champions League, for sure this season will be a total failure for them.
Citizens are coming into this derby with not so great for overall. In the last 9 games in all competitions, they have just three wins, and three defeats and draws apiece. But when looking their home form, they are unbeaten in the last 8 games, with 5 victories and 3 draws.
United, meanwhile, didn't lose in the last 23 games, and they are entering with high morale, as Jose Mourinho made an unstoppable machine. They were excellent when they defeated Chelsea, and in that match, we saw that United reached a great form.
What seems to be more impressive is the fact that they are even better on the away games, as they have 8 victories in the last 10 games.
In head to head matches these two teams met 173 times, and, of course, United is more successful. They have 72 wins, City 50, while 51 games ended with a draw.
In Premier League the difference is smaller as United has 55 victories, City 42 and 46 games were without a winner.
This season, we already saw two encounters between City and United. At Old Trafford, in the first part of the Premiership, City won 1-2, but in the EFL Cup, at the same stadium, Juan Mata scored for the Red Devils and secured their win.
In the previous 16 games, we saw only one draw. City won on 8 occasions and United on 7.
This will also be, the clash between two great managers, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. In their previous 18 episodes, the Spaniard has a better record. 9 wins, Mourinho has 4, while 5 games were even.
The rivalry between them is high, and we are sure that even today, we are going to see some sparks on the field.
The home team has two concerns considering injuries. David Silva and Sergio Aguero are under question marks, because they had some problems after the game with Arsenal this weekend.
Among the United, Paul Pogba is unavailable for this game because of a muscle injury. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are also out, due to the knee and toe problems.
Both teams to score is a logical bet for this game. There is no favorite in this event, and the final outcome could go either way, so our advice is to play on goals. Also, try both teams to score and over 2.5, as we think that this game will develop into a good one.