Man. United vs Manchester C. by Kamlesh

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Following the heavy defeat against Liverpool, Manchester United bounced back with a win over Olympiakos in the Champions League and West Ham in the Premier League, keeping a clean sheet in both games while scoring 5 goals. Nevertheless, they have little to play for in the Premier League and they are mostly playing for pride. At most, they can obtain qualification for Europa League but to qualify for Champions League will be nearly impossible. Defender Smalling (21/1) and striker Van Persie (18/11) are injured while defender Evans (16/0), defender Ferdinand (10/0) and midfielder Valencia (23/2) are very doubtful until match kick off. Defender Vidic (20/0) is suspended.


Manchester City hold their destiny in their hands. In fact, they are the only team which has played fewer games than the other top 4 teams. If they manage to win their games in hand, they will climb back at the top of the Premier League. Following the surprise defeat against Wigan in the FA Cup and the defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League, they bounced back with consecutive victories in the Premier League, keeping a clean sheet in both games while scoring 7 goals. Defender Nastasic (13/1) and forward Aguero (17/15) are injured while striker Dzeko (21/8) and substitute defender Richards (2/0) are doubtful until match kick off.


From my personal observation, Manchester City actually suffer against teams which play defensively against them and this explains their recent defeats against Wigan and Chelsea. Against Barcelona in the Champions League, it was difficult to win because the Spanish team is on another level with players like Messi and Iniesta and they also usually obtain favourable refereeing decisions. Before the defeat against Chelsea, Manchester City were on a 12-game undefeated run in the Premier League with 2 draws and 10 wins. They have no problem scoring goals as they usually find the nets of their opponents.


Manchester United still do not convince me and the recent victories they obtained in their last two matches in all competitions against two average teams were especially down to the excellent play by Van Persie and Rooney. Van Persie is, however, injured now and they will be relying on Rooney. Manchester City still possess much more quality than Manchester United and I think this will be enough to get a win here. Besides, they will be going all out for the win as they are fighting for the title which is now their priority. In my opinion, the Manchester United defence which usually leaves too much space at the back will find it really hard to contain the deadly attack of Manchester City.


Manchester City Asian Handicap -0.75pin
Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Manchester City AH -0.75 Sbobet 2.49 8 0-3 WON (+11.92 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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