Manchester City vs Manchester United preview, betting tips and prediction: A win is all it takes for the CityzensPublished April 05, 2018
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Manchester City have been Premier League champions elect for months now, and no team have really made them sweat at all. But now is the time it all becomes concrete and their dominance is rewarded, and it could all happen in the most perfect way possible on Saturday evening. Pep Guardiola’s men can clinch their first league title under him by beating city rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. United are still heavy favourites to finish second, but they will be fuming at the 16-point gap between the two sides at present.
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Jose Mourinho will love the idea of playing the role of pantomime villain and will relish the chance to spoil the party. His personal rivalry with Guardiola will only fuel that particular fire, too; while he is powerless to stop his old foe wrapping up the title at some point, he will view it as a minor victory if he can hold up proceedings. Expect United to sit deep and frustrate City but, crucially, that is exactly what Guardiola has prepared his team for against most opponents all season. City have won every league game at the Etihad Stadium since August and, despite the Red Devils’ best efforts, they should pick up three points, and the title, this weekend. Grab these Paddy Power free bets!
With only one Premier League defeat to their name this term, it is hard to put City’s form into words. They demolished Everton at Goodison Park last weekend and look set to break the 100-point barrier this season.
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United stayed two points clear of Liverpool in second, with a game in hand, by beating Swansea on Saturday. The game saw Romelu Lukaku net his 100th league goal.
Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns, but Daley Blind and Phil Jones miss out for the visitors.