FM Preview: Manchester City v Manchester United 30 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 29th April 2012
The game between Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League on 30th April 2012 at 20:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Manchester City v Manchester United fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Manchester United at Eastlands on Monday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 28 of the 78 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 26.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Eastlands was earlier this season, with Manchester United inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 08 Jan||Man. City||2-3||Man. Utd.||F.A. Cup|
|2011/2012||Sun 23 Oct||Man. Utd.||1 - 6||Man. City||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 07 Aug||Man. Utd.||3 - 2||Man. City||Charity Shield|
|2010/2011||Sat 16 Apr||Man. City||1 - 0||Man. Utd.||F.A. Cup|
|2010/2011||Sat 12 Feb||Man. Utd.||2 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Man. City||0 - 0||Man. Utd.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Apr||Man. City||0 - 1||Man. Utd.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 6.
Manchester United's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Red Devils pummel 13 goals, and let in 5.
Manchester City's total of 80 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Manchester United are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 35 games giving them a return of 83 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City are starting to turn Eastlands into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw
|Manchester City||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Manchester United||8 games since last away draw.
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