FM Preview: Manchester United v Manchester City 06 Apr 2013

Last updated : 05 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 77 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Manchester United have come away with 36 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was just last season, in October 2011, where Manchester City annihilated the Sky Blues 1-6 in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 09 Dec Man. City 2 - 3 Man. Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 30 Apr Man. City 1 - 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
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

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Red Devils, with 4 goals against.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Manchester United are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 30 games giving them a return of 77 points.

Manchester City's total of 56 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 11 3 15
Manchester City 6 2 2 2 11 7 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United 25 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Manchester City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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