FM Preview: Manchester United v Manchester City 12 Feb 2011

Last updated : 11 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 78 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 37 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2010, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 10 NovMan. City0 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sat 17 AprMan. City0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Wed 27 JanMan. Utd.3 - 1Man. CityLGEC
2009/2010Tue 19 JanMan. City2 - 1Man. Utd.LGEC
2009/2010Sun 20 SepMan. Utd.4 - 3Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sun 10 MayMan. Utd.2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sun 30 NovMan. City0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. During these games, Red Devils have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 54 points from the 25 games played. Man. City's total of 49 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.641114613
Man. City632114911

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Man. Utd. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 6 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Man. City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.