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History of the Manchester United v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 76 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 35 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 10 MayMan. Utd.2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sun 30 NovMan. City0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 10 FebMan. Utd.1 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sun 19 AugMan. City1 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 05 MayMan. City0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecMan. Utd.3 - 1Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Sat 14 JanMan. City3 - 1Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Red Devils, with 3 goals against.

Man. City's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Sky Blues, and 6 goals against.

Man. Utd.'s total of 12 points from their 5 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Man. City's total of 12 points from their 4 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.641113513
Man. City660011218

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Sky Blues to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Man. City take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Man. City 3 successive away victories.
12 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 23 outings ago.