Manchester City vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Unbeaten league leaders and reigning champions Manchester City are seeking a fourth successive Premier League triumph as they entertain local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday.
Manchester City starts the weekend top of the league standings but they could be as low as third by the time the derby starts. This is taking into account the assumption that Liverpool and Chelsea win their matches slated on Saturday.
Most notably, Pep Guardiola’s side is unbeaten in the last 11 league games played this season. Even more, they have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven EPL fixtures. The citizens have only conceded four league goals in all games played this season.
Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy had a night off in Wednesday’s 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. However, both are highly likely to feature in the Starting XI. Moreover, Gabriel Jesus scored a hat trick against Shakhtar is excepted to feature in the starting XI against Manchester United. On the other hand, Kevin De Bruyne will continue to miss out for the Citizens.
Mourinho’s men overcame the odds after producing a remarkable comeback to win against Juventus on Wednesday. The Red Devils have managed to avoid defeat in their previous three EPL games.
The Red Devils will be looking for a third straight top-flight win as the head to the Etihad Stadium this Sunday. They will strive to come out of this daunting away fixture. Nevertheless, they will be facing a more fierce side. If they remain focused, they may pull off a fascinating stunt as they did earlier in April when they thrashed the citizens 2-3 at Etihad.
Source : leaguelane.com