On October 26 2016 at 20:00 Manchester United play against Manchester City in the 1/8 round of the English League Cup at the Old Trafford Stadium.
The loss to Chelsea 0:4 appeared to become the biggest away loss of Manchester United since 1999. That loss also made the winless series of the Red Devils become four games in a raw. Before that Manchester United drew Liverpool 0:0, Stoke City 1:1, outplayed Leicester 4:1 and lost to Watford 3:1. The situation in the team becomes more and more difficult, MU don’t seem to show any progress and can’t win even against the middle-peasants of the league, speaking nothing about the teams from the top of the table. Now, after 9 games played in the national championship Manchester United have 14 points and are on the 7th position in the standings.
Even though Manchester City didn’t manage to win against Southampton on the 9th matchday of the English Premier League, they are still on the top of the league with 20 points gained and a better goal difference than Arsenal and Liverpool have. Before that Manchester City drew Everton 1:1, lost to Tottenham 2:0, outplayed Swansea 1:3 and Bournemouth 4:0. Manchester City, in fact, haven’t won for five games in a raw in all of the competitions they take part in and the manager of the team doesn’t seem to be pleased with that.
In the last five games played between the teams they gained the same number of points with two victories each and one draw. Manchester United only lost one home game this season and it happened in the game against Manchester City in September. Moreover, the Citizens won three of the last five games at the Old Trafford and the Red Devils only own once. It seems like MC are the team of a higher class compared to their rivals from the red part of Manchester. That is why we think that the visitors are the favorites of the upcoming game and are very likely to win it.
Prediction for the match: Manchester City to win.