Manchester United vs. Manchester City, Barclays Premier League Odds, Prediction and Pick

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Manchester United vs. Manchester City, Barclays Premier League Odds, Prediction and Pick

It is going to be a cracking Sunday as two of the biggest teams of English Premier League fight for glory in their derby game. Manchester derby between Manchester United and City is scheduled to kick off at 8:30 am EST on 9th December 2012. This game is to be played on City's home ground, that is, Etihad Stadium. Although home advantage would be with Manchester City, United won't complain about playing away. Their away record has been glorious in recent past and they'd like to keep it that way. A victory for United would keep them at first place and seven crucial points clear of City whereas, a victory for City would take them just a point ahead of Manchester united. A draw would keep the situation almost same as now with United at first and City just behind them.

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Manchester City may have looked solid enough this season, but they are nowhere near themselves. Three draws out of five games must be as frustrating as it can get. Furthermore, they never looked comfortable in any of those draws and adding to that is their ordinary form in home conditions. Manchester City is a good team on paper and they'd have to put their plan to action if they have to catch Manchester United.

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Manchester United is on a three match winning streak which almost came to an end when they played against Reading. They bounced back to win from behind in a nail-biting encounter as has the case with them this whole season. The Red Devils are looking in awesome scoring touch with all of their strikers and forwards working well. Their only concern looks to be their defense early in the game.

This is an all-important match for both the sides. It's might well be match of the calendar year with pride, emotions and first place at stake. It is expected to be thrilling contest of football.

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Can Manchester United carry on their momentum to continue their winning streak? Yes, it is possible; with City looking a little out of sorts, especially at their home ground; United can really take the game away from them. A draw is very much on the cards and there cannot be a tougher call to make regarding the result. I'd place my money on Manchester United to pull this one off.

  • Prediction: Manchester United -0 Manchester City -1

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Manchester United is in superb touch and are enjoying goal scoring feast whereas City has struggled to find the back of the net in their last few games. Anything is possible on the D-day, but I'd back Manchester United, the better team on paper, to win this game.