Manchester United vs Manchester City – Premier League: The two Manchester teams sit in the 1st and 2nd places
Old Trafford will, once again, be the stage of a rivalry that ambitions a title for the city.
But this match has something more attractive. With José Mourinho on United and Pep Guardiola on City, we also have 2 playing styles that, many times, are considered opposites, going into this match needing some sort of seal of approval.
Not that these managers need it, because each of them already gained a lot of titles and currently lives in peace with its options.
But that brings more excitement into this match, obviously.
José Mourinho’s team doesn’t need to have more ball possession, or shoot more, or even create more opportunities, to be a dangerous team.
Without many ball touches, the team is able to create rupture situations on the opposing lines and, even without Paul Pogba, who is suspended due to being sent off, it will be on that idea that the Portuguese manager will bank on.
It is certain that the team would need a win to get closer to 1st place, but right now, for Mourinho, the best path will maybe not be the shortest.
For Pep Guardiola, on a complicated and demanding month like December, for every Premier League team, winning away against their main rivals would have a special taste.
It would leave the team more relaxed, with margin for error until the first week of January, dealing with part of their contenders.
The Citizens’ team will look to have more ball possession, executing that dominance that makes their opponents desperate. But for the Catalan manager, the draw might also appear as a compromise solution between the most desired result.
Manchester United vs Manchester City – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This is a match between two teams but, essentially, a strategical matchup. Both managers will weigh in their strategies according to their final objectives of the season and not only focused on the match result.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Under 3.5 goals||