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Manchester United vs Manchester City Premier League - April 12, 2015

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Manchester United vs Manchester City - Competition: English Premier League

Manchester United team are ready for meeting 2 with their hated inner city rival Manchester City. The 1st clash in the Etihad did not end well after a 2nd half City goal downed Man U 0-1. Man United have much more to look forward to in this 2nd meeting in Old Trafford considering their recent run of great form. 3 straight league wins following the knockout loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup has Man U poised and ready to strut their stuff. Literally just claiming 3rd place from Man City, Man United have a 1 point lead on their visitors and will need to keep up their superb recent form to hold this advantage. Wayne Rooney leads the attack while RVP gets back into game shape following his 1 month hiatus due to injury. We could see him come in later in the match as a sub if things end up going poorly. With 13 wins in 16 Home league contests, little stands in the way of Man U claiming points here as they dominate at home. The sudden surging play of midfielder Juan Mata has the team bursting with confidence. They will certainly play Man City into the turf here considering they finally have found a winning niche, especially at Old Trafford.
Man City have hit a wall lately. 3 losses over their last 5 Premier League games played has the club reeling and searching for answers. They just conceded their 2nd place hold, which they had held almost all season long, with a recent road loss at Crystal Palace 1-2 last weekend. With nothing else to focus on after Barcelona knocked them from the Champions League, Man City had little excuse in that loss. If it wasn’t for a Yaya Toure late goal, Man City would have been utterly embarrassed by the lesser club. Only 4 goals scored over their last 4 matches played overall can be accredited for this drop in the tables. Man City desperately need a quick jump back into form from top scorer Sergio Aguero as he leads the team with 17 goals over 26 EPL showings. Man City will need to put it all back together if they are to have a chance of reclaiming points lost in recent EPL games. Against a deadly in-town rival like Man U, expect City to bring their A-game despite the fact it probably won’t be enough to slowdown their in-form hosts.

Manchester United last 5 matches:
04/03/15 Newcastle 0 – 1 Manchester United
09/03/15 Man United 1 – 2 Arsenal
15/03/15 Manchester United 3 – 0 Tottenham
22/03/15 Liverpool 1 – 2 Man United
04/04/15 Manchester United 3 – 1 Aston Villa

Manchester City last 5 matches:
04/03/15 Man City 2 – 0 Leicester City
14/03/15 Burnley 1 – 0 Man City
18/03/15 Barcelona 1 – 0 Manchester City
21/03/15 Manchester City 3 – 0 West Brom
06/04/15 Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Manchester City

Match date: 12 April 2015
Kick Off Time: 16:00 BST
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester, England)  

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]



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