Opta Stats: Manchester City v Manchester United

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Will Manchester City win the title with a victory over Manchester City?

Has any Manchester derby had as much on the line as this one between Manchester City and Manchester United? Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Victory for Manchester City will see them be crowned English top-flight champions for the fifth time, and third time in the Premier League."

They are 20/211.96 to win and clinch the title.

Victory for Manchester City will see them be crowned English top-flight champions for the fifth time, and third time in the Premier League. They are 20/211.96 to win and clinch the title.

Should the Citizens win the title here, they'll have done so with more games to spare than any side in English top-flight history. City are 2/12.96 to win half-time/full-time.

Manchester City have done the double three times over Manchester United in the Premier League, only Liverpool have done so more often in the competition (4). The draw half-time/Manchester City full-time double result is 4/15.0.

Manchester United have lost eight of their last 13 Premier League games against Man City (W3 D2) - their previous eight top-flight defeats against Man City came over a 49-game period stretching back to March 1978. Manchester City are 9/25.6 to win both halves.

However, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last two league visits to the Etihad (W1 D1). The draw is 14/53.85.

Man Utd have won each of their last four Premier League games. They last won more consecutively back in January 2017 (6). United are 16/54.2 to claim victory.

The Red Devils have only won one of their last 10 away league games against fellow 'big six' sides (D3 L6), failing to score on eight occasions in that run. Manchester City are 13/53.6 to win to nil.

Sergio Aguero has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Manchester United, but has failed to score in either of the last two. Aguero is 5/42.3 to score.

David Silva has been directly involved in six goals in his 11 Premier League games against Man Utd (3 goals, 3 assists), but just one of these has been at the Etihad (assist in April 2012). Silva is 16/54.2 to find the net.

Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his last three games for Manchester United in all competitions. He last scored in more consecutively back in September (six in a row). Lukaku is 12/53.35 to add to his tally.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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