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Manchester derby: Prediction

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Moyes is hoping for a win in his first ever Manchester derby (©GettyImages)
Moyes is hoping for a win in his first ever Manchester derby (©GettyImages).

With both Manchester City and Manchester United having had great midweek Champions League results their heads turn to their next game, the Manchester derby. It is a must win for both teams and promises to be full of attacking intent.

Both teams come into this match in similar form with three wins in their last five games and it will be a very close match. Neither team have been entirely convincing thus far in the Premier League with Man City losing to newly promoted side Cardiff and Manchester United losing to Liverpool; although in my opinion United have made the better start. 

It is of course the first Manchester derby for both Manuel Pellegrini  and David Moyes and both will be eager to impress on their derby debuts for their clubs.

Home advantage is massive in a fixture like this as the teams will need their fans to really get behind them in order to play their best and being the away side in a derby can be intimidating whereas the home side is filled with confidence. 

Manchester City seem to have the stronger starting lineup although they haven't really got going so far this season with a draw against Stoke and a loss against Cardiff and United will look to exploit this weakness.

Whereas in the other side of Manchester, United have also drawn and lost this season, but against much stronger opposition as they drew against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and lost to league leaders Liverpool.

The return to form for Wayne Rooney will be important and with him and Robin van Persie scoring goals for fun United seem to have the stronger attack.

Prediction : Manchester City 1 - Manchester United 2

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