11th November, 2018
All roads surely leads to Manchester city today as the two giant local football clubs go head to head in a British Premier League clash today at the Etihad. This is a match that promises fireworks all through as Pep Guardiola faces Jose Mourinho once again in a competitive game.
While one of the two teams is presently firing on all cylinders, the other is struggling to get a balance right now. However, this game is a different ball game from the rest as it is a derby that has a lot attached to it.
It might be true that Manchester City are the defending champions of the league but then Manchester United are no-push-overs as they showed in their game against Juventus in Turin just a few days back when they defeated the Italian giants by 2-1 away from home.
The situation for both teams at the moment is very similar to that of last season as at the time they met at the Etihad. City was a high flying team with the chance to win the league title in front of their home supporters then.
They even went ahead to lead the game a two goals to nil advantage at a stage. Then came back United strongly into the game. They not only equalised both goals but went on to win the game by three goals to two to turn the evening into a sorrowful one for the City fans who had come prepared for a real party that day.
The present situation once again has City cruising high as they top the league standings courtesy the fact that they are unbeaten in their opening eleven league games while United occupy the seventh position after a difficult start to this season’s campaign.
The hosts have been in a real frightening form of recent as they not only dismantled Southampton in a league game by 6-1 but also went on to hammer Shakhtar Donetsk by 6-0 in a Champions’ League encounter just a few days later.
With the visitors equally in a good shape as shown in their recent games, the fans at the Etihad are surely going to witness a very explosive encounter.