Manchester City (5-3-2) at Manchester United (6-1-3)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, December 12th 2020 at 12:30 PM (Old Trafford)
The Line: Manchester United +340 / Manchester City -140 / Draw +320 -- Over/Under: 3.0 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Manchester United faces Manchester City on Saturday, December 12th at Old Trafford for an English Premier League match.
Manchester United is coming off a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in its last match in UEFA Champions League action. With that loss, Manchester United was eliminated from the Champions League in Group-Stage play. Manchester United's last Premier League match was on December 5th against West Ham United. In that match, Manchester United defeated West Ham United on the road by the final score of 3-1. Manchester United has won its last four Premier League matches and sits with a 6-1-3 record. That record puts Manchester United in 6th place in the Premier League standings. Manchester United has scored 19 goals and has conceded 17 goals, therefore the club has a +2 goal differential so far this season.
Manchester City is coming off a 3-0 victory over Marseille in its last match in UEFA Champions League action. Manchester City's last Premier League match was against Fulham on December 5th. In that match, Manchester City defeated Fulham by the final score of 2-0 at home. Manchester City is now unbeaten in its last five matches overall and has been in great form as of late. Manchester City has a 5-3-2 record in the Premier League thus far. Manchester City is in 7th place in the Premier League standings, as after a slow start City is starting to find its form in Premier League action. Manchester City has scored 17 goals and has only allowed 11 goals this season, giving the club a +6 goal differential so far this season.
The last time Manchester United and Manchester City met was on March 8th of 2020. In that match, Manchester United defeated its rivals by the final score of 2-0 at home.
Manchester City is plainly playing better than Manchester United at this time, and therefore, I am going to take Manchester City to win this match on the road. Manchester City's defense should be able to hold Manchester United to a goal or less, which should be enough for a victory on the road.