The Manchester derby is fast-approaching and anticipation is building ahead of the weekend’s clash between the City’s two major football clubs. Pep Guardiola’s side will entertain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening and ahead of this one these Cityzen’s fans are feeling buoyant.
Raheem Sterling has already managed eight goals in the Premier League this season and is being backed to be the difference-maker in this one.
Who will win the Manchester derby?
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 4, 2019
Hat-trick incoming…. pic.twitter.com/RwsklU65l9
— Observer MCFC (@ObserverMCFC) December 4, 2019
lets win again!!
— _RAY_ (@shahril_izzuan) December 4, 2019
C mon city !
— The Great (Zaddy) (@Yung9jaboy) December 4, 2019
This is gonna be a great game let’s go
— daryil (@xborntogrindx) December 4, 2019
Derby day soon Manchester will be shakedown
— Icetraytv ? (@AgunbiadeJubre2) December 4, 2019
Hope you crash man u properly #winnersforever
— Samuel Mwendwa (@mwendwasamy) December 4, 2019
What do we think?
How does that old saying go? When the derby comes along, the form book goes out of the window.City have the home advantage and so you can understand why the club’s supporters are feeling confident heading into the weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side were held to a disappointing draw at St James’ Park last weekend but have since turned in a dominant display at Turf Moor where they scored four to beat Burnley with ease.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach will fancy his chances considering his side won both derbies last season including a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
However, for that to happen, you would have to expect the £126m-rated Sterling (TransferMarkt) would need to be at his best in order to keep Manchester blue.