Making a return to winning ways in midweek and now with their sights set on claiming Manchester bragging rights, the defending champions will welcome their bitter cross-town rivals to the Etihad on Saturday evening.
Eventually putting four past Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night and recovering from back-to-back draws against Newcastle and Italian outfit Atalanta last month, Pep Guardiola’s men now simply have their sights set on trying to keep themselves within touching distance of runaway league leaders Liverpool.
On the flip side, the Blue half of Manchester are not the only side who put in a thumping performance earlier in the week to make a much-needed return to winning ways.
Picking up a 2-1 win over Spurs in Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford homecoming, the Reds brought to an end a three-match winless run on Wednesday night and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still remains adamant that his side can mount a top-four charge this season.
However, with the defending champions landing back-to-back victories over their arch-rivals, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts can be found at 4/11 with Bet365 to make it a trio of wins this weekend.
City bounce back
Although Pep Guardiola may have seen his side empathically bounce back in midweek and pick up a 4-1 win away at Burnley, Manchester City still find themselves sat 11 points adrift of the runway league leaders.
Despite continuing to shine in the final third, the former Barcelona boss will have some growing concerns over his side’s inability to come away with a clean sheet intact.
Watching Burnley snatch a consolation goal in midweek, Guardiola’s men have failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last eight matches across all competitions, a run that stems back to the 26th of October.
The defending champions are priced at 4/6 with Paddy Power to once again have their defence breached on home soil.
If Manchester City are to keep up the pace this weekend, then Guardiola will be calling on Gabriel Jesus to carry on from where he left off in midweek.
Bagging a brace in Lancashire and putting in one of his finest displays in Sky Blue despite having just 23 touches at Turf Moor, the Brazil international will once again lead the line on Saturday with Sergio Aguero still out with injury.
You might be interested to know that the 21-year-old can be found pencilled in at 10/11 with 888sport to once again find the net at the Etihad.
Who can stop Marcus Rashford?
Putting on a string of improvements and snatching a very eye-catching 2-1 win over top-four rivals Spurs in midweek, it is no surprise that Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been quick to praise his side’s display on Wednesday night.
Although Saturday’s traveling support might still find their side dealing with some issues at the back, the former champions have really started to shine in the final third.
Recording two or more strikes in six of their last seven appearances, you might be interested to know that the Reds can be found at 10/3 with Ladbrokes to extend on that tally and once again bag over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Really stealing the show on Wednesday night and putting in arguably a season-best display against Spurs over the weekend, forward Marcus Rashford has continued to spearhead United’s attacking charge this year.
Bagging a brace in midweek, the England international has already bagged 15 goals for club and country this season and is fast approaching breaking his person best tally.
Remarkably also now finding the net 12 times in his last 13 matchups across all competitions, the 22-year-old is pencilled in at 11/4 with William Hill to extend on his purple patch on enemy territory this weekend.