Michael Owen is predicting Manchester City to come out on top in the derby, but he does expect to see a number of goals at the Etihad Stadium this evening.
The ex-Manchester United striker does think his former side will get on the scoresheet due to their opponent’s poor defensive record recently, but he believes the home team will be the victors:
“The 179th Manchester derby and City, who did the double over United last season, are taken to maintain their recent supremacy against their local rivals at the Etihad Stadium.”
“Both sides have scored in three of the last four games between the teams and I would be surprised if we didn’t see goals in Saturday’s late kick-off.”
United’s poor away record this campaign means City are heavy favourites to get the three points. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won just once on the road, in a 3-1 win against Norwich back in October.
The Red Devils have lost at Bournemouth, Newcastle and West Ham already this season, and City are usually pretty formidable on their own turf.
Derbies do have a habit of springing a surprise, though, and United supporters will be hoping that their team can build on the impressive 2-1 victory they managed against Spurs midweek.