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Manchester Derby: City Looking to Close the Gap on League Leaders Arsenal

The Manchester Derby is set to be an exciting match as Manchester City looks to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal by securing a win against Manchester United. The omens look good for City as they have defeated United more often in the Premier League at Old Trafford than any other side with eight wins. A victory in this game will also see them defeat United for a record 19th time in the competition since it began in 1992, overtaking both Chelsea and Liverpool's records.

On the other hand, Manchester United's recent head-to-head record against City is not favorable, with three consecutive defeats in the Premier League in which they've conceded 12 goals in total. If they lose this game, it'll be the first time since November 2014 that they have lost four successive Premier League Manchester derbies.

This match will also bring up a significant milestone for City's manager, Pep Guardiola, as it will be his 500th top-flight league game as a manager. The previous encounter between these two teams earlier this season ended in a 6-3 win for City at the Etihad Stadium, which was the all-time highest scoring competitive Manchester derby match.

Both teams have a lot to live up to in this match as they look to secure a win and make their mark in the league. While City looks to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal, United will be looking to continue their winning streak and secure a spot in the top four. With both teams having different strategies and different managers, it's hard to predict the outcome of the match, but it's sure to be an exciting and nail-biting match.

Man City are favourites, giving them a 54.3% chance of defeating United at Old Trafford for the ninth time in the Premier League and a record-breaking 19th time at any venue in the competition.

A draw (25.5%) is being deemed more likely than a Man United home victory (20.2%), with the supercomputer thinking that the Red Devils’ three-game winning league run is coming to an end on Saturday lunchtime fixture that kicks off at 15:30.

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