The Manchester Derby is usually one of the most anticipated fixtures in football, and this year is no different. At this point of the season, the top of the league is usually tightly contested with only a couple of points separating teams. It’s also at this point where it becomes clear whether certain Premier League predictions are accurate. However Manchester City’s start to the season means that they are already 8 point clear. A victory in the derby means they will go 11 points clear of United and also break the Premier League winning streak record.
Since the purchase of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi group in 2008, Manchester City have been building themselves up and are now one of the best teams in English football. The majority of the money invested has been spent on gradually improving the squad year after year. This investment has led to Manchester City being home to world class players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero. The red side of Manchester have also been spending large sums of money in recent years, most notably £89 million on Paul Pogba in 2016.
Despite the huge point difference, it’s still only December so if you did place a bet on the Premier League winner, it still has a good chance of winning.