This preview sees a huge match in the context of the season and the top four.

Manchester City vs Manchester United – Thursday 27th April 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

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Man City are 17/20 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 7/2 to score first.

Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad in the Premier League, this match is a huge game in the context of the top four.

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal, meaning that Pep will finish his first season without any silverware.

In a goalless first half it was City who were the better of the sides, although both teams had goals ruled out.

Sergio Aguero (62) gave Manchester City the lead, with City hitting Arsenal on the break after clearing a Gunner's corner.

Nacho Monreal (71) was the unlikely source to equalise, with City's lead lasting just nine minutes.

Ultimately it was Alexis Sanchez (101) who scored the winner for Arsenal, in the first half of extra time to send the Gunners through to the final.

City In Poor Form

City have been in mixed form of late, with only the wins against Southampton and Hull to their name.

In light of the exit from the FA Cup, there is even more pressure on Guardiola, who will finish a season without silverware for the first time in his career.

Guardiola's men will be wanting to secure a third-placed finish as the minimum, they are two points behind Liverpool.

They will need to bounce back immediately, with United the form side in this fixture.

Same Again For Pep

The match against United sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with home advantage and league position dictating the odds.

They face a United side who are unbeaten in the league since October, this will be a very tough fixture.

Pep will be looking for City to better their recent record against their rivals, they have won just one of the five meetings.

City_Of_Manc_StadiumUnited In Great Form

Manchester United come into the match on the back of a 2-0 win away against Burnley, the perfect result going into this match.

It was a great result for Jose Mourinho's side, with United firmly putting the pressure on rivals City and Liverpool.

Anthony Martial (21) opened the scoring for United, with the young Frenchman responding to criticism from Mourinho.

Wayne Rooney (39) marked a rare appearance with a goal, tapping past the Burnley defence from point blank range.

United 23

Manchester United have been on an excellent run, they are now 23 games unbeaten in the Premier League.

United have drawn 10 of these matches though, but a win here will have huge implications on the top four.

Mourinho will be looking to avenge the result earlier in the season, which saw his stuttering United side beaten at home.

They still have an excellent chance to finish in the top four, but they will need to win the majority of their remaining matches.

United Underdogs

Despite their excellent unbeaten form, Manchester United come into this match as underdogs.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with City a wounded animal after the defeat against Arsenal.

The Red Devils will be looking to continue their overall record against City, 149 matches United have won 59, drawn 46 and lost 44.

Man United are 16/5 with Marcus Rashford at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – United to win 2-1 @ 12/1

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