CLOSE DERBY MATCH
Sunday’s Manchester derby is likely to be decided by few goals given that this encounter has seen lesser than two goals scored in the last few years. With so much at stake, Manchester city manager Manuel Pellegrini will be counting on his strikers to come up with two goals required to win.
City have a number of great strikers at the disposal, while United have been overly reliant on the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the last few years. Pellegrini has specifically focused on striker Sergio Aguero as the man to watch for his team in the Manchester derby.
The Argentine striker has been in sensational form since moving to the club in a £ 38 million deal from Atletico Madrid a few years ago. He has established himself as one of the top strikers in the Premier league during this period. Pellegrini has been boosted by the news that captain and defender Vincent Kompany is fit for the encounter after missing the last few games due to an injury. The Belgian international is one of the important players at the club and he was sorely missed during the poor form experienced by City in the last few weeks. His return might tempt City fans to bet on your team to win.
“Sergio is very important, he is an incredible player, he makes a difference in every game he plays. He didn’t do a very good pre-season because he has a lot of problems but now every game he is playing better. I am sure he will play a very good game on Sunday because Sergio always appears in important games. Every match against Manchester United is a special match. Of course it is very important but I don’t work with just the confidence to play one match,” said Pellegrini ahead of the match. Both teams are looking on points with each other.