Monday’s game takes place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, where City are unbeaten this season. Roberto Mancini’s side have won sixteen of their eighteen home games, scoring 51 goals and conceding just 10 along the way. Home advantage then, surely? Against any other team, yes, but United are the EPL’s best away team, losing just twice away from home all season.
Something has to give. Will it be City’s incredible goal scoring form at home? Or will United’s impressive record away from Old Trafford finally end?
Recent form suggests United should be the more confident of the two: They are unbeaten in their last three trips to the Etihad, while City haven’t scored at home against United for 329 minutes.