The Football Neutrals Promised Land.
This is where dreams are made and broken.
This is where little boys watch with wide open eyes. Enthralled they will be aping their idols on the playground tomorrow.
If United win this game then Fred Done of Betfred fame can sleep easy, for he has already paid out on United winning the title.
It has famously gone wrong for him once before and it may do again?
If City win then they go top of the table on goal difference and follow it up with an away visit to a Newcastle team running out of steam and then a home game with QPR who were spanked by Chelsea 6-1 at the weekend.
It's not beyond the realms of possibility that City can snatch this title from Uniteds grasp.
The one stat that jumps out at me is that in in the history of the premiership – 24 games to be exact, Manchester United have never lost a Monday night game.
Food for thought if you are going to lump on City to win.
There will almost certainly be a sending off. Mancini will not Balotelli loose on this game that's for sure but controversy will ensue I'm sure of it and Rooney could be a good candidate to get his marching orders.
He's been a good boy this season so far but if United are trailing by two goals he could lash out randomly.
I'm not going to sit on the fence with this one. United have been porous in defence and letting in four goals against Everton is a sign that their defence is struggling.
With Tevez back and Aguero in fine form I think United will struggle to contain City.
This isn't one of Sir Alex Ferguson's strongest United teams and that is not sour grapes.
Bringing back Scholes out of retirement, whilst a masterstroke, tells you that this United squad is not as strong as it could be.
City to win then and a player to be sent off – possibly Rooney or Scholes.
Correct Score Prediction: Manchester City 4 Manchester United 2
A player to be sent off
A penalty to be awarded.
Man City v Man Utd Free Bet Offer with bet365.
bet365 has a fantastic free bet offer to add to the excitement as Man City welcome rivals Man Utd to the Etihad Stadium in what promises to be a pivotal game in the title race.
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