City captain Vincent Kompany has declared a dooms day for united as they head into the fierce Manchester derby, his team recent statistics and form suggest otherwise.
Manchester City have lost three of their last five #EPL matches, two of which came against teams such as Burnley and Crystal which are considered to be light weights and are currently in the bottom half of the premiere league table.
Their away record raises further concern with just one win in six matches. With this in mind city travel to Old Trafford on Sunday with only a point ahead of their equally potent neighbors Manchester united.
It is united who are finishing the season looking like title challengers with only second-placed Arsenal ahead of them in the form table over the last six matches.
Arsene Wenger’s team have a 100 per cent record during that time but United have five wins in a row since a defeat to Swansea on February 21.
The Red Devils appear to have finally clicked and found another gear after getting results but failing to impress in Louis van Gaal’s maiden season.
Captain Wayne Rooney has rediscovered his goal scoring touch with six in his last eight matches in all competitions, having gone nine games without finding the net as Van Gaal utilized him in a variety of positions and not always as a striker.
By contrast, City’s leading scorer Sergio Aguero has not scored in his last six appearances in all competitions and has only netted three league goals in his last 12 matches, having previously scored 11 in 14.
Another problem City have is their leaky defence. With the usually ultra-reliable Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta far from their best this season they have suddenly found themselves exposed far too often.
They have kept only three clean sheets since Christmas in all competitions, with those coming against West Brom, Leicester and Newcastle.
United, in the same time period, have had eight despite rarely having a settled defence, and they have also turned Old Trafford into something of a fortress with five successive league victories.
That record, added to the fact City have scored more than once in an away game on a single occasion since Boxing Day, the 4-1 win at Stoke, would suggest Kompany’s confidence may be misguided.
What are your thoughts on this upcoming derby?