Sunday, 22 September 2013
Man City vs Man Utd - Sun 22nd Sep 16:00 pm
The time has come for one of the biggest games of our season and Man Utd's alike, not just a battle of two old rivals these days, but a very important match in terms of the title race.
I am anxious when City are playing at the best of times but derby day is on a different level, I will be sat on the edge of my seat littering the aisle with my finger nails for the whole match, every time Utd begin an attack I will be in bits screaming for a tackle to be made, equally when City go forward I will be praying for a goal, the experience and emotions on derby day are unreal and that is why I live for it.
Going into this game I could talk about our form so far this season and Utd's for that matter, non of us have peaked and shown what we are really capable of, but as far as tomorrows game is concerned it is irrelevant, the form book goes out of the window.
We want City to go into the game tomorrow with a never say die attitude, we want to see players that do not stop fighting for the entirety of the game, most of all we want to see them take pride in wearing our shirt and if we throw a touch of class in along the way then I would say we have more than a good chance of winning.
If there was a good time for us to have to play a derby match, then I would say now is that time. We come into this game on the back of an away win in the Champions League which has surely relieved some pressure and boosted our confidence, we just need to stay on that track now and a win against Utd could really help us kick start our season.
On a finishing note, lets make sure we as fans put in the level of effort in supporting our players as we expect from them on the pitch, so get the vocal cords warmed up. COME ON CITY! CTID!
Man City Team News:
Demichelis (knee) is still unavailable for selection, Clichy (thigh) and Richards (hamstring) have been training but are not expected to be fit enough to make the squad, David Silva has also been training after struggling with a thigh injury and is rumoured to be fit enough to play, although there are conflicting reports on his fitness.
Man Utd Team News:
Jones (ankle) and Rafael (hamstring) are out injured and Fletcher is struggling with his bowel problem. Welbeck (knee) is doubtful.
Possible Man City Line Up: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Dzeko, Aguero.
Possible Man Utd Line Up: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie.
My Prediction: Man City 3 - 0 Man Utd.
Worth A Bet: All odds on City players to score the first goal in a 3 - 0 win are good, my favourite is for our captain to lead the way by scoring the first goal in a 3 - 0 win @ 375/1.