Stats you need to know for the Manchester Derby

We take a look at the key stats ahead of the Manchester Derby this weekend.

Stats you need to know for the Manchester Derby

Saturday's early kick off in the Premier League sees old foes Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola face off for the first time in England for the Manchester Derby.

Both teams have started the season in scintillating form but this will be the first real test for both sides. Neither have played any of the teams expected to challenge for the title this term and both will be wanting to lay down a marker.

United have looked slightly more stable at the back during their three matches, conceding one goal compared to City's three. City, under Guardiola, are looking to play more of an expansive style and have scored nine goals so far, whilst Mourinho's more pragmatic United have six. Sergio Aguero has scored three of those City goals though and him being suspended might have a big impact on this match.

The Manchester derby stretches back 147 matches, with United leading the way on 58 wins, compared to City's 43. They have shared the last five games, with two wins apiece and a draw.

Mourinho and Guardiola's rivalry stretches back to when Mourinho was in charge at Inter Milan and Guardiola at Barcelona. Guardiola got the better of Mourinho in that spell, with two wins to Mourinho's one. Pep then stole the bragging rights in their respective terms in Spain, at Barcelona and Real Madrid, with Guardiola winning five wins to Mourinho's two.

Whether he can do the same in the Premier League, where Mourinho has the advantage of past experience, remains to be seen.

Best odds for the match are Man Utd 11/8, Draw 23/10 and Man City 12/5.

Sign up to Oddschecker today
Expert tips, all the best offers, and the best odds on every bet!
Join Now