A 3-0 defeat at Anfield on Wednesday was nothing short of disastrous, with the Citizens needing to win by a scoreline of 3-0 or better to overturn the first leg deficit.
It all means that Saturday’s teatime game against United pales into insignificance despite the fact that this is a derby match which would also lead to a title win should they claim the three points.
Add into the mix that United are stubborn opponents in this sort of match. They have already been to Anfield and drew 0-0, while they overturned Liverpool in their own back yard.
The Red Devils sit second in the Premier League table and we’re happy to take the fancy prices about them winning the match and claiming victory while keeping their opponents at bay.