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Last three Manchester derbies at the Etihad have ended with less than 2.5 goals.

Sporting chinos and sunglasses in the sun, Sanchez appeared in relaxed mood ahead Saturday's Manchester derby.

City's dominance has been so overwhelming that many are already ranking them among the best teams in Premier League history, alongside the likes of Arsenal's "Invincibles", who won the 2003-04 title without losing a single match, and United's 1999 treble winners. There couldn't be a better stage than this for the Blues to grab the trophy by defeating their arch-rivals.

"No one has had total control and dominated the Premier League recently, but City are going to do exactly that".

City are just four wins away from taking the record for most wins set by Chelsea last season with 30.

Earlier this season, City claimed a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, and we are backing them to complete a double over United.

However, the home side will be coming into this game after a horrifying mid-week Anfield visit.

Guardiola is prioritising both legs of the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool and is ready to field a weakened team against United in a bid to keep his squad fresh. If Guardiola's City would grab all three points, they will be crowned champions of England.

Pep Guardiola could seal the Citizens' third Premier League title since 2012 this weekend in front of the club's biggest rivals, and, in front of his own arch-nemesis, Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils now occupy the second spot with 68 points, but a defeat on Saturday could see them slip down the table.

City are now on a five-game winning run in Premier League. According to The Sun, the Manchester United left-back is wanted on loan by Barcelona and the La Liga champions will make a move in the summer for the 22-year-old. Following a successful league form, the visitors will be looking forward to registering a famous win over the deflated City side.

They won't win the title, of course, but they'll want to kick City when they're down and send them into next week's second leg against Liverpool feeling even more fearful than they are right now.

Eric Bailly's recent return seems to have given a bit more confidence to Chris Smalling, but the Englishman will have to be on his game against City's rapid attackers.

And Mourinho was brutal when asked what the difference between the two teams has been.

The Red Devils have no new injury concerns for this encounter, with Daley Blind and Sergio Romero being the only ones still out with injuries.