Brazil legend Rivaldo has predicted the winner of the English Premier League derby clash between champions Manchester City and Manchester United.
The Brazil World Cup winner believes that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will carry the day and end Erik ten Hag’s side unbeaten run in the EPL.
Manchester United and Manchester City face off in a derby when club football returns to action this weekend.
Manchester City welcomes the Red Devils at the Etihad Stadium in their first match following the break.
Manchester City is in the second position behind Arsenal in the league table with 17 points.
They have won five and drawn two of their seven matches so far and are only one point behind table-toppers Arsenal.
Manchester United made a poor start to their life under Erik ten Hag, losing both of their first two league games.
However, they have since won each of their four games and now sit fifth on the table, Rivaldo said.
“The Citizens are much more in tune with their style of play while the Red Devils – with new manager Erik ten Hag – are still looking for their best and most effective system, so I see a Manchester City win here with the in-form Erling Haaland giving the visitors’ defense a lot of headaches,” he told Betfair.
Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira, known as Rivaldo, is a Brazilian former footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder but also as a second striker, and on occasion deployed as a wide midfielder or as a winger.