Manchester City are on course to become the earliest Premier League winners ever… and be crowned champions against noisy neighbours United.
Pep Guardiola’s league leaders are running away with the title and moved 15 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s men after their 3-0 win over West Brom on Wednesday night.
With 68 points from their first 25 matches, City are averaging 2.72 points every game meaning they could total 103 points once the season is finished.
Meanwhile United, who are in second place, average 2.12 points per game and are therefore on course to get 81 points.
One statistician on Twitter confirmed that if the averages would remain the same, City need just 14 points from their next 13 matches to lift the title.
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And Nick Harris from Sporting Intelligence confirmed the revelation: “Using average points totals of City and Utd per game and assuming same rate of points accumulation from now on, City win the title… at the derby.”
City host United on April 7 and the home fans will be revelling in the prospect of getting one over their fierce rivals.
It will bring memories back to the final day of the season in 2012 when United were seconds away from winning the title.
But their celebrations were cut short when Sergio Aguero scored the winner in the final seconds to defeat QPR 3-2 to be crowned champions.
Guardiola’s side are also braced to beat the Premier League points record tally, held by Mourinho’s Chelsea, when his title winning side reached 95.