So who takes the three points? City seem the best bet. They're owners of a three-game win streak, and playing at the Etihad with Balotelli available after suspension. United's last three games reveal a rather wobbly perch atop the league. They drew last week against Everton, and took a page from Liverpool's book, losing 1-0 to Wigan two weekends ago. Despite Wayne Rooney's recent goalscoring form, one wonders if there's enough in United's tank to convince the world that they deserve this title. And don't count out Carlos Tevez to figure in the game's outcome in just about the most ironic way possible...
Prediction: City 3-1
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