By ADAM TROXTELL
One team must overcome recent form, and the other must dismiss recent history in the Manchester Derby.
After losing to Crystal Palace last Monday, Manchester City has just two league wins from its last five outings heading into Sunday’s match against its biggest rival. While Manchester United enters the game as slight favorites with five straight league wins, it will still take something special to beat the Citizens.
Not since December of 2012 has Man United defeated its sky blue neighbors in league play. A win this time around would see them go four points ahead of fourth place Man City and just one point behind Arsenal in second.
Stuttgart can climb off the bottom of the Bundesliga with a win against Werder Bremen. After climbing away from the relegation zone themselves, Bremen now has just one win from its last five league games.
Both Torino and Roma will be looking for a third-straight win in Serie A when the two teams meet in Turin. Elsewhere, AC Milan is looking for a fourth straight against Champions League chasing Sampdoria.
In Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara will try to keep itself in the midst of a race for first against struggling Leon.
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Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
7:15 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Kilmarnock vs. Aberdeen
8:30 a.m. — NBCSN — QPR vs. Chelsea
9 a.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Napoli vs. Fiorentina
9 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Torino vs. Roma
9:15 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Hibernia vs. Hearts
9:30 a.m. — GolTV USA — Koln vs. Hoffenheim
11 a.m. — NBCSN — Manchester United vs. Manchester City
11 a.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Espanyol vs. Athletic Bilbao
11:30 a.m. — GolTV USA — Stuttgart vs. Werder Bremen
1 p.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Real Sociedad vs. Deportivo La Coruna
1 p.m. — Univision — Toluca vs. Atlas
2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Milan vs. Sampdoria
3 p.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Bordeaux vs. Marseille
4 p.m. — ESPN3 — FC Edmonton vs. Carolina RailHawks
5 p.m. — ESPN2 — Portland Timbers vs. Orlando City
6 p.m. — UniMas — Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Leon
7 p.m. — Fox Sports 1 — LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders