Manchester United v Manchester City First Goalscorer Betting Tips

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Author: Tony MacDonald

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Published: 17:36 23/10/2015

Get an added edge on your Manchester United v Manchester City goalscorer bets for Sunday's Premier League clash with the football betting offers at William Hill.

Manchester United have an opportunity to move ahead of their local rivals in the Premier League title race and will be hoping to emulate last season's 4-2 victory in this fixture. Barring a horror show at Arsenal a few games back, the Red Devils have been in great form and will be aiming to expose any weaknesses in a Manchester City defence that has not kept a clean sheet in 8 matches.

Last season aside, City have had the better of recent meetings and will be looking to win the Manchester derby for the fifth time in six matches. Manuel Pellegrini's men have been firing in front of goal recently and having scored 15 times in their last 4 outings will be hoping to put the hosts under pressure from the first whistle.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 14:00 (BST) and is sure to appeal to both casual punters and professional gamblers alike. Local derbies are never easy to call and plenty of punters will be bypassing the Match Odds in favour of a bet on the First Goalscorer market.

Goalscorer Second Chance

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's leading scorer in all competitions this season with 6 goals, the latest of which came in last weekend's win at his old club Everton. However, he was largely innefective against CSKA Moscow and may be dropped into a deeper role with Anthony Martial moving over from the left to be the main striker. Martial got the equaliser in Russia and already has 3 Premier League goals to his name, so is worthy of interest in the First Goalscorer market. Juan Mata has notched 3 times from midfield and makes more appeal than Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin despite both of them scoring against Everton.

With Sergio Aguero injured, Wilfried Bony stepped up to the plate to score twice in Saturday's easy win over Bournemouth and the Ivorian powerhouse is sure to be well backed to open the scoring here. He'll be supported by last week's hat-trick hero Raheem Sterling and scorer of the winner against Sevilla, Kevin de Bruyne, while the likes of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri are also worthy of consideration from the City midfield.

Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. William Hill's Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.

Super Sub

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