Man United v Man City Betting Tips, Preview And Predictions
December 07, 2017
Man United v Man City Betting Tings
The Manchester Derby is always a fiery encounter, but given you’ve got Mourinho, Guardiola and a key three points to play for, we’ve not had one this exciting for years.
Both City and United are at the top of their game this year. The Blues have yet to experience defeat in the Premier League this season and have a habit of scoring late goals, just as Sir Alex did once upon a time. Question is, can United out United City?
There will be a few big names missing on Sunday which will undoubtedly affect the Manchester Derby odds, with Paul Pogba a huge absence for the Reds.
Missing through suspension, Eric Bailly will also join him on the sidelines through injury, while City have a number of injury worries too.
David Silva, who has provided the Blues with eight assists this term is a doubt while there are also rumours surrounding Sergio Aguero’s form and fitness.
What the Bookmakers are Saying
United are now 40 games unbeaten at Old Trafford, the last loss falling back in September 2016 against City. Despite this, Guardiola’s men go into the game as Manchester Derby favourites at 21/20.
Mourinho has improved his team considerably in that time though, and the Portuguese man ending City’s unbeaten start to the league looks good value at 12/5.
City have had to endure some late wins with not the best of form, which could give the Reds the initiative, particularly with Silva potentially out of the picture.
A United 2-1 win will see you for 11/1, while a single goal for United can be had at 10/1.
On the other hand if you fancy a similar outcome to recent weeks, a late City winner will be well worth a Premier League free bet.
In this case, Sterling is our top tip alongside a City 2-1 win at a cool 40/1.
Romelu Lukaku is favourite in the first goalscorer odds for United, despite a lack of finding the net against the big teams, while Gabriel Jesus, who looks certain to start ahead of Aguero is priced at 4/1.
De Bruyne looks good value at 9/1 but if you expect United to come out of the traps, we fancy the Marcus Rashford to score first odds at 13/2 with William Hill.
Manchester United v Manchester City Head To Head
Last time out in the Premier League, the sides drew, which we’re sure Guardiola won’t be against once again to maintain that eight point lead.
The odds on Manchester United v Manchester City to draw are quite favourable at 13/5, while a 0-0 will see you right for 10/1.
It’s a game United have to win though if they’re going to win the title. They beat City in their last game at Old Trafford in the League Cup, while their record stands at three wins in their last six derbies.
Form would suggest they’re due another with United winning alternate games over the last two years, and City’s run has looked like it’s coming to an end at a few points recently.
City won this fixture last time round though and will be desperate to turn that gap into 11 points and you’d think all but seal the Premier League, in December!