The Manchester derby promises to be an absolute cracker. The power shift in Manchester is firmly in action as Manchester City currently lead the Premier League and look for back to back titles, where Manchester United haven’t won the title since the 2012/2013 season and this season so far have lost away to Brighton & West Ham & at home to Spurs.
However, you can never write Manchester United off, especially with the talent of Pogba, Sanchez, Rashford and the in-form Martial. Plus, a key stat in this game is that Manchester City have not beaten Manchester United at home in 4 years. Two out the last three years Manchester United have won at City of Manchester Stadium with the other match being a draw.
This weekend Manchester City will look to put an end to the winless run against their rivals and secure a win to move them further clear at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City are really firing on all cylinders now and at home they have scored 13 goals in their last three matches. Albeit they have faced Burnley, Southampton and Fulham, but they are full of confidence and goals are flying in from all over the pitch.
Manchester United on the other hand have had a disappointing start to the season with three defeats and two surprising defeats at West Ham and Brighton. However, they can point to the fact they have won 3 out of their last 4 matches in Premier League which include a creditable draw at Chelsea.
Man City are the very strong favourites at 7/20 (1.35) to beat Man Utd and maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League, which will also continue their unbeaten start to the season. For Man utd to win, they can be backed at a big price of 34/5 (7.80). The draw is available at 43/10 (5.30).
Who would have thought the mightly Manchester United could be as big as 34/5 (7.80) to win a game of football? With De Gea in goal, Matic in midfield and the quality attacking flair of Pogba, Martial, Mata, Rashford and Lukaku.
Looking at Manchester Uniteds good record away at Manchester City a value bet we’re recommending is the draw 43/10 (5.30). At shorter odds, our eyes are drawn to the Asian handicap market and the play of Manchester United +1.5. These odds are a lot shorter at 7/8 (1.87).
We believe both teams to score at odds of 8/11 (1.73) is a bet worth taking with both teams having superb flair in front of goal. For Man City it isn’t a question if they will score with so much talent on show. But Manchester United scored twice at Chelsea and played really well in the second half to suggest goals are on the cards in this game.
Good luck with your bets.