Gear up for one of football’s biggest rivalries as the Manchester derby headlines this weekend’s exciting Premier League action.
Join us as we give you a rundown of everything you need to know and provide you with some exciting Manchester derby betting options for the upcoming game.
MANCHESTER DERBY BETTING
Sitting comfortably in first-place, Manchester City look on course to claim their fifth Premier League title in just 10 years. While a Manchester derby victory this Sunday wouldn’t guarantee them the trophy, it could put City well beyond the grasp of the trailing pack, leaving their remaining league games a formality.
Historically, the advantage lies on the side of their rivals who have beaten them 64 times in direct head-to-head encounters. However, this shouldn’t trouble City fans too much. Under the ever-watchful eye of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have only lost two games this season, winning every single fixture in all competitions since 15 December – 21 victories in a row!
Manchester City are also enjoying the return of none other than Sergio Aguero – who is at 19/20 (1.95) to score this Sunday. Boasting an unbreakable defensive line lead by John Stones, and the dynamic midfield duo of Kevin De Bruyne and İlkay Gündoğan, the Sky Blues find themselves in a near-perfect place to take the full three points this weekend and beat their rivals for the second time this year.
As the best of the rest in second-place, Manchester United have enjoyed a campaign capitalising on the mistakes of those around them. In a season bogged down with fixtures every other day, the Red Devils have successfully kept the majority of their key players fit, healthy and on the pitch grinding out results.
Although, for the most part, things have been positive for United, Ole’s side must become more clinical in front of goal should they wish to rival City and take their progress to the next level. Their previous 0-0 draw against Chelsea was the sixth straight Premier League game against one of the ‘Big Six’ in which Manchester United have failed to find the back of the net.
Having already scored 18 goals this season, Marcus Rashford – who is at 11/4 (3.75) to score this Sunday – could help the Reds relieve themselves of this undesirable record and close the gap on their nearest rivals.
MANCHESTER CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS
Manchester City come out as the team to beat this weekend at 4/7 (1.57) to win, while Manchester United‘s chances to cause an upset are calculated at 24/4 (6.25).
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.