Man City v Man United betting tips – Red Devils set to park bus

After beating West Ham last weekend, it meant that Manchester City had racked up twenty wins in all competitions and it’s now surely a case of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Pep Guardiola’s side land a third Premier League title in the space of four seasons.

The Citizens are flexing their squad depth on a consistent basis and often have hundreds of millions worth of talent on the bench, although their manager will be pitching the strongest possible team for the arrival of arch-enemies who will want to implement the spoiling tactics which proved successful when the teams met earlier this term.

Can We Be Confident of City Beating Man United?

Manchester City seem to be swatting all kinds of opposition aside right now and, if you compare the latest Manchester derby betting odds, then you can actually find 4/7 about a team who have won twenty consecutive matches and that doesn’t happen unless we’re talking about a seriously good side.

Why is it that the bookies are dangling such an attractive price about City winning this crunch weekend clash? Perhaps it’s because the two teams played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture and sometimes struggle to put their rivals to bed, allied to the fact that they probably don’t need to win the game.

There are twelve points separating City and United in the table and Guardiola will be relatively content to keep their opponents at arm’s length with a draw, something which can be backed at football betting odds of 10/3 which would obviously generate a much bigger return on investment.

However, we need to bear in mind that Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Joao Cancelo, Rodri and Bernardo Silva were on the bench for the recent 2-1 win over West Ham and the quintet could all be lining up for this clash feeling fresh.

Will Red Devils Actually Aim to Win Manchester Derby?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer always likes to talk a good game although Manchester United have regularly deployed a fairly defensive line-up in these sort of games and they will clearly not be too gung-ho against a team who are demonstrating that they’re back to being one of the best sides in Europe.

The Red Devils are available at a best price 11/2 to win at the Etihad Stadium and they have enjoyed a few wins over City in recent seasons, although United have been hot and cold despite Solskjaer claiming that they should have been awarded a penalty at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

While Man City have a brilliant Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings again, it was noticeable how good the home team were without the flamboyant Belgian, although it’s hard to see how United would be able to perform to anywhere near that level without their talisman Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes will be the main hope for a result in this game although we can expect Fred and Scott McTominay to operate in the midfield engine room, with United looking to be compact without the ball and weather early storms in order to stay in the game.

What Are the Best Bets For Man City v Man United?

Manchester City are available at 9/5 with some Premier League betting sites to win the game and keep a clean sheet. It doesn’t look a bad price considering that Pep Guardiola’s team have been winning so many games due to the fact that they have been keeping things tight, even if West Ham pushed them close on Saturday.

Alternatively some football bookmakers have 6/5 about Under 2.5 Goals to be scored, meaning punters who back this option can cheer on two goals or less to be scored and this game could well be a cagey affair before Manchester City eventually find a way to win the game.

A 2-0 win for Man City is a 15/2 chance and that should give you plenty to cheer on, with Sergio Aguero coming back into the squad fully-fit although the real star of the show could be that man De Bruyne.


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