Man United v Man City tips – Red Devils aiming to cage City

When it comes to Premier League betting, there are few games more popular than the Manchester derby, with United and City clashing in the teatime slot on Saturday 12 December and we’re excited to see how each team approaches this Old Trafford encounter.

The bookmakers have been busy preparing the latest betting markets for this big match between Manchester United and Manchester City, with punters able to compare odds and work out the market and selection that suits them best, with the bookies sometimes differing with how they think a game will play out.

Manchester City Strong Favourites to Win Derby

The Premier League odds suggest that Pep Guardiola’s side are heavily likely to win this Old Trafford clash, with Unibet and 888sport currently offering a best price 17/20 about City beating their arch-rivals although you might get betting odds of around even money as we get closer to kick-off.

The big problem for Manchester United is that they’ll have come off the back of a tough Champions League clash away to Leipzig during the week and that is why the betting markets are leaning in the direction of a team who are mounting a concerted title challenge after a wobbly start to the season.

The champions of 2018 and 2019 are now starting to get into the groove and they dished out a 5-0 hammering against Burnley before beating Fulham comfortably enough, although their most recent away game in the EPL saw them beaten 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Can Manchester United Claim Derby Victory?

It should be noted that Manchester United are a point better off than their opponents after ten games played, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having quietly crept into the top six of the Premier League table and they have a healthy enough return of nineteen points from ten matches, despite some dodgy home form.

Indeed, while the Red Devils have been flawless on the road in the EPL this season, they have found life much tougher going on their own patch and that is why you can get 10/3 about the home side when you compare the Premier League odds that are available for this match.

It should not be forgotten that United achieved a Premier League double over City last season despite losing to them in EFL Cup semi-final double header, with Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani players who are enjoying excellent form, while Paul Pogba has also played his way back into the first team and will relish this clash.

What Are the Best Bets for United v City?

We don’t feel particularly comfortable backing Manchester City at the latest betting odds when it comes to the Full-Time Result betting markets, with Pep Guardiola’s side having only won two of their five away games in the Premier League this season and there’s a bit more caution about this team after conceding too many goals in the early stages.

In a three-horse race, we think that United could be worth a punt at the latest betting odds, with the home side certainly having the capacity to enjoy a grand total of three victories against their city rivals last season and we think they are capable of repeating that trick.

However, it’s also worth exploring the other Premier League betting markets and we like the odds of 4/7 that both teams find the net during this Manchester derby at Old Trafford, while Over 2.5 Goals could provide some Premier League betting value and that is trading at 4/6.

If you want to side with Manchester United but don’t want to punt them on the Full-Time result betting market, there is the option to look at the Asian Handicap lines when it comes to Premier League betting and United with half a goal start is available at 11/10.


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