Man United vs Man City Pundits Predictions, Betting Tips & how to get £50 in Free Bets
Manchester United vs Manchester City pundits predictions and Manchester derby betting tips for this weekend’s Saturday evening clash at 5.30pm.
United go into this weekend a point ahead of their rivals in the table but it is City who are favourites to win at Old Trafford.
In the betting odds for the Manchester derby, Man City are 4/5 favourites to win the match, the draw is 10/3 and Manchester United are the 15/4 favourites with Bet Victor.
Thatsagoal Man United vs Man City Prediction
“The Red half of Manchester just suffered an embarrassing drop into the Europa League after losing to RB Leipzig in midweek. Four wins on the bounce in the Premier League masks the difficulties United have had to overcome, particularly in their last two fixtures coming from behind to Southampton and West Ham.
Manchester City have had their own challenges in the league and recently fell into Tottenham’s trap in a 2-0 defeat. Neither side are where they want or believe they should be and questions will be asked of whoever loses. The return of Sergio Aguero could be crucial as City aim to leapfrog their Manchester rivals.”
Manchester City to Win – 8/11 with Paddy Power.
Lawro’s Manchester Derby Prediction
“Manchester United look so uncomfortable defensively that it is hard to have much faith in them at the moment.
Their Champions League exit just heaps the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because, for all the spirit his side have shown with their comebacks in different games this season, to not be getting any more revenue from that competition in a season like this one is a massive blow to the club.”
In Lawro’s predictions this weekend he continued: “The last thing United need is to follow that with a home defeat by City, but that’s what I’m going for. Pep Guardiola’s side have only lost one of their past 15 games and they have started to score goals again too.”
Manchester City to win 2-0 – 10/1 with SBK.
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Sky Sports’ Man Utd v Man City Prediction
“This is a real conundrum” writes the Sky Sports tipster this weekend.
Up until Tuesday night, I was all set to lead this prediction piece on why Manchester United should be backed at 4/1 to beat Manchester City. But I’ve got cold feet. No one can seriously trust this United side after a quite shambolic defensive performance in the 3-2 defeat at Leipzig, following up an equally stodgy showing at West Ham.
Prior to those performances, at the back United had been holding up well. Since shipping six at Spurs, they officially had been the most defensively sound team in the Premier League, conceding the fewest goals (3), facing the joint-fewest amount of shots (34) and producing an ‘expected goals against’ figure of just 3.14 – the lowest figure of any Premier League side for that period.
So, their sudden decline is making my investment on them winning the Premier League look like the act of a maniac.
But I suppose this is the modern-day Manchester United. They are an inconsistent beast. Will I be shocked out of my seat if they beat City on Saturday? Absolutely not.
But surely Pep Guardiola will be ready for the United counter that sent them to victory three times against City last season. There have been signs that we’re seeing a more defensively disciplined City, one that perhaps won’t allow United space to work in. They have faced the least amount of shots (78) and shots on target (28) of any Premier League team this season and only Chelsea have a better ‘expected goals against’ figure (10.19).
There also is a trend developing of fixtures between ‘big six’ rivals producing fewer goals than the market expectation. In the last seven fixtures this season, the average xG figure for total goals has been just 1.6 with all seven matches producing fewer than 2.5 goals. It’s that time of the season where avoiding defeat is perhaps more important than winning the game and it’s resulting in risk-averse football.”
Man City to win 1-0 – 10/1 with SBK.
Sportinglife Score Prediction
“Manchester United have only been winning at half-time in one of their last six games across all competitions, that being an expected win at home to Istanbul Basaksehir. They keep making slow starts and as better teams have shown, they can punish that.
With that in mind, the 7/5 best price available on City to be winning at half-time looks really good value. United keep making poor starts and they are showing no signs of that coming to an end. It may not be a completely open and free-scoring game, but City can certainly start the better of the two sides.
Even with City winning at the break, we shouldn’t be overly surprised to see if United find a way to get back into the contest and potentially win it. It totally depends on what United team turns up, it’s almost a mystery at this point, but poor first-half performances remain the one rare consistency at the moment.”
1-1 draw – 15/2 with bet365.
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Man United vs Man City Opta Stats
- Manchester United won both Premier League meetings with Manchester City last season – they last won three in a row in the competition against their local rivals between November 2008-April 2010 (four wins).
- Manchester City have won seven Premier League away games at Old Trafford, more than any other visiting side, with six of their seven such victories away to Manchester United coming in the previous nine seasons.
- Just 21% of Manchester United’s Premier League points this season have been won in home games (4/19), the lowest share in the division so far this term.
- Manchester United have won a league-high 15 points from losing positions this season (all away from home), with their victory against West Ham last time out putting them top of this particular stat all-time for the Premier League (385 points).
- Of all managers to have faced Man City boss Pep Guardiola at least four times in all competitions, Man Utd’s Ole Gunnar Solskjær has the highest win rate against the Spaniard, with the Norwegian winning three of their five meetings (60%).
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