Man City v Man Utd Betting Tips
The Premier League title race has effectively been over for a long time. The bookies have stopped taking odds on Man City to win the league and the opposition have long since given up trying to catch Pep Guardiola’s men.
Part of the reason that Man City have been the dominant team in the EPL is that Guardiola has refused to allow the players to get carried away. He’s been batting away questions about City’s impending success for months now and even if they manage to secure the title on Saturday he’ll be keeping the celebrations in check.
Just days after Man Utd make the short trip to the Etihad, City face the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool. That could mean that Guardiola rotates his team but will that open up the door enough for United and Jose Mourinho to take advantage?
Man City to Dig Out a Tough Win
The way that Man City have played this season means the sky really is the limit for the club. They’ve invested heavily not just in the playing staff but also in the club’s infrastructure and the longer they keep Guardiola in charge, the better.
While the City fans are desperate to cling onto their manager, some Man Utd fans would prefer if they made a change this summer.
Jose Mourinho was brought into the club because he’s been a winner everywhere he’s managed but the methods he’s employed and particularly the style of football have lost him plenty of support. Man Utd fans, brought up on watching attacking teams, are crying out for more entertainment but they’ll have to wait beyond this weekend to see it.
Whether it’s because Mourinho doesn’t trust his team or whether it’s because he’s simply too negative, he won’t allow Man Utd to be open at the Etihad. United will make life as tough for their neighbours as they possibly can.
We think that Man Utd will be able to keep the scoring down and therefore recommend betting on under 2.5 goals at $2.05 with Unibet.
In the end though, the size of the prize on offer and the difference in quality between these two teams should ensure Man City do enough to get the job done at a best price of $1.75 with Centrebet.
More Late League Winning Drama for City?
We’ll never see anything quite like the match that secured Man City’s first ever Premier League title. It looked for all the world as though Man Utd were going to pip their neighbours to the league in 2012 until a Sergio Aguero goal in the dying embers of the season turned the tide towards the blue half of Manchester.
City have time on their side this time around and will not have to throw caution to the wind in the closing stages of Saturday’s derby. But don’t think that rules out more late drama.
With Man Utd content to sit back and kill the game as a contest, Man City will have the vast majority of the ball and we think they’ll be able to break through United’s stubborn resistance in the latter stages.
To capitalise on a tight opening period, have a bet on the 0-0 first half correct score at $3.25 with Centrebet. It’s also worth backing the draw/Man City selection in Bet365’s half time/full time market at $4.75.
Top Betting Tips
Man City to win at $1.75 with Centrebet
Under 2.5 goals at $2.05 with Unibet
0-0 first half score at $3.25 with Centrebet
Draw/Man City in half time/full time at $4.75 with Bet365
Gabriel Jesus to score last at $5.00 with William Hill