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Man Utd v Man City Betting Offers and Tips
Man Utd were involved in the best Premier League game of the season last weekend. The Red Devils survived an Arsenal onslaught to win 3-1 but their next league game against Man City could be even better.
After just 15 games of the new campaign, City are in danger of running away with the league title.
Pep Guardiola’s side have one 14 and drawn one fixture but the Citizens have shown signs of vulnerability in the past couple of weeks. Their unbeaten record will be tested like never before against a United team who have won all seven of their league games at Old Trafford at the cost of just one goal.
Win, and Man City will go 11 points clear. Lose, and we’ll have a genuine title race on our hands.
There is no question that Man City are the story of the Premier League season.
Guardiola’s side are capable of football that English fans have never seen before. The Citizens have already put seven past Stoke, six past Watford and five past both Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
But, are there signs that the mask is beginning to slip?
City’s narrow win over West Ham was the latest in a line of games in which they’ve had to rely on a late goal to win. Huddersfield and Southampton were also a little unfortunate not to get something against Guardiola’s men.
With all due respect to those three, they’re not a patch on Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd team.
United scored two goals in the opening 11 minutes at the Emirates Stadium last weekend and were then fantastic on the counter. That’s a performance which could provide the platform for another big win.
Then there are City’s injury concerns. John Stones’ absence at the back has already cost Guardiola’s team goals and David Silva is reportedly a major doubt.
All of this leads us to believe that Man Utd have a much better chance than their odds of $3.40 with William Hill suggest. You won’t get that price on a United win at Old Trafford for a long time and we recommend taking advantage while you can.
Man Utd Midfield Well Versed in the Dark Arts
The big news ahead of the derby is that Paul Pogba will miss out after Man Utd decided not to appeal his red card against Arsenal. Pogba’s absence is especially disappointing for United as he’d just returned from injury.
Man Utd struggled for fluency during Pogba’s time on the sidelines and they’ll be much less dynamic without the Frenchman.
Mourinho could well decide to keep things tight in the middle and make the most of his attacking options out wide. There are a couple of ways to capitalise on this for your bets.
The first is to bet on Man Utd to be shown four or more cards at $2.85 with Centrebet. Mourinho has never had a problem with his team bending the rules to secure a win and you can be sure the atmosphere of the derby will bleed over onto the pitch and ensure some tasty tackles in the middle.
The other option is betting on Anthony Martial to score at $3.90 with Unibet. While Man Utd will be organised and solid in the middle, their wide players will offer most of the threat and the in-form Martial only needs a sniff of a chance to score.
Sané to Sniff Out Space and Pounce
When you watch Man City play you can’t help but notice how high and wide Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané sit.
Guardiola wants them to hug the touchline to stretch the opposition defence. That’s a tactic that could work against Man Utd’s five-man defence.
Sané is especially deadly when coming in off the left and he could well score for City at $3.40 with Sportsbet.
Man U v Man City Top Betting Tips
Man Utd to win at $3.40 with William Hill
Man Utd to be shown four or more cards at $2.85 with Centrebet
Anthony Martial to score at $3.90 with Unibet
Leroy Sané to score at $3.40 with Sportsbet