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The eyes of the world will be on the city of Manchester, as City host United at 4:30pm local time on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s dominant, table topping and champion side Manchester City host an inconsistent Manchester United whose title race may finish before it gets started if they are to suffer defeat at the hands of their fiercest rivals.

Home Team: Manchester City

manchester city fc betting footballManchester City go into the weekend in top spot, having won 9 out of their opening 11 matches. At the time of kick off, it’s likely that Chelsea and Liverpool may have leapfrogged them in the league but that won’t bother the champions as this match is more than just three points. Manchester City will have felt aggrieved when they suffered a shock defeat to Manchester United towards the end of last season when they squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2, and had postponed their title celebrations (only for a week). Manchester City have won all home games this season, scoring 24 goals, and only conceding three. Sergio Aguero is the team lead scorer with 10 goals, but even midfielders have chipped in with 5 goals such as David Silva, Bernado Silva and Riyad Mahrez. They have beaten Southampton 6-1, and Burnley 5-0 in their most recent home wins, but can they put their city rivals to the sword?

Away Team: Manchester United

manchester united betting on footballThere was a time where Manchester United were the dominant side in Manchester, and their rivals were just ‘noisy neighbours’. In 1999, United had won the treble, whilst their rivals were in the 3rd tier of English football. In 2008, United had won their 3rd Champions League trophy, as Manchester City had lost to Middlesbrough 8-1 just days before. Now, another 10 years have passed and it’s time for them to be envious of their rivals. Manchester United have had a season far below par, and are 6th favourites to win the league, and the most likely team to finish out of the Champions League places. There has been improvement in results lately, mainly thanks to Anthony Martial’s contribution, gaining 10 points from a possible 12, and getting a victory here might suggest that their title bid has not finished yet this season.

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Head to Head

Overall, Manchester United still have bragging rights by winning 73 times to Manchester City’s 52, but in the last 10 years the power has started to shift. Manchester City actually have a better record at Old Trafford in recent seasons, than they do in their own home, with 5 wins out of their last 7. However, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester United have been able to win three times in the last 6 seasons, and also drawing one. They haven’t lost at the Etihad since November 2014. In this fixture last season, Manchester City lead 2-0 at half time, only to lose 3-2 as Paul Pogba had scored a brace before Chris Smalling got the winner for United.

Predictions and Betting Tips

Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to get the win at 4/11, with Manchester United at 13/2. For the two teams to cancel each other out, it’s at 4/1. It’s hard to underestimate Manchester United in big games under Jose Mourinho, but I can only see a home win in this match. City will want revenge for United spoiling their title party last season, and they will deliver a hammer blow to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. I am going for a 2-0 score line to Manchester City which is at 13/2. Sergio Aguero has always been a dagger in United fans hearts, so I’d back him to score at any time at 4/5. For Manchester United, it’s best to back the in-form Anthony Martial at 3/1. Often in this games, it’s likely that a defensive player may score from a set-piece, as Chris Smalling and Vincent Kompany scored in last season’s fixture, so consider backing Laporte for first goal at 28/1 or defensive minded Nemanja Matic to score first at 40/1 if you want to win big. Let’s hope the match doesn’t disappoint!

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