Manchester City vs Manchester United – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Manchester City prepare for the first Manchester derby of the 2018-19 campaign by hosting Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Guardiola’s team lead the Premier League table with a two-point advantage over Liverpool and Chelsea. Meanwhile, United are a whopping nine points behind their local rivals. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester City were able to secure an emphatic 6-1 success over Southampton last weekend. This was followed by yet another six-goal haul as City beat Shakhtar Donetsk with a 6-0 score in the Champions League.
Manchester United were able to pick up a third consecutive 2-1 victory as they were able to overcome Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Thus, United became the first team to beat Juventus this season. During the weekend, the Red Devils beat Bournemouth by the same score at the Vitality Stadium.
The recent Manchester derby also took place at the Etihad Stadium with Manchester United getting a 3-2 win to delay City’s title celebrations. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
United are at a price of 8.50 to win this match. However, we would not back the Red Devils even at this price. City have been sensational this season and this could be one of the campaigns where they go unbeaten for the season. City have the squad strength to be able to deal with the absences of key players like Kevin De Bruyne. Guardiola’s team may not have been completely dominant over United but this game could start such an era. United have fallen from their perch in recent seasons and our preview would back a win for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City vs Manchester United draw odds: 5.25
Manchester United win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
Manchester City have been dispatching teams with ease. Even without the 6-1 success over Southampton, City were the best attacking team in the division. They also possess an incredible defensive record with just four goals conceded. United have been mediocre at both ends of the pitch. Still, Jose Mourinho will be ready for a defensive approach. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game between two teams that have fierce rivalry going back several decades. Even though City are vastly superior to United at this moment, Jose Mourinho will try to make it extremely hard for the hosts. Still, there will be plenty of goals at both ends of the pitch. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sergio Aguero continues to be one of the best strikers in the Premier League. He has the best goals-to-game ratio amongst any Premier League player with more than 150 goals to their credit. Even this season, Aguero has seven league goals. His record against United stands at eight goals in just 12 appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Sergio Aguero.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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