Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Manchester’s biggest rivalry renews once again with Pep Guardiola now facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the United dugout at Old Trafford. This match on Wednesday night witnesses City bidding to go top of the table and rivals Manchester United are the team trying to prevent this from happening. United are on a soul-searching mission and the Red Devils’ top-four hopes are hanging by a thread after the recent match. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United were made to go through one of the heaviest defeats in their history after a 4-0 thrashing by Everton at Goodison Park. This was undoubtedly the lowest point for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he came to the club a few months ago.
Manchester City gained revenge over Spurs for the Champions League exit after a 1-0 victory on Saturday. This victory helped put City back on top of the table before being pushed back to the second place by Liverpool’s win on Sunday.
The reverse fixture witnessed Manchester City grabbing a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in one of the biggest Manchester derby wins of recent times. City were able to pick up a more modest 2-1 victory in the last visits at Old Trafford. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City have been relentless in the pursuit of the league title and the team has been able to pick up 10 consecutive victories. This is the best run that City have put up this season, while United are on a desperate run of results. The mood in United’s dressing room is clearly not good and the poor start made by the team against Everton was reflective of the same. Against the might of City, this United team will crumble unless home supporters bring about a change. Our preview would pick a victory for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Manchester City draw odds: 5.00
Manchester United win odds: 7.50
Correct Score odds
Manchester City have been very average – by their high standards – when it comes to away goals this season and the team has been able to pick up only two goals per game on an average in the last six away matches. United have been poor even when it comes to home games, but the team may be spiced up by home supporters. Our correct score prediction would pick 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 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
City have been able to register one clean sheet in the last four away matches and Manchester United will look to get at least a goal by utilising their reasonably good home advantage. Even though there have been several occasions when United have not been good at home, the goalless draw against Liverpool is the only league match on this ground in 2019 with less than 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero are the two top scorers for Manchester City with 36 goals between them. However, it is incredible that Sterling has never scored against United – even after 12 attempts. Meanwhile, Aguero has 19 goals this season and he was one of the scorers in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Sergio Aguero.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.