Man City vs Man United betting tips

Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Tips

The current English Premier League table-toppers Manchester City take on Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on 7th March 2021 at 22:00 IST. Man City is on a 21 game winning streak across all competitions, and they have won their last match comfortably with a scoreline of 4-1 against the Wolves. On the other hand, goals have dried up for Man United as they played a goalless draw against Crystal Palace.

Manchester City Form & Team News

Manchester City is in fine form and is comfortably marching towards the premier league title. After 27 matches, they’re at the top of the table with 65 points, 14 points clear of Manchester United. Man City has twenty wins, five draws, and only two defeats this season. They have an impressive home record this season having won eleven of their fourteen matches with two draws and one defeat. Man City has now scored more goals and conceded fewer than anyone else in the premier league as they have scored 56 goals and conceded 17 goals.

Pep Guardiola will have a full squad to choose from barring Nathan Ake who is out due to muscle injury. İlkay Gündoğan has been sensational for City this season with 11 goals. Kevin De Bruyne has played only 21 premier league games this season due to injury but has been in fine form this season with 3 goals and 11 assists. Dias, Stones, and Cancelo are expected to form the backline with Ederson as the goalkeeper. Barring a few last-minute injury crises, City is expected to start with the same eleven that played against the Wolves.

Manchester United Form & Team News

Manchester United has been consistent this season and are placed second only to Man City in the table with 51 points. United has fourteen wins, nine draws, and four defeats this season. But they have found it hard to score goals lately. They have drawn four of their last five premier league matches. Man United has a fantastic record on road this season and have not lost an away game in the premier league. They have secured 31 points on the road this season.

Manchester United have their share of injury concern before the Manchester derby. Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, and Phil Jones are out due to injury concerns. Bruno Fernandes has been in top form for Man United this season with 15 goals and  ten assists. He has hit a poor patch lately but is expected to perform better. Victor Lindelof is expected to be back after being rested against Crystal Palace. David De Gea is expected to be on the sidelines due to personal reasons, hence Dean Henderson would start as the goalkeeper. Rashford, Cavani, and Daniel James are expected to lead the attack for Man United.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Manchester City is the favorite to win the match. They are placed at 1.50 odds, while Manchester United is placed at 6.75 and the draw is at 4.40.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both the teams have performed well this season and are placed at the first and second positions in the points table. But Manchester City is unbeaten in 28 games in all competition and have won each of their last 21 matches. They have also kept a clean sheet in both their matches against Man United this season. Considering the recent goal drought at Man United, Man City are most likely to win the match.  

Tip 1: Total Goals – Under 2.5

The Manchester derby has been a low-scoring affair in the past few seasons. The last four derby matches have not witnessed over three goals per match. Also, Manchester United is going through a rough patch and has not been able to score in their last three matches across all competitions. While Man City averaged 2.1 goals per match, Man United averaged two goals per match. Also, Man City has been able to keep 15 clean sheets this season and has conceded only 0.6 goals per match. With both teams having a great defensive line, the total goals in the match are expected to be under 2.5, and 2.18 odds are available for the same on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Manchester City To Win

Man City is on a record-breaking winning streak and is closing in on the premier league title. While Man United has performed well this season, but they have managed to win only one of their last five premier league matches. Man City has won each of their 21 matches and is currently placed at the top of the premier league table. They have an exceptional home record this season, winning 11 of their 14 premier league matches having scored 31 goals and conceding only 9 in the process. Heading into the weekend they are 14 points clear of Man United at the top of the table. Man City has not lost to Man United this season. Considering all these factors, Man City is the favorite to win the Manchester derby and 1.50 odds are available for the same on the Casumo sportsbook.

Conclusion

Man United will be looking to win three consecutive away matches against Man City in all competitions. But their rivals Man City are the favorites to win the match considering their current red hot form in the league. This match is expected to be a closely fought contest. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 2.18
  2. Manchester City To Win @ 1.50

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