Premier League betting tips: Manchester City v Manchester United

Manchester City will take on Manchester United at 13:45 CET today in Premier League in what will be the fourth Manchester derby this season. Manchester United won three of the previous matches, while Manchester City only won once, but this might be their chance to once again beat the Red Devils. We have analyzed the game to find the best betting tips on the match.

4-3 win to Manchester

The last Premier league game between the sides ended with a 4-3 win to Manchester United at Old Trafford back in September. At the time Manchester City’s squad were quite new and did not have the flow in their game, they have shown the in the last games. The defeat was pretty much due to lack of discipline and somewhat naïve play from City, which allowed Man United to score too many easy goals. Since then the City squad has become more disciplined under the leadership of manager Roberto Mancini and actually beat Manchester United 2-1 in the Carling Cup before loosing 3-1 in the second semifinal at Old Trafford.

Manchester City is currently undefeated the last three matches in the Premier League, winning with 3 + goals in all matches and will be looking for a fourth win to keep on track for Champions League qualification. For the match today they will have Stephen Ireland back from injury, while also Pablo Zabaleta is returning from his suspension. Wayne Bridge has been rumored back as well, but is still doubtful after missing the last five matches.

Hard times for United

Manchester United on the other hand has had a hard time lately. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have not seemed the same after their 2-1 defeat in Munich and aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wayne Rooney’s injury in the first match has been tough on Manchester United as Berbatov did not have the ability to replace him. Rooney is still doubtful for the match today as are also Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand.

Sports Betters looking to bet on the match can currently receive odds 2.80 for a Manchester City win, odds 3.40 for a draw and odds 2.40 for a Manchester United win at William Hill Sports. We can expect an even game between the two squads, as all of their games have been so far this season, but our betting tip for the match is to back Manchester City. With Manchester City’s current form odds 2.80 is way too high, as they are both playing at home and against a team that has been performing bad lately.

Manchester United without Wayne Rooney or a half injured one is just not the same, which are quite clear from their latest matches. At the same time former Manchester United striker, Carlos Tevez, is scoring more goals than ever, and might be tough on his former club today. Players looking to make further bets on the match will surely not make a mistake picking him as the first goal score, which can be played at odds 5.50 at William Hill Sports.


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