Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Preview Tips And Odds

Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Preview Tips And Odds

by 15th March 2016

Manchester City take on Manchester United at 4pm on Sunday in the Premier League. This is our betting preview from our resident football expert, who covers recent form, possible team selections, match prediction and finally gives his recommended betting tips.

Match Odds
Manchester City 3/4 – Draw 11/4Manchester United 7/2
Betting odds for Manchester City v Manchester United shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 16.00pm Sunday 20th March 2016 – Live on SKY Sports 1

It’s derby time as Manchester City entertain visitors Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League, in a vital clash in the fight for the top-four.

Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes took another hit that weekend, as the Citizens could only draw 0-0 at relegation-threatened Norwich City. Manuel Pellegrini’s team dominated possession, but surprisingly offered very little goal mouth threat.

It now seems very unlikely that the men from Manchester can still win the Premier League title and they now need to make sure they secure a top four finish. City are now only four points clear of United who are sixth and two points clear of fifth-place West Ham, who met in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

Manchester United drew 1-1 with West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday. The Hammers took the lead through Dimitri Payet, before Anthony Martial rescued a replay with just seven minutes remaining.

Last time out in the Premier League, the Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat at West Brom with Salomon Rondon scoring the only goal of the game. United are now sixth in the Premier League table four points behind the top four.

Recommended Betting Tip

Unibet Bookmaker

Back both teams to score as neither teams have a great defence!!! – 11/12 with Unibet

Facts And Figures

These two teams have met 37 times in the Premier League, with Manchester United recording 19 wins, compared to Manchester City’s 11. There has also been seven draws.

From the 18 Premier League games played at City, the Red Devils have won nine times, compared to seven wins for City and two draws.

Manchester United have won just one of the last six meetings of the two teams and suffered four defeats in that time.

There have been only two draws in the last 25 meetings between these two teams in all competitions.

Manchester City have won just one of their last five Premier League matches.

Manchester United have won just one of their last eight away games in the Premier League.

Team Selection And News

The home side will be without midfield trio Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph and Kevin De Bruyne, while fellow midfielder Yaya Toure is a doubt. City may decide to recall winger Raheem Sterling with striker Wilfried Bony dropping to the bench.

The visitors are without full-back Luke Shaw, winger Ashley Young, and forwards Wayne Rooney and Will Keane. Defenders Phil Jones and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are both doubts for this clash. Juan Mata is available again after suspension.

Possible Manchester City Team Selection

Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero

Possible Manchester United Team Selection

De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Mata, Depay, Martial

Match Prediction

Neither of these teams are in form heading into this clash, but it is a game that neither can afford to lose. City now look to be out of the title race, but have to make sure they secure a top four finish this season.

United are one of their main challengers for a Champions League spot. However, I believe that the Citizens will scrape a narrow victory in this clash.

Recommended Betting Tip

Betfair Bookmaker

Manchester City to beat United to boost their chances of a Champions League spot – 4/5 with Betfair

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