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Man City vs Man United Betting Tips - City can retain bragging rights in Manchester derby

Man City have covered the -1 handicap in their last 2 matches against Man United
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Manchester City have won 24 of their last 27 home matches in the English Premier League (Getty Images)

The Manchester derby is upon us as Man City host Man United in a high profile English Premier League fixture. Pep Guardiola’s side have become the dominant force in Manchester and have a great record at Etihad Stadium.

Man City Form


Manchester City have been stumbling in recent weeks. A 3-1 defeat at Liverpool in the Premier League was followed by a 2-1 home win against Chelsea and a 1-1 home draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.

Pep Guardiola’s side then drew 2-2 at Newcastle despite having 24-6 shots, 76% possession and 2.44-0.24 expected goals. Raheem Sterling scored the opener and Kevin De Bruyne’s wonder strike looked to have secured all three points before conceding a late equaliser.

Man City crushed Burnley 4-1 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night in a match that was never in doubt. Gabriel Jesus bagged a brace, Rodrigo added a third and Riyad Mahrez came off the bench to seal victory.

Man City’s home form remains strong where they have won five of their last six home matches in all competitions. Man City have covered the -1 handicap in their last two EPL matches against Man United.

Man City News


Defender Aymeric Laporte, winger Leroy Sané and striker Sergio Agüero remain injured for Man City. Pep Guardiola could make some small adjustments here with the fixtures piling up with John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez all in contention to start.

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Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne form a strong central midfield that can help of Man City vs Man United (Getty Images)

Man United Form


Manchester United’s form has taken a dip with their inability to keep clean sheets a large reason why. The Red Devils threw away leads in three straight games that started with a 3-3 draw at Sheffield United.

A 2-1 loss at Astana in the UEFA Europa League followed before a 2-2 home draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League. A 2-1 home win against Tottenham on Wednesday night would have boosted spirits, Marcus Rashford man of the match with two goals.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been trying everything to turn things around away from home but Man United remain incredibly poor on the road. The Red Devils have won only once in their last 11 away matches in the Premier League.

Man United News


Defenders Diogo Dalot, Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly are injured. Luke Shaw is playing again but appears to have lost his starting left back spot.

Midfielders Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are also out but Scott McTominay played the full 90 minutes agaist Spurs after recovering from an ankle injury. Jesse Lingard played in the attacking midfield role against Tottenham which should continue here.

Man City vs Man United Head to Head


Manchester United have a 61-47 advantage over Manchester City but the Citizens have won three of the last four. That included doing the double in the Premier League last season.

Man City won 3-1 at Etihad Stadium with David Silva, Sergio Agüero and Ilkay Gündogan scoring for the hosts and Anthony Martial’s goal not enough for the Red Devils. The match at Old Trafford saw Man City win 2-0 thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sané.

Man City vs Man United Betting Odds


Man City are short priced favourites at 1.30 with bet365. Man United can be backed at a whopping 9.00 with a draw paying 5.75.

Man City have covered the -1 handicap in their last two EPL matches against Man United, a result that can be backed at 1.80. 

Man City vs Man United Match Up


Manchester City’s squad is far better than their cross town rivals, particularly in central midfield with Rodrigo, Ilkay Gündogan, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva steering the ship. Manchester United have been relying on Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira in central midfield which is where this battle is likely to be won and lost.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been unable to find any solutions on the road where Manchester United have won 1 of their last 11 matches (Getty Images)

Man City vs Man United Stats


  • Man City have covered the -1 handicap in their last 2 matches against Man United (English Premier League).
  • Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Man United (English Premier League).
  • Man City have won 5 of their last 6 home matches in all competitions.
  • Man United have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches in the English Premier League.
  • Man United have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 away matches in the English Premier League.

Man City vs Man United FAQ

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Where is Man City vs Man United being played?

Man City vs Man United is being played at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

When is Man City vs Man United being played?

Man City vs Man United is being played at 19:30 GMT on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

What happened in the last Man City vs Man United match at Etihad Stadium?

The last Man City vs Man United match at Etihad Stadium was a 3-1 Man City win on 11 November 2018.

Verdict

Manchester City a far stronger squad and can make it count in the Manchester derby. I think Pep Guardiola’s side will make their superiority count against the Red Devils.

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