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Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Preview: Citizens to get the better of United

posted by David Nugent
Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Preview: Citizens to get the better of United

Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in a crucial Manchester derby in the battle for a top four place in the Premier League.

Manchester City v Manchester United

Premier League

Kick-off 16:00

Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD

Manchester City’s form has been inconsistent this season, but the Citizens made it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a goalless draw with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side form in the Premier League has been poor, as they have won just one of their last five games in the top-flight and suffered three defeats, including two at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens are currently fourth in the table, but look to be out of the race for the Premier League title. City are just two points clear of fifth-place West Ham and four points clear of United in the table.

The home side are odds of 17/20 with William Hill to win this vital clash and move further clear of the Red Devils in the race for the Champions League spots.

United are in desperate need of a win in this clash to stay in touch with City in the race for the top four. The Red Devils have also been in inconsistent form this season and went out of the Europa League on Thursday night after a 3-1 aggregate defeat against Liverpool.

Louis van Gaal’s team have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and their poor recent run has seen them drop to sixth in the table. United are odds of 15/4 with Bet365.

Only one of the last 13 Manchester derbies has finished in a draw, but that draw came in the reverse fixture earlier this season. However, if you can fancy the draw in this clash it is available at odds of 14/5 at Sportingbet.

Big Tip

Neither side are is in particularly good form, but City have the home advantage and the greater quality to record a win at odds of 17/20 with William Hill.

 

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