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Manchester City v Manchester United: Manchester City Overwhelming Favourites For Sunday's Manchester Derby

As we look ahead to this highly-anticipated Premier League fixture, here at betting.bet we will provide the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers

Manchester City v Manchester United: Manchester City Overwhelming Favourites For Sunday's Manchester Derby
Manchester City v Manchester United: Manchester City Overwhelming Favourites For Sunday's Manchester Derby

Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in a huge Manchester derby. As we look ahead to this highly-anticipated Premier League fixture, here at betting.bet we will provide the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers from our partners at bet365 as well as up-to-date team news, match insights and expert betting tips.

Form

Manchester City head into the weekend one point off league leaders, Liverpool in the Premier League with 59 points in 26 matches. Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in all competitions in their past 18 matches and have not lost at home in any competition for more than a year.

Manchester City warmed up for Sunday’s derby with a convincing 6-2 win at Luton Town in the FA Cup whilst their most recent Premier League fixture ended in a narrow 1-0 win at AFC Bournemouth. 

FA Cup highlights: Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City

Manchester United also progressed to the quarter-final of the FA Cup but not quite in the same emphatic manner as Manchester City’s win at Luton Town. Erik ten Hag’s side edged to a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest thanks to a late Casemiro goal. In the Premier League, the Red Devils head into the weekend on the back of a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Fulham but they have started 2024 with six straight away wins in all competitions.

Manchester City v Manchester United: head-to-head

Manchester City have won five of the last six Manchester derbies, including a comfortable 3-0 win in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October. The corresponding fixture at the Etihad Stadium last season ended in a dominant 6-3 win for the blue side of Manchester.

Premier League highlights: Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City

Betting tips

In the last two Premier League games between these sides, Manchester City have scored nine goals and Erling Haaland (5) and Phil Foden (4) have accounted for all nine of them. Both players will attract plenty of support in the goalscorer markets on Sunday. Here are some markets to consider featuring both Haaland and Foden.

Erling HaalandPhil Foden
To score any time8/1315/8
First scorer13/513/2
Last scorer13/513/2
To score 2 or more13/511/1
Phil Foden has four goals in two games against Manchester United
Phil Foden has four goals in two games against Manchester United

The absence of Rasmus Hojlund will leave Manchester United fans wondering where the goals will come from on Sunday. Casemiro and Harry Maguire have been responsible for the Manchester United goals in their last two games but Manchester City to win to nil looks a real possibility and is currently available at 5/4.

Excluding Rasmus Hojlund’s goals, seven of Manchester United’s last eight goals have been scored in the second half of matches - Manchester United to score under 0.5 first-half goals is astonishing value at 4/11.

Match odds

Manchester CityDrawManchester United
1/411/29/1
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