Local rivals that have dominated the Premier League for the last two seasons clash this Sunday when 2011/12 champions Man City host current title holders Man Utd and with both teams showing great attacking intent so far this term the 19/10 about over 3.5 goals in the match looks a value bet.
Manuel Pellegrini leads his team into a Manchester derby for the first time and they are favourites at 11/10 to topple their old foes.
United also have a manager making his derby debut and a win at the Etihad Stadium for David Moyes’ Red Devils can be backed at 23/10, with the draw available at 12/5.
Recent renewals of this fixture have seen goals flying in from every angle and last season’s league matches saw goalkeepers Joe Hart and David De Gea pick the ball out of their nets on a whopping eight occasions.
That figure was matched in City’s title winning season courtesy of their incredible 6-1 thumping of their neighbours at Old Trafford, which was followed by a much more sensible 1-0 Citizens home win.
The teams come into this fixture side by side in the table and level on seven points each, but find themselves in the unfamiliar positions of fourth and fifth in the Premier League standings.
Both will be eager to put pressure on Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs above them and whatever teams Moyes and Pellegrini put out on Sunday there will be goal threats all around the pitch.
City strikers Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo have each netted twice in all competitions this season, but midfielder Yaya Toure is the current goal-king with his strike against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League last time out taking the Ivorian’s tally to three for the season.
United have a player in arguably even better form in Wayne Rooney as the England forward has also struck three times at home and in Europe this year and has laid on the same amount of assists.