The bwin double and treble odds special is back for this weekend’s Manchester derby, which means if you bet on the first goalscorer and he goes on to score another goal you’ll get twice the price, with treble odds if the same player can bag a hat-trick.
We’ve looked at some intriguing trends running through the clashes between these northern giants since the Abu Dhabi United group propelled the Citizens to prime-time status when they took over the club five years ago.
United have emerged victorious in six of the ten league clashes between these sides in the past half-decade, but their 3-2 away win last season was their first such success since February 2011.
In two of City’s three derby wins in the last couple of campaigns they have led at half-time and full-time, an eventuality that can be backed here at odds of 9/4.
Of the players still at either club who have scored in the last ten renewals of this fixture United’s Wayne Rooney is the most prolific of the bunch with five strikes, whereas a pair of goals each for Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva indicates that City’s attacking play has a more even quality.
Rooney is on fire at the moment and scored the opener against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek, which makes the 7/1 about him repeating that feat against the Citizens highly appealing.
Meanwhile the 3/1 about Silva notching his second goal of the season at any time in the match will look good for City fans who can’t have the England striker at any price.
Besides the 6-1 massacre at Old Trafford during City’s title winning 2011/12 campaign and a 2-0 United win back in 2009, the other seven clashes that have not produced a draw in this fixture in the aforementioned timeframe have been edged by just a single goal.
United took the points in a five-goal thriller here last term, but City can turn the tables on their neighbours and with both sides prone to the odd goal-leak this season the 22/1 about a 3-2 win for Manuel Pellegrini’s side is worth a shout.