The hyperbole surrounding tonight’s clash between Manchester City and Manchester United has reached hitherto unprecedented levels, with the tag of “biggest Premier League game ever” as hysterical a description as exists.
The fact that the city’s two sides happen to have been the pick of the English top flight this season, plus the inescapable notion that the winner of this game will almost certainly be crowned as champions, has created enormous excitement ahead of this Manchester derby.
With both teams boasting a stunning array of attacking talent, there is no shortage of potential scorers on either side.
Wayne Rooney boasts three goals in his last five matches against the Citizens and is priced at an attractive-looking 7/5 to score at any time and 5/1 to break the deadlock.
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With City knowing they must win to keep alive their hopes of a first-ever Premier League title, the general consensus is that they will attempt to attack their rivals, with the Argentine duo of Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez possibly set to the start the match together.
Aguero’s inaugural season in the English top flight has been as successful as everyone who saw him previously illuminate La Liga knew it would be, with the 23-year-old having netted 29 goals in all competitions.
Having scored in the now legendary 6-1 demolition of United at Old Trafford earlier in the season, he too is priced at 5/1 to score first and 7/5 to net during the game.
Tevez, meantime, has missed the majority of the season, largely down to a dangerous combination of petulance and pride.
Yet four goals in his last three games have provided a powerful reminder of what he is capable of in front of goal and against his former side, he will have extra motivation to find the back of the net.
The price of 3/2 for him to score at any time looks highly appealing, while a hat-trick against Norwich two weeks ago saw him display the full array of his skills.
If you fancy Tevez to have United boss Sir Alex Ferguson cursing his luck, the odds of 28/1 for him to score three goals or more may be tempting for a small value bet.
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