Kick-off: 2000, 24/02/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Man Utd vs Man City
Manchester City can take another big step towards retaining the Premier League title by beating out-of-sorts neighbours United at Old Trafford.
This looked set to be a daunting trip for the Blues a couple of months ago, but the Red Devils have since suffered an alarming dip in form and now seem there for the taking.
We’re going with 17/20 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our opening Man Utd vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
The excitement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s early days as Manchester United manager has evaporated during a run of six defeats in eight matches.
There was no disgrace in losing to the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal and Wolves, but Sunday’s 4-0 drubbing at Everton was simply embarrassing.
Ashley Young believes this crucial derby gives the Red Devils the perfect opportunity to bounce back from their Goodison Park horror show.
The 33-year-old said: “We know how important that is going to be. If you can’t get yourselves up for a Manchester derby, there is something wrong.
“I’ve got confidence in every player that we are going to be ready on Wednesday. We have got to dust ourselves down fairly quickly and go again this week.”
United have only lost to PSG and Barca in 11 outings at Old Trafford since Solskjaer’s arrival, so we’re not expecting them to be humiliated on home turf.
However, 15/2 for the visitors to prevail 2-1 takes the eye from the Man Utd vs Man City odds.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Dalot, Pogba, Fred, Matic, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.
Luke Shaw is available again after suspension. Phil Jones is a doubt after hobbling off at Everton but Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia are pushing to be available.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City bounced back from a heart-breaking Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham by beating Spurs 1-0 in this competition, with academy graduate Phil Foden grabbing the early goal.
That made it 10 straight Premier League wins for the Blues, as they battle it out with Liverpool to finish on top of the table.
“It was not our best performance, but they played with nothing to lose and we play to lose the Premier League,” commented Pep Guardiola.
“And after our defeat last Wednesday, it was really tough – but I like it being tough.”
Fast starts have been the key to City’s success in recent weeks, with the Blues scoring inside a quarter of an hour in seven of their last eight matches.
With their hosts sure to be nervous after the weekend debacle, 12/5 for an away goal before the 15:00 minutes mark looks a gift for our Man Utd vs Man City betting tips.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B Silva, Zinchenko, Foden, Sterling, Aguero.
City are without midfielder Kevin De Bruyne due to a hamstring injury but have no other fitness concerns.
Everton 4-0 MAN UTD
MAN CITY 1-0 Tottenham – Phil Foden
Head-to-head: Man City 3-1 Man Utd, Man City 2-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-2 Man City, Man City 0-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Man City
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