Man City vs Man Utd prediction, betting tips & odds
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Man City vs Man Utd prediction, betting tips & odds

Kick-off: 1400, 02/10/2022

Stadium: Etihad Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester United surrendered tamely to neighbours City twice last season but look much more organised and resilient under Erik ten Hag this term.

It is also worth remembering that the Red Devils had only lost once in seven previous trips to Etihad Stadium, winning five of those games.

We reckon 21/10 for the visitors to avoid defeat here is worth a punt with our initial Man City vs Man Utd prediction.

Manchester City Odds

Of course, stopping Erling Haaland will be a huge challenge for United, with the son of former City midfielder Alfe Inge sure to be fired up for this contest.

The 22-year-old sensation has scored 14 times in 10 appearances for the Blues and was on target for Norway during the international break.

Haaland has struck up an instant understanding with Kevin De Bruyne, who continues to break records for creating chances.

De Bruyne’s two assists for Jack Grealish and Phil Foden in a 3-0 win at Wolves saw him equal Steven Gerrard’s Premier League total of 92 assists – in 287 fewer games.

“It is good to help my team,” he said. “I tried to create as many chances as possible for my team and if they score I will get an assist.

“It works together and it is good I can do that. I have been doing the same thing since I came here. It is still going on.”

The feeling is that United must score first to stop De Bruyne and City from controlling possession and cruising to victory.

With so many players on both sides having been away on international duty, this could be a chance for the counter-attacking Red Devils to catch the Blues cold, though.

Looking at the 12/5 for the visitors to break the deadlock.

Pep Guardiola’s side have trailed Crystal Palace and Borussia Dortmund at this venue this season!

Last City line-up: Ederson, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Akanji, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Haaland.

City are without John Stones after the defender suffered a hamstring injury while on duty with England.

Summer signing Kalvin Phillips is also sidelined after undergoing shoulder surgery during the international break.

Manchester United Odds

United recovered well from a poor start to the campaign and it is hard to fault a run of four straight Premier League wins.

Significantly, the Red Devils exorcised the demons of last season’s humiliating 5-0 and 4-0 routs by Liverpool when beating Jurgen Klopp’s side 2-1.

Seeing off table toppers Arsenal 3-1 was another notable effort, raising hopes that United are back on the right track under Ten Hag.

New signings Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Antony and Tyrell Malacia have all made significant contributions.

Last summer’s big buys Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho also now appear much more settled.

With Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes netting for Portugal during the international break, this tough test is coming at a good time.

Marcus Rashford can hopefully shrug off a muscle injury, as his pace on the break has troubled City before.

Fernandes, meanwhile, was on target from the penalty spot at this venue two seasons ago and has bagged a large proportion of his 51 club goals on the road.

Let’s go with 7/2 for him to net at any time here to complete our Man City vs Man Utd betting tips.

Last United line-up: De Gea, Martinez, Malacia, Varane, Dalot, Fernandes, Eriksen, McTominay, Ronaldo, Antony, Sancho.

Rashford and Anthony Martial have returned to training for United but under-fire Harry Maguire will be absent after the centre-back picked up a knock during the international break with England.

Additional stats

Player statistic

    2' Yellow card Diogo Dalot
Phil Foden
(Assist: Bernardo Silva)
Goal 8'    
    23' Yellow card Tyrell Malacia
Erling Haaland
(Assist: Kevin De Bruyne)
Goal 34'    
Erling Haaland
(Assist: Kevin De Bruyne)
Goal 37'    
Phil Foden
(Assist: Erling Haaland)
Goal 44'    
    56' Goal Antony
(Assist: Christian Eriksen)
Erling Haaland
(Assist: Sergio Gómez)
Goal 64'    
Phil Foden
(Assist: Erling Haaland)
Goal 73'    
    80' Yellow card Bruno Fernandes
    84' Goal Anthony Martial
    90+1' Penalty Anthony Martial

Match statistic

54
Possession
46
22
Total shots
12
10
Shots on target
8
6
Shots off target
1
6
Blocked shots
3
5
Corners
1
1
Offsides
3
Fouls
9

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