Betting Preview: Manchester United vs Manchester City; A top four battle

Derby day is once again upon us, with Manchester United heading to The Etihad Stadium for the third game of the season between these two clubs. City scooped a league victory at Old Trafford, whereas United won the EFL Cup clash – a tournament which the Red Devils went on to win.

As per usual, we’ve got our betting preview for you to enjoy ahead of the big game. So here is to hoping that we’re all celebrating the three points with an extra few quid in our back pocket! Why not check out the guys over at website Bet365 Review | Freebets.co.uk who offers punters good bonus coupons anyone interested in betting on this match can take advantage of.

So, we’re all reds here and that may well have a hand in where we place our money. We’re not being biased, but us here at Old Trafford Faithful are feeling supremely confident going into this one. The visitors enter the match in a real rich vein of form, after stringing a few vital wins together in the league whilst progressing into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

City, on the other hand, were dumped out of the FA Cup at the weekend, so they are probably feeling rather blue (excuse the pun). This is the perfect time for us to go to their ground and try to get a positive result. Let’s take a look at some of the markets, then.

Match result:

Manchester City are overwhelming favourites coming in at odds of 1.90/1, whereas United are a tasty looking 4.20/1. The draw is a 3.75/1. I really do like the look of the double bet ‘Manchester United or draw’ at odds of 1.90/1 and this could definitely be worth a punt.

First goalscorer

Manchester United go into this game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, whereas our rivals are still sweating on the fitness of their key forward, Sergio Aguero. This presents others with an opportunity to step forward and stake their claim.

From a City perspective, the onus could be on the wide players to get the goals. Leroy Sane looks a decent bet to score first at 7/1, as does Raheem Sterling at 10/1.

United’s hopes will be pinned on Marcus Rashford who is 8.50/1 to make the net bulge first, whereas if you fancy something that’s a little more of a longshot, take a look at Marouane Fellaini who fetches odds of 15/1.

Old Trafford Faithful tips:

Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 3.40/1

Both Teams to Score @ 1.70/1

If you’re feeling adventurous:

Marcus Rashford to score and Manchester United to win @17/1

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