Next Sunday, Manchester City will have a great opportunity to drop the hammer in the English Premier League. The “Citizens” will play host to Manchester United, and they could end with a 17-point advantage at the top with just 10 games to play.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and sports betting odds for Manchester City vs Manchester United while making some predictions.
Game: Manchester City vs Manchester United
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Time: Sunday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
English Premier League Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 184
- Manchester City Victories: 55 (250 goals)
- Manchester United Victories: 76 (260 goals)
- Draws: 53
Manchester United and Manchester City collided back in December at Old Trafford and they ended drawing 0-0.
The “Red Devils” won their last matchup against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. It was last season (1-2) thanks to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who scored during the first half.
Manchester United haven’t lost to Manchester City in their last three English Premier League encounters, but the “Citizens” recently beat them in the Capital One Cup semifinals (2-0) with goals from John Stones and Fernandinho.
Both teams won four of their last 10 English Premier League games against each other. Manchester United managed to finish with a clean sheet four times while failing to score in three games.
Moneyline: Manchester City -185 | Manchester United +525
Why Bet on Manchester City?
Well, Manchester City haven’t lost in their last 21 games (all competitions). Regarding the English Premier League, they won their last 15 games, including matchups against Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The “Citizens” have 65 points thanks to a 20-5-2 record (they lost against Tottenham and Leicester City), 14 points more than second place (Manchester United), but that’s not all, they also own both the best offensive (56 goals scored) and defensive unit (17 goals allowed) in the league.
Manchester City haven’t allowed more than one goal per game in their last five domestic matchups, while they scored at least three goals in three of those games.
Curiously enough, Manchester City’s top scorer is midfielder Ilkay Gundogan with 11 goals; he’s followed by Raheem Sterling (nine goals) and Riyad Mahrez (seven goals). Kevin De Bruyne leads the league in assists (alongside Harry Kane from Tottenham) with 11.
The “Citizens” have been almost unbeatable at home as they own a 10-2-1 record. They also have a 4-8-1 (against the spread) and 4-7-2 (over/under) records when playing at Etihad Stadium.
They’re also competing to win the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup. That’s why they want to settle things over the English Premier League as quickly as possible.
Why Bet on Manchester United?
It’s do-or-die for the “Red Devils” here. They need to beat Manchester City in order to remain in the English Premier League title race.
Manchester United have 51 points thanks to a 14-9-4 record; they have drawn in four of their last five games (their last two games against Chelsea and Crystal Palace finished 0-0).
They have scored 53 goals (second best in the league), but defensively they’ve been a mess allowing 32 goals in 27 games (third worst among the top 10).
Bruno Fernandes is having a great season as he leads the team in both goals (15) and assists (10). He’s followed by Marcus Rashford (nine) and Edinson Cavani (six) in the scoring chart.
Recently, the “Red Devils” haven’t been able to beat other members of the English Premier League “Big Six” club. They drew 0-0 against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, and simply need to win this kind of games if they want to fight for the title.
Manchester United remain unbeaten when playing on the road with an 8-6-0 record. They also have a 7-3-4 (against the spread) and 7-6-1 (over/under) records when playing away from Old Trafford.
Discarded Players and Projected Lineups
Good news for Manchester City; only Nathan Ake will be out of the derby due to injury.
The “Citizens” expected lineup is Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
No such good news for Manchester United; Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba remain doubtful due to injury.
The “Red Devils” expected lineup is David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.
Pick: Manchester City to win
Over/Under 3 goals: Manchester City (20-5-2) | Manchester United (14-9-4)
Four of the last Manchester City vs Manchester United matchups went under (or pushed) three goals. In fact, just two of their last 10 encounters went over 3 goals.
Manchester United have three straight games (all competitions) without scoring, and they’ll be facing the toughest defensive unit in the league. Manchester City scored two goals or less in three of their last four games (all competitions).
Pick: Under 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Manchester City 2 – Manchester United 0
Manchester City vs Manchester United Props Predictions
At BetUs, you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Our 2-0 prediction is +700 (same as a 1-0 victory), while a victory for Manchester United (1-0/2-1) is offering a +1600 value.
If you’re leaning into a draw, 1-1 is offering a +750 value. Also, Manchester City winning both at half time and full time is offering a +120 value.
Here’s a quick rundown of Manchester City vs Manchester United latest results (English Premier League):
- Manchester United 0 – Manchester City 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Manchester United 2 – Manchester City 0 (1-0 at half time)
- Manchester City 1 – Manchester United 2 (0-2 at half time)
- Manchester United 0 – Manchester City 2 (0-0 at half time)
- Manchester City 3 – Manchester United 1 (1-0 at half time)
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