Premier League Saturday 12th December 2020

Manchester United v Manchester City 17:30

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man Utd 2-0 Man City

– Man Utd took 6 points of Man City last season

– Man Utd have won 3 of their last 4 vs Man City (all comps)

– The last 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Man City have lost just 1 of their last 6 away league games at Man Utd

– Man City have won 2 of the 4 repeat fixtures 1-2

– Both teams scored in 4 of the last 6 league head-to-heads

– 5 of the last 8 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Just 1 DRAW in the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps)

One of the Premier League season highlights this Saturday for the 5:30pm game as bitter rivals Manchester United and Manchester City face-off at Old Trafford.

At the start of this round of games the sides are only separated by a point, with Man Utd on 19 and Man City on 18, while it’s also worth pointing out they both have a game in-hand on the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Chelsea, who are ahead of them.

The match betting favours Man City at 1.80, despite being the away side, with the draw 3.80 and Man Utd as big as 4.20.

That home win price might appeal to the value seekers out there too as United actually won this game 2-0 last season and also took 6 points off City last term in the league.

In fact, The Red Devils have won 3 of their last 4 (all comps) against City, but it is still worth pointing out that City have still only lost 1 of their last 6 away league games against United.

With just one DRAW in the last 12 head-to-heads, there is generally a winner one way, or another so this stat might put some off backing the sides sharing the points.

Other betting options to look for are that 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS – this can be backed at 1.61, with Under 2.5 goals at 2.30.

Both teams scored in 4 of the last 6 meetings too – if you fancy a repeat of this stat, then you’ll be rewarded at odds of 1.57. United have scored 6 goals in their last two league games, while City have netted 7 times in their last two Premier League games.

Looking at the scoring markets – City’s Raheem Sterling will be popular after getting on the scoresheet again last weekend, he can be backed at 5.00 (1st) or 2.05 (anytime), while Kevin de Bruyne is another City player to respect at 7.50 (1st) or 2.75 (anytime).

Looking at United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to bring on his ‘big guns’ of Rashford and Fernandes in their 1-3 win over West Ham at half-time last weekend. They turned the game around with Rashford scoring too – the England man can be backed at 8.50 (1st) or 3.10 (anytime), while Fernandes is 10.00 (1st) or 3.60 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a fascinating game to look forward to. United will be hoping to build on their positive league results over City last season and with only a point between the sides, you feel it’s a game that will have a big bearing on the title race.

There are many options to look at, but we feel the 1.90 on offer on Man Utd/Draw in the ‘Double Chance’ market looks decent value. The Red Devils have home advantage and in order for this bet to pay out they’ve just have to avoid defeat – something they did in both league games over City last season.

BEST BET: MAN UTD/DRAW ‘Double Chance’ @1.90