Premier League

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Manchester City v Manchester United 14:00

  • Met 166 times in the league, Man City 49, Draws 52, Man Utd 65
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 4-1 Man Utd
  • Man City took 6 points off Man Utd last season
  • 6 of the last 7 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS (all comps)
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in 5 of the last 7 repeat league fixtures
  • Man City have lost just 4 of their last 12 league games vs Man Utd
  • Man Utd have won 3 of the last 5 repeat fixtures
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 6 of the last 7 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • De Bruyne (Man City) & Mahrez (Man City) both scored braces in this game last season

One of the biggest games each year in the Premier League as old rivals Man City and Man Utd to battle at the Etihad Stadium this Sunday.

City are the current league champions and having bought Erling Haaland over the summer the light blue side of Manchester have hit the ground running in their title defence.

Haalaad has already notched and incredible 11 goals in the league from only 7 games and so it’s no shock to see him at 3.40 (1st) or 1.61 (anytime) in the scoring markets.

They take on a United side that are having their troubles, but in recent weeks with wins in the Europa League, plus winning their last four league games, there are certain signs that new boss Erik Ten Hag is settling in – the Red Devils have also only conceded one goal in their last 5 games in all comps.

The match betting suggests a City win with home advantage at 1.33, with the Draw 5.75 and United as big as 7.50.

Last season’s repeat game ended in an easy 4-1 home win for the Citizens and City also took 6 points off United last term.

However, despite the short match odds on City, it’s worth pointing out that United are actually unbeaten in 5 of the last 7 repeat fixtures and won 3 of the last 5. With that in mind, the United/Draw in the Double Chance market at 3.25 is sure to tempt people in.

If recent games are anything to go by, then we could be in for a tight clash too with 6 of the last 7 meetings going UNDER 2.5 GOALS – this can be backed again at 2.75.

Both teams also didn’t score in 6 of the last 7 meetings, so this might be another option at 2.00.

Back to the scoring markets, we’ve already mentioned Haalaad, but with De Bruyne having scored twice in this game last term the Belgium player might be worth a look at 7.50 (1st) or 3.00 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that City will be the strong favourites, but United are definitely turning a corner and might be able to put up a fight in a game they are always up for.

Therefore, the UNDER 3.5 GOALS in the match at 1.72 looks decent value.