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Manchester City v Manchester United: Free Bets and Odds for Saturday's Manchester Derby

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Mark LeachMark Leach
October 1st, 2022
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Manchester City host Manchester United on Sunday in what promises to be a thrilling Manchester derby. Before the international break, Manchester United were starting to show signs of improvement under Erik ten Hag whilst City remain the bookies' favourites to go on and win yet another Premier League title. Ahead of the fixture, at freebets.ltd.uk we'll bring the latest team news and form as well as expert betting tips and odds from our partners at William Hill.

Form

Manchester City head into the weekend just one point behind early pace-setters, Arsenal. Pep Guardiola's unbeaten side have won five and drawn two of their seven matches so far. At the Etihad Stadium they have a 100% record, winning all three matches so far.

Sunday's visitors, Manchester United make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium full of confidence and on a four-game winning run in the Premier League. Their last league match was a 3-1 win at home to leaders, Arsenal whilst they have also recorded wins against Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City during their current sequence of wins.

Manchester City v Manchester United: Head-to-head

Manchester City have won the last two Manchester derbies including a 4-1 win in this corresponding fixture last season.

Manchester City have a surprisingly poor record in this fixture, winning on just two of the last eight occasions that Manchester United have visited the Etihad.

Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Tips

This weekend's Manchester derby is so tough to call. Manchester City have been the dominant side in the Premier League in recent seasons yet they have often been turned over by their cross-city rivals.

Given the form of Premier League Player of the Month nominees, Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland, we're edging towards a home win. 2/5 is as good a price as you're likely to see for a Manchester City home win in the Premier League.

Norwegian superstar, Erling Haaland has got his Manchester City career off to a dream start and is already starting to break records at the Etihad. Haaland has scored a record-breaking eleven goals in his first seven Premier League games and looks a shrewd selection at 1/2 to score on Sunday. Alternative Haaland bets include first scorer at 5/2 or to score two or more at the same price.

For Manchester United, Jadon Sancho has shown signs of rediscovering his best form in recent weeks. The Manchester City academy graduate would love to get one over on the side where he began his career. We're backing Jadon Sancho to score on Sunday at generous odds of 15/2.

With so much attacking talent on display, we're optimistic of an entertaining Manchester derby full of goals. Over 2.5 match goals is excellent value at 1/2.

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So many of Manchester City's attacks come down their left flank. Whether it's Phil Foden or Jack Grealish that's given the nod on the left, they'll have plenty of support. Kevin de Bruyne often drifts into the pocket between right-back and centre-back whilst Joao Cancelo is one of the best attacking full-backs around. With so much pressure coming down the left, United right-back, Diego Dalot could be in for a busy afternoon. Dalot has already received three bookings in his first seven league games this season and is 21/10 to be carded on Sunday.

Manchester City v Manchester United: Match Odds

  • Manchester City: 2/5
  • Draw: 4/1
  • Manchester United: 6/1

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