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Manchester City v Manchester United Preview – November 11th, 2018 – 4.30 pm
The first Manchester derby of the new Premier League season will kick off at 4.30 pm on Sunday, November 11th. While the old rivalry between the two clubs will be ramped up again, there is a big three points on offer.
The Citizens will be looking to consolidate their spot at the top of the table, while Manchester United need maximum points to try and haul themselves a bit closer to the top four.
Manchester City v Manchester United
Man City 2/5
Man Utd 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.)
So can the Red Devils pull off a shock win at the Etihad? Well even though they haven’t been at their best this season, there have been some clear signs of resilience about them recently. In four of their last five league games, they have conceded the opening goal of a game. But they have managed to show character and togetherness to fight back to a W3 D1 record in their last four league outings. They seem to only be raising their game when their backs are against the wall and that’s usually in the second half of games.
They did it again in midweek as they looked to be on course for a defeat out at Juventus in the Champions League. But somehow they came up with two late goals from two free kicks to pull out a shock win. That pretty much sums them up. They aren’t playing great, they don’t really have anyone producing stand-out performances, but they are finding ways to get themselves back into games and get results. It is that grit which they will need an abundance of at the Etihad on the weekend.
Last season’s win
You only have to look back at last season’s corresponding fixture to see what United are capable of. They produced a 3-2 win which was totally against the odds. That was after having been trailing 2-0 at the halftime break as well. They were heavily outclassed in the game, could barely get their foot on the ball but still produced the three points out of nowhere. Both teams to score is at 4/6 odds for this weekend’s top clash* (Betting Odds were taken from November 8th, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.). If they were to pull off a repeat win they would cut the gap to City to six points.
United’s Etihad Record
The Red Devils are actually W2 D1 in their last three trips to the Etihad in the Premier League. That is in spite of the power that Manchester City have been showing in the league the last few seasons. The Red Devils seem to find a way to rise to the occasion. Things are even between the two over the last six league meetings with two wins each and two drawn fixtures. So the Red Devils have given as good as they have gotten really.
The problem with them is that they have been conceding a lot of goals and do only have the one clean sheet this season in the league. But they have come up with at least two goals in each of their last four Premier League fixtures. They do have an injury doubt over Romelu Lukaku but they have managed without him fine in their last two league games. Anthony Martial has been in good scoring form and he is at 3/1 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from November 8th, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.).
Will Manchester United be the ones to defy all of the odds and be the first to beat Manchester City this season? Yes, the Red Devils are facing a formidable side, but look at last season when City posted a W16 D2 L1 record at home in the Premier League. Who were the only visitors to win at the Etihad? Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. They have to defy massive 8/1 odds-against* (Betting Odds were taken from November 8th, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.) to do it.
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