Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips

The Premier League winner might be decided this Wednesday. If Manchester City lose to their city rivals Manchester United, catching up with Liverpool might not be possible anymore. For Man City, winning at the Old Trafford is a must. Can they do it? Read Manchester United vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips to find out!

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Manchester United

The Red Devils are at the 6th place at the moment, which isn’t too bad considering how poor they were playing under Mourinho. Still, the fans demand more from Solskjaer and his boys. They want a place in the Champions League next season. And in order to get there, they need to finish among the top 4. Chelsea is the team that’s occupying the 4th place right now, with 3 points more than Man United, as well as one game more.

What this means is that the Red Devils still have a pretty good chance of getting to a Champions League position. But, in order to take that chance, they need to win as many points as possible until the end of the season.

They’re not in a too great form, having lost 3 out of previous 5 Premier League games. Still, all of those three matches were played away from home. When it comes to their form at the Old Trafford, Man United have lost only one Premier League game there this season. And that happened in the first round, back in August.

If you’re wondering whether this means that our Manchester United vs Manchester City prediction is going to go in the favor of the home side, we must remind you it’s not just about Man Utd; it’s also about their city rivals. So, let’s see what tricks they got up their sleeve.

Manchester City

They got one game more to play then their title rival Liverpool, but that game is against Man United. If they lose on Wednesday evening, they’re gonna stay 2 points behind the Reds and catching up with them will get pretty, pretty difficult. The thing is that Liverpool have a pretty easy schedule ahead and are expected to win 9 points in the 3 remaining rounds.

Because of this, winning the Manchester Derby is of utmost importance for Guardiola’s team. They’re already out of the Champions League and losing the Premier League title would be a major disappointment for such an illustrious club.

Man City are in a winning form, especially when it comes to the Premier League. But, what happened in the Champions League has certainly had a bad impact on their confidence. Still, knowing how talented their players are, this team needs to be considered the favorite in this game. But, should you put money on them? Scroll down to our Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips to see what we think!

Team News

Manchester United absentees:

  • Antonio Valencia (injury)
  • Eric Bailly (injury)
  • Ander Herrera (injury)

Manchester City absentees:

  • Claudio Bravo (injury)

Possible Lineups

Manchester United

De Gea – Smalling, Jones, Dalot, Shaw – Fred, Matic, Pogba, Mata – Martial, Lukaku

Manchester City

Ederson – Stones, Laporte, Walker, Zinchenko – Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero

Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction

For both teams, this match is of huge importance. Sure, Man City are the better team, but Man United are great at the Old Trafford. Even though I think the away team will win, I also think it’s going to be a very tough game.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Tips

  • Man City @1.44 (bet365)
  • BTS @1.70 (bwin)
  • Man United +1.5 (AH) @1.71 (Unibet)

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