Bet on Man Utd vs Man City – City with one win in 26 visits

It’s the biggest game in the Premier League this weekend, but judging on the 0-0 result earlier in the season, it’s unlikely to be the a thriller.

Roberto Mancini’s defensive tactics may not have won many admirers but it’s seen Manchester City rise up to third in the table, however it’s 24 games since Manchester United failed to score in a home league game and City will have their defensive work cut out.

Match Odds

With just one win in 26 visits to Old Trafford, many punters would look at the 4/5 available for Man Utd to win as great value and they would be right.

City, 7/2 to beat United, have drawn four and lost one of their last five league games, and Mancini would no doubt take the draw (5/2) if offered to him right now.

Man Utd have dropped just two points at home all season and Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking to end any fading hope of a Man City title charge with his team taking all three points on Saturday.

Total Goals

It’s 19-goal Dimitar Berbatov vs 18-goal Carlos Tevez and the Argentine has four goals in his last six appearances against Man Utd, and six goals in his last four starts making him the value at 5/4 to score any time.

However United haven’t conceded a first half goal at Old Trafford since April 2010, and backing Berbatov at 4/1 to get the first goal, and Man Utd to win the first half at 5/4 should prove profitable.

The game is set up for a tight and edgy encounter and while Man Utd may take a slim lead into half-time, the threat of Carlos Tevez means backing Man Utd to win 2-1 at 7/1 looks the pick of the results.

A £10 stake on Berbatov scoring first and the game ending 2-1 would return £230. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.