Fergie gone, but lots of injury time still likely in Man City v Man Utd


One thing that can be expected more than most in a Manchester derby is that the two teams will have at least 95 minutes to score a decisive goal, rather than the standard 90 minutes expected of a football match.

In each of the last six derbies across the last three Premier League seasons, a minimum of five minutes of injury time has been played, while both meetings last year surpassed the 96-minute mark.

Sir Alex Ferguson may no longer be in the dugout pointing at his watch, but that should not bring a break from the norm and so the 3/1 on offer that five or more minutes of injury time are tagged on at the Etihad is a price worth taking advantage of.

Alternatively, it is 10/1 that Howard Webb decides to add on just a single minute, 5/1 that an extra two minutes are played, 13/8 that it is three minutes added and 12/5 that the injury time runs into four minutes.

Unsurprisingly, given the penchant for injury-time in this fixture, goals have also been fairly common after the 90 minutes are up.

Six injury-time goals have been netted in the last four seasons, including winners for Robin van Persie, Paul Scholes and Michael Owen.

It is 6/1 that a goal is scored by either team at the Etihad in injury time, with Man Utd 5/4 to be the team to score the last goal of the game, regardless of what minute it arrives in.

However, it is Man City that have netted last in four of the last five head-to-heads in all competitions, with Sergio Aguero responsible for the final goal in half of the last four.

Aguero is 6/1 to contribute the last goal at the Etihad.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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