Match of the week: Manchester City versus Manchester United

05.12.2019

We have no doubt: the game that all the football fans are looking forward to the most this weekend has to be the Manchester derby! This time around, it’s City that hosts United, and both teams have plenty of reasons why they should only be content with a solid victory. Let’s take a closer look at the situation at hand: maybe we can learn a few things that can help us make the smartest bets on this epic duel!

Derby history

In all of football history, Manchester’s top football teams have met no less than 178 times. United won 73 of these games, while City won 53; leaving 52 games in a draw. In those games, plenty of illustrious historical records were set between the two, especially in the early days of the sport. These feats of sportsmanship have been overtaken by the bitter rivalry as it intensified, and as time went on, the original influence Manchester United exerted started waning. More recently, it seems, the Citizens are on their way to overtake the Red Devils as the main Manchester team. All in all, we’re in for another exciting edition of one of the biggest derbies that modern football has to offer!

Statistics (44 Premier League era games)

If there’s any hope of posing a challenge to runaway leader Liverpool, second-placed Manchester City absolutely has to win this game. Meanwhile, Manchester United is languishing in 10th place. The Citizens have won 10 games out of 15 played, and throughout these games, they managed a commendable goal average of 2.87. The Red Devils have been underperforming, with only 5 victories in 15 games, and a goal average that’s only about half as good as that of the Citizens, at 1.53 goals per game.

Head to head:

  • 15 wins for Manchester City (8 home, 7 away)
  • 8 draws
  • 21 wins for Manchester United (10 home, 11 away)

Recent encounters:

  • Manchester United – Manchester City: 0-2
  • Manchester City – Manchester United: 3-1
  • Manchester City – Manchester United: 2-3
  • Manchester United – Manchester City: 1-2
  • Manchester City – Manchester United: 0-0

Form guide:

  • Manchester City: win-loss-win-draw-win
  • Manchester United: loss-win-draw-draw-win

Top scorers:

  • Manchester City: Sergio Aguëro (9)
  • Manchester United: Marcus Rashford (9)

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The goal average of both teams combined comes down to 4.37 per game. Keep in mind the recent form, and maybe a bet on ‘Manchester City & Total Over 4.5’ @3.85 is well worth your money!

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