Manchester City vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Manchester City vs Manchester United predictions for Thursday’s Premier League derby clash. Manchester United hope to close the gap between them and Manchester City in the race for the Premier League top four. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Manchester City VS Manchester United Predictions
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1X2 Tip: Home Win lose
Reason For Manchester City VS Manchester United Betting Tips
The advantage in the race for the top four is the prize on offer when Manchester’s two biggest clubs collide on Thursday and we are backing Pep Guardiola’s Man City to take a vital three points, which is available at 10/11 with bet365. For our correct score tip we cannot see there being too much to separate the sides and although we think both teams will score, we think that a 2-1 home win is the way to go, which is priced at 8/1 with the same site.
Late heartbreak in the semi final of the FA Cup on Sunday means that Guardiola’s first season in charge at City will end up trophy-less and given this failure, they will go into Thursday’s derby with plenty to prove. City have an excellent record on home soil and only Chelsea have managed to leave the Etihad with all three points in the league this season.
Guardiola also has a pretty conclusive record over his opposite number Jose Mourinho. He has won six, drawn four and lost three of the meetings between the pair and even though United won the last time they went head to head, that came in the League Cup, a competition that the bigger clubs rarely take seriously.
United shouldn’t be underestimated though. They have an excellent away record with four wins in a row on their travels in the league and are undefeated in their last 10 away matches in the Premier League. The form of Marcus Rashford will have eased Mourinho’s concerns following the news that veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the season but the young England star still has work to do on his finishing ability and shouldn’t be relied upon to lead the line for the remainder of the campaign.