Manchester City vs Manchester United Odds & Prediction

Manchester City's Phil Foden fighting for the ball during a soccer match.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden, left, and Peterborough’s Jorge Grant vie for the ball during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Peterborough United and Manchester City at the Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough, England, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

EPL leader City hosts fourth-placed rival United at Etihad Stadium in Manchester at 11:30 am ET on Sunday
Guardiola’s team lost to  Spurs last time at home while Rangnick’s outfit unbeaten in eight league games
See all the odds, best bets & preview for Manchester City vs Manchester United – EPL Matchday 28

Manchester City needs to get back to winning home form when it hosts its great rivals Manchester United in England’s Premier League on Sunday.

The derby certainly arrives at a critical time for Pep Guardiola’s table-topping City team – with second-placed Liverpool having recently cut its lead to six points.

Meanwhile, United is enjoying an eight-game unbeaten league run under interim coach Ralf Rangnick.

However, there has been a distinct sense of unfulfillment among its fans during this run – with four of those matches drawn.

Man. City vs Man. Utd Odds

Matchup
Spread
Moneyline
Total

Man. City vs Man. Utd
CIT -1.25 (-115) | UTD +1.25 (-105)
CIT -250 | UTD +700 | DRAW +390
Ov 2.5 (-167) | Un 2.5 (+133)

Odds as of March 4 at Barstool Sportsbook.

Clearly, the oddsmakers comfortably expect a victory for the home side but they think it could be reasonably tight.

City’s 15-match undefeated sequence eventually came to an end last time out at the Etihad Stadium when it was surprisingly beaten 3-2 by Tottenham Hotspur on February 19.

Despite United’s recent unbeaten form, Barstool Sportsbook makes City a wide favorite for a home win at -240.

United, meanwhile, is priced at +700 with the draw at +370. The game kicks off at 11:30 am ET.

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United Enjoying Recent Good Run At City

Certainly, those odds do not reflect recent results in derbies at the Etihad.

United has won on its last three visits in all competitions and has lost only once in its last seven trips across town.

Phil Foden has scored in two of City’s last three league wins – including the deciding goal in the 1-0 win at Everton last weekend.

He also hit the net in the 5-0 away win against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League’s last 16 first leg on February 15.

That made it three goals in five games in total recently.

Therefore, he looks particularly attractive among the Prop offers for the first goalscorer – priced at +600.

Meanwhile, Foden is rated at +185 to get on the scoresheet at any time which is undoubtedly an attractive prospect, too.

There was a disappointment when Rangnick’s team was held 0-0 at home by Watford.

Currently, United is in fourth place in the EPL on 47 points – 13 behind leader City.

However, there was a general sense of disappointment when Rangnick’s team was held 0-0 at home by struggling Watford at Old Trafford last time out.

That was following two successive wins by 2-0 at home against Brighton and then, subsequently, a 4-2 win at Leeds United.

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But the draws against Aston Villa, Burnley, Southampton and Watford during the current unbeaten run have led to accusations that the teams is still underperforming.

It has scored nine times in the last six league games.

However, almost half of that tally came in the 4-2 defeat of a Leeds side which was going into a defensive meltdown at the time.

Man.City vs Man.Utd Statistics

21
Wins
13

3
Draws
8

3
Losses
6

64
Goals
44

17
Goals Against
34

34
Yellow Cards
56

1
Red Cards
2

16
Clean Sheets
7

Stats from EPL 2021-22.

There have also undoubtedly been concerns about the form of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored just once in his last eight appearances – seven in the league and one in the UCL.

Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, has scored twice in the last three league games.

But it was youngster Anthony Elanga who scored in the 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the UCL on February 23 – having scored against Leeds four days previously.

It has since, furthermore, secured a narrow away win by 1-0 at Everton – vital with Liverpool breathing down their necks and enjoying a game in hand.

Two Home Defeats In Campaign For City

City has lost only three times this season – but two of those defeats came on home turf.

However, it had won seven straight league games at home before the defeat by Tottenham last month.

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It also recorded a 2-0 win away against Peterborough United in its last outing in the FA Cup Fifth Round in midweek.

Meanwhile, Liverpool may have further cut City’s lead ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday as its hosts West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday.

City has shared its goals around with leading marksman Riyad Mahrez on a tally of 19.

United, meanwhile, is unbeaten in its last seven away games so the draw certainly looks another attractive idea here.

City has shared its goals around with leading marksman Riyad Mahrez on a tally of 19.

Raheem Sterling, meanwhile, has 13 goals with Foden and Bernardo Silva sharing a total of 10 in all competitions.

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There was a 2-0 victory for United on the last occasion it visited City last March. However, City was a 2-0 winner at Old Trafford last November.

Nevertheless, the draw looks like the best prediction of the outcome here.

And Foden looks the most compelling Prop choice to find his name among the goalscorers.

Pick: Phil Foden +185 (To Score)

Author: wpadmin

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