Fierce rivals Manchester United and Manchester City will be back at it on Sunday when the teams square off in an English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium. This Manchester derby will be another matchup of top-four teams, with defending Premier League champion City (21-3-3) at the top of the table and United (13-8-6) sitting fourth. Both teams will have a sense of urgency, with Liverpool entering their Saturday match with West Ham just six points behind City in the EPL table. The Hammers and Arsenal are both two points behind Man U for that coveted fourth spot. The rivals met in November at Old Trafford, and the Cityzens came away with a 2-0 victory.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man City as the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Manchester City vs. Manchester United odds, with Man U the +675 underdog. A draw is priced at +375 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Manchester United vs. Manchester City picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Manchester United vs. Manchester City matchup from every angle and just locked in his coveted picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his EPL picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Manchester City vs. Manchester United:
- Man City vs. Man U spread: City -1.5 (+105)
- Man City vs. Man U over-under: 2.5 goals
- Man City vs. Man U money line: City -250, United +675, Draw +375
- MC: Kevin De Bruyne creates 5.14 shots per 90 minutes, best in EPL
- MU: Bruno Fernandes leads the EPL in total shot-creating actions (114).
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Why you should back Man City
City has a fight on its hands with Liverpool, which will be even more motivated as it faces its longtime nemesis. The Cityzens have long been the little brother, and while they have won three of the past four league titles, they still have had their troubles with United. But City has the edge in talent, and it has dominated possession, holding the ball 68.2 percent of games on average. That is more than 5 percent better than any other team in the EPL. It has not been held off the score sheet since October, scoring in 24 straight games (47 total goals) in all competitions.
The Cityzens have scored the second-most goals in the league (64) while allowing the fewest (17). Meanwhile, United has allowed twice as many goals while scoring just 44. City is plus-47 in goal differential, while the Red Devils are plus-10. Raheem Sterling (10 goals) and Riyad Mahrez (eight) have been leading the attack, while Bernardo Silva (seven), Phil Foden (seven) and Jack Grealish (two) are all disruptive. Mahrez has 19 goals across all competitions, while midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (seven goals, two assists) is one of the top playmakers in the world.
Why you should back Man United
The Red Devils have taken a backseat to City in recent years, but they still have had success against their rivals. Their style of play, where they sit back and defend before springing counter-attacks, is the type that has troubled the Cityzens. United is 4-3-1 in the past eight meetings in all competitions and has three wins and a draw in the past five in league play. United has plenty of talent to compete with the best teams, with players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, who both have nine goals, more than capable of having significant impact on the outcome of this match.
United also will be desperate for points to stay in position to return to the Champions League next season. It is on an 11-game unbeaten run (5-6-0) in all competitions, scoring 15 goals over that span. It hasn’t been particularly impressive, but it has been getting the results. City hasn’t been overly dominant in recent weeks, either, losing its last home game 3-2 to Tottenham. It also was fortunate to take a 1-0 victory against Everton last Saturday, getting a Foden goal in the 82nd minute and avoiding a penalty on what looked like a hand ball late in the game.
How to make EPL and Man City vs. Man United picks
Green has analyzed the Manchester United vs. Manchester City match from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
So, who wins Man City vs. Man U in Sunday’s English Premier League matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Manchester City vs. Manchester United match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.