December 29, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Solskjaer's men still looking fragile in defence, Al Hain-Cole expects the visitors to silence Old Trafford yet again in a high-scoring victory
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to continue his rehabilitation as Manchester United manager in Saturday’s Premier League derby against Manchester City.
Reportedly given three matches to save his job following the humiliating 5-0 home defeat against Liverpool, the Norwegian coach has followed up a comfortable 3-0 win over Tottenham with a useful 2-2 draw away to Atalanta.
Manchester United vs Manchester City latest odds
However, Man Utd are 15/4 (4.75) outsiders with bet365 to really disprove the doubters by coming out on top against their rivals at Old Trafford.
Man City fell to a shock 2-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend but are 7/10 (1.70) favourites to bounce straight back with a victory on enemy territory.
Just one of the last 11 encounters between this duo has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.0) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the 11/2 (6.50) favourite to open the scoring after grabbing four goals in his last four appearances, with Edinson Cavani a longer 8/1 (9.0) shot despite joining him on the scoresheet against Spurs.
Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden are all joint 13/2 (7.50) City favourites to break the deadlock, with the latter perhaps the best value at that price after five goals in his last nine league matches.
Manchester United vs Manchester City preview
Ater looking solid in a new formation against an admittedly lacklustre Tottenham side, the Red Devils were back to their fragile selves in the 2-2 draw in Bergamo.
Having now conceded 13 goals in their last five fixtures, it is very difficult to see them putting in the kind of robust derby displays that have frustrated Pep Guardiola’s men and earned some impressive results in recent years.
Manchester United vs Manchester City tips & predictions
Instead, the visitors look more likely to follow in Liverpool’s footsteps by cruelly exposing United’s weaknesses in midfield and defence at Old Trafford, with odds of 11/8 (2.38) offering tempting value on Man City taking all three points in a match featuring over 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.