The tale of these bitter rivals only gets more appealing when taking a look at some of the stats they've conjured up this year.The most anticipated match of the EPL season is upon us and, as always, the bigger the game, the more oferings and great odds are available to capitilize on.
In what can easily be described as a rollercoaster season for both clubs, Manchester United visits its bitter crosstown rival at Etihad Stadium with only three points in hand in the league title race, with three games to go.
Some huge stats really stand out in this match that won't make it any easier to decide who to select.
- Manchester City is the only team in England undefeated at home this season, with 16 wins and one draw, scoring an astounding 51 goals and conceding only 10. The Citizens are currently paying 2.10 to win.
- Manchester United is easily the best away team in the league, having generated a very impressive 39 points on the road, eight more than any other club. This includes 12 victories, which is three more than anybody else. Despite this strong showing, the Red Devils pay a juicy 3.60 to win.
- The draw bet is available for 3.25 over at Ladbrokes where Canadian readers of Goal.com can obtain a free $50 bet when they open a new account.
Surely, no one can forget that devastating 6-1 defeat that City dished out to United at Old Trafford earlier in the season, and that is another reason why Roberto Mancini's men are the favourites. Should they remain composed and not lose their cool, of course.
Other strong bets to take into heavy consideration will be the goalscorers of the match.
The deadly striking trio of Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, and Sergio Aguero are each paying 2.50 to score at any given point in the match and an incredible 9.00 to open it up. If one of them scores the last of the game, then the pay out stands at 8.00.
If you are more of a Javier Hernandez or Edin Dzeko fan, then look at the 2.75 to score anytime or the 10.00 to score first in the match.
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