With a full slate of games across Europe on tap all weekend, none will be watched more than City v United. Who do the bookies like to win? Find out below.
Roberto Mancini will now focus all energies and resources on the league after his side were embarrassed in European play after finishing dead last in their group. The reigning champions are being issued at 2.22 over at Uwin.com and that will definitely change leading towards kickoff.
Though still 3 points behind United in the table, City still have yet to lose a league match this season in 15 contests and are one of three teams with undefeated records at home going an impressive 6-0-2 (W-L-T).
Defensively, the Blues are the best in England, conceding only 11 thus far. A big reason for that has been the extraordinary play of Joe Hart in goal.
But Hart will be put to the test as United boast the best offense in the league with 37 goals - a superb 2.46 scored per game - and with an arsenal of deadly targets featuring Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, and league-leading goal-scorer Robin van Persie, United defintely have what it takes to take away a point and even all three.
Alex Ferguson's boys have also done excellent on the road so far, winning 6 of 8 matches, while also scoring an average of over two per match away from Old Trafford. The Reds outright victory is being offered at 3.20, also over at Uwin.com.
The draw result is slated for 3.35 which looks appealing right now given how tight these teams are coupled with City's six draws. Though it must be noted that United have yet to draw this year.
Though both sides have full of attacking might, I expect a very tight battle and prefer the under 2.5 here at 2.14 while the draw/home result is listed at 5.60. The draw/draw result is at 5.95 and is quite tempting.
With a slew of options available for the in-play offerings, take a look at goal-scorer bets where you can take Rooney, Tevez, Dzeko, van Persie, and others at very solid odds for anytime/opening/last scorer bet options.
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