Manchester City-Manchester United Betting Preview: Expect goals galore in this derby clash

Sunday sees the two giants meet at the Etihad Stadium with our tipster backing goals and one of United's key men to continue his good goalscoring form
Manchester City host Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday. Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes get their first taste of derby action early on this season and, with both sides having a tough start to the league, their respective managers will be eager to gain three points and win over any fans that still may have doubts about their appointments.

Manchester City took care of a tricky away tie in the Champions League midweek, winning 3-0 away at Viktoria Plzen.

City had been shaky away from home in the European competition in the two previous seasons, but will be delighted to start this campaign with a win.

Their league form has been inconsistent, though, beating Newcastle and Hull, but losing to Cardiff City and drawing with Stoke. Betway price them as favourites for this match at 23/20 (2.15) to take all three points.

United, like City, came away with three points from their first Champions League game this season, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 with Wayne Rooney netting two goals.

They sit level on points with City in the Premier League, beating Swansea and Crystal Palace, losing to Liverpool and drawing to Chelsea.

It's been a tough start for David Moyes with the fixture list and after their failure to beat Chelsea or Liverpool, Moyes will be keen to get a big scalp under his belt. Betway price them at 12/5 (3.40) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

Matches between these two sides in recent years have been real thrillers, late goals deciding the victor in both fixtures last season, with Robin Van Persie's late free kick enough to give United all three points at the Ethiad, and Sergio Aguero scoring with 10 minutes to go at Old Trafford.

Another common factor in Manchester derbies are goals. The over 2.5 goals bet in this match at 7/10 (1.70) with Betway looks like a fantastic bet.

This would have paid out in five of the last six head-to-head meetings between the sides, as well as three of City's five games this season. The bet also easily paid out midweek in the Manchester United game too.

For those looking for more value, backing Wayne Rooney to score anytime at 2/1 (3.00) with Betway can't be ignored.

The England striker has been in fine form of late, scoring three goals in his last two matches, starting to show signs of his old form. When you add into the equation that he seems to thrive playing at the Ethiad with four goals in three matches, Rooney seems to come alive in the such games, which makes this bet tough to ignore.

Over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70) 3pts with Betway
Wayne Rooney to score anytime at 2/1 (3.00) 1.5pt with Betway

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