Manchester City vs Manchester United Predictions: EPL Matchweek 9 Odds & Best Bets

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After a few weeks of no action, the EPL returns in Matchweek 9. Unfortunately, multiple weeks were postponed due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II (two for Manchester United, one for Manchester City).

After the international break, Man United stays local and heads to the Etihad Stadium to take on Man City. The Red Devils were last on the pitch on Sept. 15 when they beat FC Sherriff 2-0 in the Europa League. The Sky Blues most recently beat Wolverhampton 3-0 on Sept. 17.

City won both matches against United last year, beating them 2-0 and 4-1. Both sides will be shaking off the rust in this match after the break.

Who will win this Manchester derby after the long break? Let’s look at current betting odds and get some best bets and predictions for this matchup.

Gio Annatelli’s 2022-2023 EPL betting record: 15-11 (+9.6 units)

Manchester City vs Manchester United Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Manchester City (-300) | Draw (+450) | Manchester United (+725)
  • Draw No Bet: Manchester City (-1000) | Manchester United (+525)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 3.5 (+105) | Under 3.5 (-145)

Manchester City vs Manchester United odds are current as of Wednesday, Sept. 28, from BetMGM Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted.

Manchester City are heavy favorites to win this match, as they’re one of the top teams in the Premier League. However, Manchester United’s most recent EPL victory was against Arsenal, who are at the top of the table.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Tips

The Manchester derby kicks off the first of many matches for both clubs in October, as Man City has eight and Man United has nine. So it’s essential to kick off the month on the right note.

Manchester City are coming off a deciding victory over Wolverhampton in which they scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the match. The Sky Blues have been dominant this season, with Erling Haaland leading the charge with 11 goals and Kevin De Bruyne with six assists.

The Red Devils have completely turned their season around, winning four straight matches since dropping the first two. The new additions of Antony, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Lisandro Martínez, and Tyrell Malacia have brought new life to the team, as the club has picked up the scoring and limited the goals.

Manchester United will look to play back and focus on the counter-attack, as Manchester City is the top scoring team in the EPL. The Sky Blues are also the best at moving the ball, leading the Premier League in passes by a landslide.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction

Manchester City 2-2 Manchester United

Even though Manchester City have been one of the most dominant teams in the Premier League this season, Manchester United have been the hottest team as of late. And even though they’ve had a few weeks off, you have to ride the hot hand.

When a team has one of the greatest scorers of this generation, the chances of the Over hitting are high. Haaland can carve out a defense easily, and the team around him is talented enough to pick up the slack if he’s being contained.

The Manchester derby will be exciting but will ultimately finish in a draw.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Best Bets

➕ Over 3.5 Goals (+105) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 Units

Manchester City have scored the most goals in the Premier League (23) while Manchester United are in the middle of the pack (eight). However, four of their goals have come in the last two games, and they most recently scored two against FC Sheriff.

Take the Over in this match, especially with it at plus odds.

➕ Match Result: Draw (+450) at BetMGM

WAGER: 1 Unit

This match will take some time to get going, as both clubs are coming off a break, but it will pick up right before the half. From there, the gloves will come off, and the Manchester derby will be an exciting one.

City’s attack has been the best in the Premier League, while United’s back line has come together to be a formidable one as of late. This will cause headaches for both sides.

Manchester City’s team is too good to contain, so Manchester United will look to be more aggressive in their counter-attack. Both teams have been hot and will each walk out with a point.

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