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LionsBet Preview: Manchester United – Manchester City: Expect a few derby goals

2:00 PM IST 09/12/17
Jose Mourinho Pep Guardiola Manchester United Manchester City
Its derby duty this weekend as first and second in the top flight go head to head in Manchester’s red half

Fierce rivals Manchester United and Manchester City will take centre stage in Sunday’s keenly contested Premier League derby at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils’ 3-1 impressive win at Arsenal last weekend was their 11th league victory of the campaign from 15 games. United are eight points from the top in second place and will hope to close the gap with a win at odds of (3.40) with LionsBet even though they will have to do make do with Paul Pogba who is serving a three-game ban.

14 wins from 15 games with no defeat sees the Citizens maintain their place at the top of the standings. Pep Guardiola claimed victory at Old Trafford last term and his men are (2.20) to do it again with the same betting firm.

A draw won’t be far within in an intense fixture like and it’s (3.55) for that to happen.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last five league derbies with Manchester City, winning two and drawing two. They are also on a 24 game unbeaten home run in the top flight since losing this fixture last September. Jose Mourinho’s side are quoted at (1.50) for either a win or draw.

The Sky Blues have tasted five Premier League victories at the Theatre of Dreams which is the second highest behind Chelsea. They have also won seven of their last 12 derbies. This gives them a slight advantage to avoid defeat at odds of (1.25).

City and United have the two tightest defences in the league this season having conceded 10 and nine goals respectively. This can be an indication that not too many goals are to be expected. A price of (1.40) for less than goals looks rewarding while both teams should be able to score at odds of (1.65).

Romelu Lukaku scored in both league outings against Man City while playing for Everton last season. Though the Belgian has been struggling for goals lately, he is still tipped to score first at (4.20) and (1.85) anytime.

Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 21 goals (fifteen goals, six assists) in his 24 Premier League apperances for the Citizens. The Brazilian is offered at (1.65) with LionsBet to score anytime.