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LionsBet Preview: Manchester City v Manchester United: Expect a cagey affair at the Ethiad

13:04 SAST 2018/04/06
Ander Herrera Manchester United Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City
This fixture has not seen so many goals in recent times and looks bound to stay that way this weekend

Its derby time this weekend as fierce rivals Manchester City and Manchester United take on each other at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

It was a week for Pep Guardiola’s side to forget as they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League quarter finals.

The Citizens are however on the cusp of lifting a fifth league title and victory here at odds of (1.95) as per LionsBet would guarantee that.

All the Red Devils can hope for now is to finish in second place but they will need to cautious of Liverpool who are just two points behind them.

Any chance of Jose Mourinho’s men spoiling City’s early title party is available at (4.05) with the same betting firm.

Both sides played out a goalless draw at the Ethiad last season after City had won 2-1 at Old Trafford. It seems to follow the same pattern so a stalemate is offered at (3.75) while it’s (10.25) for a 0-0 correct scoreline.

Manchester City have won eight of their 13 top-flight games against United and are tipped to avoid defeat on their turf at (1.20).

The Red Devils are however unbeaten in their last two visits to the Ethiad and have succeeded in keeping clean sheets. Backing the men in red to either win or draw is priced at (1.65) while they are (4.45) to keep another clean sheet.

United have failed to score in eight of their last 10 away games against the current top six sides. This points to the fact that not many goals should be expected in the blue half of Manchester.

What’s more is that one would have to go back to 2015 when more than three goals was scored in this fixture. LionsBet therefore quote odds of (1.40) for under 3.5 goals.