Latest Premier League Betting Odds: Manchester City 1/4 to retain their title after derby delight
Raheem Sterling Jesse Lingard Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League 2018-19
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Pep Guardiola's men were far superior in a 3-1 win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium and have seen their odds cut for the title as a result

There are still three unbeaten teams in the Premier League after 12 matches, but the bookmakers believe Manchester City are by far the most likely side to finish top of the table this season.

A 3-1 win over Manchester United has seen bet365 cut City to just 1/4 (1.25) in their latest Premier League winner market heading into the international break.

Having seen such a dominant title charge last season the odds compilers were taking few chances with the Citizens this time around, making them around 4/6 (1.67) to win the division before a ball was kicked.

Raheem Sterling Jesse Lingard Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League 2018-19

The current quotes of 1/4 (1.25) mean the bookmakers believe there is now an 80 per cent change of Pep Guardiola's men defending their domestic crown. That, despite the fact that there are only four points separating the top three teams, all of whom are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League.

Liverpool were hardly emphatic in their 2-0 victory over Fulham but are made the nearest challengers to the league leaders, priced at 4/1 (5.0).

Chelsea could only draw 0-0 with Everton on Sunday and they are now out to 20/1 (21.0) from 12/1 (13.0) before kick-off, such is the expected dominance of Guardiola's side.

As well as being ahead on the points front, City's emphatic goal difference of +31 also sees them at a distinct advantage over their title rivals. After just a dozen top-flight games the holders already boast a 12-goal lead over any other side in the division.

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While the market suggests there will be no need to take that metric into account, it has to be kept in mind when considering the prices available.

bet365 offer 11/8 (2.38) that Guardiola's side break their own top-flight goal tally of 106 which they achieved en route to the title last season.

Tottenham are 40/1 (41.0) having edged past Crystal Palace while Arsenal's draw with Wolves sees them way back in the betting at 125/1 (126.0).

Manchester United have drifted to 200/1 (201.0) having lost a fourth game of the campaign already. It's the first time that the club have tasted defeat this many times in their opening 12 games since 1990-91 and you have to go back to 1977-78 to find the last time United had a negative goal difference at this stage.

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Manchester City

form

All
MCI 1 - 2 LEE
L
MCI 2 - 1 BVB
W
LEI 0 - 2 MCI
W
EVE 0 - 2 MCI
W
MCI 2 - 0 BMG
W
FUL 0 - 3 MCI
W
MCI 5 - 2 SOU
W
MCI 0 - 2 MUN
L
BMG 0 - 2 MCI
W
ARS 0 - 1 MCI
W
Manchester United

form

All
TOT 1 - 3 MUN
W
GRA 0 - 2 MUN
W
MUN 2 - 1 BHA
W
LEI 3 - 1 MUN
L
MIL 0 - 1 MUN
W
MUN 1 - 0 WHU
W
MUN 1 - 1 MIL
D
MCI 0 - 2 MUN
W
MUN 0 - 0 RSO
D
MUN 3 - 1 NEW
W
Head to Head
20 Matches (3 Draws)
8 Total wins 9
2 Home wins 4
6 Away wins 5
Last 5 Matches
1 Wins
1 Draw
3 Wins
MCI 0 - 2 MUN
MUN 0 - 2 MCI
MUN 0 - 0 MCI
MUN 2 - 0 MCI
MCI 0 - 1 MUN
2 Goals Scored 5
Games Over 2.5 Goals 0 / 5
Both Teams Scored 0 / 5
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Match Facts

  1. Manchester City have won just two of their last eight matches against Manchester United in all competitions (D2 L4) since winning four in a row between 2013 and 2014.
  2. Manchester United, who won 3-2 at the Etihad last season despite being 0-2 down, are looking to win back to back Premier League games at the stadium for just the second time, also doing so with wins in November 2008 and April 2010.
  3. Two of Man Utd’s three Premier League wins against Man City when they’ve trailed in the match have been away from home and from 0-2 behind – in November 1993 and April 2018.
  4. Premier League meetings between Manchester City and Manchester United have been won by the away side on 17 occasions – only Aston Villa vs Liverpool (19) and Everton vs Man Utd (18) have been won by the visiting team more.
  5. There have been just three occasions of a team scoring 24+ goals after six home games in a Premier League season, with Man City responsible for all three (2013-14, 2017-18 and 2018-19).
  6. Manchester United have conceded 18 goals in their 11 Premier League games this season. It took them 25 games until the 31st January to concede as many in the competition last season.
  7. Manchester City haven’t lost any of their last 53 Premier League games against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 0-4 loss at Everton in January 2017.
  8. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is still yet to score against Manchester United in the Premier League, attempting 19 shots in 12 games without success; among players with at least 50 Premier League goals, only Robbie Keane (22) has played more times against the Red Devils without scoring than Sterling.
  9. Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has scored 17 goals and assisted a further five in his last 13 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium.
  10. Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games against Man Utd, but has failed to score in his last three against them since.
  11. Anthony Martial has scored in each of his last four Premier League games for Man Utd – he could become the seventh different player to score in five or more in a row for the club in the competition (Ruud van Nistelrooy x4, Wayne Rooney x2, Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie).
  12. This will be the 22nd meeting between Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in all competitions – the Spaniard has won nine and lost five (D7) of the previous 21. He’s only lost more matches against Jurgen Klopp (7) than Mourinho (5) during his managerial career.
  13. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league games against a single opponent in his whole managerial career.
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