Brisant is always a Manchester derby. On Wednesday evening, however, one of the most significant duels of recent years is also increasing from a purely sporting point of view. Manchester City (ranked # 2, 86 points) will not be able to give away points in any of its thrilling title races of all time, while Manchester United (ranked sixth, 64 points) is battling for admission to next year’s Champions League group stage. In the league it is the 160th derby of the city. The Red Devils have won 62 league games so far, Man City has 46 successes (51 draws). There have been six derbies in the past that did not take place over the weekend. The Red Devils won the first of their kind 5-0 in November 1994, but have since been without a win (0-2-3). Also on Wednesday, the Citizens seem to have better cards to succeed in the run, as in Manchester United against Manchester City, the odds of all bookmakers suggest.
Football Betting Prediction Manchester United vs Manchester City
Each of the past three Man United coaches (not considering interim solutions) has lost the first derby against the Citizens (David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho). Sir Alex Ferguson was the last coach to win his first derby (2: 0, March 1987). However, United is currently in crisis. The bankruptcy on the weekend at Everton was a revelation. The Red Devils conceded 48 goals this season. This corresponds to the worst value since 1978/79 (63 goals conceded). In addition, the Red Devils wait for eleven competitive games in a row on a ‘zero’ – worst series since 1998.
Accordingly, City is the big favorite on Wednesday. At Manchester United vs Manchester City, our predictions are a tip for Man City in both halves. Should the Citizens defeat United, this would be a giant step towards the championship. Man City draws with the catch-up game against United in matters completed games with Liverpool draw and would have with a threesome the title defense against the Red Devils even in the hand.
Manchester United – Statistics & Current Form
It was an embarrassing and desolate performance of the Red Devils last Sunday at Goodison Park near Everton. 0: 4 it was in the end. This represents the highest United bankruptcy since a 0-4 in October 2016 against Chelsea. Thus, the Red Devils lost for the first time since March 1981 five away games in a row. No wonder then that Manchester United go against Manchester City, according to odds of bookmakers as outsiders in the derby. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then apologized publicly several times for the miserable performance of the team. But for Solskjaer this defeat did not seem to come as a surprise.
During the week, the Norwegian had already counted some players before the Premier League exit on Merseyside in public. The last few weeks have been anything but promising. The recent home win in the Premier League against West Ham was extremely happy, followed by the 0-3 in Camp Nou in the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona and then the 0-0 draw against Everton. The alarm bells were already ringing at Solskjaer, but the players did not hear them. United legend Gary Neville fumed with anger at the performance, giving vent to his displeasure at Sky Sports. You had to agree with him completely. It seems like the players do not care about the club and the fans. A large part of them are already busy with the new employer from the summer, another part has been dragged along for too long. Especially of those “cadres” who already have three coaches on their conscience (Moyes, van Gaal, Mourinho), United has to part.
In the past, the failure of the team was always the fault of the coach, now seems to turn the tide. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoys high credit among fans, experts and the media alike, which is why the players are in the spotlight. Specifically, as last weekend saw the dedication of Liverpool or Manchester City, for example, leaving everything to victory on the field, while the Red Devils of those days are not one and even against an average Premier League side like Everton were disassembled.
So even the derby on Wednesday evening does not suggest anything good. At Manchester United vs Manchester City, our tip is ‘Man City scores in both halves’, as Manchester United have scored the least points against the other established top six this season (six), including not a single home win (0-2 -1). Man United has been unbeaten at home since 14 Premier League home games (9-5-0), but has played only twice at zero at Old Trafford this season – split negative with relegated Fulham. Paul Pogba was also a disappointment for most of the season, but was responsible for nine goals in his last eight Premier League home games (eight goals, one assist).
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 13 goals: Paul Pogba
🏆 12 goals: Romelu Lukaku
🏆 10 goals: Marcus Rashford
Expected lineup of Manchester United:
↳ De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard; Rashford, Sanchez
↳ Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Last matches from Manchester United:
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Everton Vs. Manchester United 4: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 16.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. West Ham 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. FC Barcelona 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.04.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Manchester United 2: 1 (Premier League)
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
For the twelfth time in the past eleven weeks there was a change at the top of the table in the Premier League last weekend. The Citizen shook a 1-0 home win over Tottenham on Saturday before Liverpool struggled to reclaim the lead in Man City’s 2-0 win against Kellerkind Cardiff the following day. On Wednesday evening it could come last time in this season to a change of leadership. Provided the Citizens win the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, which is likely at Manchester United vs Manchester City in terms of odds of various betting sites.
No other Premier League coach won away three Premier League games at Manchester United away. Pep Guardiola has successfully completed his first two appearances (like Sam Allardyce and Ronald Koeman before) and has a chance to make history. Manchester City will definitely go down in history in terms of goals scored in a season. So far, the Skyblues were able to celebrate 155 goals across all competitions. The record in the Football League is 156 for a season, set up by Manchester City in the 2013/14 season.
In Premier League Manchester derbies, no player scored more goals than City’s record scorer Sergio Agüero (eight, as did Wayne Rooney). Only Alan Shearer met in the Premier League overall more often against Man United than the Argentine. Phil Foden scored Tottenham’s 1-0 win at age 18 and 327 days with his first ever Premier League appearance last Saturday, making Foden the third youngest Premier League scorer after Micah Richard and Daniel Sturridge.
Between Manchester United and Manchester City, our prediction looks set to “Man City strikes in the first and second half”. In the 2019 calendar year, Man City brought by far the most Premier League points (39 points), ten more than Manchester United (29 points), who are currently third in the annual ranking. In the Premier League City 14 won the past 15 games (a bankruptcy) and remained in seven of the recent nine league matches without conceding. Kevin De Bruyne injured in the home win against Tottenham and fails.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 19 goals: Sergio Aguero
🏆 17 goals: Raheem Sterling
🏆 9 goals: Leroy Sane
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
↳ Ederson; Mendy, Laporte, Stones, Walker; Fernandinho, D.Silva, B.Silva; Sane, Aguero, Sterling
↳ Coach: Pep Guardiola
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Tottenham 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 04/17/2019 – Manchester City vs. Tottenham 4: 3 (Champions League)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City 1: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Manchester City 1: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1: 0 (FA Cup)
Manchester United vs Manchester City Direct Comparison
Head-to-Head: 73 Wins – Manchester United – 52 Draws – 52 Wins Manchester City (177 Competitions)
Manchester City has lost just one of the past seven league appearances at Old Trafford against Manchester United (5-1-1). Citizens coach Pep Guardiola won the two away-derbies each with 2: 1. No other Premier League team won more often at Old Trafford than Man City (6x, like Chelsea). The first leg in November, the Citizens won 3-1. The last United Derby home win in the Premier League was in April 2015 with 4: 2.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Best Betting Predictions Analyzed
The Manchester derby is a fateful game for both clubs. City would have to cut off the championship in a point loss. The Red Devils could again bury the Champions League hopes in the absence of victory. Favorite is at Manchester United against Manchester City, according to odds of bookmakers the away team. While Man United lost six out of the last nine competitive games, the Citizens gave points only once in their recent 15 Premier League games.
Key Facts – Manchester United vs Manchester City Tips
⭐️ Manchester United unbeaten in 14 Premier League home games (9-5-0)
⭐️ Manchester City won in 14 of their last 15 Premier League matches (one broke)
⭐️ For the seventh time, a Manchester Derby takes place in the Premier League during the week (three city wins, one United win and two draws)
It is hard to predict how Man United reacts to the embarrassing defeat in Everton. However, it is clear that the Red Devils need a very good day to defeat Man City. At Manchester United vs Manchester City, our prediction is that a tip on “Man City scores in both halves” could well be crowned with success.
Betting Prediction: Man City scores in 1st & 2nd HT