Manchester City vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting Tips
The Premier League enters its 29th match-week on 4th March as the teams gear up to play quality football. On Sunday night, Manchester City is set to face their arch-rivals in Manchester United at home in what looks like the visitors trying to the stop the hosts juggernaut.
The home team are looking in imperious touch amid a 20-match unbeaten streak. On the other hand, Manchester United’s determination and persistence has finally paid off with the side set to consolidate their 2nd position in the league.
Irrespective of when and where it is played, the ‘Manchester derby’ has always produced some thrilling clashes over the years with yet another in line at the Etihad stadium.
Here are the latest Manchester City vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting Summary
Manchester City vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Gabriel Jesus, Torres and Mahrez in the line-up. Gabriel Jesus has 9 goals and 3 assists in 26 appearances and has 83% passing rate. He also created 0.8 key passes and is a good dribbler with 1.3 dribbles per game.
Ferran Torres has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 12 occasions along with 2 assists in 33 outings so far. He has an overall rating of 6.95.
Riyad Mahrez has 9 goals and 4 assists from the start of this season along with creating 1.8 shots on target per game.
The Manchester United attack looks to fire on all cylinders to grab those three points. Anthony Martial has largely been underperforming this season so far. He has just 7 goals and 5 assists in this edition.
Bruno Fernandes has been the best player for the side on the pitch who has netted on 22 occasions along with 12 assists and a 77.2% pass success. He has won Man of the match in 7 games and has a rating of 7.53.
Marcus Rashford is an important element who will be key in creating chances and netting in crucial moments. He has 19 goals, 6 assists along with 81.2% pass success in 43 games and has been an asset for the side.
Manchester City is ahead.
The Manchester city’s main mid-fielder and the X-factor Kevin De Bruyne has scored 4 goals and has assisted on 18 occasions so far that has given him a superior rating of 7.56.
Phil Foden has 13 goals and 5 assists from the start of this season along with creating 1.9 shots on target per game.
Gundogan’s strengths include dribbling, crossing and finishing who has 14 goals and an assist in 34 appearances along with 1.3 key passes.
Fred is turning out to be a great midfielder who likes to tackle and is someone who can dribble. He has 0.9 shots, 2.5 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game apart from 87.3% pass accuracy.
Scott McTominay has been more of an aggressor in the team who has scored 7 goals and an assist in this season. In addition to 1.5 aerial duels, he has contributed 1.7 clears and 1.5 tackles.
Manchester City is ahead.
The Manchester City defense would be pushing themselves to have a clean sheet against their opponents on Sunday. Kyle Walker will be a key defender in stopping the Gunner’s attack. He is an excellent passer and a set piece threat who has 89.6% pass success along with 1.5 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 1.1 clears in 32 outings.
Ruben Dias is a quality defender who controls the possession and gives some amazing crosses. He has so far provided with 1 tackle, 3 clears and 0.5 blocks in addition to a rating of 7.07.
Aymeric Laporte is another quality defender in the team who has 90.6% pass accuracy along with 3.1 aerial duels won per game.
The trio of Maguire, Luke Shaw and Lindelof will have to do a tidy job in order to keep a clean sheet on Sunday. Harry Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions showing great improvement in his tackling aspect. The defender has 87.4% pass success, 3.9 aerials won per game along with an overall rating of 6.93.
The Swedish defender Victor Lindelof who missed a couple of games did a god job against Chelsea. He has 90.5% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels winning 2.1 aerial duels per match.
Luke Shaw plays as the left center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 7.03. He enjoys 83.5% pass success and 1.5 clears per game so far along with 6 assists in 30 outings.
Manchester City is ahead.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Manchester City have totally seemed to up the ante and are looking like running away with the Premier League title. They are currently on a 20-match unbeaten streak and haven’t looked back since their last loss to Spurs in November.
They are riding high on confidence as they trashed West Ham, Arsenal and Everton in their last 3-outings that has given them an unassailable lead of 12 points in the points table. Apart from this, they fended off the challenges of Liverpool, Spurs and Burnley in February. They are comfortably sitting on top of the points table with 19 victories and just 2 losses in 26 matches so far.
Manchester United have played better than the rest of the field, but they are still lacking that little bit of extra edge to win the title. This is clearly evident when we compare their performances against minnows as opposed to the Big 6 teams.
It has been more than an year since they have taken 3 points against a Big 6 team that has had a huge impact in their campaign. They are currently with 62 points which includes 14 victories and 4 losses, looking to close the gap to the table toppers on Sunday. In their last game, they held off Chelsea to a goal-less draw at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 50: Man City: 19 Man United: 23 Draw: 8
Last 5 meetings: Man City – 2, Man United – 2, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: City handed United a 2-0 defeat in an EFL Cup fixture.
Manchester City vs Manchester United predictions and betting analysis: Predicted winner
According to FCTables, it has given 61% chance of victory to City whereas the Red Devils have got a sleek chance at 15%. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the hosts to be in the driver seat at 4/7 whereas United are far behind at 28/5.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has gone on to give 16% chance for the visiting team to pull off an upset whereas the giants have a huge advantage of 61% in this battle.