Man City vs Man Utd betting
Arguably the biggest game of the season is set to take place at the Etihad on Monday as the two Manchester Clubs battle it out in what looks set to be the title decider. Manchester City know that a win here would take them back above their title rivals with just 2 games to play. Since a 1-0 loss to Arsenal earlier in the month, Roberto Mancini’s men have really kicked on, winning 3 games in a row and scoring 12 goals. This, along with their home advantage is the main reason City are slight favourites going into the tie and are best priced at 2.25 with Ladbrokes. Carlos Tevez has also been prolific since coming back into the side, and is looking great value at 8.0 with William Hill to come back to haunt his home side and score the opening goal. The last two games between these two teams produced 5 and 7 goals, so betting on over 2.5 goals here, is looking like the sensible bet with odds of 1.75 available at Stan James.
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In what has been an up and down season, Man United know that a draw here may well be enough to give them the edge in the title race. With a slightly easier finish on paper, backing the 1-1 draw is looking particularly good then, with odds of 7.5 available at Stan James. This looks even more likely when taking into account Man United’s good away record this season. So far, Ferguson’s men have won 12 of their 17 games, the best record in the division. Wayne Rooney has also been in fantastic form recently, with 4 goals in his last 2 games. So betting on the England man to score at any time during the match is also looking like a solid bet with 3.0 available from William Hill. Another small bet that could give a decent return is the match special of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez to score the same amount of goals at 1.83 with Stan James.
Manchester City have hauled themselves back into the title race over recent weeks, whilst Man United have slipped up to let their neighbours back in. Despite this, all of the pressure surrounding the game means the two teams could well cancel each other out. With this in mind, the 1-1 correct score is looking like the best option with Rooney and Tevez finding the net.
1-1 – 7.5 Stan James
Rooney anytime scorer – 3.0 William Hill
Tevez first scorer – 8.0 William Hill
Half time/Full time – Man City/Draw – 17.0 Betfred
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