Manchester Derby betting preview
When previewing this intriguing battle between the two Manchester teams it was incredibly tough for me to predict the outcome. The two teams seem evenly matched in all parts of the pitch and the table proves this with Man City only slightly above United thanks to goal difference, and let’s be honest both teams are going to be well and truly up for it. With all that in mind though, the more I thought about it the more I was swung to a narrow away victory.
Betting tips, odds and free bets
Remember last year’s fixtures were two narrow away victories and the fact that it is a Manchester Derby too I personally take away the importance of home field advantage. I can see it being a draw as I believe both teams will put out a defensive unit to keep it tight, but personally I see it being a tight victory for Man Utd either 0-1 or 1-2, and I will tell you why. Check out the betting tips for this weekend here.
The ‘Moyes Factor’.
I know people will disagree with this point because of his record in the other arguably biggest derby in the Premiership, ‘The Merseyside Derby’ were his Everton team only won 3 of the last 19 games against Liverpool.
But and it’s a big but, his record vs Manchester City is something to take notice, in the last ten premier league matches David Moyes managed his side too 7 victories and a draw, with only two defeats. That’s an impressive record against any team let alone ManchesterCity. He knows how to beat them, and now he has undoubtedly a stronger team (sorry Everton fans) which makes me think United will have the slight edge.
One final thing to take note is Moyes has faced Pellegrini once before, admittedly was a while ago when his side faced Villarreal in a Champions League Qualifier were they lost 1-0 but most importantly controversially so. The Toffees had a late goal wrongly disallowed which would have put the tie into extra time, and apparently it’s been grating on him ever since, and just maybe it will add fuel to the fire in which will tip United over the edge to what could be an explosive and highly interesting match.
So with all this in mind I’m going for a slight United victory, don’t take my word for it, but if it happens I told you so.
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