Manchester United vs Manchester City – Premier League Preview and Betting Tips

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  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Wednesday 24th of April 21:00 CET
  • Referee: Andre Marriner
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Manchester United was eliminated from the Champions League last week, but that was kind of expected against Barcelona. What wasn’t planned is the humiliation at Goodison Park. Everton hammered the Red Devils with 4-0, inflicting them their fourth defeat in the last five matches. What is a problematic thing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the fact that his players scored just twice in previous four events, and that was against West Ham when they won. Still, those two goals weren’t a product of some good actions, since they came after penalties. It appears that United’s game fell apart in the worst possible moment for them. Premiership is entering its final few games, and the race for the Champions League is still open. They need to win each game until the end of the campaign in order to be in the combination for that fourth place they are aiming at.

City recovered fast after a disastrous experience in the Champions League. Guardiola’s guys had small revenge on Tottenham, as they defeated the Spurs, and made their position in the Champions League race a bit complicated. When looking at City’s overall state, they are fantastic. One loss and 17 wins in the latest 18 matches. This encounter is the most important of the season for the Sky-Blues, who need three points from it to stay in front of Liverpool. If they win here, the title will be in front of them because they play with Burnley, Leicester, and Brighton in the last three rounds. Plus, it is always good to defeat your biggest enemy at his house.

Previous 5 Meetings
11.11.18 Manchester City 3:1 Manchester Utd PL
07.04.18 Manchester City 2:3 Manchester Utd PL
10.12.17 Manchester Utd 1:2 Manchester City PL
21.07.17 Manchester Utd 2:0 Manchester City ICC
27.04.17 Manchester City 0:0 Manchester Utd PL

Team News

Antonio Valencia will not play for sure for United on Wednesday. He picked up a muscle injury and is sidelined. As for Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly, the situation is not clear at the moment, and these two players are questionable.

Citizens haven’t got any problems. The only absent player will be Claudio Bravo who has been on the injury list for quite some time, and this will not affect anything in Guardiola’s team.

Prediction

This game will be very intense no doubt about it. United has to give everything they have, not only to win because of the fourth place but also because their reputation is at stake. They can’t afford to lose anymore. Guardiola too isn’t going to expose his defence very much, because United has excellent counter-attack which will start executing at some point. Therefore, our prediction regarding the efficiency is to bet on a moderate one, meaning 2 or 3 goals.

There aren’t too many doubts about the final outcome. City is much better, and they are going to win this clash. Not only because they have a better team, but also because of Untied catastrophic form. They couldn’t keep a clean sheet in the previous 11 events. Also, the Red Devils showed numerous weak spots against sides who are far below their level, and the Citizens are surely going to exploit that. But, even if United played much better, we would still go with the guest’s win here. Now, for the braver punters, we have one suggestion -Manchester City to win to nil, feel free to place the bet at bet365. Hosts’ attack is awful, and they can’t create anything in the last few matches.

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2 or 3 goals

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Thomas O'Brien

A historian by profession and all-round sports nut, Thomas is the person behind our blog keeping you up to date on the latest in world sports. Make sure you also check out his weekly tips and Premier League predictions!

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