Manchester City aims to continue its relentless assault on the English Premier League when it hosts rival Manchester United on Sunday at Etihad Stadium. This is the 185th Manchester derby, and City comes in on a 21-game win streak in all competitions. City is 14 points ahead of second-place Manchester United in the EPL standings. City had to sweat for just a moment on Tuesday after Wolves tied it at 1, but the Cityzens surged to a 4-1 victory. United has struggled to score in recent weeks and played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.
Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. The latest Manchester United vs. Manchester City odds from William Hill Sportsbook list City as the 1.5-goal and -210 money-line favorite, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Manchester City vs. Manchester United picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Manchester United vs. Manchester City and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Manchester United vs. Manchester City spread: Man City -1.5
- Manchester United vs. Manchester City over-under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Manchester City money line: Man United +575, Man City -210, Draw +340
- UNITED: Man United has failed to score a goal in its last three matches across all competitions.
- CITY: The Cityzens haven't trailed for a minute in their last 19 league games.
Why you should back Manchester City
Manchester City showed on Tuesday just how dangerous it can be. Several top players sat out, but Gabriel Jesus scored twice and the Cityzens netted two goals in stoppage time to close out a 4-1 victory over Wolves. Top scorer Ilkay Gundogan (11 goals) and 20-year-old star Phil Foden (six) come into the Manchester derby fresh, and Raheem Sterling (nine goals, five assists) has a track record of coming through in big moments.
The Cityzens have the league's top playmaker in midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who is tied for the league lead with 11 assists. United has failed to score in three straight and faces a City team that has yielded 17 goals, by far the fewest in the league. John Stones and Ruben Dias have more goals (five) than they've allowed (three) as a defensive pair, and goalkeeper Ederson has 15 clean sheets.
Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils will be fired up to end their rival's streak, and goalkeeper Dean Henderson will be eager to prove he can be Manchester United's top option. Usual starter David De Gea is on leave following the birth of his first child, so Henderson could get an extended look and had his eighth clean sheet on Wednesday. Manchester United has yielded 32 goals in 27 matches and has not lost a game on the road in its last 21 contests.
Bruno Fernandes is second in the EPL in goals with 15 and is tied for third in assists with 10. He and Marcus Rashford are a potent combination, with the 23-year-old Rashford scoring nine goals and adding six assists as he develops into the top-class scorer he is expected to be. The Red Devils also got a boost from the return of Edinson Cavani on Wednesday, who has scored six goals this season.
How to make EPL picks for Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Green has analyzed Manchester City vs. Manchester United from every possible angle and locked in his best bets, including one with a plus-money payout. He's only sharing them here.
So who wins Manchester City vs. Manchester United? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top Manchester United vs. Manchester City picks, all from the European soccer expert who has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.