Old Trafford will host the ‘Manchester Derby’ as arch-rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are set to collide in the exciting Premier League 2021/22 fixture on Saturday.
Manchester United are going through a series of tough tests and their rivals Manchester City will be their next obstacle in the ongoing Premier League campaign. They pulled off a massive win against Tottenham Hotspur in their last fixture after emerging victorious comfortably by 3-0.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job as a United manager continues to be at risk. However, a win against Spur has kept his position as the boss intact. A defeat against the rivals might cost him the managerial career at United. The club’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came into the rescue in their latest Champions League group stage clash against Atalanta when he scored a stoppage-time equalizer.
Raphael Varane’s hamstring injury will sideline him for a month and it is a major blow in the defense. Given the City attacking line-up, United could face some tough times at the back.
Manchester City on the other hand saw a 4-1 emphatic win over Club Brugge and it reaffirmed their attacking quality. Goals came from Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez. The Cityzens needed that win after coming off a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend as Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher struck either side of Aymeric Laporte’s red card.
City are currently ahead of United by just three points and would be eyeing to pick up a victory against The Red Devils. City are winless in four Premier League Manchester derbies – failing to score in any of their last three.
Waging Odds: Manchester United (4.50) vs Manchester City (2.37) (Draw 4.00)
Manchester United are favourites and are priced at 4.50, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹450.
Manchester City are priced at 2.37 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹237 if they come out as winners.
The odds for a draw are placed at 4.00. Betting ₹100 on it will earn you ₹400 if the match is drawn.
Manchester United have a very good record against Manchester City in recent seasons, they are not the favorites in the match. United’s defense will be a worry due to the absence of Varane. City have a destructive attacking line that could easily go past United. However, United could certainly pull off a narrow win.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City