Manchester United vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Was there a more apt time for a Manchester derby? I think not. Both teams were booted out of the Champions League, and have turned their concentration to the league. While United wants to get into the top four and qualify for the next edition of Europe’s premier competition at any cost, City needs the league crown and FA Cup to satisfy their fans who were expecting the quadruple. Pep has really spoilt the team’s fans, hasn’t he?
The fact that the game takes place at Old Trafford will hugely come into play. Disregard that United might be doing a favor to Liverpool if they make City drop points, but at this crucial juncture of the season, when their future hangs in the balance, they just might not mind it.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three games in a row had both teams on the scorecard and more than three goals.
- The last six wins can be equally split into three each for both.
- 18 of the last 21 meetings at this venue saw the hosts finding the back of the net.
- Six of the last nine encounters had the visitors scoring two or more goals.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction
A Manchester derby with the title on the line for City, and Champions League entry on the balance for United. What more could I possibly ask for!
Expect one of the fiercest encounters of the season at the Theatre of Dreams this Wednesday. Despite having the home advantage, United is just not prepared enough to take on the full might of City right now. Do surely keep in mind that Pep and his boys are hurt. They lost a place in the final four of the Champions League semis by a whisker, and they will need reparations.
While United lost five of their last seven matches, City has been in menacing form, with 23 of their last 25 fixtures resulting in wins. With the team determined to defend their PL crown, rely on the Citizens to carve out three points from this tie.
But surely the hosts are not going to make it easy. With the arrival of Ole, they have got the will to fight until the end, and even in impossible situations. And with City failing to keep a clean sheet in 18 of their last 21 visits here, expect the BTTS option to be checked in this thrilling match-up.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).