The Etihad/City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Saturday 7th December. Kick-off: 17:30 (UK).
English Premier League.
TV: Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event (UK).
On the comeback trail?
Man City bounced back from their draw against Newcastle last weekend with a comprehensive 1-4 victory against Burnley in midweek. They know they will have to go on a long unbeaten run to catch title rivals Liverpool, and a triumph over arch-rivals Manchester United at the beginning of the Christmas period is the perfect time to start. STS are offering odds of 6/4 for Man City to win by scoring over 3.5 goals.
An upturn in fortunes
The Red Devils achieved an impressive victory over Tottenham in midweek to ease the pressure on Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. A win at the Etihad could see them spark a return to the form of when he was interim manager where they won his first six games in charge. They are currently at 9/1 to get a shock win at the Etihad.
H2H & Tactics
The pattern of the match is certain to be the same as both games last season with Man City dominating possession and having more goalscoring opportunities. If Man United are to win, they will have to be clinical when trying to score during counterattacks. If you think both teams will score, you can get odds of 4/5.
Raheem Sterling – has had an excellent start to the season with 15 goals in all competitions, can he get his first-ever goal against Man Utd?
David De Gea – the United goalkeeper has been criticised a lot during the last 18 months; now is the time for him to silence his critics as he will undoubtedly be busy in goal against his opponents.
Man City: Leroy Sané, Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Agüero.
Man United: Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Diogo Dalot.
Manchester United have scored 58% of their goals in the second half this season, and our tip is for them to replicate that again at the Etihad. You can get odds of 19/10 for them to score one exact goal in the second half.
Whatever you bet on, enjoy the game and don’t forget that our prices are subject to fluctuation. Please check the STS Sports Betting page for the latest odds.