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Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction: Odds & Betting Tips

Looking forward to the next Manchester derby? We certainly are, and we’ve got the best tips and predictions for you in this post. 

Date: 3rd June 2023
Kick-Off: 3:00 UK, 4:00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium

We will see a Manchester derby in the FA Cup final on Saturday and we expect a very exciting match. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the game, along with our top betting tips for it.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Predictions and Top Betting Tips

If you need some help to decide on the right bet for Manchester City vs Manchester United, you came to the right place:

Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

We saw at least three goals in four of the last five h2h meetings between City and United and three of them have all gone over 3.5 total goals even, with one of their duels ending with nine goals. So, it's safe to say that these two teams love to play high-scoring games when they meet. On top of that, Man City averaged 3.44 goals per game in Premier League this season, while Man Utd averaged 2.66 goals per game.

Match Result Prediction: Manchester City to Win

While it's always a tough task to predict who wins the Manchester derby, the Citizens have been the better team recently. They are also the better team on paper and come into this game having just won another Premier League title, so their confidence will be high. They are also gunning a treble this season with Champions League final awaiting them, so it seems that everything is going their way and that's why we can see them winning this match.

Correct Score Prediction: 3-1 to Manchester City

As mentioned above, Manchester City should come out as the winner from this game and we do expect to see plenty of goals in it, so our final prediction for this FA Cup final is for the correct score to be 3-1 to Manchester City. With Haaland being a goals-scoring machine this season and Man City having other equally dangerous players in their side, scoring three goals shouldn't be as tall task as it would be for some other teams. Meanwhile, Man Utd certainly has the quality to get an honourable goal in.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Team Previews

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City are on a mission at the moment as they try to win a treble. They already won Premier League and if they beat their city rivals in the FA Cup final, the Citizens will be one step closer to their goal, with the Champions League final against Inter as their last obstacle to overcome. Man City enters this game in great form, great mood, and without any injuries or suspensions to worry about, except for minor issue with Akanji, Grealish, Dias and De Bruyne, who should all be ready for the final.

Manchester United Preview

The first season under Erik ten Hag has been a turbulent one for Manchester United, but on a positive note, the most problematic was the very start. After a rocky beginning, the team performed much better and they managed to finish third in Premier League standings and secure their place in Champions League for next season. A win in the FA Cup final over their city rivals would certainly deem the season as a successful one, but that is a tough task ahead of the Red Devils. Manchester United will be without Van de Beek, Martinez, Sabitzer and Jones since they are currently injured

Manchester City vs Manchester United Odds and Stats

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best Manchester City vs Manchester United odds.

Head to Head

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England Premier League EPL

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Last Five - Man City

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Fulham

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Wolverhampton

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Arsenal

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Arsenal

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Crystal Palace

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Man Utd

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Manchester City vs Manchester United Special Bets

Red card shown (Yes/No)

A Manchester derby is often full of drama, and tensions can be soaring on the pitch. This tension can sometimes spread to the managers too. For that reason, looking into whether a red card will be shown or not is quite an interesting market.

Number of goals

This is different to spread betting as here you are betting on the exact number of goals. You may pick that there will be 3 goals, 4 goals, or even 5, or you may want to put this down as part of a spread bet. There are possibilities for both.

Bet builder

If you’re looking for a little extra customization and flexibility, the bet builder is another speciality bet you can look at. This allows you to make several sections and combine them for the same game, even if those actual markets are not readily available in the main pre-match markets.

Exact score

If you are feeling really adventurous, you could try and pick the exact score of the game. This is obviously very tricky to try and get correct, but if you are able to do it, there can be some hefty rewards.

Top 3 types of bets to choose

Moneyline

Before the game even begins, you’ll always see three different odds presented. One will be for a home win, another for an away win, and the final odd for a draw (shown as X). This is by far the most popular type of betting during a football game, especially for a Manchester city derby where pride is on the line.

Goalscorers

If you don’t particularly want to try and predict which way the game will go, you can always just try and predict some goalscorers. If you want to, you can make some bets between different teams too, meaning you could choose some goalscorers for both Man City and United.

In-play

To try and scope out plenty of value after the whistle blows to start the game, we’d suggest checking out some in-play markets. Things can swing pretty majorly in a game of football, especially in a derby game, so by holding out for the in-play markets you might just get some huge odds.

Manchester City vs Manchester United FAQs

What is Manchester City vs Manchester United outright betting?

This is basically where you make a wager on who will be the outright winner of the game, often referred to as 1×2 or a ‘moneyline’ bet.

Who will win the derby?

Obviously, nothing is certain in football, but Manchester City are likely candidates to get the victory in this game.

How to wager?

From our list of bookmakers earlier in the post, you can just choose one and sign up, which will grant you access to the markets we’ve discussed.

Where to wager?

Once you’ve opened a brand new account with your desired sportsbook, you then just need to browse through the football markets to find this event.

Are there any free bets?

You will probably find some free in-play bets for this game if you proceed to make a pre-game wager.

Manchester City vs Manchester United 2024: Top Operators to Choose

Unibet

Unibet is one of the fastest-growing bookmakers in the UK, and all new customers can get full insurance on their first sports bet up to £40. This means you may place a bet on any football event with full knowledge that if you don’t win, you’ll get another shot at it.

William Hill

Fancy the William Hill new customer offer? That’s precisely what William Hill has in store, and by taking advantage of it, you can essentially place a bet with free cash. There’s always the possibility that you can win real cash too, which makes it even better.

Coral

By betting just £5 with Coral, you will receive £20 worth of free bets into your account. These free bets can be used on any sport you like, and if you sign up when there is an upcoming Manchester derby, you can use your bets on this game.


Vladimir Kovacevic

Ever since watching the first Partizan game as a child, Vladimir was hooked to football, although his love for sports doesn't stop there as Vladimir also enjoys basketball and tennis, among other spots. That passion for different ball games led to his desire to write about sports in any capacity, which Vladimir has been doing for many years.

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