The Manchester derby is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and Sunday’s clash between the two sides could go a long way in determining who wins this season’s Premier League title.
United trail City by eight points going into the game at Old Trafford, but a victory over their big rivals could blow the title race wide open.
Despite having home advantage United can be backed at 12/5 to win the match, with City available at 11/10. The draw is on offer at 13/5.
United are currently 10/1 to win the title, but keep an eye on the latest Betfair bonus code 2018 prices as the season progresses to secure the very best value.
Goals have been in short supply in this fixture since United’s 4-2 victory during the 2014/15 season. The five games since then have produced just five goals and neither side has won by more than a single goal.
United have won three and drawn two of their last six meetings with City, but they can be expected to keep things ultra-tight this weekend.
The two sides have scored 81 league goals between them this term, although it’s probably unrealistic to expect this game to be a goalfest.
United (9) and City (10) boast the best defences in the Premier League, so the 10/1 on offer for a 0-0 scoreline could pay dividends.
The Red Devils were ruthless against Arsenal last weekend, but they were forced to soak up plenty of pressure.
Saturday’s game could go down a similar route and a 1-0 scoreline to the home side at odds of 11/1 makes plenty of appeal.
The visitors haven’t been playing quite as well in recent weeks, although they have still continued to rack up victories.
Late goals against Southampton and West Ham in their most recent fixtures highlighted that they have grit to go with their undoubted quality.
Their last three league fixtures have resulted in 2-1 wins and they can be backed at 8/1 to make it four in a row on Sunday.
David Silva grabbed the winner against the Hammers and he could be good value at 9/2 to add to his tally this weekend.
While a draw would suit City, this is a game United simply have to win if they are to mount a serious title challenge.
The home side to win and under 3.5 goals in the match can be backed at 10/3 and that looks worth an interest.