The Manchester Derby is set to kick off the big weekend of Premier League betting and this season it has been topped with a bit of extra spice, because you have two of the best club managers in the world heading into a showdown. It is Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola for the honours in this match and of course, the three points up for grabs for the team who can produce the victory. Those three points would see one of the clubs open up a nice early lead over the other.
Manchester City (11/5) and Manchester United (13/10) have both opened their seasons with three wins from three in the top flight. Manchester United opened with a win at Bournemouth before edging a home win over Southampton and then defying Hull a much-deserved point when Marcus Rashford popped up with a late winner for the Red Devils. So it hasn’t been all too easy for the Red Devils yet, but they are making their pragmatic way forward under Jose Mourinho’s conservative tactics.
Manchester City made hard work of seeing off Sunderland in their opening fixture but followed that up with big wins over Stoke and West Ham. So they have been the ones producing the goals this season while Manchester United have been the one with the better defence. The Citizens are yet to bank a clean sheet this season in the top flight, whereas United have already taken two of them. So what will give in this epic showdown? It is United with the current form having posted a W2 D1 record in their last three Premier League derby matches against the Citizens.
But City have won three of their last five league visits to Old Trafford, but making things difficult for them is that they don’t’ have Sergio Aguero available, as he will be in the stands after being punished for his elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid just before the international break. Will that be a costly loss for the Citizens in this one? Would Guardiola, who has only lost three of sixteen previous managerial duels with Mourinho, be happy enough to get a point out of this and maintain their unbeaten start?
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