Manchester United Could Open up the Title Race with a derby Win
Manchester City may not have been at their free-flowing best of late but their unbeaten record remains in tact. The Premier League leaders have developed the habit of scoring late goals with an 84th-minute David Silva strike enough to secure a comeback victory against West Ham at the Etihad on December 3. Pep’s team have plenty of quality and whilst the former Barcelona chief has acknowledged his side are unlikely to avoid defeat this season, they have shown a resilience which has been missing throughout previous campaigns.
This is one of their toughest tests to date as they face rivals Manchester United who are aiming to close the gap. Midfielder Paul Pogba has returned to the side in recent weeks but the French midfielder will miss this clash after picking up a red card against Arsenal on December 2nd. Despite his absence, the former Juventus man is confident his side can end City’s unbeaten streak.
The Manchester derby is set to be one of the most interesting betting events of the weekend and here at BettingTop10, you can find details of all the top UK online bookmakers including William Hill who have made Manchester City marginal 21/20 favourites with Jose Mourinho’s side priced at 12/5. It’s 13/5 for the spoils to be shared and City’s unbeaten record to remain in place.
The Red Devils will be confident going into this clash after winning each of their first seven matches at Old Trafford and securing their place at the top of Group A in the Champions League with a 2-1 success against CSKA Moscow on December 5th. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who netted against the Citizens last season was rested for that clash with the iconic Sweden set to be deployed for this mouth-watering encounter.