Super Sunday in EPL
The Manchester Derbies has produced some classics over the years and neutral fans will hope Sunday is no different. All eyes will be on Manchester City vs. Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday. Unlike last season, both clubs are in good form, which adds a bunch of significance to this one. Manchester City are still unbeaten through seven matches while United are on a four-game EPL winning streak. Let’s see who’s more likely to win this one as we review the Man City vs. Man United betting odds
EPL – Manchester City vs. Manchester United Game Info:
- Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, U.K.
- Date & Time: Sunday, October 2, 9:00 A.M. EST
- Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Man City vs. Man United Head-to-Head
In Manchester City’s title-winning campaign in 2021-22 they defeated Manchester United twice. Man City managed a dominant 4-1 win at the Etihad as both Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored braces. The Cityzens also shut out Manchester United at Old Trafford, 2-0. The Man City vs Man Utd head to head has been much closer in recent years than last season would suggest. In the last five Premier League meetings both teams have won twice and there has been one draw. In fact, Manchester United have won three of their last four matches at the Etihad, in all competitions.
The last five Premier League meetings both teams have won twice and there has been one draw. In fact, Manchester United have won three of their last four matches at the Etihad, in all competitions
Haaland and Man City Can’t Stop Scoring
- EPL Record: 5-0-2, 17 pts, 2nd
- EPL Form: W,D,W,W,D
- Injuries and Suspensions: D John Stones (Day-to-Day), D Aymeric Laporte (Day-to-Day), M Kalvin Phillips (Out)
Currently on pace to smash the single-season Premier League goals record, Erling Haaland is a goal scoring machine. The Norwegian striker has given Man City a completely new dimension and is an absolute terror for defenses. Haaland has 11 goals in his first seven EPL matches, which is a record. At just 22 years old, it’s scary to think of what Haaland and Manchester City can achieve in the coming years.
City are currently in second place in the England Premier League standings and have the most goals in the league. They’ve proven that they can never be counted out of games and have been a good live bet when trailing. They’ve already come back to draw vs. Newcastle 3-3 after trailing 3-1 and defeated Crystal Palace 4-2 after going down 2-0. Haaland also scored an incredible winner against his former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League to complete another comeback.
So far this season, Man City have scored more than one goal in each game but one. One criticism of City so far could be their defensive record, but even that is nitpicking. They’ve conceded fewer than a goal per game even with Aymeric Laporte yet to play this season. The Spanish international center back could make his season debut on Sunday.
Manchester United Regain Confidence
- EPL Record: 4-2, 12 pts, 5th
- EPL Form: W,W,W,W,L
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Harry Maguire (Day-to-Day), M Donny van de Beek (Day-to-Day), F Marcus Rashford (Day-to-Day), F Anthony Martial (Out)
Last season was a slog for Manchester United. Neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nor Ralf Rangnick could get the best out of the players and they finished in sixth. After two losses to kick off the Erik ten Hag era, Manchester United have responded very well. They’ve won four straight matches in the EPL and are the only EPL team to beat the leaders, Arsenal.
The Red Devils spent a lot of money over the Summer to improve the squad and they’ve already hit a few home runs.
The Man City vs. Man United betting odds price United as big underdogs on Sunday. However, the excitement surrounding this fixture is back with United in good form. The Red Devils spent a lot of money over the Summer to improve the squad and they’ve already hit a few home runs. Midfielder Christian Eriksen and defenders Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia have played key roles in the early stages of the season. Meanwhile, Brazilian duo Casemiro and Antony are two options that add to United’s depth. Casemiro is also a serial winner, as the midfielder won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid.
Don’t expect to see Anthony Martial this weekend as he recovers from an achilles injury. Marcus Rashford also skipped international duty due to a muscle injury. He should be ready come Sunday but Cristiano Ronaldo is waiting in the wings if not. Ronaldo has largely been confined to a bench role this season as he finally, is showing signs of age. Don’t expect to see the much maligned Harry Maguire in the starting lineup either.
Odds & Preview
Man City vs. Man United betting odds price the Cityzens at -290 odds to win on Sunday. They’re 4-0 at the Etihad in all competitions so far and have outscored their competition 14-2 at home in three EPL matches. Haaland is expected to score every single time he steps on the pitch and it’ll be no different on Sunday. Haaland to score and break the record for most EPL goals in a player’s first ten games shows a -165 price.
Man City vs. Man United betting odds price the Cityzens at -290 odds to win on Sunday.
Draws have been conspicuously absent from this fixture in recent seasons. Only one of the last thirteen meetings has finished in a tie. A draw shows +475 odds, while Man U’s are even longer, at +700. Since Harry Maguire was replaced in the starting lineup, Manchester United’s defense hasn’t conceded more than one goal in any match. The Lisandro Martinez-Raphael Varane partnership has been strong but they’ll have their hands full with Haaland.
City are 1½-goal favorites and managed to cover that spread in both matches vs. Man United last season. Pep Guardiola’s City sit at -115 odds to defeat Manchester United by more than a goal. Meanwhile, the over/under goals total is at 3½ but the under is implied to be more likely at -135 odds.