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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Manchester United vs Manchester City in the Premier League on November 6, 2021.
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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Manchester United win 4.5/1

o – Draw 4/1

o – Manchester City win 1.66 favourites

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: November 6, 2021

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, November 6, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire (left) and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. (Photo by Paul Ellis/PA Images via Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Manchester United 2-2 Manchester City

Manchester United welcomes Manchester City to Old Trafford on Saturday for this 186th Manchester Derby; the 49th in the Premier League.

The Red Devils have the upper hand in the head-to-head, with 24 wins to City’s 15, from their 48 encounters in the Premier League.

City are also lagging behind in all competitions, with United leading 77 to 55. The Red Devils have had the better of things over the last 5 derbies, too, with 3 wins to 1 in all competitions, collecting 10 points from 12 in the last 4 league matches.

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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Sunday March 7, 2021. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Manchester United 2-2 Manchester City is available at odds of 15/1.

2-0 Manchester United win. Manchester United won the last derby match between these sides 0-2 back in March at the Etihad. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 29/1.

0-0 draw. The last league match between these sides at Old Trafford ended in a scoreless draw in December of last year. Odds of 15/1 are available if you see this match finishing as a bore draw.

0-2 Manchester City win. Manchester City’s last visit to Old Trafford was in the EFL Cup Semi-Finals back in January of this year. You can back them at 10/1 for the same 0-2 scoreline here on Saturday.

Under 2.5 goals. Recent incarnations of the Manchester Derby have been low scoring affairs, with the last 5 all being under 2.5 goal games, averaging 1.4 goals per game. You can back another low scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 2.2/1 for under 2.5 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo Goalscorer. The battle of the summer in the transfer market was between the Manchester clubs to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. After failing to prise Harry Kane from the grip of Daniel Levy and Spurs, City switched their attention to 36-year-old Ronaldo (pictured below).

United, not wanting to see a club legend join the blue half of Manchester, moved swiftly to secure him before a deal with City could be struck. With 9 goals in 11 appearances, including a brace in midweek at Atalanta, he is in red-hot form right now, too. The Portuguese international is the 6.5/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 2.5/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Manchester City.


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Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Christiano Ronaldo of Manchester United scores his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

The Red Devils are 4.5/1 to improve their 1 win in 6 record in domestic football of late by taking all 3 points from Manchester City on Saturday.

Whereas, the Citizens are the strong 1.66/1 favourites to pick up their first league win at Old Trafford since the 2018/19 season.

Odds of 4/1 are available if you see Manchester United and Manchester City cancelling each other out on Saturday, as they did at Old Trafford last season.

Manchester United vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester United vs Manchester City form
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Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Southampton FC vs Manchester City - 1:1
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Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
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Swindon Town vs Manchester City - 1:4
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Brentford FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
Last 5 games for Manchester United
January 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 1  - 0 West Ham United
January 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 1  - 3 Manchester United
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 2  - 2 Manchester United
January 10, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Manchester United 1  - 0 Aston Villa
January 3, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 0  - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Last 5 games for Manchester City
January 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 1  - 1 Manchester City
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 7, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Swindon Town 1  - 4 Manchester City
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 2 Manchester City
December 29, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
Manchester United vs Manchester City Premier League 21/22 form
Manchester United Manchester City
22 Matches played 23
11 Matches won 18
278 Goal attempts 376
107 Shots on goal 147
107 Shots off goal 123
117 Corner kicks 198
54% Average ball possession 67%
64 Shots blocked 106
47 Cards given 31
239 Free kicks 245
47 Offsides 44
3 Shots on post 3
1 Shots on bar 1
33 Goals by foot 45
2 Goals by head 8
36 Goals scored 55
30 Goals conceded 14
Manchester United vs Manchester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester United Manchester City
58 Matches 58
31 Home Matches 27
27 Away Matches 31
73 Total Goals 74
1.26 Average Goals Scored 1.28
30 Wins 20
20 Losses 30
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester United and Manchester City
November 6, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 0  - 2 Manchester City
March 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 0  - 2 Manchester United
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United 0  - 2 Manchester City
December 12, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United 0  - 0 Manchester City
March 8, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Manchester United 2  - 0 Manchester City

Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Match preview

They say the form guide goes out the window for Derby matches. That has certainly been the case in recent Manchester Derbies.

While Manchester City have been the dominant force in English football in recent times, they have struggled against their inner-city rivals and have won only 1 of the last 5 matches between them, in all competitions.

Elite-level sports is about matchups, though. You see this in boxing and mixed martial arts where a certain fighter is a bad opponent for someone who is considered the better fighter. The same is also true in team sports.

Pep Guardiola’s ball-dominant approach is excellent at breaking down low-blocks. Therefore, they can dispatch of most of the bottom half of the league with ease, as teams drop points whilst frustrated against a low-block.

However, in a rock-paper-scissors way, such teams are vulnerable to good counter-attacking sides who, in turn, struggle against a low-block that doesn’t afford them the space they need to counter into.

Since arriving at the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned United into an effective counter-attacking side. Hard to break down off the ball with youthful legs in attack, exposing sides on the counter. It has worked for them, too, and the Red Devils were a penalty shoot-out away from winning the Europa League in the summer. Their undoing that day; a low-block.

The need to now amass 90+ points to be in the conversation with Liverpool and City at the top end of the table means a move away from their counter-attacking approach is necessary in the league. The problem in doing so is that it exposes the limitations of players who are uncomfortable playing a high line, pressing aggressively high up the pitch, using the ball in small spaces, or in creating space for others with elite movement.

This was the perfect storm we saw at Old Trafford against Liverpool, where all four issues were exposed throughout the game. Ultimately, though, United’s most expensive players such as De Gea, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Martial and a 36-year-old Ronaldo all struggle with this on one or several levels.

United looked much better defensively in a back-three last weekend than in their horrific showing against Liverpool. Will the injuries to central defenders force them back into a back-four? Matic and McTominay have both played there in the past. Given the lack of height in the City attack, Shaw or Wan-Bissaka could also be used as part of a back-three.

They also have a selection decision to make in attack. Rashford’s pace has caused City’s high line problems in the past. However, Ronaldo and Bruno have to start for United, which means when they use a back-three, there is just one available attacking space for Cavani, Rashford, Greenwood, Sancho, Diallo and Martial to fight over.

The smart money is likely on City to roll United over in a similar way to how Liverpool did just weeks ago. However, if United get their gameplan right and pick City off on the break, they will get something from the game.


Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: Cardiff City Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes the crowd prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on January 28, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United team news vs Manchester City

Paul Pogba is ruled out following his red card against Liverpool for a two-footed lunge on Naby Keita. As this is the 2nd of his 3-game suspension, Pogba will also be unavailable for the upcoming match against Watford.

Raphael Varane is ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury. The French international was forced off in the first half of the match against Atalanta, raising questions in the media regarding whether he was rushed back from injury by Ole.

Victor Lindelof missed the match against Atalanta with a knock. He has been included in the Sweden squad for the upcoming internationals. The defender faces a late fitness test here to be involved at the weekend.

Edinson Cavani and Fred were replaced by Marcus Rashford and Pogba in midweek. Fred is expected to return here in the absence of Pogba. Greenwood, Rashford or Cavani is likely the only unforced change to be made.

Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts following a missed chance during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester City team news vs Manchester United

Benjamin Mendy remains suspended pending the outcome of his hearing in court after being charged by police with four counts of rape.

Aymeric Laporte is also unavailable following his sending off against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Ferran Torres will be out for up to three months. The Spaniard suffered a broken metatarsal while on international duty with Spain.

With Liam Delap also ruled out with an ankle injury, City are facing a problem with depth in attack at the moment. Eighteen-year-old Samuel Edozie is expected to be included on the bench as a result.

Kyle Walker was unable to complete the match in midweek against Club Brugge after suffering a knock to his foot. He is rated as touch and go to be available here, and faces a late fitness test. Oleksandr Zinchenko and João Cancelo are available to cover both full-back positions if required.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Manchester City

Manchester United's predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Manchester United’s predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Manchester United

Manchester City's predicted XI to face Manchester United.

Manchester City’s predicted XI to face Manchester United.


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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 23 18 3 2 55 14 41 57
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 Manchester United 22 11 5 6 36 30 6 38
5 West Ham United 23 11 4 8 41 31 10 37
6 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
7 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 10 4 7 19 16 3 34
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Aston Villa 21 8 2 11 28 32 -4 26
11 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
12 Southampton FC 22 5 10 7 26 34 -8 25
13 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
14 Brentford FC 23 6 5 12 26 38 -12 23
15 Leeds United 21 5 7 9 24 40 -16 22
16 Everton FC 20 5 4 11 24 35 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Newcastle United 21 2 9 10 21 43 -22 15
19 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Manchester United vs Manchester City live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Manchester United vs Manchester City?

12:30 pm on Saturday Nov 6, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Manchester United vs Manchester City?

Manchester United win 4.5/1 | Manchester City win 1.66/1 | Draw 4/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Manchester United vs Manchester City?

101 Great Goals predicts: Manchester United 2-2 Manchester City

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