Manchester United v Manchester City Preview

March 24, 2014 | By

Coral Free BetsPremiership action Tuesday Night comes from Old Trafford Stadium and features Manchester United versus arch rivals Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Manchester United v Manchester City Preview, Premiership, Tuesday 25th March 2014

David Moyes and his Manchester United players will still be confident of securing a top 4 finish this season, despite what has been a very rough ride since it all began last August and with a couple of morale boosting victories in their rear view mirror and Wayne Rooney hitting form, this could be the best time to take on Manchester City and make a bold statement to all those that wrote them off by beating them.

Manchester City cruised to an emphatic 5-0 victory in their match over the weekend when home against Fulham with midfielder Yay Toure scoring a hatrick to secure his side yet another 3pts in their search of the Premiership title and although Manchester City were eliminated from the Champions League recently, all the players will see this game as a real opportunity to show that they are the best side in Manchester at the moment.

Manchester United Team News:

The hosts will be without Robin Van Persie for this game as he continues to receive treatment for a knee injury picked up in the 2-0 victory against Olympiakos last week and Nemanja Vidic will also be missing as he serves a suspension. Ryan Giggs could be handed a place in the starting lineup having had a rest and both Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans will undertake a late fitness test to see if they can return to the squad with both having been absent in the 2-0 victory against West Ham United over the weekend.

Manchester City Team News:

The visitors also have a number of casualties, with Matija Nastasic, Micah Richards and Sergio Aguero all still unavailable for selection as they continue to receive treatment for respective injury problems. Edin Dzeko missed the weekend 5-0 victory against Fulham due to illness and will undertake a late fitness test to see if he can be involved.

Manchester United v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics:

Tuesday night’s game from Old Trafford will become the 143rd Manchester Derby between the two clubs over the years, of which Manchester United have won 56 times (30 at Old Trafford Stadium), Manchester City have won 41 times (17 at Old Trafford Stadium) and there has been 45 draws (22 coming at Old Trafford Stadium).

The recent head to head statistics below show us that Manchester City have a slight advantage heading into this game as they have managed to win 3 of the last 5, with Manchester United having managed to win only 2 of the last 5 meetings played between the two clubs, however the overall picture does seem to favour a Manchester United victory here as Manchester City have only managed to win 17 times from 69 matches played at Old Trafford Stadium.

22/09/13 PRL Manchester City – Manchester United 4 : 1
08/04/13 PRL Manchester United – Manchester City 1 : 2
09/12/12 PRL Manchester City – Manchester United
2 : 3
30/04/12 FAC Manchester City – Manchester United 1 : 0
08/01/12 PRL Manchester City – Manchester United
2 : 3

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

402 Goals have been scored in the previous 142 matches played between the two clubs overall, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.83.

198 of those Goals have been scored in the 69 matches played between the two clubs at Old Trafford Stadium, which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 2.86.

Both of these average goals per game statistics indicate that we should see at least 2 goals scored during this match on tuesday night.

Manchester United v Manchester City Recent Form (Left to Right)

Manchester United: L W L W W

Manchester City: W L L W W

Both clubs are heading into this match on tuesday night having won three and lost two of their last five matches played and there really is nothing to choose between them on the recent form statistics.

Manchester United v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester United will certainly have seen some much needed confidence restored over the last week having managed to overcome a 2-0 defecit in the Champions League against Olympiakos and by winning over the weekend in the Premiership when beating West Ham United 2-0 away from home, but the online bookmakers don’t see them being able to continue that form and currently have them priced up at a best price of 5/2 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this game on tuesday night.

The Draw has not been seen when these two clubs have met previously since the 10th of November 2010, which was now 10 matches ago so some might argue that one is very much overdue and with Rooney looking as sharp as ever in front of goal, it could be worth getting on as your main cover bet here at generous odds of 13/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) currently on offer.

Manchester City have three games in hand over current league leaders Chelsea, but failure to win this game will obviously see trying to close the 6pt gap become a much more difficult process and so it will be important for all Manchester City fans and players for them to win this game on tuesday night and the online bookmakers seem to agree as the currently have the visitors priced up as the clear favourites to win this game at a current best price of 6/5 with Bet365 (£200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers).

Coral Free BetsRegister an Account with Coral, Deposit Just £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets!

Manchester United v Manchester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

They don’t come much bigger than this and a lot of people will certainly see this game as one that will decide the fate of both club’s ambition’s this season. Manchester United must win if they are to keep hopes alive of finishing in the top 4 and claim a Champions League place for next season and Manchester City need to win to close the gap on current league leaders Chelsea who have a 6pt lead at the top of the Premiership table.

So, everything to play for here and I am certainly expecting this game to see all the thrills, spills and excitement that the Premiership is re-known for around the world and with there no love loss between these two sides, we could even see a Red Card at some point during the game.

The average goals per game statistics are suggesting this match to contain between 2 or 3 goals, but with the attacking talent on display from both clubs, I actually think this game could see a lot more and for me the banker prediction has to be Manchester City to score Over 2 Goals as they currently score on average 2 goals a game when playing away from home.

Manchester United obviously can’t be ruled out completely in this game as their record at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City is very impressive indeed and with confidence through-out the squad high at the moment, I would expect the host’s to get at least one during this match and for my saver, I am going to choose Both Teams to Score & Manchester City to Win as United could possibly get at least one during this game having the all important home advantage.

English Premiership 2013/2014 Season Free Football Tips & Predictions

2014 English Premiership Current Match Promotions & Free Bets Offers

Help your self to some additional Free Bets from our list of Top Recommended Bookmakers below, which you can use on all your Football Bets for the upcoming weekends action.

£10 Free Bets No Deposit For New Customers Registering an Account.
English Premiership £30 Free Bets, Plus £5 Free Bets Each and Every Week : Register an Account with SkyBet and Receive £30 Free Bets, Plus £5 Free Bets Each and Every Week with Sky Bet’s new Free Bets Club. Bet Now
coral_promo
Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets on English Premiership Matches : Register an Account with Coral, Deposit just £5 and receive £20 Free Bets to use on English Premiership matches taking place this season. Register Here
£200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.
Bore Draw Money Back Special : Have a pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast Bet on any 2014 English Premiership Match and if the game finishes 0-0 Bet365 will refund your stake. : Bet Now
£50 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.
£25 Free Bets on English Premiership Matches: Register a New Account with Betfred and Receive £25 Free Bets to use on English Premiership Matches this season : Register Here

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: England, Football, Premiership, Season 2013-14

Comments are closed.