Manchester City vs Manchester United 12/07/2019 Odds, Spread and Picks
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Manchester City vs Manchester United 12/07/2019 – It’s the 45th installment – (179th overall) – of the Manchester derby in the English Premier League as Manchester City play host to Manchester United on Saturday, 12:30 PM ET at the Etihad Stadium. Viewing is available in Sky Sports (UK) and NBC Sports in the US and the fixture will be streamed live by SofaScore. The third-placed City is seeking to trim the gap between them and second-running Leicester City and a win against United – and a loss by the visiting Leicester against Aston Villa will put them in similar points tallies after 16 games of play. Meanwhile, the Red Devils aim to carry on with last Thursday’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur to close in on fifth-running Wolverhampton Wanderers. Best sportsbook online favors the City to emerge victorious over their long-time rivals and move closer to the second spot in the Premier League classification.
Manchester City vs Manchester United 12/07/2019
Manchester City (10-2-3 win-draw-loss, 32 points) has gone from last season’s back-to-back champions to third place in the 2019-20 Premier League season, three points behind second-placed Leicester City and down 11 to rampaging table-toppers Liverpool. The Pep Guardiola-managed XI were 3-1-1 over the last five games and they are coming off a 4-1 mauling of Burnley on Wednesday. Gabriel Jesus scored a brace in the first 50 minutes with Rodri and Riyad Mahrez placing the icing on the Sky Blues’ cake with goals on the 68th and 87th minutes, respectively. Ederson could have claimed his first clean sheet since October 26 but Robbie Brady denied the bid as he scored a consolation goal for Burnley in the 89th minute. The city will also attempt to gain their third consecutive victory in the derby as they blanked United, 2-0, in their last match on April 24.
Players to watch S. Aguero (9 goals, 2 assists); R. Sterling (8 G, 1 A); B. Silva (5 G, 4 A); G. Jesus (5 G, 1 A); K de Bruyne (4 G, 9 A).
United (5-6-4, 21 points) are trying to reclaim old glory since legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013. Since the 2013-14 season, four managers and one interim player-manager have stepped in to take on the managerial post and the Red Devils never gotten any better than second place (2017-18). They currently stand in sixth place, two points behind fifth-running Wolverhampton Wanderers (5-8-2, 23 points) and eight behind Chelsea, which currently occupy the fourth spot. In their last encounter against Tottenham Hotspur, United outclassed the Spurs, 2-1, on Wednesday to spoil the return of Jose Mourinho. Marcus Rashford scored a brace in the sixth and 49th minutes to lift the Red Devils to a morale-boosting win over Tottenham, who were relegated to the eighth spot following the setback. United aim to halt the two-game slide against City and boost their chances for a UEFA Champions League berth.
Players to Watch M. Rashford (9 goals, 4 assists); D. Jones (3 G, 3 A); A Martial (3 G, 3 A); S. McTominay (3 G, 1 A); A. Pereira (1 G, 1 A).
Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Numbers
Summary: Manchester City should have no problem beating Manchester United in the first installment of their hotly-contested derby for the 2019/20 season. Best sports betting sites place City as the winner of this match and resume their ascent to the top. United, on the other hand, will need teamwork and a perfect outing on both ends to avoid sliding further down.
Score Prediction: City will win the Manchester derby with a score of 2-1.