Finally the day has come, and the Manchester derby which was postponed last February due to Manchester United reaching the EFL Cup Final (where they defeated Southampton 3-2) is here!
On April 27th Manchester City will host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Besides the city rivalry, at this point there’s a lot more at stake. Both sides fight for the spots of the table that will grant them access to next season’s Champions and Europa Leagues. As always, we bring you the best odds from our top bookmakers for the best sports. For this derby we suggest that you check Sbobet. The Citizens and the Red Devils are in 4th and 5th place respectively behind Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.
The history says that Manchester United is the favorite. The Sky Blues were not a threat until Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan got involved with them in 2008 bringing in players and top managers changing the history line. In 39 confrontations United counts 20 wins, City 12, with another 7 ending in draws. The last 5 encounters however, show a complete balance. 2 victories for each side and a draw.
The latest bad news for United is the Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury which will take him out for at least 9 months. Furthermore:
- the key to putting the team in motion Juan Mata
- one of the most dependable players Chris Smalling
- team cornerstones Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo
will also be out due to their injuries.
If it was only United that had people out, it could be argued that the balance would shift to City’s side. However, another list of injuries plagues the Citizens too:
- Fernandinho is only expected to return at the end of the month
- Bacary Sagna is doubtful to recover in time
- Ilkay Gudogan is expected to return next season
Despite the injuries, the statistics, the history and the numbers, a Manchester Derby is a Manchester Derby. Every player out on the pitch will give it all he has for the victory. It’s one of the matches that nothing else than the prestige of it matters making every outcome possible. And it all comes down to a gut feeling. What’s yours on who will emerge victorious out of the Manchester Derby? This match will have the undivided attention of millions of fans. If you’re on the move or in a place where you can’t watch it, you can always count on us and our livescores to keep you updated.
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