April 24th will serve us with a Manchester derby, which will take place at Old Trafford in what could be the decisive match for Manchester City and their Premier League title race against Liverpool. If you want to put some money on this clash, you should visit omegatipster and check the latest betting tips.
To put it simply, Manchester United are not in the best spot as of now. While they will retain the top 6 spots in the league, their subpar performances in recent weeks flipped what could be a great 2nd half of the season into… well, the subpar finish of the season. Not only have they suffered a high defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League, but Manchester United also failed to perform in the Premier League, which resulted in them dropping down to the 6th spot. Looking back at their last 5 league matches, United won against Watford (2:1) and West Ham (2:1), however, failed to achieve same success against Arsenal (2:0), Wolves (2:1) and most recently Everton (4:0).
The defeat against Everton was one for the history books, under the chapter “humiliating defeats”.
Everton while not being a bad team, managed to achieve something no one expected. They finally managed to defeat Manchester United for the first time since April 2015. Not only were Manchester United defeated by Everton, but they were humiliated by them, as they lost by 4 goals. This performance raises some doubts on how well will United perform against Manchester City, who deservingly fights for the EPL title this season.
The visiting side, Manchester City come into the upcoming fixture hungry for a win. Even stating that they are hungry is an understatement, Manchester City desperately needs to win if they wish to have a chance to win yet another title of Premier League champions. On the bright side for City, what seemed like a match that could end their title race turned into a promising fixture against Manchester United who failed to impress against Everton. The defeat against Everton was only the icing on the cake of Manchester United bad form, which was and is a huge issue for the Red Devils in recent weeks. On the other side, we have got Manchester City, who are in a great form, despite losing against a well-known opponent in the Champions League. Other than the defeat against Tottenham on April 9th, City have not lost a match since the end of January in all competitions.
Manchester United v Manchester City Prediction
On the paper, this match seems to heavily favour Manchester City, who will arrive at Old Trafford desperate for a win, and will do all they can to achieve it. The bad form of Manchester United could work in their favour, however, if we have learned anything in football it’s that one bad match does not mean a team is bad. United did humiliate themselves against Everton, however, they are still a strong team, especially at home. In the span of the last 10 home matches, United won 6, drew two and lost two. Bear in mind, Liverpool only managed to grab a point from Manchester United at Old Trafford. Additionally, Barcelona only managed to win by one goal in the first leg of Champions League. Taking all into consideration, Manchester City are in for a tough match, which will test their strength and could ultimately decide the title race. Should Manchester City win, it will by no means by a huge margin. While it would be hard to expect Manchester United dominating the match, they have got the team that could grab a point from their rivals and end their dreams.
Manchester United v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips
Prediction: Manchester United +1.5 AH
Odds: 1.69 Asianodds