Manchester United entertain bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon (15:30), and the hosts will be hoping that they can win this fixture at Old Trafford for the second season running.

Here are some of the standout markets on offer in what should be a gripping Manchester derby.

Man Utd vs Man City Betting Tips

  • Penalty awarded – 2/1
  • Casemiro to be shown a card –  5/4
  • Julian Alvarez to score anytime – 9/5

Match Odds

Despite winning this fixture last season, United are a generous 4/1 to win the derby. A stalemate can be backed at 3/1, while a victory for Man City is valued at 8/13.

Both teams have scored in this feisty fixture in the last four meetings across all competitions. BTTS on this occasion is on offer at 4/6. Over 2.5 goals can be found at the same price, but seeing as two of the last four derbies have seen over 3.5 goals, you will a much more enticing price for that market at 7/4.

Team News

United boss Erik ten Hag is going to be without Lisandro Martinez, Amad Diallo, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Jadon Sancho for the visit of Man City. It is hoped Casemiro could be in line to start the match after suffering a knock during international duty with Brazil. Aaron Wan-Bissaka could also return to the bench after spending time in the treatment room.

Kevin De Bruyne remains City’s key absentee due to injury. Pep Guardiola will also be without Manuel Akanji this weekend after the defender was sent off against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. Nathan Ake looks most likely to come into the side as his replacement.

Penalty awarded @ 2/1

The stakes rise dramatically when a derby game comes around. And this usually leads to players feeling more pressure than they usually do out on the pitch. The nerves, combined with the rush of adrenaline can lead to mistakes.

That is why we think that there is a good chance that we will see a penalty awarded on Sunday. Manchester United have given away two spot-kicks in their last two matches in all competitions, so they would appear to be the side most likely to give away a penalty in the match.

Casemiro to be shown a card @ 5/4

Touching on from that last point, the feistiness of these fixtures always ensures that more aggressive tackles are on display in a bid to raise the atmosphere. Sunday should be no exception and we are expecting a few cards to be dished out throughout the game.

United’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro feels like a shrewd selection to go in the book due to his booking history. Although he has only been carded once in the Premier League this term, he has seen a red card in the Champions League, and with United likely to see less of the ball against City, he will have to do a lot of ball chasing and putting challenges in.

Julian Alvarez to score anytime @ 9/5

One Man City player who will be raring to go this weekend is Argentine attacker Julian Alvarez. Due to De Bruyne’s injury, the World Cup winner has cemented his place in the lineup consistently and he has been flourishing. He has scored four goals in the league so far and he will fancy his chances to score his first Manchester derby goal at Old Trafford this weekend.

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