Manchester United have the chance to put their European disappointment behind them when Manchester City visit Old Trafford in Saturday’s big Premier League clash.
Having won three of their last four derby matches, they are available at 10/3 (4.33) with bet365 to secure a morale-boosting victory here.
However, the Citizens have lost just once in 15 matches in all competitions and are 8/11 (1.73) favourites to leapfrog their neighbours into the top four by coming out on top.
None of the last eight encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani are the only fitness concerns for the hosts as they both struggle with minor injuries.
Sergio Aguero remains unfit to start despite coming off the bench to score against Marseille in midweek, while Ilkay Gundogan and Eric Garcia will need to be assessed after coming off injured in that clash.
Having looked all but sure of a knockout stage place with two group games to go, the Red Devils will feel slightly shell-shocked after slipping into the Europa League following their collapse in Germany.
In a way, this game represents the perfect opportunity to go some way to putting things right against an opponent they have enjoyed the upper hand over in one-off matches of late.
They should feel even more confident considering Pep Guardiola’s team has not looked particularly impressive on the road in the league recently, suffering six defeats in 15 trips and winning just one of the most recent four – a narrow 1-0 over rock-bottom Sheffield United.
Sure to be highly motivated following the Leipzig fiasco, even money (2.00) actually looks fairly generous on United saving some face by at least avoiding defeat against City on Saturday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com