Man United go to the Etihad  for a local derby, Sun 9th Dec, 1.30pm.  A monumental fight if ever there was one.  Man United go into December on a high after barn storming the group stages of the Champions League.  Man City on the other hand have had a torrid time in group D.   Man City’s Roberto Mancini has had injury woes and has been rotating strikers like no tomorrow. Whereas Alec Ferguson had a chance to rest 10 players against CFR Cluj, a victory that wasn’t a necessity as winners of group H of the Champions League.

What do the stats suggest will happen?

Both teams score about the same number of goals per match on average, 2.4 goals each.  Man United concede nearly one more goal on average than Man City when they play away.  A joint average of roughly 67% of Man City and Man United’s games go over 2.5 goals.

Most matches produce more than 2 goals, however considering both teams concede so few goals, odds for an under 2.5 goal result look tempting, check Betfair.

What else is in store?  Man City are very strong playing at home.  In view of Man City’s recent weakness, a draw at the Etihad looks likely. Bet365 are offer a big free bet on Man United and Man City to draw.  Who know’s with so many rested players and a taste for revenge after Man United  0 – 1 defeat last time, United Could even come away with a win. Any one using Befair might want to wait for 25 minutes during the game then place a bet when the odds have increased.  Easy to do with Betfair mobile.

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