Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Premier League Match (Back Goals to be Scored)

Larry Rupp
Manchester United vs Manchester City prediction, odds and betting insights for Premier League match.
Manchester United vs Manchester City prediction, odds and betting insights for Premier League match. / AP Photos/Dave Thompson
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2022-23 English Premier League — Matchweek 20
Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Date: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
Venue: Old Trafford — Manchester, England

Manchester United and Manchester City meet head-to-head in exciting Premier League action on Saturday morning. Manchester United has been on a roll, winning each of its last four EPL matches. It easily took down Bournemouth by a score of 3-0 on Jan. 3 thanks in part to a balanced scoring effort.

Meanwhile, Manchester City is coming off a 1-0 win over Chelsea in its most recent EPL match (Jan. 5). The lone goal was scored by Riyad Mahrez in the 63rd minute and it gave the team its second win in its last three EPL bouts. Each side will be looking to add a crucial win to the record books here.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Odds & Spread

All EPL Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UNITED: (+330) | CITY: (-130) | Draw (+290)
Spread: UNITED: +1 (+100) | CITY: -1 (+220)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-152) | Under: (+124)
Team to Score the First Goal: UNITED: (+145) | CITY: (-175) I NO GOALS: (+1400)

Manchester City enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -152 odds.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction & Pick

Talk about a great matchup. Two of the best teams in the Premier League meet head-to-head at Old Trafford this weekend. A win on Saturday would give either side a chance to keep up with Arsenal atop the table and I'm going to back the away side. Manchester City has ruled this rivalry as of late.

Manchester City is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Manchester United and all four of those victories came by at least 2 goals. Superstar Erling Haaland has brought an undeniable energy to City during this campaign and has developed into the perfect attacking partner for Julian Alvarez.

Final Score Prediction: Manchester United: 1 | Manchester City: 3

Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Trends

- Manchester United sits in fourth place on the 2022-23 Premier League Table with an 11-2-4 record (35 points) and a plus-7 goal differential.
- Manchester City sits in second place on the 2022-23 Premier League Table with a 12-3-2 record (39 points) and a plus-29 goal differential.
- Manchester United is 5-0-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Manchester United.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Best Bet

Manchester City simply knows how to score as Haaland leads the EPL in goals (21), while his teammate Phil Foden ranks seventh (7). Combine that with the fact the 14 total goals have been scored in the last two head-to-head matches between these foes and the over is a clear choice.

Bet: Over 2.5 Goals (-152)

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