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Man Utd facing biggest ever Manchester derby odds during Premier League era

Leigh Copson 8 Nov 2018
Manchester United (credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester United may be flying high after the shock win over Juventus on Wednesday night, but the bookmakers are backing neighbours City to bring them back down to Earth with a bump this weekend.

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United appeared to be heading to another defeat at the hands of the Italian champions as they trailed to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal going into the final five minutes of their Champions League match in Turin, but Jose Mourinho’s men staged a sensational fightback to snatch a 2-1 win and all three points – the perfect ending to their final match before a hugely important Manchester derby.

However, that same night City stormed to a club record-setting 6-0 rout of Shakhtar Donetsk in the same competition and they go into Sunday’s meeting with United at the Etihad Stadium having been almost flawless during the first few months of their Premier League campaign.

Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten side are sitting at the summit after collecting 29 points from their first 11 games, thanks to nine wins and two draws, and it is no major surprise to see the bookmakers pricing up the defending top-flight champions as 4/11 favourites in the Match Betting.

However, what will be alarming to United fans is the fact that their team are 13/2 underdogs with bookmaker Betway – the biggest price the Red Devils have been for a top-flight fixture since the Premier League was launched in 1992.

“Not only has it never been more unlikely for United to win a Manchester Derby, Jose Mourinho’s side has also never started a Premier League match with such big odds,” Betway’s Alan Alger told Bettingpro.com.

“You can’t write them off completely after they shrugged off odds of 9/2 to overcome Juventus on Wednesday night, but City are arguably the best in Europe at the moment while United are going through a bit of a rough patch to say the least.”

Latest Betway Odds


Manchester City v Manchester United:

4/11 Manchester City
17/4 Draw
13/2 Manchester United


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