Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Manchester City [26.10.16] : chasing for morale-boosting win

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Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Manchester City [26.10.16] : chasing for morale-boosting win

EFL Cup

Fourth round

26.10.2016

Bet: Manchester City win

On Wednesday, 26th of October, it’ll be the second Manchester derby of the season. As bets remind in September City managed to overcome its principal rival by narrow 2-1 win. That victory was a part of The Citizens’ series as they gained 10 wins in a row. But from the end of the month Pep Guardiola side was frustrated by five matches without any victory in all competitions. It wasn’t predicted by betting experts however two last games in Premier League Manchester City drew 1-1 with Everton and Southampton. Moreover, The Blue Moon was thrashed 0-4 by Barcelona in Champions League.

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At the same time Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is currently under great pressure. The Red Devils on Sunday were destroyed by Chelsea 0-4 but the problem is the team didn’t show any deliberate performance. Bets recall that Man Utd have failed to win three of their last four games in all competitions and are seventh in the Premier League standings. By the way sports betting predictors remember it’s the second United crisis under Portuguese coach and the first had ended in EFL Cup by beating Northampton in 3-1 away clash.

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There are no doubts among betting people that positive result is needed by both teams. A morale-boosting victory over derby rival will be a valuable one but the defeat could be more disastrous. After spendin a huge amount of money strengthening his squad during the summer transfer window Manchester United was expected to do a lot better. And it’s obvious that Jose Mourinho might have to refuse from his defensive approach and form more aggressive attacking line. Choosing bets it must be admitted that City are stronger than United and could benefit from Red Devils’ weakness. But its defense issues are the real problem for Pep Guardiola.

I don’t think that it is a surprise the bookmakers couldn’t name neither side as a favorite: Manchester United - 2.62; Draw - 3.30; Manchester City - 2.80. Maybe some shift to The Red Devils is not justified. The team is misbalanced and Jose Mourinho nothing can do within two days in order to revive his squad. On the other hand The Citizens are poor but have conceded a few goals lately. So do United. That’s why a high scoring game is more probable with the bet “Total Match Goals Over 2.5” (2.05). Remembering that Manchester City is unbeaten in four of their last six matches against United it is reasonably simply on “Manchester City win”.