Football Tips: Thommo’s terrific trio of best bets for Man City v Man Utd on Sunday

The legendary Scouser gives his view on the Merseyside Derby.

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Phil Thompson, Paddy Power’s football ambassador, thinks we could be in for a cracker in the Manchester derby at The Etihad on Sunday. Manchester United head across town to face Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash.

Pep Guardiola’s side sit at the summit and look on course to claim another Premier League title. But does Thommo think United have the firepower to detail their rivals’ title charge?

Sunday 4.30pm: Man City v Man United

You look at Man City’s match in midweek against Wolves, it’s 1-1 late on and it comes to the 93rd minute and they’re winning 4-1. They are relentless, Manchester City. Now they’re breaking all the records.

They’re unbeaten in 19 in the Premier League, 21 consecutive wins in all competitions. I think it’s defensively that’s given them this great ability to win and go on these runs rather than the guys up front.

Sunday 4.30pm: Manchester City v Manchester United
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They’ve got the best defence with only 17 conceded. They’ve only conceded four in their last 12 Premier League games. It’s an astonishing run defensively. I know they do score goals but Manchester United are made of sterner stuff these days.

However, they have drawn the last three 0-0, haven’t they? They’ve still only lost one of 21. They’re better away from home. They always find a way to be the comeback kings, Manchester United.

THOMMO’S TIPS: I can’t see past Manchester City in this game, I really can’t. I’m going for a relatively comfortable 3-1. I do think both teams will score. I think Manchester United have got enough up front to score but I’m going for a Manchester City Win.

I think Gabriel Jesus will Score First. He got on the scoresheet in midweek and I do fancy him. The problem is with Pep Guardiola in these big games he does like to go with that false 9 but I’d like to think he will stick with a striker.

Thommo’s Tips

Man City to Win
Both Teams to Score
Gabriel Jesus to Score First

These three selections in a Bet Builder will give you odds of around 13/1 with Paddy Power.

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