Football tips: Man City to cruise past Man Utd in this 25/1 Bet Builder for Saturday’s derby

Our tipster Eoghan Gatley has his eyes fixed on Old Trafford as the hosts look to avoid another battering from a big rival.


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Well, we’ve made it, the Manchester Derby – one of the most highly anticipated games of the Premier League calendar and for good reason this season. Another embarrassment for Man Utd could see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (finally) be on his way, while Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to carry on the momentum from picking apart Club Brugge 4-1 midweek.

United are in pretty dire straits at the moment, with Cristiano Ronaldo the saviour again against Atalanta midweek. Ole may be at the wheel, but the bus is on the verge of bursting into flame and has rolled off the edge of a cliff.

Saturday 12.30pm – Manchester United v Manchester City
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City are without Ferran Torres who looks likely to be out until mid-January with a foot injury and former Frenchman Ameryic Laporte is out too after his red card against Crystal Palace last weekend.

United look to be without Raphael Varane who is still struggling with a hamstring injury that worsened mid-week, Paul Pogba is still serving his sentence for a nasty two-footer against Naby Keita two weeks ago, and Victor Lindelof also looks to be touch and go with mixed reports as to his level of fitness.

With all that taken into account, let’s get looking at a Bet Builder for this game. DON’T FORGET: Paddy’s giving away a completely free £/€5 Bet Builder for Saturday’s game.


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Man City to Win

Are any of us surprised here? It’s Pep Guardiola versus a PE teacher! United have not been able to come up big in any of their major tests in the Premier League so far this season, and don’t expect that to change. This one could get ugly.

Over 3.5 Goals

There will be goals in this game one way or another. United could play 10 at the back and bring back a prime Edwin Van der Sar and it’d make very little difference. Expect to see goals serve as a stark reminder to the P45 saved on Ed Woodward’s computer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the heading.

Anytime Assist – Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is more an artist than a footballer at this stage. He’s incredible to watch every time he takes to the football pitch. He’ll be putting McFred on strings on Saturday lunchtime lining up opportunities for City’s firing squad up front. De Bruyne to have an assist, shout it from the rooftops!

Team to Have 6 or More Shots on Target – Man City

I am expecting David De Gea to get peppered irrespective of how many defenders there are in front of him. City’s style of play will create high-quality opportunities as City work their way through United’s defenders like your aul fella getting through the leftover sweets from Halloween.

Shown A Card? – Fred

We don’t know why Fred will be starting, but for some inexplicable reason, he will be. I don’t think it’s a hot take to say that Fred is this generation’s Titus Bramble. A man who managed to have a club set up after him – “I’m Better Than Titus Bramble Why Amn’t I Playing Professional Football”. Fred looks to be following in those footsteps. But where was I? Oh yes, Fred to be booked! A must in this week’s Bet Builder.

Manchester United v Manchester City tips

Man City to Win
Over 3.5 Goals
Anytime Assist – Kevin De Bruyne
Team to Have 6 or More Shots on Target – Man City
Shown A Card? – Fred

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