Upcoming Game: Manchester United vs Manchester City

13 Apr

This is a guest post from Peter.

Save the date people, April 24th is where it all goes down. Manchester United are going to lock horns with Manchester City in what has been dubbed as the “Manchester Derby”, and it’s all taking place at Old Trafford, which many will know as being the home soul of United. There’s a palpable sense of tension here as these two rivals clash in one of the last games of the season, and bonusbets.com is taking a look at the odds and chances of each team to take home the prize.

It’s evident to many that Man City are going to finish in the top two this year, as they’ve been sat comfortably in the pole position for some time, but a challenge comes in the form of Liverpool, who is second place and not giving an inch of breathing room. Contrastingly, Man United have finally bounced back from a less than stellar start to the season, having fired their previous manager, and are now battling for their right to the top four under the command of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester City

Manchester City has had an exceptional season this year, and they’re enjoying a lofty position at the top. Ably managed by Pep Guardiola, they’ve been locked in a fierce battle with Liverpool to hold onto that coveted top spot. While their current spot is the throne, it’s a seat which has been passed back between the two almost weekly, as their point total is pretty closely matched. The whole team is understandably gunning for a second season win because this would grant them entry into Champions League Carabao Cup & FA Cup for the chance to snag both. On a more ego-related note, this would be their quadruple win, as they took the League Cup last season and have the last five games under their belts as wins. At the odds of 5/1 via Sky Sports for a win in this clash of Manchester veterans, they’re the clear favourites to come out against Manchester United.

Manchester United

Speaking of Man United, it’s time to look at them. One might argue that this win is more important to them than it is for City. Having had a pretty dreadful start, they’ve been fighting desperately to get back to their normal position in the leaderboards and currently stand at sixth. While no one can argue that they’ve not had a slew of successes in the form of wins that catapulted them up to fourth, it’s all slipped away recently.

From purely a points perspective, the team do have enough to progress to the Champion League next season as it stands, but they’re not favoured by a lot of bookkeepers to come out on top in the contest against Manchester City. Hopefully, the presence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a permanent manager will spur the team onto great heights and into one of those coveted four top slots. While there’s no denying the good he’s done, it’s also true that the distance may be too high for this famous team to bounce back from.

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