Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League Odds, Time, and Prediction

Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League Odds, Time, and Prediction

It’s time for the first Manchester Derby of the year! Manchester City welcomes Manchester United on Sunday, March 6, at Etihad Stadium. The city rivals meet in the Premier League, which is where Man City is trying to keep possession of the title. Its archrival doesn’t have title ambitions anymore, but the Red Devils would love nothing better than grab a win this weekend.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Odds (Premier League, 2022) 

All odds are per bet365 as of March 2.

1X2

Manchester City-250Draw+375Manchester United+650

Over/Under

Over 2.5-164Under 2.5+129

Where and When to Watch

Date: Sunday, March 6Time: 11:30 PM EDTLocation: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, EnglandWatch: NBC Sports

Manchester City Needs Points to Stay at the Top

Pep Guardiola’s team is sitting in the #1 position in the Premier League with six points more than second-placed Liverpool. The trouble is that the Reds have played one game fewer than Man City, meaning that they could reduce the point gap even further.

To stay at the top, Man City needs to win as many points as possible. Unfortunately, this team has some pretty tough challenges coming up, starting with the clash with Man United. On the bright side for them, Sunday’s game is played on their turf.

At Etihad, Manchester City is 10-1-2 in the Premier League. What needs to worry them is that their most recent home game ended in a defeat. It happened two weeks ago when they lost to Tottenham 3-2.

Another thing that should worry them is that they lost their previous three home games against Manchester United.

Manchester United to Go All-In on the EPL

The Red Devils might be forced to focus entirely on the Premier League. They’re sitting in the #4 position in the EPL, which is the last one that leads to the Champions League next season. Speaking of the elite continental competition, Man United is still in the game.

The Red Devils are playing in the UCL playoffs, where they’re supposed to play the second part of the Atletico Madrid doubleheader on March 15. Still, even if they fail to get past Atleti, it probably isn’t going to be seen as a major failure. The reason is that this team is probably having big plans for the next season, while 2021-22 might not be their priority.

The Red Devils are currently coached by Ralph Rangnick, who is going to step down as their manager at the end of the season. It’s still unknown who’s going to lead them the next season, but it’s likely that it’s going to be a high-profile manager.

However, in order to be able to land a top-class coach, Manchester City needs to book the ticket to the Champions League. The way to do it is to finish in the top 4 in the Prem. Right now, they’re sitting in the #4 place, but there are several teams that could leapfrog them if they lose on Sunday. That is why you can be sure all of the Red Devils’ players are going to give their utmost against City.

Picks: Manchester City and Manchester United to Draw; Over 2.5 Goals