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Premier League Betting Tips · 07.03.2021 - 16:30 · Etihad Stadium

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For this week’s Premier League betting tips, we are focusing on one of the biggest games in the galaxy. On paper, this year’s Manchester Derby seems a foregone conclusion. Manchester City sit well clear at the top of the Premier League table, a full 14 points ahead of their opponents.

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However, Manchester United have been known to spring a surprise, and they could do so again on Sunday. If you are seeking guidance on this fixture, read on. PlayersBest features the best football experts in the Milky Way and always produces the best Premier League betting tip the UK has to offer.

Can Anyone Stop City?

There is no need for complicated statistics to realise how good this City side is. Pep Guardiola charges have won their previous 21 games in all competitions, and are unbeaten in 26. That is a club record. Perhaps the only thing the Citizens have to worry about is complacency setting in. Well, there was very little evidence of that during their dominant 4-1 win over Wolves last time out. Their visitors did not even muster a shot in the opening 60 minutes, such was the ferocity of City’s pressing. United are in for one hell of a job.

Pogba & Cavani Absences Will Hurt United

United’s chances of getting a result are low, but it is not impossible. Against the Premier League elite this season, they have had a knack of picking up draws and generally being tough to beat. Case in point was their recent 0-0 draw against Chelsea. Saying that, City are a different beast entirely and United’s mammoth task will not be helped by the continued absences of Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani. Pogba could be back before the end of the month, but Sunday will be too soon for him. Cavani, meanwhile, is unlikely to last the full 90 minutes, having only just returned from a knock and playing in their previous outing against Crystal Palace.

Head to Head

The Manchester Derby is a real supernova of a fixture. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two sides have met plenty of times before, with United enjoying a historical advantage. Out of 184 meetings in total, the Red Devils have taken 76 to City’s 55, while 53 have ended all square. In more recent times, the pair have been impossible to split at times. Out of the last five games, each team has won two. The other one – which was the return fixture earlier this season – ended in a 0-0 draw with neither side doing enough to get the win.

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Statistical highlights

If you want to take your football knowledge to stars, you must get comfortable using statistics. On the surface they may seem boring, but understanding what they can tell you about the Beautiful Game can be the difference between getting a prediction right and wrong.

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Highlight #1
No team has registered more possession per game than Manchester City
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Only Jack Grealish has completed more key passess than Bruno Fernandes in the Premier League this season
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Manchester City have registered 15 clean sheets this season, the most of any Premier League team.

Our Betting Tip for Today

We are backing City to win and Phil Foden to score.

City Should Win Easily

It takes a very brave person to bet against a team that has won their 21 games in all competition. With this in mind, even though United will likely not make it easy for them, we cannot look past City for Sunday’s derby.

In recent weeks they have been playing some of the best football of the Guardiola era. The fluidity of their frontline and pace is likely to cause lumbering centre-backs Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof particular problems, and a win by several goals is not out of the question.

We will also be adding Phil Foden to score anytime to our betting slip. The Englishman has been rested for his side’s last two games, so he will be raring to go on Sunday.

If you would like to back our tip, head over to Unibet. They are offering City to win and a Foden goal at 27/10.

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