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Man City vs Man Utd – Mancini wants shift in Manchester power

| 10.11.2010

Carlos Tevez is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the Manchester City side, his return from injury on Saturday coincided with Man City ending their three match losing streak.

And the former Manchester United striker can once again undermine Sir Alex Ferguson by adding to his three goals in the four ties he played against his former employees in his first season in the light blue shirt.

Match Odds

The shift in financial power between the two Manchester clubs has seen Man City enter the game with the chance to put a huge dent in Man Utd’s title challenge, while enhancing their own.

But Man Utd have won five of the last six meetings in all competitions between the two, and some would consider the 13/8 available for the Red Devils to win great value, especially considering they’re unbeaten in 25 matches.

Despite Man Utd being unbeaten in the Premier League this season, neither side have been able to produce consistently strong performances throughout the eleven games this season, and the home advantage may be the deciding factor in this game – Man City are also 13/8 to win.

Total Goals

Having only scored seven and kept two clean sheets in their five home games this season, it’s hard to fathom Man City being towards the top of the league.

But both clean sheets came against Chelsea and Liverpool, leaving Roberto Mancini’s side 12/5 to keep a clean sheet against United.

Bar the remarkable 4-3 result at Old Trafford last season, the league ties between the two are usually pretty tight, and under 2.5 goals is priced at 8/11.

Sir Alex Ferguson would take the draw as the flu virus continues to hit the Man Utd squad and 1-1 is available at 11/2.

You can get 4/5 on both teams finding the back of the net. See the full Manchester City vs Manchester United betting odds market here.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.