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Man City vs Man United – Red half supported in the FA Cup betting

| 16.04.2011

What a huge tie Wembley has in store for us on Saturday evening when Manchester United and Manchester City face-off in what could be a cracking semi-final.

For Manchester City the FA Cup provides them with their best chance of ending a 35-year trophy drought while for Manchester Untied it represents one leg of what would be an historic treble.

Match Odds

Manchester City should need no extra motivation from Roberto Mancini come Saturday and this week’s press coverage of the FA Cup semi-final suggests the blue half of Manchester are quietly confident of a victory.

Manchester Untied continue to be supported in the betting and are available at 11/10 to win but you have to think that the 5/2 for Manchester City to win is a massive price.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side edged the tie at Old Trafford thanks to a spectacular over head kick from Wayne Rooney who will be missing at Wembley on Saturday, however Man City have also lost the talismanic Carlos Tevez and the tie seems a lot tighter than the FA Cup odds suggest.

The last time Manchester City won an FA Cup tie between the two sides was back in 1955 and Manchester United have won the last four FA Cup ties between the two.

Total Goals

Last year’s two League Cup ties may give us a better insight into how the game will pan out and with both games producing over 2.5 goals, backing over 2.5 goals at 6/5 looks the pick of the market.

Javier Hernandez heads the first goalscorer betting at 5/1 with Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko both available for Manchester City at 7/1.

The absence of Rooney and Tevez makes it a more intriguing affair and at the moment the value is in backing Manchester City in what is a tight affair.

A £10 stake on Manchester City winning 2-1 would return £110. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free FA Cup bet worth up to £30.



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.