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Man Utd v Man City: back derby to be settled by a single strike

| 08.04.2013

This was penciled in as a title decider at the start of the season but, though a combination of Manchester United’s ruthlessness and Manchester City’s toothlessness, there is little more than local pride at stake this Monday evening.

United are 15 points ahead of the defending champions and are an unbackable 1/1000 to ease the Premier League trophy away from their neighbours.

However, City are still making all the right noises about closing the gap (they’re currently 80/1 to win the league if you’re dripping in Grand National winnings) and they will be determined to salvage some pride from a disappointing league campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men won 3-2 at the Etihad earlier in the season thanks to a last minute Robin van Persie free kick and things promise to be just as tight this time out.

Excluding City’s 6-1 battering of United at Old Trafford last season, there has been little to choose between these sides in their recent meetings.

That was the only time in their previous nine meetings that more than one goal has separated them. There has also only been one draw during that period suggesting that Monday night will see one side walk away with all three points.

United to win by one goal is 31/10 while City to be victorious by the same margin is available at 4/1.

Meanwhile, both sides have scored in four of their last five meetings and the pair to score again is available at 11/20.

Finally, a repeat of the 3-2 scoreline from earlier in the season is currently 20/1 while Van Persie to score the last goal of the match is 9/2.

<strong>All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.</strong>



Richard Anderson