This Sunday, one of the greatest rivalries in sports commences. And, it commences at one of the most traditional places in sports. On March 8, Manchester United hosts rival Manchester City at Old Trafford. The historic home of Man United opened in 1910. United fans consider it hallowed ground. Will the home team get it done on their pitch? Or, will favored Manchester City take the win? Check out English Premier League soccer odds, a preview, and a free pick for Man United vs Man City!
Man United vs Man City EPL Odds & Pick
- When: Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 pm ET
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- TV: NBC
- Moneyline Odds: Man City -178 / Man United +411 / Draw +313 / Over/Under Total Odds: 3
Why Manchester United is a good bet +411
United is in great form. They drew with Everton in their last. But before the draw, they outscored Club Brugge and Watford a combined 8-0. The draw against Club Brugge didn’t impress. Ah, but the 2-0 victory over Chelsea did. Man U hasn’t had success in the head-to-head versus their rivals. United will step it up at Old Trafford, though, we can guarantee that. At the odds, they’re worth a look.
Form Last 6
- D – 1-1 vs Everton
- W – 5-0 vs Club Brugge
- W – 3-0 vs Watford
- D – 1-1 vs Club Brugge
- W – 2-0 vs Chelsea
- D – 0-0 vs Wolverhampton
- de Gea
Why Manchester City is a good bet -178
In the English Premier League, Man City dug themselves an impossible hole. It’s so deep that even if City went undefeated the rest of the way, they’d have no shot of catching Liverpool. Right now, Liverpool has 79 points to City’s 57. With no shot of taking the EPL title, Manchester City will look to games like this one to show their worth. They’d like nothing more than to dominate their rivals with a 2 to 3 goal win.
Form Last 6
- W – 1-0 vs Sheffield
- W – 2-1 vs Aston Villa
- W – 2-1 vs Real Madrid
- W – 1-0 vs Leicester City
- W – 2-0 vs West Ham United
- L – 0-2 vs Tottenham
- De Bruyne
Man United vs Man City Premier League Soccer Final Betting Analysis
When it comes to rivalry matches this deep, both squads figure to show their best. Manchester City has dominated the head-to-head. City is 4-1 SU in the last 5 matches.
But Man City heads into this, although playing well, not playing their best. They skated by Sheffield 1-0 in an English FA Cup match this past Wednesday. Before that victory, they beat Aston Villa by a single goal, 2-1.
The win over Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 last week was fantastic. However, it took Manchester City halfway through the second half to get going. That’s not a good sign heading into this match versus a top rival.
Manchester United’s draw against Everton wasn’t terrible. Everton is a solid EPL squad. Before that is what impresses. Facing Club Brugge for the second time, United left no doubt. Then before that victory, they pummeled Watford, a squad that upset Liverpool 3-0 over the weekend.
Also, United offers overlay odds. Manchester City is the better team. They should win. But backing Man United means we get a rival at excellent odds on their home pitch. Go with Manchester United.
Premier League Soccer Pick: Manchester United +414