Manchester City vs Manchester United betting tips and odds for derby

Manchester City go into their fifth meeting with a Big Six side this season having yet to concede a goal.

And five of the last 10 Manchester derbies (4.30pm) have produced UNDER 1.5 total goals.

On my forecasts, UNDER 2.5 goals is too big today at 9/5 (888sport, Unibet) – and that’s the right way to play a tough set of prices.

Worldie hunters will be tempted by the 66/1 City/United ht/ft result.

It paid out on the last derby – and it certainly fits United’s recent rebranding as The Unsinkables.

But I reckon 20/1 (Skybet) ‘no goalscorer’ is the better longshot .

A tight, testy one will surely be Jose Mourinho’s Plan A for upsetting arch-enemy Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. Plan B is leave behind an appalling impression in Pep’s executive khazi.

Over at Arsenal , the mood remains defiantly buoyant too.

Despite blanking in his last three home games, I’ll take brilliant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 5/4 (Lads, Coral) ‘anytime scorer’ against wobbly Wolves (4.30pm).

There are four short-priced home favourites in the Prem today. Bookies would like us to string them all together. Just for a laugh.

Well, we’ve all fancied laughs of this type, blindly scooping acca selections into the bucket until the thing feels weighty enough to be worth the bother of queueing up to pay.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in form

The Woolies Pick ‘n’ Mix betting system. And there’s always something nasty lurking among the foam shrimps. Usually Arsenal.

Today’s jollies roll-up pays 11/4ish (Fred), which as ‘fun’ bets go, is barely raising a titter.

Bet the Sadio Mane/Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang/Raheem Sterling ‘anytime scorer’ treble instead.

It’s pulling the same way, but pays a more amusing 7.6/1 (Lads) .

No prizes for tipping 1/4 Mo Salah to score at Anfield against Fulham (12pm). He’s done it in 25 out of his 35 appearances there but that price is bad, after a long-haul midweek.

Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t travel, and his dead-ball skills are a good fit against Fulham if he starts. Split a stake on ‘first scorer’ at 6/1 (Fred) and 11/8 ‘anytime’.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is the each-way first scorer nibble at 14/1 (Bet365) , when Everton go to Chelsea (2.15pm).

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