Manchester United vs Manchester City EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction 3/3/2024

Manchester United (14-10-2) travel to face off against Manchester City (18-3-5) on Sunday, March 03rd. This match will be played at Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Manchester City is coming off a win in their previous match, while Manchester United will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Manchester City. The match is scheduled for 10:30 AM ET.

Manchester United vs Manchester City

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Manchester United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from a close 2-1 loss to Fulham. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they had the home-field advantage and a money line of -159, they still came up short. The three combined goals were just short of the line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, Harry Maguire was the only player for Manchester United to score, taking four total shots and one shot on goal. As a team, they took 21 shots, with nine being on target. They will also be looking to generate more corner kicks, as they finished with just 10.

André Onana and the Manchester United defense allowed two goals on Fulham’s five total shots on goal. Onana made three saves, and overall, the club blocked six shots. Despite the loss, Onana and the defense have only allowed an average of 1.3 goals over their last three matches.

Through 26 matches, Manchester United is 14-10-2, putting them in 6th place in the EPL. They have been favored in 18 matches, going 11-6-1 in those games. Over their last six matches, they are 4-1-1, with their only loss coming against Fulham FC on February 24th. Following this match against Manchester City, they will take on Everton FC at home on Saturday, March 9th.

Manchester City Is Coming Off A Win

Manchester City picked up a hard-fought 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth in their last match. This match was on the road, and despite playing away from home, they were still the heavy favorite at -225. The lone goal scored in this match was by Phil Foden.

Foden took a total of four shots, with three of his shots being on goal. Overall, the club had six shots on goal and 15 shots overall. They also finished the match with eight corner kicks.

Ederson and the Man City defense picked up the clean sheet, and Ederson also had four saves. As a unit, the defense blocked six shots and intercepted six passes for Bournemouth, who took a total of 13 shots.

In the EPL, Manchester City is in second place, just one point behind Liverpool. They have won two straight matches and are 6-0-1 in their last seven. Overall, they are 18-3-5, and they have been favored in all 26 of their matches. At home, they are unbeaten with a record of 9-0-4. After this match, they will take on Liverpool on the road.

Manchester United Offense Breakdown

Scott McTominay is the leading scorer for Manchester United this season, as he has found the back of the net seven times, which is 28th in the EPL. Bruno Fernandes is the leader in shots on goal for Manchester United and has three goals, which is 101st in the league. He is also the leader in assists for Manchester United and is 29th in the EPL. This season, Manchester United is 11th in the EPL in goals per match, averaging 1.4 per contest. They are also 8th in shots on goal per match and have taken more shots on goal than their season average in five straight matches. They are 4th in the league in corners and have had fewer corners than their opponent in 50% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 10th in the EPL at 83.0%.

Manchester City Offense Breakdown

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Manchester City has been one of the most potent offensive teams in the EPL this season, ranking third in the league in goals per match at 2.2. They have scored less than their season average in four straight matches. They are second in the league in shots on goal and have had more corners than their opponents in 69.2% of their matches. Erling Haaland is the leading scorer in the EPL and on Manchester City. He has 17 goals on the season and has put 42 shots on goal. Phil Foden is the leader in assists for Manchester City and is sixth in the league. He is also 12th in the league in goals scored.

Manchester United Defense Breakdown

Manchester United’s defense has been up and down over their last seven matches, but they have been trending in the right direction of late. After giving up three goals to Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 1st, they have given up just six goals over their last five matches. André Onana is fifth in the EPL in saves and clean sheets, and he has seven clean sheets on the season. Overall, Manchester United is 6th in the EPL in goals allowed, and they are 4th in blocked shots and fouls.

Manchester City Defense Breakdown

Manchester City’s defense has been playing well of late, as they have allowed just three goals over their last six matches (0.5 goals per match). They are currently 3rd in the EPL in goals allowed per match (1.0), and they lead the league in blocked shots per match (5.7). However, they are last in the league in interceptions per match (5.8). Keeper Ederson leads the EPL with eight clean sheets, and he is 17th in the league with 47 saves. Over their last six matches, they have not allowed more than one goal in any match.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction

When looking at this Manchester United vs Manchester City EPL matchup, we are predicting Manchester City to win by a score of 3-1. This season, Manchester City has been the better offensive team, ranking 3rd in goals scored and 2nd in shots on goal. Our projections have Erling Haaland as the top projected goal scorer for Manchester City. On the other side, Marcus Rashford has the best odds to score for Manchester United.

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