Betting tips & odds comparison 06.01.2021 Manchester United FC - Manchester City FC
Betting Tip for matchday 0 of the 2020/2021 League Cup between Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC. The game will be played at Old Trafford (Manchester, England) on 06.01.2021 at 20:45.
Manchester United vs Manchester City, EFL Cup 06.01.2021
The latest instalment of the Manchester Derby sees these two bitter rivals facing off in a highly anticipated second successive semi-final of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night at Old Trafford.
Our review will take a look at Interwetten bookie review’s prices for the betting tips for this mouthwatering clash of the titans.
Despite making a slow start to the season, Man United have picked up the slack and gone on an incredible run, taking 26 points from the last 30 on offer in the EPL to move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the log, four points clear of their cross-town rivals, but having played a game more than them.
They will be looking to carry over some of that momentum into the semi-finals of this League Cup where they have struggled in recent years losing to City at this same stage of the competition in two of the last three years.
The Red Devils had the ignominious honour of crashing out of three semi-finals last season and they will be looking to go one better this time.
Like their hosts, Man City also had a slow start to the season but a run of seven undefeated matches (5W, 2D) has seen them steadily climbing up the table and are now within striking distance of the league leaders. The manner of their win over Chelsea at the weekend sent shockwaves around the league and brought them firmly back into the contenders’ discussion.
They have owned this competition in recent seasons, lifting it five times in the last seven seasons. They did lose 1-0 to United at the Etihad in the second leg of last season’s semifinal but progressed to capture it as they had won the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford. This time we have a one-off semi which should make it all the more competitive.
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MAN UNITED VS MAN CITY BETTING TIPS
This is a tough one to call either way. Both teams come into this game off incredible runs that has seen them both put pressure on EPL defending champions Liverpool at the summit of the league. They met in the league recently and played out to the drab goalless draw but this game has a different vibe. Guardiola has always fielded his strongest starting 11 and we expect Solskjaer to follow suit. He has a nearly 100% fully fit squad to choose from while Guardiola is still short of a few first-team players following a COVID outbreak in the squad. Man United have found their stroke at Old Trafford in recent weeks and we fancy them to continue in their stride. We are backing them to win with a +1 handicap @ 1.80 as our first betting prediction.
With both teams intent on picking up the win here, we can expect a tight and very physical encounter. The two semi-finals last season both had 5+ bookings. In fact 4 of the last 5 straight derbies have had 5+ bookings and given the magnitude of this one-legged semi-final, we do not expect anything short of an action-packed drama at Old Trafford. Over 3.5 bookings is priced @ 1.75 and we are snapping it up for our final tip here.