Manchester United Slight Favourite To Win "Manchester Derby" This Weekend

Published on September 7th, 2016 9:31 pm EST
The eyes of the football world will be on Old Trafford this Saturday as Manchester United plays host to Manchester City in the latest edition of the "Manchester Derby".

This is a crucial early season game for both clubs, as Manchester Utd and Manchester City both enter this match with perfect 3-0-0 records. Given that these are the two clubs who are favoured to win the English Premier League title this season, the three points that are on the line this weekend could prove to be absolutely crucial later in the season.


Manchester United, now helmed by the fiery Jose Mourinho, added a number of crucial pieces in the offseason with the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. These signings instantly transformed the club, and Manchester United suddenly became one of the favourites to win the EPL title once again.

Heading into this season, Manchester City was expected to put aside the disappointment of last year (fourth place finish in the EPL) to once again win the title. Manchester United's sudden surge will make Man City's task even harder, though as of this moment, Man City is still the favourite to win the title.

Thanks to their home field advantage, Man Utd is the favourite to win on Saturday. Here are the current betting odds:

Man Utd, 13/10
Draw, 9/4
Man City, 23/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the favourite to score a goal at 13/10, while Wayne Rooney trails slightly behind at 11/5.


Will either of these clubs move to a perfect 4-0-0 on Saturday?

This should be an absolutely tremendous match with a number of interesting storylines woven through it.

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