- The 188th Manchester Derby is on the program on Sunday.
- Manchester City is looking for a third straight win over United.
- Check out our Man City vs Man United for Vegas odds and picks!
Man City vs Man United is one of the biggest rivalries not only in soccer but sports in general. The Manchester Derby was first played back in 1881 and since the two have played a total of 187 games. Manchester United leads the all-time series 77-53-57, although, in recent times, it’s Manchester City that’s been more dominant.
With Pep Guardiola as their manager, the Sky Blues are 11-3-6, with two wins over the Red Devils last season. Are we going to see the same scenario play out again? If you want to see what we think, make sure to check out our Man City vs Man United prediction.
Man City vs Man United Schedule
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 9 a.m ET
- How to Watch: Peacock, Telemundo
Man City vs Man United Vegas Odds
Man City Looking Unbeatable With Erling Haaland
Manchester City are undefeated in the 2022-23 season with a 5-2-0 record in the Premier League. They got, by far, the best score differential in the league, with 23 goals scored and just six conceded. In comparison, the score differential of Manchester United is 8-8.
Erling Haaland is responsible for almost 48% of Man City’s Premier League goals in the 2022-23 season. With 11 goals to his name, the 22-year-old Norwegian is the scoring leader in the Prem, with five goals more than Harry Kane and Aleksandar Mitrovic who are sharing the #2 place.
The most interesting fact about Haaland is that he’s scored in each of his previous six games in the Man City shirt. We also saw him score for Norway during the international break. The chances are that he’s going to do it again. Top soccer betting sites are giving Vegas odds in the ballpark of -200. They think he’s going to score but will that be enough for his team to win all three points on Sunday?
Big Test for Manchester United’s Defense
After conceding six goals in the opening two rounds of the 2022-23 Premier League, Manchester United managed to straighten out their defense. In the following match, they conceded just one goal to Liverpool, and since then, they kept a clean sheet on four occasions (twice in the Prem and twice in the Europa League).
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been doing a fine job as center backs, but there’s a worry that they might not be able to handle Haaland on Sunday. The thing is that they might not be as great as him in the air. This goes especially for 5’9 tall Martinez who is the shortest center back in the Premier League in 2022.
Martinez did, however, do very well against Haaland when he was playing for Ajax and the Norwegian was in Borussia Dortmund. However, that was almost a year ago, when Haaland didn’t have such amazing teammates to support him.
Premier League Picks: Man City vs Man United Pick
Even though Manchester United are showing some signs of progress lately, they just aren’t good enough to beat their city rivals. In fact, we doubt they can even get a single point in the Manchester Derby.