Premier League Preview: Man City vs Man United Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Mar 3)

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  • Man United chasing a return to winning ways after losing their previous league fixture
  • Man City have won four of their last five in the Premier League

The big match of the weekend in the Premier League takes place on Sunday, as Manchester rivals collide at the Etihad. City will be chasing a third straight win, while United will be looking for a response following defeat against Fulham last time out.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 10:30 a.m ET
  • Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
  • How To Watch: NBC


Match ResultOdds
Man City-365
Man United+940

Match Preview

The Manchester derby is the standout fixture in the Premier League this weekend, with City chasing a third straight win to potentially move to the top of the standings. Pep Guardiola’s side have won each of their last two in the league, and they warmed up for this showdown with a straightforward midweek win over Luton in the FA Cup, with Erling Haaland netting five goals.

Man United also progressed to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup in midweek, but their struggles on the field were evident in their latest league fixture. The Red Devils were outplayed throughout their clash with Fulham, and ultimately deserved to end up on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline.

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City boasts an excellent recent record against their rivals after winning four of their last five in the Premier League against United. That is as many wins as they had recorded in the previous 13 showdowns. The Red Devils have also lost each of their last two visits to the Etihad, conceding a staggering ten goals in the process. However, they haven’t endured a longer winless run against City away from home since September 1955.

Away wins aren’t the most unlikely result in the Manchester derby, with no fixture in Premier League history having seen more wins for the traveling side. However, a make-shift United defense could be vulnerable this weekend against a City side that have scored in each of their last 54 home matches across all competition.

Man City vs Man United Prediction

Things are likely to get worse before they get better for United, as another drubbing at the home of their rivals appears to be on the cards. We expect Haaland to net a few goals in a comfortable win for the home side on Sunday.

Free Pick:

  • Man City (-1)
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