Manchester City – Manchester United betting tip, prediction & odds 25.05.2024

Manchester City Manchester United betting tip

The FA Cup has been played in England since 1871. However, it was only last year that the two Manchester clubs played out the FA Cup final for the first time.

In June 2023, Manchester City secured the title with a brace from German international Ilkay Gündogan. Bruno Fernandes had equalized for Manchester United with a penalty to make it 1-1.

Next Saturday, the two neighbors will battle for the FA Cup at Wembley for the second time in a row. The Sky Blues will be aiming to defend their title and clinch the domestic double

On Whit Sunday, coach Pep Guardiola’s team secured their fourth Premier League title in a row with a 3:1 home win against West Ham. No club had ever achieved this before.

For the Red Devils, however, the cup is even more important. Only with a win can the team salvage the totally botched season to some extent and at least secure a ticket for the European Cup.

But the betting odds don’t have much faith in coach Erik ten Hag’s team. I feel the same way. For this reason, I’m opting for the “City win & Foden scores” bet in my Manchester City Manchester United betting tip at odds of 2.25 at Betway

The forecast of the betting providers?

From an odds perspective, the starting position in the Manchester City vs Manchester United prediction is more than clear. The Red Devils finished the 2023/24 season seven places and 31 points behind their neighbors.

United also scored 39 fewer goals and conceded 24 more. The bookmakers have odds of between 1.33 and 1.35 without tax for a Sky Blues victory after 90 minutes.

You can earn considerably more if United win in regular time. In this case, the odds are around eight times the stake. However, the risk here is of course also much greater.

With the help of a freebet or a free bet, however, you can hedge your bet a bit.

Analysis: Manchester City vs Manchester United

In the last two years, Manchester City have suffered from periods of weakness from time to time. But in the final sprint of a season, when it counts most, coach Pep Guardiola’s team impresses with merciless consistency.

The Sky Blues conceded all of their defeats in the first half of this Premier League season. The Citizens also finished the league without a single home defeat (14S, 5U).

Manchester City are unbeaten in 35 competitive matches (29S, 6U). In the league, the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on December 6 was followed by 23 games without defeat.

After two draws, the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid only came in a penalty shoot-out and is therefore counted as a draw in the official statistics

The serial champions have won their last nine league games and, with attackers such as Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, also boast the best offense (96 goals).

This takes the club to a total of 17 titles in eight years under the Spanish coach. Man City are now aiming to win their seventh FA Cup in the club’s history.

MCFC have also won seven of 12 FA Cup finals. However, they have never won the competition twice in a row. Their last defeat in the final came in 2013, when they lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic.

At that time, the team was still coached by Roberto Mancini. In the domestic cup competitions, City have won all six finals under Guardiola.

Analysis of odds

In the recent past, Manchester derbies have been synonymous with goals. A total of 27 goals have been scored in the last six duels between the two neighbors.

The bookies are also predicting a number of goals in the current Manchester City vs Manchester United preview. The odds for the bet “Over 2.5 goals” do not even make it to the 1.50 mark.

The bookies take a slightly different view of the “Yes” option in the “Both teams to score” betting market. Interwetten has odds of 1.73 on offer for this market.

On the goalscorer market, you should have City attacker Phil Foden on your radar. The striker has scored five goals in his last five competitive games. If he adds another goal on Saturday, Bet365 will give him odds of 2.75.

Can ten Hag still save his job?

After his successful time at Ajax Amsterdam, Erik ten Hag had settled in well at Manchester United. At the end of last season, they finished a respectable 3rd in the league.

The Red Devils also won the League Cup, their first title since 2017. This year, however, the team’s upswing under the Dutch coach has completely flattened out.

At the end of the 2023/24 PL season, the team finished in 8th place. Previously, MUFC had never finished lower than 7th in the Premier League.

The club has also never finished a season with a negative goal difference. This year, the goal difference is minus 1 with 57 goals scored and 58 goals conceded

Will the European Cup take place without the Red Devils?

With 60 points, United also missed out on international business by three points and two places. Only with a win against City on Saturday would Manchester still be represented in Europe next season.

Coach ten Hag’s job is anything but safe. Even with a win in the FA Cup, the coach could be handed his walking papers. Rumor has it that Brighton coach de Zerbi is ready to take over.

The Red Devils have won just ten of 19 games at Old Trafford with a goal difference of 31:28 (3U, 6N). A further eight defeats came away from home (8S, 3U).

No team has reached the FA Cup final as often as Man United (22 times). In terms of titles, only Arsenal (14) are better than the Red Devils (12). The last triumph dates back to 2016

The two Manchester clubs first faced each other in November 1881. Over the years, the derby has been played 192 times. United have the edge in the record books with 78 wins to 61 (53U).

In recent years, however, City have caught up considerably and have won seven of the last nine meetings. The Skyblues have also won both league clashes this season

First, the Citizens won 3-0 at Old Trafford. Then the second leg at the Etihad went 3-1 to the home side. If you look at both cup competitions, the two clubs have faced each other 22 times.

Here too, the Red Devils have the edge with 12 wins to 9. However, MUFC have won just one of their last four matches in the League or FA Cup

My City vs United tip:

The most important game of the year for Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag is on Saturday. But unfortunately, the Red Devils will face the Sky Blues’ machine, which is currently making virtually no mistakes.

What can the underdog throw into the ring? Unfortunately, there’s not much left. MUFC already had major problems in the semi-final against mediocre second division side Coventry City and even had to go to penalties after leading 3-0.

On the other hand, the quality of the first eleven, the form, the width of the squad and the direct comparison clearly speak in favor of the Citizens. In addition, the team cannot lose any national cup finals under coach Guardiola.

Since the odds on City winning are quite low, I have to pimp my tip. This is where Phil Foden comes to my aid. The Skyblues attacker has arguably been the best player in the PL this season and scored a brace last weekend.

My tip for the Manchester City vs Manchester United game is therefore: Victory City & Foden scores!

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