Saturday ’ s converge at Old Trafford ( 8:30 a.m. ET ) for Matchday 11 of the English Premier League season is the one-third in a series of three matches that were reported to be critical for the job security of Man United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His Red Devils beat Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday ( 3-0 ) and then came aside with a 2-2 road puff at Atalanta on Tuesday to stay atop their Champions League group.
manchester United ( 5th, 17 points ) can future catch its intra-city rivals in the Premier League standings with a home winnings and stay in the compact of the race for the championship heading into the November international break for World Cup qualifiers. A acquire would allow Solskjaer to keep working in relative peace during the keep up two weeks in cooking for a year-end run of matches that will pose a austere test. MORE: Man United’s full season schedule & highlights
But Solskjaer, who will be without influential midfielder Paul Pogba due to abeyance, has some injury headaches to deal with ahead of the boastful match against the Red Devils ’ rivals. Star plaza back Raphael Varane is out for up to a calendar month with a hamstring injury, and chap defender Victor Lindelof has a knock that kept him out of the wednesday match against Atalanta. Whether Lindelof is available could importantly impact Manchester United ’ s tactical approach. Man City besides sits atop its Champions League group after a big midweek winnings against Club Brugge, but it ’ second coming off a Premier League home loss to Crystal Palace and penalty-shootout elimination in the League Cup ( Carabao Cup ) to West Ham United. Pep Guardiola ’ s men will be desperate not to lose more earth to Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League mesa. Below are three ways to bet this plot, preceded by the basic odds and TV/streaming information. All odds courtesy of DraftKings .
How to watch Manchester United vs. Manchester City
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
- Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
- TV Channels: NBCSN
- Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
- Streaming: fuboTV, DAZN (CA)
The couple from Old Trafford will be carried in English ( NBCSN ) and spanish ( Telemundo, Universo ) in the USA. All three of those channels can be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a dislodge 7-day trial for new users. In Canada, the English Premier League is available entirely, live and on-demand, on DAZN. And DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial period .
Manchester United vs. Manchester City betting odds
- Moneyline: Man United +380 / Draw +310 / Man City -145
- Spread (Asian Handicap): Man United +0.5 (+125) / Man City -0.5 (-140)
- O/U 2.5 total goals (Asian totals): Over -165 / Under +140
- Both Teams To Score: Yes -175 / No +135
Man City is the betting front-runner on the road against its rival and a top-five team. The negative press around Man United, the criticism of Solskjaer and the Ronaldo-dependency are all likely factors leading to this kind of line taking shape. The early bet besides projects that it will be a high-scoring bet on and that both teams find the back of the final .
Pick: Man United double chance win/tie (+125)
Manchester City will go into Old Trafford and order possession. That ’ randomness just what Guardiola ’ s team does. And that would credibly suit Solskjaer ( below ) and Manchester United merely fine.
( Getty Images ) hypertext transfer protocol : //images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/29/29/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-manchester-united-october-24-2021_1ocgs71h78nyw1w841a0q7a17t.jpg ? t=-1208011396 & w=500 & quality=80 The Red Devils have looked more comfortable when they can sit back, stay compact, absorb press and counterattack. We saw this to be the case end weekend against Tottenham, and they did not allow Spurs to have a fritter on target for the entire catch. MORE: Updated Champions League group standings Between last season and the current one, Manchester United has a 8W-2L-4D read in Premier League matches during which it holds less than 50 percentage of monomania. The lone two losses ( vs. Tottenham and Liverpool ) were conditioned by loss cards that left Man United gloomy to 10 men. therefore while most money on this crippled will be siding with the reigning Premier League champions Man City, the above vogue is screaming for a contrarian play : manchester United at +125 for a win or tie … at home .
Pick: Man City Under 1.5 total team goals (+130)
If you ’ re on control panel with the premise that the couple sets up favorably for Man United, then the opponent ’ second finish total makes for a potentially matter to stake. Two of those 14 Premier League matches with less than 50 percentage possession for Manchester United came last season against Man City. And the Red Devils earned shutouts in both matches : a 2-0 win and a 0-0 draw. hush think Man City is excessively good not to nick at least a goal ? The Under 1.5 Man City team total is available at asset money. It ’ d be a surprise if Solskjaer didn ’ thyroxine have Man United in a 5-3-2 ( or 3-5-2 ) geological formation for the third base uncoiled match. He had to abandon it on Tuesday against Atalanta after Varane went down to injury. Without Lindelof available, Solskjaer opted to revert to a 4-2-3-1 after he subbed for Varane. If Lindelof recovers for Saturday ’ south meet ( and all indications are that it was a minor consequence ), then the 3-5-2 is back on the table with Eric Bailly, Lindelof and Harry Maguire. ( Getty Images ) hypertext transfer protocol : //images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/0/44/cristiano-ronaldo-manchester-united-champions-league-october-20-2021_109i7m6xp7s191xc7cgi9ip6n0.png ? t=-1618401428 & w=500 & quality=80
Pick: Cristiano Ronaldo two or more shots on target (+150)
Ronaldo ( above ) relishes the big games and his first home bowler hat equal since his return to Man United is a massive occasion. And if the game in fact turns into a counterattack exercise for the home team, the hard-running Ronaldo should excel in the open battlefield. That makes two or more shots on prey at +150 a tempt count. But there ’ s an argumentation to be made that if Man United go with a 3-5-2, the presence of Edinson Cavani aboard Ronaldo at fore could potentially take away opportunities from the Portuguese ace. then again, they worked so well in concert against Tottenham that they could besides create more opportunities to partake. Ronaldo has been on an island for much of the season and he came active with Cavani attracting some of the defensive attention.
MORE: Why Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Man United additionally, Ronaldo should see meaning minutes. The match is likely to be a tight affair, and it ’ s hard to see Solskjaer pulling the 36-year-old off the field unless they ’ re on the ill-timed end of a Man City thrashing. With an international break in coming up, there ’ s no want to save up Ronaldo for upcoming matches. One last statistical indicate : In the 10 matches he has started for Man United, Ronaldo has two or more shots on aim on six occasions, per FBref stats. That snip is enough to deserve a fly .