Sport Betting Tip: Manchester United - Manchester City, EFL Cup
- Title : Sport Betting Tip: Manchester United - Manchester City, EFL Cup
Man Utd have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 matches played, an sit 2nd in the Premiership with 33 points winning their last league game played 2-1 at home against Aston Villa. Man City have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 matches played, an sit 5th in the Premiership with 29 points winning their last league game played 1-3 away against Chelsea. This Manchester Derby met in the league in Dec in the league this season drawing 0-0 , Man Utd did win this fixture last season 2-0. Man Utd beat Everton 0-2 away in the quarter-finals while Man City beat Arsenal 1-4 away in their last round match. I am taking this match to end in a draw today.
Manchester derby in the EFL Cup. It's the semi-final at Old Trafford. Again a boring match between the teams? Most recently - a few weeks ago - it was a really dead derby between the teams. There was not much good to be gained from that derby. Two teams that barely dared a chance. City is usually a team that always moves forward, holds a lot of ball and plays offensive football.
Pep did not dare in the same way, and it is perhaps not very strange considering that City have lost quite a few times against United in recent years or since Ole came, partly due to the fact that United contracted so well against the team. And Pep was probably well aware of that and did not push forward. And that United played quite defensively and waited for counterattacks was probably quite expected.
And I think something similar to this match even if the team received quite a lot of criticism for the match last time. It is not surprising at all that you choose to play like that. No one wants to give away a win and chooses Pep to take further risks then he can be punished - just like previous matches - and Ole's tactics have generally worked well against Pep. In short, I believe in a careful match from both teams.
I can of course be wrong and that the team goes in with a more offensive attitude considering that it is a cup match, but on the other hand it is a semifinal and the team is not far from a title so I still expect two strong elves between two teams wants to advance to the final.
Manchester United are undefeated in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
Manchester United are undefeated in their last 3 matches against Manchester City (all competitions).
Manchester City have failed to score in their last 3 matches against Manchester United (all competitions).
Manchester City are undefeated in their last 11 matches (all competitions).
|Prediction||Manchester United or Draw|
|Start Time||12:00 : 06-Jan-21|