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Rupert Wyman 22nd Oct 2011 - 14:28

Manchester derby is a six pointer

United and City are both unbeaten and the bitter rivals face each other on Sunday in a super day of football. They are fighting it out at the top of the Premier League and they will both fancy their chances of winning the league.

There are hundreds of millions of pounds at disposal on show and predicting the outcome of the match is impossible. Man United have the experience but City have the better flair players and are far more adventurous.

Both teams have struggled this season in Europe but they are in fine form on the domestic front. Man United and City are both big prices and you can back the Red Devils at 5/4 and Man City at 3/1.

City could come unstuck against United if they are too attacking at Old Trafford. Chelsea went up north and they took the game to United and they had more shots on and off target. However, United always take their chances and they are strong on the break.

I am expecting goals in the match and over 2.5 goals is 7/10. They have already met this season and and United won the clash 3-2 (25/1) in the Community Shield.

City will not be cautious and they have scored at least two goals in every Premier League game this season.  However, they failed to win in all of their away matches against the so-called 'Big Four' last season - United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

If you fancy City, the safer option is backing them at 6/4 draw no bet or Man City and the draw at 8/11. I am a massive fan of this City side and Mancini's ideas and you can back them to win the league at 9/4.

They may not have fully closed the Premier League gap on United but they are certainly more than capable of beating the champions this season.

United will need to contain Silva, he is one of City's most effective players and he will feed the ball to Aguero and Balotelli. He is 5/1 to score anytime and he is not afraid to shoot from distance.

The Match Winner is Rooney to score and be shown a card anytime at 7/1.  He has scored five league goals in Manchester derby matches and his disciplinary record is not the best. He was recently sent-off against Montenegro after kicking out while on England duty.

Man City are 21/10 to have the most corners, they are very attacking and will take the game to United. If they attack like Chelsea did at Old Trafford, they may not convert their chances but they will have plenty of opportunities in their opponents half.

Over 12 corners is 11/5 and neither team will adopt the cautious approach. If you fancy City to dominate in the corner markets, you can back them to have -3 corners at 6/1.

Manchester United have a history of scoring late winners and coming from the death.

They are 15/2 to come from behind and win and 15/4 to come from behind and win or draw. The Sir Alex Ferguson hair dryer treatment often does the trick at half time and he would be furious if they lost to their fierce rivals at




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