We over at Odds Manager HQ are wondering what’s next on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of excuses.
His Red Devils have now drawn their last three matches 0-0, with the Norwegian boss citing an article on Chelsea’s website as to why one of those draws didn’t manifest into a win.
The thing is, he may need a bucket full of excuses ready after coming up against Pep Guardiola’s winning machine.
The Spaniard has guided his City side to 21 wins on the spin and a 22nd would be the sweetest of them all against their Manchester rivals.
So who will earn the bragging rights on Sunday? And who will be left blocking their Zoom cameras out on Monday morning as they avoid the abuse from their noisy neighbour?
Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot below.
|Fixture||Manchester City v Manchester United|
|Date||Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 16:30|
|Where||The Etihad Stadium, Manchester|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Manchester City to win to nil – 6/4 with bet365
Goals have really dried up for Manchester United over the past couple of weeks.
They’ve scored more than once on just two occasions in their last seven outings, and things aren’t expected to get any easier against City’s stubborn defence.
Pep’s rotating back five have conceded just six goals in their last 1,530 minutes of football.
That’s one every 255 minutes for those interested in such detail.
Our Long Shot – Joao Cancelo anytime goalscorer – 10/1 with Betfair
Joao Cancelo has been one of the stars of this City side this season, with the Portuguese full-back marauding into midfield at any given opportunity.
He’ll be one of the first names on the team sheet in a game of such importance, and with the advanced positions he finds himself in, 10/1 is a great shout for an anytime goal.
Whether it’s from the left or right, United will have to keep their eyes on Cancelo for the entirety of the match.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.