Manchester derby City United odds and betting tips

It should be squeaky bum time, but you won’t hear a peep out of Pep Guardiola today.

This edition of the Manchester derby (4.30pm) is ‘just for fun’ really.

We’ll probably need to make our own entertainment though. United’s record in Big Six games in the Prem this season is five ‘no goalscorer’ results out of seven.

You’d have to factor in the chance of a very similar approach from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer here – and the 12/1 (Fred, Bet365) ‘no scorer’ is worth a go.

Take the DRAW too at the widespread 7/2.

Keep stakes fun-sized – United have AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic visiting in midweek and a long list of definite/possible absentees today that now includes David de Gea.

Penalties are the other angle for a TV interest that can last 90 minutes.

The 7/4 (Unibet) ‘penalty awarded’ is in tune with the stats – plus pens can just drop randomly out of the sky these days too, like an ice-boulder of pish from a passing 747.

Punters must strike a balance between reputation and recent realities ahead of Liverpool against Fulham (2pm).

Tricky. But if there’s not a better bet than a Reds win at 4/11, I shall buy a hat online, wait for it to be delivered, and then eat it.

Scotty Parker can set his cap at a clean sheet. Take NO ‘both teams score’ at 10/11 (Fred) and ‘no scorer’ at 12/1 (Bet365, Fred) .

Same call – NO ‘both teams score’ at 10/11 (Fred) – when West Brom ‘entertain’ Newcastle (12pm) to a brunch of slim pickings.

Tottenham got lucky with a handball against Fulham in midweek after the Cottagers made the mistake of fielding a player with arms.

Lucky has been a story of Spurs’ season, say expected-goals boffins, though having two curve-busting chance-converting strikers might be ‘upsetting the algorithm’ – an act which will one day be an imprisonable offence.

Bet Harry Kane at 10/11 (Fred) to score against Palace (7.15pm) .

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (3.15pm) in La Liga is a title six-pointer and a dirty derby – the DRAW looks right at 11/5 .

Last week: Winners at 12/5, 10/1, 12/5, 10/11 and 11/5.

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