Manchester United welcome their arch-rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford next weekend for what promises to be a cracker of a match. The historic rivalry between the two sides means that these are always fiery encounters filled with incident and controversy. Last season saw Wayne Rooney’s spectacular injury-time winner in the form of an acrobatic bicycle kick and Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping that his hotheaded striker can complete comparable feats this season to silence their noisy neighbours. Both teams have been in fantastic form so far this campaign and currently stand first and second in the league table with just two points separating them.
City have started the season so well primarily due to the fantastic form of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Dzeko. Sergio Aguero has been a revelation since his arrival from Atletico Madrid for £38 million in the summer. He is clearly one of the finest finishers in world football, as his eight goals already this season have demonstrated. David Silva has been wreaking havoc against opposition defences all season by cutting in from the right wing on his left foot, meaning that there are numerous opportunities as he drifts into the final third to play the kind of reverse ball that all strikers thrive on. Dzeko has also been scoring freely, meaning that City have hardly missed their previous captain and talisman Carlos Tevez since he stated his desire to leave the club and was consequently sidelined. His temper tantrum in Munich was a step too far and it looks unlikely that he will ever play for the club again.
In this match I think I would probably predict a draw as both teams are in such fine form at the moment that they may well cancel each other out. If you are going to take my advice and bet on a draw, get the most value from your bet by combining it with another wager on a different sporting event, for example you could take a look a the Davis Cup odds and bet on which nation you think will emerge victorious from any one of the upcoming ties. You could also study the trends in ATP betting and combine a bet on a golfer with your wager on the Manchester derby ending in a draw. By creating a multiplier you stand to make much more money if your predictions prove to be correct.