Manchester United bounced back well after their home humiliation at the hands of Liverpool, overturning a 2-0 deficit to reach the last eight of the Champions League before netting twice without reply against West Ham in the Premier League.
The mood at Old Trafford will be a touch more buoyant then, ahead of the derby clash with Man City and it’s likely that there will be one or two punters fancying a flutter on David Moyes’s men to overcome their neighbours at 5/2 with BetVictor.
At a slightly higher 13/5 via Stan James, a stalemate will inevitably well backed too given that it’s a derby showdown but United have been far from formidable this season on their own patch, where they have already lost five times and City (6/5, bet365) are good enough to become the sixth team to prevail in the champions’ backyard.
Even shorn of Sergio Aguero, Manuel Pellegrini’s troops have enough attacking quality to compromise the hosts’ vulnerable rearguard and a case can certainly be made for Coral’s 14/5, marked against an away win in a match that sees both teams find the net.
More specifically, bet365 make the visitors 17/2 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline, it’s 5/1 (BetVictor) for them to nick it after a level first period and in Aguero’s absence, Yaya Toure can prove once occasion that he’s a man that enjoys the big occasion. The City midfielder is 12/5 with Skybet to notch at any stage having bagged a hat trick at the weekend.