Manchester City vs. Manchester United Bet Builder Tips: 18/1 double for Sunday afternoon's thriller
It’s the big one on Sunday, the first Manchester derby of the season, and fans should be wary of getting caught out: note that kick-off is at 2pm rather than the standard 4:30pm slot. Here at BettingOdds.com, we’ve taken a look at some player stats that will hopefully lead to some profitable punting on Sunday.
We’ve taken a look at shots, goals, cards, and tackles and have put together a Bet Builder that we like the look of. The double can be backed at 18/1 with bet365 at the time of writing.
Manchester derby Bet Builder Tips
We’ve decided to side with one player from either side being carded in Sunday’s derby, starting with Bruno Fernandes. Only three players in the entire division (Tyrone Mings, Junior Firpo, and James Tarkowski) picked up more yellow cards than Fernandes last season, with 10.
To put it bluntly, Fernandes gets on many referees' nerves. From moaning, diving, to blatant petulance, I feel Fernandes is constantly walking a tightrope in forcing referees into carding him. He’s already had two in six league matches this season and despite not being carded in five Manchester derbies we think it’s time this one drops.
The other player we are targeting to find their way into Michael Oliver’s notebook is Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva. One of the best players in the league on his day, Bernardo is not typically known for his card collecting, and is still to open his account this campaign.
Last season, the Portuguese attacker was shown six yellow cards in 35 league outings for the Cityzens, and in the season prior to that he picked up five in 26 appearances. Having a bit of a deeper dive into the opponents in which his cards have come against and we were surprised to see he has been shown a yellow in three of his last six starts against Manchester United. Available at a best price of 11/2 with Sky Bet as a single, we think Bernardo makes appeal at the current offering and we’ve been inclined to include him in our Bet Builder double at 18/1 with bet365.
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