Manchester Derby Odds: United ReignsPublished November 10, 2010 by OCR Editor
City still has a long way to go to catch United and Chelsea on reputation. Will it start tonight?
Manchester City may have established itself as a title contender in the English Premier League this season, but the William Hill odds for its derby clashes with arch-rival Manchester United show it still has some way to go.
The two teams clash on Wednesday in the first of two derbies for the season, with host City an ever so slight 8/5 favorite, against United, 17/10.
However, the odds for the overall score between the two teams tell a different tale, with United 1/2 to win on aggregate, compared to City, 11/4, and a tie, 4/1.
City's Carlos Tevez and United's Dimitar Berbatov are locked at 3/1 as to who will score more goals in the derby, while City's manager Roberto Mancini is 8/15 to lose his job before United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 11/8.
Fergie celebrated the 24th anniversary of his reign at United over the weekend, when the Red Devils salvaged a last-gasp home victory of lowly Wolves.
In the season odds, United is 1/3 to finish the higher of the two teams in the final Premier League standings, with City adrift at 9/4.
The two Manchester teams remain with just two other teams in a realistic position to win the premiership, with 11 games completed from a total of 38.
Chelsea, top of the table with 25 points, maintains its clear 8/13 odds favoritism at William Hill Sportsbook, ahead of second-placed United, 23 points, 3/1 odds. Arsenal and Man City, locked in third position with 20 points each, are 7/1 and 11/1 in the odds respectively.