Manchester United vs Manchester City: EFL Match of the NightPublished October 26, 2016 by Sol FH
The Derby in Manchester starts tonight at 20:00 GMT. Check out the preview and injury report before making a wager.
Manchester United will host their inter-city rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford tonight in the EFL Cup fourth-round match. Losing a match during a Manchester Derby does not look good for a manager, and you can rest-assured that both Pep Guradiola and Jose Mourinho will be keen to win tonight and make a statement for the rest of the year.
City Hurt but not Out
City have a few injuries that could spell disaster, including Kevin de Bruyne and Pablo Zableta, but they will have Vincent Kompany back in the lineup after returning to action last Saturday. Pep Guradiola is without a win in all competitions over the last five games and talking has already started about where he will be if he loses to United tonight. He will undoubtedly make some changes to the lineup.
United are also going through a very tough period over the month of October without a win. Mourinho lost to his old team Chelsea 4-0 last week, but has some plans to help lead his squad to victory tonight. Playing at home, Mourinho will have that advantage firmly behind him, but lest we forget that it was City that beat United in September the last time they met.
Although United are favorites to win tonight, it is important to know that they have only been able to beat City twice in the last six matches including 1 draw and 3 losses. City are trying to repeat at EFL Cup Champions have gone on to win the League Cup after eliminating United twice before, and they will be happy to do it again.
EFL Cup Betting and Odds
With the odds in Manchester United's favor, punters have the option of making an underdog bet with City at 2.90. The Red Devils are at 2.60 to win and a draw is at 3.40. bet365 Sports is the leading odds maker for the EFL Cup and is offering live in play odds for punters looking for an interactive gambling experience.