Manchester United vs Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th January 2020

City can build an advantage at OT in the first leg

Kevin De Bruyne /Manchester City ©imago images / Colorsport 07.01.2020

Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Tips – EFL Cup Semi-Final, 7th January 8.00 pm

Manchester United pulled off an unexpected league success on a trip to the Etihad against Man City last month. They get home advantage for the first leg of this EFL Cup semi-final tie on Tuesday night. Will the Red Devils be able to get something to defend for the away leg? Manchester City will no doubt turn up looking to their powerful attack to build themselves a first-leg lead. Read our predictions for Manchester United vs Manchester City.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Odds*

Manchester City 4/6
Draw 10/3
Manchester United 7/2

EFL Cup Semi Final Betting at Bet365

Manchester United News and Form – Can the Red Devils gain an advantage?

The one thing that United cannot afford is a slow start in this tie. They have to try and push for an advantage. The last thing that they will want to do is to have to chase the tie away from home in the second leg. United played out a dour 0-0 draw at Wolves on the weekend in an FA Cup tie, not managing a single shot on target in the fixture. That followed up their league defeat on New Years’ Day at Arsenal. That is back to back games with no goal scored by United now.

Sergio Aguero First Goalscorer


The Red Devils have failed to hit the back of the net in three of their last five fixtures. Manchester United have suffered only one home defeat this season across all competitions, so things have been good on that front from them. They have hit the back of the net in every game at Old Trafford as well. They haven’t been particularly strong in defence, with only two clean sheets in their last seven at OT in all competitions. The progress of the Red Devils in the EFL has been at the expense of Rochdale (via a penalty shoot-out), Chelsea and Colchester.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Head to Head

The Red Devils won 2-1 at Man City in a December league meeting
City are W3 D1 L3 in previous EFL Cup meetings
The last EFL Cup tie was won 1-0 by United at Old Trafford in 2016
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings in all competitions


Key-Facts – Manchester United vs Manchester City

  • United have failed to score in their last two fixtures
  • The Red Devils have only lost one home fixture all season (all competitions)
  • The Citizens have won their last three trips to OT


Manchester City News and Form – Can City build a lead?

The Citizens had made a positive start to 2020 with a league win over Everton and an FA Cup success over Port Vale. Across all competitions, the Citizens have won seven of their last eight games (L1) since their home defeat in the league against Man Utd on December 7th, 2019. So they have some form behind them. Pep Guardiola’s men have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight games in all competitions as well. Their league defeat at Wolves at the end of December snapped a four-match away winning streak that they have been on.

They haven’t been goal-shy on their travels have Man City who have scored at least two goals in each of their last six road games. They have netted at least three in each of their last five. The Citizens have not lost an EFL Cup fixture since losing at Old Trafford 1-0 back in 2016. That is a run of fifteen successes (including extra time and penalties). In this season’s EFL Cup, City have eased their way past Preston, Southampton and then Oxford in the last round, scoring exactly three goals in each of those fixtures.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Tips & Odds

Away win at 4/6
Manchester City 2 goal winning margin at 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2020 at 12:12 p.m.)

Manchester United vs Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Red Devils have looked a bit lethargic in their 2020 outings so far. City have had more zip in their step and given their scoring averages away from home in recent fixtures, the away win has to be backed.