Man Utd vs Man City is one of the most famous fixtures in English football – and one of its longest-standing too.
The Manchester derby is a rivalry that dates back nearly 140 years. In recent times, it’s also served up some of the most thrilling matches in living Premier League memory – which means Man Utd vs Man City betting markets always throw up plenty of intrigue.
Man Utd vs Man City History
When was the first ever Manchester derby?
This legendary fixture was first contested all the way back in 1881 – although only diehard fans of both clubs would recognise the team names from the time.
St. Mark’s (West Gorton) – later to become Manchester City – took on Newton Heath LYR – the first incarnation of Man United. Newton Heath took the honours on that occasion with a 3-0 win. The first recognised league meeting between the two teams took place in 1902, finishing in a 1-1 draw.
Who has the most wins in the Manchester derby?
Man Utd boast the most league wins in the Manchester derby, with 76 wins from 182 matches.
Who has scored the most goals in the Manchester derby?
Wayne Rooney is the top goalscorer in the Manchester derby, with 11 goals, although current City striker Sergio Agüero is edging towards that record, with nine goals in this showpiece feature.
When is the next Manchester derby?
The first Manchester derby of the season in the Premier League will be at Old Trafford on 12th December, at 5:30pm. The reverse fixture is set to be played at the Etihad Stadium on 6th March.
Where can I watch Man Utd vs Man City live on TV?
Live televised coverage for Man Utd vs Man City has now been confirmed, with the game being shown on Saturday 12th December at 5:30pm on Sky Sports Main Event / Premier League / Ultra HD.
Man Utd vs Man City H2H Records – Last Six Meetings
Man Utd 2-0 Man City
Man City 0-1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1-3 Man City
Man City 1-2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0-2 Man City
Man City 3-1 Man Utd
Man Utd vs Man City Betting Tips
The anticipation is building ahead of the first Manchester derby of the EPL season.
That’s hardly surprising given the open nature of recent meetings between these sides, with the local bragging rights swinging wildly between the two halves of the city in the last five meetings between the two teams.
If the history books tell us anything, it’s Man Utd who could have more to fear heading into the season’s first Manchester derby, given the away side have been victorious in four of the last six meetings.
However, that wasn’t the case the last time the two teams met, as a professional display saw the home side bank a deserved 2-0 win back in March. City will be hoping Man Utd’s occasional home discomforts in the Premier League so far in 2020/21 don’t ensure a repeat.
A first half strike from Anthony Martial was effectively enough to separate these sides in a tight encounter on that occasion, before Scott McTominay lashed home a second to make the score comfortable for the hosts with just seconds remaining on the clock.
Pep Guardiola will be hoping City’s all-time record goalscorer Sergio Agüero is fully fit and firing for this crucial clash. The Argentinean is just one goal away from equalling the legendary Joe Haynes and Francis Lee to become City’s joint record Manchester derby goalscorer too.
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