The Premier League is back in action following an entire week off because of the FIFA international break. Matchday 9 will be full of action as well as the Manchester derby. Manchester City is host to the rivals from across the city, Manchester United.
The two teams will face each other in the morning at 9:00 a.m. ET on Sunday at Etihad Stadium as United will attempt to secure their first victory over City since the start of 2021 in March. DraftKings Sportsbook has City favored by -255, which is priced on the moneyline, while United have a +600 odds. The match will be streamed on live streaming on Peacock.
Manchester City v. Manchester United
Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 9 a.m. ET
TV channel Channel: None
Live streaming: Peacock
Odds, picks, and predictions
Manchester City: -255
Manchester United: +600
Moneyline Pick: Manchester City -255
Manchester City have looked virtually unstoppable this season. After the club sacked Raheem Sterling as well as Gabriel Jesus, they got an incredible goal-scoring machine with Erling Haaland who joined the club to the club from Borussia Dortmund. Haaland is dominating the league and is leading this season’s EPL in scoring with eleven goals as well as one assist in the first seven league games. In addition, he’s scored three goals in the Champions League through their first two games at the Group Stage.
Manchester United had a rough start to the season , defeats to Brighton and Brentford and then winning every single game that they’ve played in the following weeks after a complete turnaround. They’ve won all four matches. Red Devils haven’t played an EPL match since September 4, because the previous two games were delayed due to the death of queen Elizabeth II on the 8th of September. The team has played 2 Europa League matches in that timeframe, however, which included an 1-0 loss against Real Sociedad followed by a victory of 2-0 against FC Sheriff.
Normally, it’s difficult to decide which one is the winner of the two. However, Haaland is a complete change. He’s been a total beast on the field and has helped lead his team to an impressive 5-2 score in the first seven games during the current season. It’s tempting to back United at +600, but when you consider the Haaland factor I’m not backing anyone else but the home team in this one.