Sutton with Manchester derby score prediction

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester City face rivals Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday, with City striker Haaland on fire.

Manchester United have shown good form in January and February, but few believe they have a chance to get something from this match.

Sutton’s prediction for the match is a 6-1 win to City . You will get odds around 51.00 on that betting tips if you are into betting on Premier League football.

“Manchester United found a way of getting over the line against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Wednesday,” BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton said.

“It was a really important win for their manager Erik ten Hag, but it was a scruffy one and it did not suggest that United are going to cause City many problems with Rasmus Hojlund out injured.

“I watched Marcus Rashford lead their attack instead last weekend, against Fulham. I’d put Rashford in my Fantasy team and I was so disappointed – he barely had a kick.

“This time, Ten Hag might try a tactic that has worked for United before against City, and go with split strikers, playing on the counter. It’s probably a strength of theirs, playing on the break.

“But United have got some key defenders out, as well as Hojlund, and how successful they are will depend on whether they can hang on in there during the long spells when City will have the ball.

“City will win, I’ve got no doubt about that. It’s just a question of how many will they score?

“If it clicks for City, and Kevin de Bruyne has said he feels like he is getting better by the game, then I just think they could run away with it.”