United 11-1 to come from behind yet again

MANCHESTER UNITED once again got out of trouble in their most recent Premier League match at Reading as they again showed tremendous durability to recover losing situations.

The Red Devils have gained 21 points from losing positions in the Premier League – winning seven times from such situations – and it’s 11-1 with Paddy Power that they come from behind to grab maximum points against Manchester City at the Etihad in Sunday’s huge contest.

If you were betting on a man to turn the derby on its head then Robin van Persie is arguably the most likely and the Dutchman will be determined  to make a major impact against the champions, a team he turned down in favour of a move to Old Trafford when leaving Arsenal.

BetVictor make van Persie 7-1 co-favourite alongside Carlos Tevez and Kun Aguero to win Sky’s man-of-the-match award and the current Golden Boot winner is 7-4 with Coral to score while a number of firms quote RVP at 40-1 for a Etihad hat-trick.

Van Persie is 16-5 with bet365 to outscore Aguero, who is the same price in the match bet, while Boylesports make the former Gunner 11-1 to provide the first assist with team-mate Wayne Rooney available at  10-1.

Whoever wins the derby will be feeling in great shape heading into the festive period and  Coral go 7-2 that City win and go on to retain their crown,  while the same firm quote Roberto Mancini’s side at 13-2 to repeat last season’s Premier League double over their neighbours.

Despite trailing United by three points, City remain unbeaten and are 10-1 with bet365 and Coral not to lose this season.

Match in Focus

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Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.



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