class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Solskjaer's men struggling for cutting edge, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Citizens' in-form midfielder to provide some inspiration in the derby
It is hard to see too much goalmouth action taking place when Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
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The sides shared a goalless stalemate in December’s reverse encounter, one of five 0-0 draws that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have played out in their last six matches against the ‘Big Six.’
With just three goals to their name in their last six league matches on the road, the Red Devils certainly don’t inspire much confidence against a home defence that has conceded just six times in 19 league games.
Indeed, Marcus Rashford has scored just twice in his last 12 matches in the league and is priced at a lengthy 9/1 (10.00) with bet365 to open the scoring, or 11/4 (3.75) anytime.
Having struck six times in his last nine matches in all competitions, Bruno Fernandes looks a more tempting proposition at those same 11/4 (3.75) anytime odds.
However, Edinson Cavani is unlikely to attract too much attention at that 11/4 (3.75) price considering he has got on target just three times in 13 league games.
Any breakthrough therefore seems much more likely to occur at the other end of the pitch, where the Citizens have successfully found the net in 29 consecutive home league matches – scoring 16 in their most recent six.
Finally back fit after a series of injuries, Sergio Aguero is the 7/2 (4.50) favourite to break the deadlock with his first league goal of the campaign and on offer at 20/21 (1.95) to score anytime.
However, with Pep Guardiola managing his fitness after such a lengthy lay-off, Gabriel Jesus looks a more promising 5/4 (2.25) anytime bet after getting on the scoresheet seven times in his last 12 appearances.
Nevertheless, Ilkay Gundogan remains the value 5/4 (2.25) bet on current form, having hit the back of the net 11 times in his last 15 Premier League matches.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.