Bet365 anticipate a feisty affair when Manchester United clash with Manchester City on Saturday
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola aren’t best of friends. They’re not even on each other’s Christmas card lists and it’s debatable as to whether the pair will shake hands before or after Saturday’s Manchester derby.
It’s a win-at-all-stakes affair at Old Trafford and bet365 offer 14/1 that the match gets feisty to the extent that either Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho are sent to the Old Trafford stands.
Mourinho has kept his powder dry in terms of mind games and barbed comments thus far, although we might expect that to change when his press conference takes place, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also no fan of Guardiola.
Mark Clattenburg takes charge of the Saturday lunchtime clash, with Clattenburg 9/4 to show a red card during the ninety minutes, while you can get 3/1 that a penalty is awarded.
Zlatan is a 4/1 chance to outscore Manchester City on Saturday, with the Swede having managed three goals so far for the Red Devils and is sure to be leading the line.
The unbeaten teams could be heading for a draw and bet365 go 66/1 that City remain undefeated for the entirety of the campaign, while United are 100/1 to do the same.
Meanwhile, you can get 9/4 that the two Manchester clubs finish in the top two places in the Premier League, although Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will feel they can prevent that happening.
Ibrahimovic has been vocal about Mourinho’s managerial style ahead of this crunch clash, describing his boss as a mastermind and warning that United could be unstoppable this season.
Speaking ahead of the derby, Ibrahimovic said: “Mourinho is a mastermind. He knows everything about the game.
“I do not have many regrets, but I do regret that I did not get to play under Mourinho for longer. When the opportunity came again for him to be my coach at United it was an easy decision.
“Who wouldn’t want to be coached by him? I am at a great club with a great coach and great fans and I want to be as successful as possible for them.”