Pep Guardiola will be considering his options following a 3-0 Champions League defeat at Anfield, with Manchester City’s hopes of winning a European Cup dangling by a thread this season.
It was a defeat which means City will need to produce something special next Tuesday if they’re to overcome Liverpool, with Saturday’s Manchester derby coming at the wrong time even if it’s an opportunity for the Citizens to claim the Premier League title.
City are absolutely invincible at home this season, although that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers offering tasty odds about Guardiola’s team, with 17/20 the price with bet365 that the Premier League champions-elect get the three points they need to trigger celebrations.
Manchester United will feel this is a good opportunity to land a derby win and cement second place, with Jose Mourinho’s side priced up at 3/1 with bet365 to get over the line and have the visiting supporters celebrating.
Perhaps the draw is the best bet, something which would see United deny City the title on Saturday temporarily, with bet365 offering 13/5 about each team taking a point.