PLACE IT: City to defeat United but both to score; Bayern stares at Dortmund loss



From the Champions League and into the Manchester Derby and Der Klassiker, what a way to head into the international break.



Manchester Derby

Leaders City face arch rivals United in the Manchester derby with Pep Guardiola's one of the three unbeaten sides – conceding only four and keeping six-clean sheets in their last seven games of the Premier League.

United on the other end have conceded the first goal in each of their last three away matches but have at least avoided defeat in all the three (W2, D1) – their last being a comeback to defeat Juventus in mid-week.

One interesting fact by Opta is most of United’s goals have come from strikers but City have only conceded from defenders and only Danny Ings who broke the deadlock with a penalty. Do United have free scoring defenders?

A 177th meeting between the two rivals with United - 73 versus City’s 51 plus the fact that United are the only side to beat City at the Etihad in the Premier League in the last 37-games there means they still have a chance at odds.

With the backing of the odds coupled with signs of improvement recently means United have a higher chance to claim just more than a point on Sunday, but I cannot imagine them picking even a draw.

Place it safe, imagination doesn’t guarantee you actuality – go for both teams to score. You can also trust City to defeat United.


Follow this listing for more games

Saturday, November 10

Cardiff City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - 1

Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United - 1

Leicester City vs Burnley - 1

Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth - 2

Southampton vs Watford - 2

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2

Sunday, November 11

Liverpool vs Fulham - 1

Chelsea vs Everton - 1

Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 1



Der Klassiker

In the German Bundesliga, the morning of reality awaits Bayern Munich who seem to be in slumber under new manager, Niko Kovac – enduring a difficult run of results. They went winless in three straight competitive matches before recovering to unconvincingly win their last four.

Borussia Dortmund sit four points above Bayern but have been unconvincing in their last few games and fell 2-0 to Atletico in mid-week after a 2-2 draw at home to Hertha BSC and a narrow 0-1 win away at Wolfsburg

However, new manager Lucien Favre carries an unbeaten run at the Signal-Iduna-Park this season in all competitions and have scored three or more goals in six of their seven home games in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

Going against a rejuvenated Dortmund side, Niko Kovac and his rather old and thin squad seems past its peak as younger players like Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso and Thiago remain out -injured.

Yes, they have picked up positive results since mid-October, but they are not performing at their best, with many slim wins against lesser sides, most recently a 2-0 win against AEK at the Allianz.

Dortmund have a huge chance to extend the gap to seven points here banking on their impressive home run against strong opposition – including 4-0 win against Atletico and the yellow wall can give die Schwarzgelben a chance, however much the Opta stats show that the vistors have lost just one of their last eight Bundesliga matches against the hosts.

Expect Bayern to try to dominate this game from the outset but trust Dortmund to give them a run for the result.

Trust Dortmund to claim a 3-1 win over Bayern – Also, expect Marco to score.


Follow this listing for tips on more games

Saturday, November 10

FC Nuremberg vs VfB Stuttgart - 1

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hertha Berlin - 2

SC Freiburg vs Mainz 05 - 1

Werder Bremen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1

1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Augsburg - 2

Sunday, November 11

RB Leipzig vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 1

Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Schalke 04 - 1


Saturday, November 10

Real Valladolid vs Eibar - 1

Getafe vs Valencia - 2

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao - 1

Girona vs Leganes - 1

Sunday, November 11

Alaves vs SD Huesca - 1

Barcelona vs Real Betis - 1

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal - 1

Sevilla vs Espanyol - 1

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid – 2



Saturday, November 10

Torino vs Parma - 1

S.P.A.L. 2013 vs Cagliari - 1

Genoa vs Napoli - 2

Sunday, November 11

Atalanta vs Inter Milan - 2

Roma vs Sampdoria - 1

Chievo vs Bologna - 2

Empoli vs Udinese - 2

Sassuolov vs Lazio - 2

AC Milan vs Juventus - 2



Saturday, November 10

Guingamp vs Lyon - 2

Angers vs Montpellier - 2

Nîmes vs Nice - 1

St Etienne vs Reims - 1

Toulouse vs Amiens - 1

Sunday, November 11

Bordeaux vs Caen - 1

Marseille vs Dijon - X

Rennes vs Nantes - 1

Monaco vs Paris Saint-Germain - 2



Saturday, November 10

Energie Cottbus vs Sportfreunde Lotte - 1

Mfk Karvina vs Sparta Praha - 2

FC St. Pauli vs 1. FC Heidenheim - 1

Giresunspor vs Kardemir Karabükspor - 1

Gap Connahs Quay vs Barry Town FC - 1

Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic - 1

Arbroath FC vs Montrose - 1

Elgin City vs Berwick - 1 Raith Rovers vs Brechin City – 1

Sunday, November 11

Heracles vs Feyenoord - 1

Estoril Praia vs Pacos Ferreira - 1

Antwerp vs Oostende - 1

Austria Wien vs Red Bull - 2

Wolfsberg vs Rapid Wien - 1

Charleroi vs Club Brugge - 2

Hearts vs Kilmarnock - 2



Saturday, November 10

Krylia Sovetov Samara vs FC Akhmat Grozny - 1X

CF Cadiz vs CF Reus Deportiu - 1

Falkenbergs FF vs GAIS - 1

Gillingham FC vs Hartlepool United - 1

Swindon Town vs York City - 1

Eintracht Braunschweig vs KFC Uerdingen 05 - 1X

FC Dundee vs St Mirren - 1X

Sunday, November 11

Dundee vs St. Mirren - 1

Paderbon vs Holstein Kiel – X

Excelsior vs Ajax - 2

Anderlecht vs Genk - 2

Union Berlin vs Furth - 1

Den Haag vs AZ Alkmaar - 2

Kayserispor vs Galatasaray - 2


NOTE: GG – Both teams to score, 1 – Home Team win, 2 – Away Team loss, X – Draw, 1X – Home team’s win or Draw, X2 – A draw or Away team’s win, NT – Risky to place your Bet on

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