Premier League Matchweek 27 Betting Preview
Another exciting round of Premier League fixtures will be headlined by two derbies. There is a West Midlands derby on Saturday evening to look forward to, before the biggest game of the weekend takes place on Sunday afternoon as Manchester United look to continue their excellent away run as they visit Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Manchester United
The biggest game of the weekend will be the Manchester derby, as Manchester City will be looking to extend the 14-point lead that they have built up during their 19-game unbeaten run. Meanwhile, United will be looking to continue their excellent away record, as they haven’t been beaten away from Old Trafford since January 2020.
There isn’t much debate surrounding the Premier League title race at this stage of the season, as it looks like a one-horse race. City have blown their rivals out of the water with their incredible run of form, and instead of slowing down, they have found new gears.
Pep Guardiola’s side claimed their 21st victory in a row in all competitions in midweek as they breezed past Wolves. Three of City’s goals game in the final ten minutes, as Gabriel Jesus scored a double, and Riyad Mahrez also found the net.
United in Poor Form
As for United, they have been disappointing since they went top of the league back in the middle of January. While they have consistently been hard to beat, they have won just three of their previous ten league games. They will come into the derby having won just once in five, and drew their last three in all competitions 0-0.
There was a distinct lack of attacking threat in their most recent 0-0 against Crystal Palace, as United managed just one shot on goal at Selhurst Park.
A lot has been made of United’s record against the traditional top-six in the Premier League, as they have scored just once in seven games this season. However, excluding the Tottenham game, the Red Devils have conceded just once.
Defensively they are stronger against the bigger teams, but that will be put to the test this weekend. There is still clear attacking quality, so an outside bet of Draw or United to win could be decent value.
Aston Villa vs Wolves
There will also be a derby for fans to enjoy on Saturday afternoon, as Aston Villa will be looking to continue their excellent season as they come up against local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.
There has been a slight dip in results for Villa recently, as they have lost three of their last six, but there is no getting away from the fact that they have enjoyed an excellent campaign this season. Villa currently sit in ninth in the Premier League, and are level on points with Tottenham and two ahead of Arsenal.
A second win in five could put Villa in with a chance of challenging for a Europa League place this season. However, they will once again be going into this game without Jack Grealish.
Another Tough Test For Wolves
Wolves’ recent run of good form was brought to a screeching halt at the Etihad in midweek, as they lost for the first time in five league games. However, there was no shame in the result for the Black Country side, as they were in with a chance of getting something from the game up until the final ten minutes.
Wolves will be hoping to fare better in this West Midlands derby, as they have already lost to both Villa and West Bromwich Albion so far this season.
This will be a difficult game to call, as Villa are certainly not the same team without Grealish. Wolves will sit back and try claim a narrow win, something they managed last season.