Manchester is home to two of the biggest clubs in English Premier League soccer. The two powerhouses are not only domestic powerhouses, but also massive names on the European and world stages.
Manchester United and Manchester City both have a massive support base, even though the city that they call home has a population of 2.5 million, counting the suburbs of Greater Manchester.
Football and betting go hand in hand, and while you can still place bets at the stadiums themselves, there are online platforms, such as 777 casino that offer the opportunity to place all sorts of bets on the teams’ results as well as first scorer, half time score, number of goals, corners, free kicks, red and yellow cards and many more.
Manchester United, the Red Devils, as they are known, play at the hallowed ground of Old Trafford, a massive structure that can fit 75,000 seated spectators. The ground is always packed for any match, but the Red Devils also have a cult international following, with huge shirt sales around the world.
Manchester City, the Sky Blues, play at the City of Manchester Stadium, which houses some 55,000 spectators. Both teams compete in the Premier League and meet at least twice a year. But they also cross paths in the FA Cup and the League Cup as well as European competitions. Because the two teams are such bitter rivals, the odds that are offered on match day are always quite favorable and if the punter calls it right, they could strike it lucky and win big.
The games are always super-derbies because the players, spurred on by the crowd, are not only playing for their salaries and league position, but also for the pride of the shirt. Even when they play in the league, the intensity of the games is so high that they are more like cup games. While form is usually a good indicator, a potential punter must be very careful in placing bets because derby games have a habit of upsetting the odds.