IT really is a Super Sunday and it could pay punters to bank on the Manchester rivals as they step up the title chase.
United have beaten Liverpool in seven of the last eight league meetings at Old Trafford and should see off a side that's been hit and miss this season.
Liverpool have relied too much on Luis Suarez and although Daniel Sturridge has arrived to give him a hand it's too early to say whether the pairing will hit off.
United have won nine out of 10 at home this season, scoring 28 goals, and should be too strong.
They are a biggest 10-11 at William Hill and should score at least two even without injured Wayne Rooney.
Oddschecker say seven of nine meetings have been over 2.5 goals so consider that at 8-13 (various).
You can never of course rule out a contribution from the controversial Luis Suarez who is 2-1 at Stan James to net at any time.
City have lost three in a row at the Emirates but the Gunners have only won five out of nine at home this season so it's hardly been a fortress.
Recently City have been in great form, scoring 10 in three games, and I like them at a best 9-5 at BetVictor.
Goals have been in favour – even if Mario Balotelli hasn't – so the man to look at for the opener with Sergio Aguero injured is Edin Dzeko at 13-2 (various).
City have a few out including Samir Nasri and the Toure brothers but if United win as I expect then Roberto Mancini will feel his men have to match their result or face a massive uphill struggle in the title race.