Erling Haaland vs Man United goal time betting: Late strike likely

We have focused on the Erling Haaland vs Man United goal time betting market ahead of the Manchester derby in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Norwegian netted a stunning five times as Manchester City beat Luton Town 6-2 to book a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday night, taking his tally for the season to 27 in total over all competitions.

Thus, we have analysed the minutes in each game that Haaland has scored in so far this season, to see if he is more likely to strike early or late against United. City's marksman also features in our Premier League first goalscorer predictions for this weekend's round of action, alongside some other big names involved in important clashes in England's top flight.

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Haaland scored five goals against Luton in the FA Cup on Tuesday night. Paul Terry/Sportimage – Photo by Icon Sport

Erling Haaland vs Man United goal time betting

1-15′ – 3 goals

Haaland has struck three times inside the opening 15 minutes this season, including against Luton last time out. His other early goals were away to Burnley in the Premier League's opener, and at home to Nottingham Forest – both resulting in City wins.

16-30′ – 6 goals

Midway through the first half is when Haaland is very deadly, as he has scored six of his goals this campaign within this time period. Another of his strikes against Luton came within this frame, while he also netted in the 26th minute in the reverse fixture – a penalty in a 3-0 City victory at Old Trafford.

31-HT – 2 goals

In contrast to the previous time frame, Haaland is least prolific in the minutes leading up to HT. However, he did score in this period against Luton also, so should not be completely ruled out.

46-60′ – 7 goals

Haaland is most prolific at the start of the second half, as he has scored the majority of his goals this season within this period. This includes his second in City's victory over United earlier this campaign, and his fourth and fifth goals against Luton on Wednesday.

61-75′ – 5 goals

Haaland is also deadly midway through the second half, and in general tends to score more after HT than before. His last goal in this time frame was in his previous goalscoring outing in the Premier League, as he netted the winner in a 1-0 victory over Brentford at the Etihad Stadium.

76-FT – 4 goals

Teams usually cannot keep Haaland quiet for the whole game, as he has scored four times within the final 15 minutes. This includes one in stoppage time, where he netted five minutes into injury time in City's 5-1 thrashing of Fulham earlier this season.

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Haaland is most prolific early in the second half, and least prolific late in the first – Photo by Icon Sport

Other Erling Haaland vs Man United selected markets

These are some other betting markets involving Haaland to look out for when he takes centre stage in the Manchester derby on Sunday:

  • Haaland to score or assist – 4/11 favourite
  • Haaland anytime goalscorer – 8/13 favourite
  • Haaland to score and Man City to win – 1/2 favourite
  • Haaland first Man City goalscorer – 7/4 favourite
  • Haaland to score a goal assisted by De Bruyne – 9/4 favourite
  • Haaland first goalscorer – 13/5 favourite
  • Haaland last goalscorer – 13/5 favourite
  • Haaland to score two or more goals – 13/5 favourite
  • Haaland to be shown a card – 9/2
  • Haaland to score a header – 7/1 favourite
  • Haaland to score a hat-trick – 11/1 favourite
  • Haaland first to be booked – 20/1
  • Haaland to be sent off – 66/1

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