Bottom side Huddersfield saw boss David Wagner walk away this week and that leaves them facing a massive hole to get out of. They are starting the weekend eight points away from safety and the margin could be worse by the time they kick off in this one. Manchester City eased to a home win over Wolves on Monday night and will be expected to cash in on maximum points. Read our Huddersfield v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 11:13 p.m.)
The Terriers collected a point in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff last time out in the top flight
That snapped an eight-match losing streak that they were on
Huddersfield have a home record of W1 D2 L8 this season in the EPL
In their home games, they have come up with only five goals
The Terriers have conceded a total of 16 home goals so far
Only 36% of games at the John Smiths have gone over 2.5 goals
Huddersfield have lost their last four league home games and are winless in five there
They have conceded at least two goals in their last two home games
The Terriers have been trailing at half time in five of their eleven home fixtures
Huddersfield have scored four of their five home goals in the first half of matches
They have also conceded 62% of goals at home before the half time break
The Terriers have the worst home record in the division and the worst offensive record too
The Citizens took a 6-1 home win over Huddersfield in this season’s first meeting
City are undefeated in six games against the Terriers in all competitions (W3 D3)
City took a 2-1 win at Huddersfield last season
Huddersfield have scored in three for their last five games against the Citizens
The Citizens eased to a 3-0 home win over Wolves on Monday night
That was their third straight Premier League victory
Out on their travels in the top flight this season Manchester City are W6 D2 L2
They collected a 3-1 win at Southampton in their last road game, snapping a two-match losing streak on the road
The Citizens have scored 19 goals in their away games, conceding just the seven
The Citizens have collected a clean sheet in 50% of their away games so far
50% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City have won 40% of their games away from home to nil
City’s half time record on their travels is W6 D3 L1
Manchester City are without a clean sheet in four away games
The reigning champions have scored 68% of their away goals in the first half of games
The Citizens have opened the scoring in seven of their ten away matches
City are currently the top scorers in the Premier League
They boast the joint second-best defence as well
It’s not been Huddersfield’s season and this is a tough game to go into after the shock of losing Wagner. Man City are just likely to roll out a win to keep strong in their title challenge. Man City to win & over 2.5 goals.
17th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens opened the door for themselves to get back in the title race last time out with a win over leaders Liverpool. Now it just about keeping all of that momentum going. They play host to Wolves on the weekend, who have shown this season that they can pull out results against tough opponents in the top flight. Read our Manchester City v Wolves betting tips for more.
Man City 1/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 9:42 p.m.)
The Citizen earned an important 2-1 home win over Liverpool last time out
That is back to back wins for them now
City are W5 L3 in their last eight league fixtures
Manchester City have home form this season of W10 L1 in the EPL
They have tallied 37 goals at home at an average of 3.36 per game at the Etihad
The Citizens have averaged under a goal against them this season
Manchester City have a clean sheet in 27% of home games
Home and away combined they have no clean sheet in their last eight
91% of all their home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals
Their half time home record reads W8 D2 L1 this season
The Citizens have scored in all of their home games this season
In fact, they have scored at least two goals in each and every home fixture
They have opened the scoring in all of their league fixtures at the Etihad
The Citizens were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves earlier this season
Man City are undefeated in their last six against Wolves (W4 D2) in all competitions
Wolves have lost their last three league visits to Man City
There have been eleven goals in the last two EPL meetings at the Etihad
Wolves suffered a 2-0 home loss against Crystal Palace in their last league game
It leaves them with a W4 D1 L2 record in their last seven league fixtures
Their away form in the top flight is W4 D3 L3
Wolves have remained undefeated in three away games against current top six sides (W1 D2)
In their last away game, they produced a stunning 3-1 win at Spurs
Wolves have tallied eleven away goals, connecting ten
Just 30% of their EPL away games have gone over 2.5 goals this term
Wolves have two clean sheets on their travels
Both teams have scored in 6 of their 10 away games
They are currently running on a three-match unbeaten streak on their travels
They haven’t managed a clean sheet in six away games though
But they are currently on a five-match scoring streak away from home
Of those goals that they have scored on the road, 73% have been after the half time break
City aren’t likely to take their eye off the ball in this one after beating Liverpool. Wolves are not the easiest side to play against, so a Man City to win by a two-goal margin looks a good fit for Monday’s game.
10th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens are still firing on all domestic fronts and their attention turns to the semifinals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. They welcome Burton for the first time ever and City are overwhelming favourites to beat the Brewers. It has been a stunning run from Burton this season, can they get the biggest scalp of all? Read our Manchester City v Burton betting tips for more.
Man City 1/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 2:49 p.m.)
Manchester City will feel that they got the luck of the draw in this one. City are outright favourites to win the League Cup because they are expected to have an easy time of this semi-final against League One opposition. After beating Championship side Rotherham at the Etihad on the weekend in the FA Cup, it’s down to EFL Cup action on home turf for them on Wednesday. Manchester City have scored at least two goals in all but one of their home games played across all competitions this season.
They have won all but two of their matches played at the Etihad this season in all competitions (W13 L2). So it really is hard to see them take a tumble in this one. Man City are the reigning champions in the tournament. Last season they faced Championship side Bristol City in the semifinals, winning 5-2 on aggregate, but they were made to work by the underdogs. Can Burton get on the scoresheet against them? City have struggled for clean sheets on home soil this season without question.
This will be the first meeting between the two clubs.
What a run this has been from League One side Burton. The Brewers have just come into some good form on the league front, going unbeaten in four to sit in ninth place in the table. When you look at the opponents they have knocked out in the Cup so far, you can see what an effort they have produced here. They started with a 2-1 away win at Shrewsbury but then they knocked out Championship side Aston Villa on home soil. They followed that up with a win over Premier League Burnley they at home in the following round.
Their EFL Cup upsets didn’t stop there. They knocked out another Championship side in the form of Nottingham Forest and then again in the semifinals. The Brewers made a really difficult trip to the Riverside to face Middlesbrough and scrapped their way through. All of their wins in the competition have been by one goal margin. This is their best ever performance in the League Cup. Their away form this season is only W5 D3 L9 and the Brewers have failed to score in four of their last six on the road. Will they still be in this tie come the second leg?
Manchester City showed against Rotherham on the weekend that they can ease past lower-ranked sides. Bristol City gave them a scrap at this stage last season, but we can see the Citizens having an easier time of things. Man City to win to nil.
7th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
City are having to work much harder than they did last season in the hunt for a Premier League title. They switch over to FA Cup action on Sunday where they start their campaign on home soil. They welcome Championship strugglers Rotherham to the Etihad. Read our Manchester City v Rotherham betting tips for more.
Man City 1/14
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 3rd January 2019 at 11:43 p.m.)
This should be a comfortable home tie in the FA Cup against Rotherham. The Citizens are one of the favourites, of course, to win the tournament outright. In this one, they face up to Championship strugglers Rotherham. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since back in the 2001/02 Division 1 season with Man City taking four points from the two meetings on that occasion.
From the ten previous matches that these two have contested Manchester City holds an unbeaten W7 D3 record against them. The Citizens, even if they don’t go full strength still have plenty of pace and power to see off an opponent from a lower-tier. They look to be a bit of a banker to get to the next round.
It has been a difficult season for the Millers in the Championship and they closed out the New Year’s action sitting fourth from bottom. They got a good home win against Preston on New Year’s Day to give themselves a huge lift. That was only their fifth league win in 26 league games this season though. But they were on a nine-match winless streak of form before that so it was a very welcome victory.
Away from home, their return has been very poor. They haven’t managed to get an away win on their travels this season in any competition. In fact, their away record is D4 L10 this season. They did make a trip to Premier League opposition in this season’s EFL Cup, losing 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Manchester City will probably win this at a canter. Rotherham can’t be that bothered about this one. Manchester City to win to nil is as short as 8/13 so it’s worth considering it as an acca banker* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 3rd January 2019 at 11:43 p.m.)
4th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
This is the biggest clash of the Premier League season. This has such a huge bearing in the title race with Liverpool leading City by seven points already. If the Reds get the win, that’s a huge cushion they have for the second half of the season. Can Manchester City close the gap and make the most of home advantage here? Read our Manchester City v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Man City evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 7:38 p.m.)
The Citizens snapped a two-match losing streak with a victory over Southampton on the weekend
They are only W2 L3 in their last five league games though
Their home form for the season is W9 D0 L1
In their last home game, they suffered a shock 2-3 reverse against Crystal Palace
This will be City’s first home game against any of the current top five this season
The Citizens have scored 35 home goals at an average of 3.5 goals per game
70% of their home fixtures have gone over 3.5 goals
They have shipped just the nine goals in their ten home games
Two-thirds of the home goals conceded have been in the first half of matches
The Citizens have scored in both halves in every home game this term
They have also netted at least two goals in each home fixture played this term
City are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven EPL fixtures
They have conceded in each of their last five at the Etihad in the EPL
The Citizens have been W7 D2 L1 at half time on home soil this season
Manchester City have opened the scoring in all ten of their home games
A win in this one closes the gap on Liverpool to four points
There was a 0-0 draw between the two earlier in the season at Anfield
Liverpool are W3 L1 in their last four in all competitions against the Citizens
Man City won this corresponding league fixture last season 5-0
Eight of the last eleven league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Liverpool soared to a massive 5-1 success at home against Arsenal on the weekend
That is a total of nine goals in their last two league games now
The Reds have scored at least three goals in five of their last eight league games
Their form for the season away from home is W8 D2 L0
They are currently on a four-match winning streak on their travels
They have scored 21 goals at an average of 2.1 goals per away game
They have banked a clean sheet in 50% of their road games
They have been leading at the halftime break in six of their ten road games (D3 L1)
Liverpool have scored 67% of their away goals in the second half of matches
Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last four on the road and in each of their last six overall
Mo Salah is on a three-match scoring streak in the EPL at the moment
Liverpool have opened the scoring in eight of their ten road fixtures
Liverpool have conceded half as man league goals as City have done this term
Over 3.5 goals 13/10
Liverpool to win outright 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 7:38 p.m.)
This is where Man City need to step it up, but Liverpool look so strong in all departments at the moment, that this could go badly for City. The Reds may have the craft up front to expose the weaknesses that are clearly there in Man City’s back line.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints had their small positive burst of form snapped in midweek as they lost against West Ham. They stay at home for the weekend when Manchester City come for a visit. The Citizens suffered another shock on Boxing day as they were uttered by Leicester, making it three defeats in four games. What next for them? Read our Southampton v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)
The Saints suffered a 2-1 home defeat against West Ham on Thursday night
They had won back to back games against Arsenal and Huddersfield before that
Their overall home form is W1 D5 L3 for the season
Southampton have produced only the ten home goals
Six of their ten home goals have been scored in their last three at St Marys
Southampton have conceded 14 goals in their nine home fixtures
67% of games at St Marys have gone over 2.5 goals
A third of league fixtures at St Mary’s have produced at least four goals
Southampton are looking for just their third home clean sheet
They have conceded in each of their last nine EPL games
There has been no home clean sheet for Southampton in their last four
Just once this season have the Saints been behind at the half time break on home soil (W3 D5)
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in each for their last three home games
71%$ of their goals conceded at St Marys have been in the second half of fixtures
City collected a 6-1 home win over Southampton earlier this season
The Citizens are on a four-match EPL winning streak against the Saints
Southampton are winless in six league games against Man City
Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City are off the boil after losing at Leicester On Boxing Day
That is a W1 L3 record in their last four Premier League games
It also means that they have lost back to back road games in the top flight
City’s defence have shipped eight goals in their last four league games
There has been no EPL clean sheet for Manchester City in their last six games
Overall this season Man City have posted a W5 D2 L2 away record
Eight of City’s last nine league games have gone over 2.5 goals
The Citizens have produced 16 away goals this season, conceding 6
Four of their six away goals conceded have been in the last two on the road
City have earned a clean sheet in 56% of their away games
Less than half of their away games have gone above 2.5 goals
Manchester City have no clean sheet in their last three away games
They have scored 62% of away goals in the first half of matches
Their half time record on their travels is at W5 D3 L1
The Citizens have opened the scoring in six of their nine away games
City are the top scorers in the league this season and only Liverpool have conceded fewer
It’s not happening for Manchester City. They are looking nervous at the back. Will Southampton have enough punch going forward to take them down? Even with their drop in form, Man City should still win this one. But look at the Man City to win & both teams to score option.
29th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes pulled off a surprise away win at Chelsea on the weekend and that really was a lift which they needed. They have not been in great winning touch. They get a home game against Man City on the weekend. The Citizens suffered a huge shock on the weekend, blowing a lead at home in a loss to Crystal Palace. Read our Leicester v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.)
The Foxes pulled off a shock win at Chelsea on the weekend with a 1-0 success at Stamford Bridge
That came after having lost back to back league games
That was Leicester’s third win in eleven league outings
They are W3 D3 L2 in their last eight EPL fixtures
Leicester have posted a W3 D2 L3 record at the King POwer this season
They have collected just the one win in their last five home games (D2 L2)
They have tallied ten home goals, conceding eight
Leicester have collected a clean sheet in 38% of their home fixtures this season
Each of the last four league games at the King Power have ended under 2.5 goals
Leicester have been winning at half time just twice at home this season
All three of their home wins this term have been by a two-goal margin
The Foxes have conceded 60% of their home goals in the first half of matches
Man City beat Leicester on penalties in the EFL Cup last week
The Citizens are undefeated in their last five games against Leicester in all competitions
The last two meetings at the King Power have both ended in 1-1 draws
Leicester are W1 D2 L1 in their four at home against City in all competitions
City did win both league meetings against them last season
City lost 3-2 at home against Crystal Palace on the weekend, despite taking the lead
That is a W1 L2 record in their last three Premier League games now
That loss against Palace snapped a perfect home EPL record for the season
They lost their last away game 2-0 at Chelsea
Overall this season the Citizens are W5 D2 L1 on their travels
The Citizens have scored 15 away goals, conceding just four
Only 38% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City have not earned a league clean sheet in five games now
The Citizens have been leading at half time in five of their away games
They have conceded 75% of their away goals in the second half of matches
Leroy Sane has three goals in City’s last two away games
Riyad Mahrez has scored in two of City’s last three road fixtures
We are backing Man City to produce a bounce-back performance. They need a bit of a wake-up and Leicester may feel the backlash of what happened over the weekend. Man City to win & both teams to score.0
24th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Man City bounced back immediately last weekend after their loss against Chelsea. They bagged three points against Everton and look as if they have a good chance of getting another three-points this weekend. Crystal Palace are stuck in the bottom six but did give themselves a boost last weekend with a win. Their recent form at the Etihad has been horrendous though. Read our Manchester City v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Man City 1/8
Crystal Palace 14/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 18th, 2018 at 1:37 p.m.)
The Citizens collected a 3 -1 home success over Everton at the Etihad last weekend. That moved them on to a great W7 L1 record in their last eight league fixtures. That victory also saw them extend their perfect home league form for the season in the EPL with them now having taken nine wins from nine. Manchester City have produced 33 goals in their nine home games. It has been phenomenal stuff at times. Just six goals they have conceded on home soil too this season. It equates to a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures so far this term. 67% of this season’s league games at the Etihad have gone over 3.5 goals not too surprisingly.
Manchester City have scored in both halves of every home game this season. They have been W7 D2 at half time in their home games. They have a trending scoreline as each of their last three home wins have been by a 3-1 scoreline. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last four at home. They have netted at least two goals in every single home game so far. City have the best home record in the top flight and the best defensive record this season. Only Liverpool have conceded fewer league goals than they have this season.
City have won their last two home games against Palace 5-0
The Citizens are on a nine-match winning streak at home against the Eagles
Palace have scored at least three goals in each of their last four visits to the Etihad
Both teams have scored in three of the last eleven meetings
The Eagles needed a good three points under their belt and they got them last weekend with a 1-0 home win over Leicester. They head out on the road this weekend though where their form is W2 D1 L6 this season. But they have little away form going for themselves. They have lost their last two road games, conceding three goals in each (against Brighton and West Ham). They have collected only the one point from their last six games on the road in the Premier League. On their travels, they have scored nine goals and have conceded fifteen.
33% of their away games have gone above 3.5 goals and 67% of the away goals that they have conceded this season have been in the second half of games. The only two sides to have produced fewer league goals than Palace this season are Newcastle and Huddersfield. The Eagles have scored in three of their last four away games and they have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their road games this season. Crystal Palace have conceded exactly three goals in each of their last three away defeats. Their defence could, once again, come under a tremendous deal of pressure in this one.
It is hard to see past a comfortable home win for Manchester City. Palace aren’t likely to come up with the goals to challenge them. Therefore a Manchester City to win to nil option does look pretty good value for this game.
19th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The draw for the round of sixteen in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League was made on Monday, December 17th. The remaining teams in the competition now all know who they will be up against. Three of the four English sides in the draw all have to take on German Bundesliga opponents, while Manchester United find themselves with a tough task against French champions PSG.
The first legs of the round of sixteen take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February 2019. The reverse fixtures will be played on March 5-6 and 12-13, 2019.
Man City 3/1
Real Madrid 12/1
Bayern Munich 14/1
Atletico Madrid 20/1
Borussia Dortmund 33/1
Manchester United 50/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm)
Schalke v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
Manchester United v Paris St-Germain
Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
Lyon v Barcelona
Roma v Porto
Ajax v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Bayern Munich
What a tie this should be. Liverpool, after a second-place finish in the group stage behind PSG, finds themselves paired up with German giants Bayern Munich. But to be fair, Munich aren’t quite the powerhouse that they were. They are only in third place in the Bundesliga, struggling to keep pace with Borussia Dortmund this season. It’s not been a smooth ride for boss Niko Kovac who took over in the summer. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Bayern Munich 29 times during his managerial career and has earned a W9 D4 L16 record from that. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Liverpool took a 3-2 over the Germans in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup.
Liverpool are the 3/4 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Manchester United are out as nothing more than 50/1 chancers* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm) to win the Champions League this season. They had a chance on matchday six to go for the group win but decided not to push for it and it has been costly. They get to take on the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani as they go up against PSG. PSG topped their group ahead of Liverpool and the French champions are favourites to progress through this tie. Incidentally, they have yet to make it past the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. But United are going to have a hard time trying to stop them getting back there. It is PSG who are 3/10 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm)
Realistically looking at the draw, Schalke were one of the teams that all of the group winners would have wanted to draw. Manchester City got them. Schalke finished behind Porto in Group D in the first round and really didn’t look anything special. So it should be an expected win in this tie for Manchester City. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs. The Citizens are the outright favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Despite their early setback with a home defeat against Lyon on matchday one, the Citizens held their nerve to recover well and win the group still. City are strong 1/33 odds favourites to win this time outright* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Just last season Spurs and Borussia Dortmund did battle in the group stage. Spurs won both of their games. But they will be facing a totally different Dortmund beast this time around. Borussia Dortmund are the runaway leaders of the Bundesliga and they topped their Champions League group ahead of Atletico Madrid as well. They have tremendous attacking power and will definitely cause the Lilywhites a problem or two. Spurs looked out of the running for a place in the round of sixteen after taking just one point from their first three games. But some late drama in the second half of the group campaign saw them squeeze through, a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp against Barcelona on matchday six. You can take an early price of 10/11 on either To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Granted it wasn’t the most convincing of group campaigns by Real Madrid but they got the group win nonetheless. The reigning European champions will be fairly pleased with their draw against Ajax. That is because they have won each of their last six games against them, averaging well over two goals per game in that sequence. Real Madrid lead the head to head with Ajax 7-4 with one drawn game. This will be the first meeting between teeth two clubs since the 2012 group stage where Real Madrid won both games 4-1. Ajax made their way through to the knockout stage after a second place finish in the group stage behind Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are the 1/8 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
This is one of the best looking ties of the round of sixteen. Atletico Madrid got a rough draw here after finishing second in their group to Borussia Dortmund. They did finish level on points with the Germans, but get a tough battle on their hands here and that first leg at home is going to be crucial for them. As a positive, they are unbeaten in their last nine games against Italian sides which kindles their 1-0 home win and 0-0 draw against Juventus in the 2014 group stage. Despite a bizarre home blip against Manchester United and an away defeat against Young Boys in the group stage, Juventus won their group. The Old Lady lead the overall head to head 4-2 against Atletico with the one drawn game. You can only imagine that this is going to be as tight as it gets but Juventus are 2/5 odds-on To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Lyon impressed greatly against Manchester City in the group stage. They opened the campaign with a win at the Etihad against the English champions before playing out a draw back on home soil against them. Will they be able to handle themselves against Barcelona in the round of sixteen. Lyon do look a strong and well-organised side but they will be looking for their first ever win against Barca? The Spaniards are W4 D2 from their six previous games and Real Madrid have netted in each of those against Lyon. Barcelona faced a tricky group stage in having to take on Inter Milan and Tottenham, but they got their heads down very well and went unbeaten with a W4 D2 record to win the group. Barcelona are the 1/14 odds-on favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Porto topped their group over Schalke and that has set them up with another clash against Italian side Roma. They went head to head in a high-profile tie in last season’s playoffs. It was Porto who came out on top with a 4-1 aggregate success. That was the only time that these two had previously come together. Roma scrapped their way through to second place in Group G behind Real Madrid but didn’t have it all that easy at all in a W3 L3 record there with Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow both churning out results very well. Roma could have been in a spot of bother had those other two not have drawn on matchday one. You can take 10/11 on either To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
17th December 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Last season Leicester played host to Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-finals and they gave a good account of themselves. It was the Citizens who progressed through to the semi-finals though after a 4-3 penalty shootout win at the King Power. Can the Foxes get the better of the Citizens this time around? Read our Leicester v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 16th, 2018 at 3.44 p.m.)
The Foxes fell to back to back Premier League defeats as they were beaten 1-0 at Crystal Palace on the weekend in the top flight. The Foxes have actually only managed to come up with the one victory in their last seven games in all competitions. So they aren’t in red hot form. They have won just one of their last half-dozen games at the King Power as well (D3 L2) in all competitions. Making that reading just a little bit worse is the fact that Leicester have scored in just one of their last four home games
The Foxes have failed to score in three of their last five home and away combined. So things certainly are not quite clicking for them at the moment. They opened their EFL Cup campaign this season with an easy home success over Fleetwood. Then it was tension as they needed a penalty shootout win to get past Wolves in the last round. That’s no goal conceded in two EFL Cup games this season. They have earned four clean sheets in their last eight league games. Looking at their extended form, Leicester have won just two of their last eleven games, both wins in that sequence were with a clean sheet. Leicester will host Man City on Boxing Day in the Premier League.
Man City won a League Cup quarter-final penalty shootout at Leicester last season
Man City also won both EPL meetings against the Foxes last term
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last four games against Leicester (W3 D1)
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings
Manchester City News and Form
The Citizens took a 3-1 home win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on the weekend to get themselves an easy three points. Manchester City have some tightening up at the back to do as they have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six games across all competitions. Out on the road, they are W1 D1 L1 in their last three games. They have scored at least two goals in all but four away games this season and tallying up their overall form away from the Etihad this term, City are W9 D2 L1 in all competitions this season.
In the last round of the FA Cup, they had an easy 3-0 away win at Oxford. Manchester City, of course, are the reigning League Cup champions after beating Arsenal in last season’s final. Manchester City have scored at least two goals in three of their last four visits to Leicester. In previous League Cup meetings against the Foxes, Man City are W3 D1. Manchester City have only lost one of their last fifteen games against the Foxes. They are out on the road but are still favourites to get through this tie.
The Foxes just don’t have the winning form to suggest that they are going to have enough to pull off an upset in this tie. Manchester City have enough strength in depth to handle themselves in situations like this. Man City to win & both teams to score.
17th December 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting