The Citizens picked up exactly where they left off from last season as they put a resounding 5-0 win over West Ham on the board last weekend. Their first home game of the new campaign is a massive one as they play host to Spurs. Tottenham had to work hard to get their opening win of the campaign, fighting back from being a goal down at home against Aston Villa. Read our Manchester City v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
The Citizens made no mistake in their opening game of the new season. They didn’t even play that well in the first half. But a 5-0 win at West Ham was what they walked away with. Raheem Sterling was the star of the show with a hattrick. Sterling is at 4/1 in the first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.). Once they found their stride the Citizens were just cutting through West Ham’s defence like a hot knife through butter.
They do face a stern test in their opening home game of the season. But City beat Spurs twice in the league during the last campaign and they aren’t a side who particularly fear anyone. Man City recorded a W18 L1 record from their 19 home games last season in the top flight. Pep Guardiola’s men averaged 3 goals per game at home, conceding just 12 home goals the entire campaign. They strung together a 9 match winning streak at the Etihad to finish the season with. Nine of Man City’s 14 home successes in the EPL were by a margin of at least two goals.
Man City won both EPL meetings last season 1-0
Spurs knocked City out of the Champions League on away goals
The Citizens have won five of the last six meetings in all competitions
Spurs have lost their last three visits to the Etihad (all competitions)
Spurs had to recover from a setback at home against Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season. The Lilywhites found themselves a goal down at the half time break. But then Mauricio Pochettino’s men rallied late on with summer signing Tanguy Ndombele scoring their equaliser in the 73rd minute. It looked as if they were going to have to settle for a draw before a late Harry Kane show. The England striker scored twice in the final five minutes gets Spurs a 3-1 victory.
Away from home last season, Tottenham produced a W11 D0 L8 record. Their form did collapse at the back end of the last term, their long campaign in the Champions League catching up with them. Spurs lost each of their last five road fixtures last season, failing to score in three of those. One of the losses was a 1-0 reverse out at Manchester City. Spurs still managed to score an average of 1.75 goals per away game during the last campaign. With Harry Kane up and running and new signing Ndombele looking like a great addition, they have reason to be confident.
Manchester City to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
Under 2.5 goals at 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
Two of the best teams in the top flight go head-to-head in this one. City had the better of things in the league meetings during the last campaign and they were just flying last weekend. It’s a difficult first road trip of the season for Spurs and they may just come up short. Manchester City to win by a one-goal margin.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence with a trip to West Ham. The Citizens picked up the Community Shield on the weekend in a penalty shootout win over Liverpool. West Ham finished with a flourish last season to bank a top ten finish. Read our West Ham v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 2/9
West Ham 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)
The Hammers produced a home record of W9 D4 L6 last season in the top flight. It wasn’t a bad run from them at the end of the season either as they lost just one of their final nine home fixtures (against Everton). However, if you break it down, it was their home games against the top sides in which they had the most problems.
West Ham were W2 D3 L3 in their home games against the other top ten finishers, failing to score in five of those games. The Irons scored an average of 1.7 goals per home fixtures, while they struggled at the back with a clean sheet in just 21% of fixtures.
Six of West Ham’s nine home wins the last term were by a margin of at least two goals. It was a pretty steady season from the Hammers under Manuel Pellegrini. They did need a little something extra up top. They have added Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller to that end, so should be a little sharper.
Haller comes in as the club’s record signing at £45 million. They do have that poor record though against Manchester City that they have to shake off. It would be some start to the season if they could pick up a win. At the worst, it’s one of the toughest games out of the way early on.
The Citizens won 4-0 away at West Ham last season
Manchester City are on a seven-match winning streak against the Hammers
Eight of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
City have four clean sheets in their last six against the Hammers
The Citizens will begin their quest for more domestic success. It was a clean sweep of the league title, EFL Cup and FA Cup for them last season. It’s a pretty high bar that they have set for themselves. Will they start the new season with three points? Last season they started away from home against Arsenal and took a 2-0 win.
Manchester City went undefeated in their first seven away games of last season, winning five of those. Their overall away record last term was W14 D2 L3. The Citizens won their final seven away games on the bounce.
They averaged exactly two goals per game on their travels and that was only half of it. Their defence was so good, earning a clean sheet in over half of their away games and conceding just 0.58 goals per road game. City won 53% of their away games to nil.
The Citizens finished the season with an eleven match scoring streak away from home. Of the fourteen road victories that they earned, all but four were by a margin of at least two goals. One more stats for them, City were leading at the half time break in 12 away games. Of the four losses they suffered all of last season, three were away from home.
City looked a little bit spent in the second half of the Community Shield, so because of that, we’ll back West Ham to get on the scoresheet at least. It looks to have been a positive summer by the Hammers. But City should control enough for the game to walk away with the three points.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens will line up at Wembley on the weekend, the final leg of their attempted domestic treble for the season. Once again it has been so impressive from them and now with the pressure of the Premier League title race over they are going to be dialled in. Watford will be on the hunt for their first FA Cup title in what is just their second appearance in the Final. Read our Manchester City v Watford betting tips for more.
Man City 1/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 14th, 2019 at 11:51 p.m.)
The Citizens won the final fourteen games of their Premier League campaign to get the title. Back in February, they collected the EFL Cup via a penalty shoot-out against Chelsea at Wembley. Now it’s back to business in the FA Cup for them. Across all competitions, Manchester City have won fourteen of their last fifteen games. The one loss in that sequence happened in the Champions League against Spurs.
If you want to look back a little further then the Citizens are W20 D1 L1 in their last 22 games in all competitions. The Citizens have conceded just the one goal in their last five games played now and it’s been something of a stellar campaign from them in the FA Cup. They opened with back to home wins over Rotherham and Burnley by a 7-0 and a 5-0 scoreline respectively. They then won at Newport in the fifth round. They did have to fight back from 2-0 down at Championship side Swansea in the quarterfinals.
On their visit to Wembley for the semi-final, they took on Brighton. Gabriel Jesus put City on the board in the opening five minutes and that was it. Brighton barely raised an attacking effort in the game and City booked their spot in the final. City have won the title five times before (their most recent in 2011) and have also finished runners up five times. The last time they were in the FA Cup final, they suffered a shock reverse as they were toppled 1-0 by Wigan in 2013. So it just goes to show that not everything goes their way every single time.
The Citizens won both 2018/19 EPL league meetings
City have won their last ten games in all competitions against Watford
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings
Man City are W3 D2 L1 against Watford from previous FA Cup meetings
The only previous FA Cup final that Watford have been in was back in 1984 when John Barnes was in the team and Graham Taylor was manager. They lost that game 2-0 against Everton. So it has been a long wait for them to get their second. The Hornets did not have the greatest of form down the final stretch of the season. They picked up just the one win (90 minutes) in their final seven games of the season. They lost each of their last three, conceding a total of nine goals in those games.
So have they ran out of steam at the wrong time? That will be the worry for them. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any competition since a 1-0 win at QPR in the FA Cup back in February. That is twelve match run with no clean sheet for them. That’s not the kind of thing that you want to read about going into a game against Manchester City. The Hornets have put together a pretty stable campaign in the FA Cup it has to be said, for most of it anyway. They came through two away ties against Woking and Newcastle in the third and fourth rounds respectively, collecting a 2-0 win in each of those games.
They were back out on the road in the fifth round, coming through a tricky tie at Loftus Road against Championship side QPR. That was a 1-0 win for the Hornets. They then got their first home game in the quarterfinals, which helped them over the line in a tough battle against fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace, Watford taking a 2-1 win there. Then in their semi-final at Wembley against Wolves, with just over ten minutes left in the game, it looked as if their run was over. They were trailing 2-0 but a piece of magic from Gerard Deulofeu and a last minute penalty from Troy Deeney sent the game to extra time. Deulofeu won it for them in the 104th minute.
Manchester City will be refreshed and recharged ahead of this FA Cup Final. Their league title chase was stressful and that’s behind them now. They have handled Watford twice already this season and there’s no reason to expect this outcome to be any different. Man City to win to nil.
15th May 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
One more win then lands City title. The Citizens dug out a nervy 1-0 home win over Leicester on Monday night and now need just the one final push to get themselves over the finish line. It has been a long while since Brighton picked up the league victory but they have drawn three of their last four. After booking survival, can they hold off the Citizens? Read our Brighton v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Seagulls are winless in their last eight league games (D3 L5). Each of those three draws in that sequence happened inside their last four games played. If they were to dig out another one on the final day of the season, it could scupper Manchester City’s hope of holding on to the title. The Seagulls have collected just the one point from their last four games at home so they aren’t running in great form at the moment. In those four home games, Brighton produced just the one goal.
Across the course of the season at home in the top flight Brighton have only managed an average of goal per game. Just 39% of fixtures at the Amex Stadium this season have made it over 2.5 goals. In their seven games played this season against the other top four teams, home and away, Brighton suffered a defeat in each of them. They did, however, score in each of their three home games in that sequence.
The overall home record of Brighton this season is W6 D5 L7 but they have lost five of their last eight in there (W1 D2). In total Brighton have taken a clean sheet in 28% of home games but they are without one in any of their last four at the Amex. Of the six home wins that they have taken this season, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. Each of their last five Premier League games, home and away have gone under 2.5 goals. Brighton are safe from relegation, so at least they have no stress is about having to get anything out of this game.
Man City earned a 1-0 home win over Brighton in September
They then beat them in the FA Cup semi-final 1-0
City are on a four-match undefeated streak against Brighton in all competitions
Brighton are winless in five against City
Manchester City are on a 13 match winning streak in the Premier League at the moment. If it ends up being 14 in a row then they will be winning the Premier League title again. It has been a tremendous run of form by the Citizens and of course in such a high-pressure title race, they have had their stressful moments. Three of their last four wins in this big sequence have been by a 1-0 scoreline only. Manchester City are currently running on a six-match winning streak out on the road.
The overall away record of Manchester City this season is W13 D2 L3 and they have averaged 1.9 goals per away game. Defensively they have done brilliantly as they have only conceded 10 goals on their travels all season. That has been a clean sheet for them in 61% of their away games. It is well worth taking a look at just what their defence has done lately. In their last 12 league games, home and away, Manchester City have conceded just the two goals, collecting 10 clean sheets.
Of their away wins this season in the top flight, nine of the 13 have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Citizens have also been leading at the halftime break in 11 of their away games. City are on a 10 match scoring streak away from home, and home and away combined have scored in each of their last 21 EPL fixtures. Of those 10 goals which they have conceded away from home this season, 70% of them have been in the second period of fixtures. They have opened the scoring in 15 of their 18 away games. This just one final 90 miutes of action for them to hold their nerve in.
This has been some remarkable run from Manchester City under pressure. They managed to just hold their nerve against Leicester on Monday, and you would expect them to do the same against Brighton. It may well be another low scoring victory, but City will not care. Manchester City to win to nil
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The title race swings back to Manchester City then on Monday evening. They saw Liverpool earn a dramatic late winner at Newcastle on Saturday, so once again the Citizens are playing catch up. Can Leicester who have former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at the helm, deny the home side? Read our Manchester City v Leicester betting tips for more.
Man City 1/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.)
Manchester City have already, so far in having put together a 12 match winning streak in the Premier League. They need just two of them to retain their title. They will likely be looking to go out on a bang in this their final home game of the season. It is basically at this point, three points which cannot afford to be dropped as they trail leaders Liverpool by two points. Manchester City are on an eight-match winning streak on home soil in the top flight. They have won 17 of their 18 home fixtures this season.
Back in December when Manchester City were going through a bit of a poor month, one of the three defeats which they suffered in December was away at Leicester. So that has to be on their mind as the pressure in the title race heats up once again. Manchester City have collected a clean sheet in 44% of their home games in the top flight this season. They have earned a clean sheet in four of their last five on home soil. Manchester City have scored in both halves of 78% of their home games this term and not too surprisingly 78% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals.
Manchester City average over three goals per home game themselves this season, while they have only let in 12 goals at the Etihad. Of their 17 home wins this season only four of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Manchester City have also been leading at the halftime break in 13 of their home fixtures and they have struck the back of the net in all home games played. Manchester City have also opened the scoring in each and every home fixture played this season. All of the stats points to them collecting three points, but that doesn’t account for the mental pressure that is going to be on them on the day.
Leicester took a 2-1 home win over Man City in December
Leicester have won just one of the last six meetings in all competitions
Man City have won their last two home games against the Foxes
Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight meetings
The victory over Manchester City back in December is definitely one of the big highlights of Leicester’s season so far. Last weekend the Foxes produced a fantastic 3-0 home win over Arsenal. They really are not in bad shape at all with five wins in their last seven league games (D1 L1). So on the surface of things they do look as if they could pose a problem or two for Manchester City in their title hopes. Overall this season the away record that Leicester have produced is W7 D4 L7. In those games, they have scored an average of 1.5 goals per game.
They have only picked up a clean sheet in 22% of their away games though and this is where it may get sticky for them, they have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven away games. But going back to their scoring they have struck the back of the net in each of their last nine road fixtures. Each of Leicester’s last five away games have gone over 2.5 goals, the Foxes having netted at least two goals in each of their last three away from the King power. Of the away goals that Leicester have scored this season, 81% of them have come after the halftime break. Will Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers be able to do his old club Liverpool a favour?
There is no doubt that Manchester City are going to be dialled in for this, their final home game of the season. While Leicester are not in bad form at all they are struggling for clean sheets and it could be their downfall at the end of the day. Any kind of win here for Manchester City will do, it doesn’t matter how ugly it gets. Manchester City to win to nil.
6th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Can Manchester City hold their nerve until the end of the season? After seeing off Tottenham and Manchester United in back to back games, they can’t let their intensity drop as they visit Turf Moor on Sunday. Once again they are playing catch up to Liverpool who won on Friday night. A win puts City back top with two to play. Read our Burnley v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 27th, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.)
Can Burnley ruin Manchester City’s chances of a title defence? That seems to be the question that everyone is asking of them at the moment. Last weekend they went to Stamford bridge and earned 2-2 draw against Chelsea. That leaves them undefeated in their last four games now, winning three of those. In total their record at Turf Moor this season is W7 D2 L8 and they have taken back to back home wins. Those were both 2-0 victories over Wolves and Cardiff. It will, of course, be a much stiffer challenge that they face in this one. Burnley’s home record against top six sides this season is W1 L3.
The home win in that sequence happened against Spurs. Burnley have averaged 1.3 goals per home game this season with 59% of matches going over 2.5 goals. The Clarets have earned a clean sheet in 29% of their home games. Burnley have scored at least one goal in each of their last twelve league home games as well, so do have a bit of form behind them. Enough to trouble the Citizens? Burnley have scored 61% of their home goals in the first half of games and they may need an early positive start in this. The problem for Burnley may be in defence as only the current bottom three have worse defensive records than that of Burnley’s this season in the top flight.
Manchester City have beaten Burnley 5-0 in both league and FA Cup this season
The Citizens are unbeaten in their last seven against the Clarets in all champions
Burnley have conceded at least three goals in four for their last five against City
The Clarets are W1 D1 L1 in their last three league home games against City
The Citizens are on an eleven match winning streak in the league at the moment. They really couldn’t be doing much more than they are. Their last two wins have been big ones as well, City coming through some big tests of character in having beaten Spurs and Manchester United. It would be easy after those two successes to let complacency set in for an easier looking fixture. But this is Manchester City and they look pretty well dialled in. The Citizens are on a five-match winning streak on their travels at the moment. They have conceded just the one goal in that sequence of games as well.
Home and away, City have taken a clean sheet in eight of their last eleven games, which is a remarkable record. In total, the Citizens have scored 33 away goals this season which is an average of just under two goals per game. They have shipped just the ten goals on their travels at an average of 0.6 per road game. Manchester City have earned a clean sheet in 59% of their away games this season. Less than half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Of their twelve away wins recorded this term, the Citizens have won nine of them by at least a two-goal margin. City’s overall away record is W12 D2 L3. They have won all five away games against teams currently in the bottom seven.
Manchester City looked composed and even though they know they are going to get a tough game here against the unpredictable Clarets, the quality and class that the Citizens have has to win through at the end of the day. Away win to nil.
27th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City have a clear target in front of them. Win their final four games of the season and they are crowned champions once again. This may be their biggest hurdle to achieving that. Manchester United have fallen badly out of form but they will relish the chance of toppling their biggest rivals at Old Trafford in midweek. Read our Manchester United v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 4/9
Man Utd 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
It is all going a bit sour for Manchester United at the moment who suffered a crushing 4-0 defeat at Everton on the weekend. That was their third straight Premier League away defeat. It means that Manchester United have lost four of their last five games played in all competitions (W1) and with this slump, taking a top-four finish this season has become increasingly unlikely for them. But as a positive Manchester United do still have some home form behind them as they are on a three-match winning streak at Old Trafford. Each of those three wins incidentally were by a one-goal margin.
The overall home form of United is W10 D5 L1 This season and they have been scoring well. The Red Devils have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 Premier League home games. Their defence has been crumbling pretty badly lately though as they have not managed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last seven Premier League games. That’s not a particularly good thing in having to face up to the division’s top scorers. United have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season and 81% of all fixtures at Old Trafford have made it over 2.5 goals. United have claimed a clean sheet in just 12% of home games this season. Seven of their 10 home successes this term have been by a one-goal margin.
Man City earned a 3-1 home win over United earlier this season
Man City have won their last two league visits to Old Trafford 2-1
Each of the last three league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Citizens are W5 D1 L1 in their last seven league visits to Old Trafford
Manchester City showed a bit of grit and steel in taking a 1-0 home win over Tottenham on the weekend. That was of course straight off the back of their Champions League exit at the hands of Spurs in midweek. So that was fantastic character shown by the reigning champions and it moved them on to a 10 match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League. Make that a 10 match winning streak actually. Away from home the Citizens have won their last four in a row, conceding just the one goal in that sequence. In their four away games against the other big six teams this season Manchester City have produced a W2 D1 L1 record.
Overall this season Manchester City have produced a record of W11 D2 L3 on their travels and they have averaged just under two goals per away game. Their defence has been rock solid as well because they have only conceded 10 away goals all season, which is an average of just 0.6 goals per game against them. In total Manchester City have taken a clean sheet in 56% of their away games. Both teams have scored in only 38% of Manchester City’s road fixtures. Of their 11 away victories recorded this season eight of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Citizens have also been leading at the halftime break in 11 of their 16 away games. Home and away combined City are on a 18 match scoring streak at the moment and they have scored 61% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures.
Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 13/8
Manchester City 2-1 correct score at 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
Surely Manchester United cannot be as bad as they were against Everton on the weekend. This is some kind of chance at redemption for them for the performance. But Manchester City looked far more committed and talented at the moment and the away win looks a solid.
22nd April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City get another home fixture against Spurs after their midweek clash in the Champions League. Manchester City have to keep their foot on the gas in the top flight to keep up the pressure on Liverpool. Spurs though need the points to help them try and secure a top-four finish. Get set for another top clash. Read our Manchester City v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Man City 3/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Citizens are on a huge nine-match winning streak at the moment in the Premier League. At such a crucial stage of the season, they can’t let that momentum slip at all. If this is a repeat of the thrills in midweek between the two at the Etihad in the Champions League then it’s going to be fireworks. The Citizens are on a seven-match winning streak at home in the league at the moment, continuing their sequence of having scored in all home fixtures played so far in the top flight.
The overall home form of Man City this season is W16 D0 L1. They have averaged 3.2 goals per home fixture this season and 82% of their home games have made it over 2.56 goals. 59% of them have gone above 3.5 goals. In total Manchester City have taken a clean sheet in 41% of their home games and they have conceded just the two goals in their last six there. Of their home successes, this season thirteen of the sixteen have been by a margin of at least two goals. City have been leading at halftime in 12 of their 17 home fixtures. The Citizens have also scored the opening goal in every single home game this season.
City took a 1-0 league win out at Tottenham earlier this season
City are on a three-match league winning streak against the Lilywhites
Tottenham are winless in four league games against City
Tottenham have won just one of their last eight trips to City in the league (D1 L6)
Spurs showed in their Champions League meeting with City that they can handle the Citizens. Spurs have won their last two league games, but are on a big four-match winless streak of form on their travels in the top flight. That has left their away record at W11 D0 L6 this season in the league. Can they rediscover their winning away form? Spurs have averaged almost two goals per away game this season in the EPL so haven’t been short of goals. 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Tottenham have earned a clean sheet in 35% of their away game this season, but don’t have one in any of their last five on their travels. They will hope to be a lot tighter than they were at the Etihad in midweek in the Champions League. Four of the six away defeats that they have suffered away from home this season have been by a one-goal margin. Spurs have not drawn an away game this season. They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four. Tottenham have conceded 71% of their away goals in the second half of matches.
Manchester City have to go for broke really in this one. When they are on their game, even the stronger sides in the league struggle to keep a tab on them. Manchester City have a lot to prove in this one, back them to get over the finish line with three points.
18th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace v Manchester City Premier League Preview, 14th April 2.05pm
After a midweek misfire in the Champions League, Manchester City make a tricky trip to Selhurst Park to face the Eagles. The Citizens are on a big winning streak in the league, but Palace are more than capable of pulling off an upset. As they did when they visited the Etihad earlier this season. Read our Crystal Palace v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 3/10
Crystal Palace 17/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 11th, 2019 at 3:44 p.m.)
Crystal Palace picked up three points last weekend with a 1-0 victory out at Newcastle. That leaves them with three wins at their last five Premier League games. Across their last 10 league fixtures, Palace are W5 D2 L3 so haven’t been in bad shape at all. They did claim a win in their last home fixture which was a 2-0 success over Huddersfield but that is their only victory in their last four at Selhurst Park. The overall home record of Crystal Palace this season in the Premier League is W4 D4 L8.
They have been a low scoring side on home soil in the top flight as Palace have scored just 13 goals all season. Just 25% of matches at Selhurst Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals. To their credit, the Eagles have picked up a clean sheet in 38% of their home fixtures. Of the four home victories that they have recorded, three of them have been by a two goal margin. Crystal Palace are currently on a six-match scoring streak on home soil and 62% of their home goals have been scored in the second period of fixtures. They have conceded 76% of their home goals in the second half of games as well.
Palace took a 3-2 win at the Etihad back in December
There was a 0-0 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture
Man City are W2 D1 in their last three visits to Selhurst Park
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
Can Manchester City keep their momentum going? The Citizens are currently on an eight-match winning streak in the Premier League and they have won their last three out on the road. Their defence has really tightened up as they have conceded just the one goal in their last seven Premier League fixtures. This season Manchester City have won six of the seven away games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, the one exception a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle. Manchester City averaged 1.9 goals per away game this season. They have scored 64% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures. Man City are on a 16 match scoring streak in the top flight.
In defence, Manchester City have conceded at an average of just 0.6 goals per away game and less than half of their away fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. The Citizens have claimed a clean sheet in 60% of their away games, with both teams scoring in just 33% of their away games. of their 13 away victories recorded this season, only three of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Manchester City have been leading at the break in 10 of their 15 away games. Of the goals that Manchester City have conceded away from home this season, two-thirds of them have been after the halftime break.
This is a tricky game for the Citizens and last weekend against Cardiff and in midweek against Spurs, they looked really flat. There may well be a decent opportunity here for the Eagles to raise their game and throw down a serious challenge. Draw.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens eased to a win over Fulham on the weekend to keep their title challenge well on track. They will be expected to deliver once again in another comfortable looking home game against a relegation-threatened side. Cardiff felt hard done by on the weekend, losing a lead late on at home against Chelsea, to end up without a point. Read our Manchester City v Cardiff betting tips for more.
Man City 1/12
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
The Citizens were comfortable 2-0 winners away at Fulham on the weekend. They were pretty much coasting in the game after getting their goals in the first half hour of the game. They didn’t concede a shot on target against them. That win moved City on to a seven-match winning streak in the league at the moment, having claimed a victory in all but one of their last 13 played. The Citizens have conceded just the three goals in their last ten played, home and away, and everything looks to be coming together at the moment for them.
Their home record is W15 L1 this season from their sixteen played. In their campaign at home, they have averaged 3.3 goals per game, conceding at under a goal per game on average. 62% of their home fixtures have ended up finishing over 3.5 goals. The Citizens have taken a clean sheet in 38% of league home games. Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet yet again on the weekend, the Argentinian leading the Premier League Golden Boot race. He left the game against Fulham in the second half with an apparent knock. Only three of Man City’s home wins have been by just the one-goal margin. City have been leading at half time in 11 of their 16 home games.
Manchester City won 5-0 at Cardiff earlier this season
The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak over Cardiff
Man City are undefeated in eight at home against the Bluebirds
Man City are W2 L1 in their third previous EPL games against Cardiff
Cardiff looked on course for a great home win over Chelsea on the weekend. But the visiting Blues scored a controversial offside goal against Cardiff six minutes before time, before netting a winner in the 90th minute. That left Cardiff in relegation trouble still and there may be a tough challenge ahead for them in getting any change out of the Citizens. Cardiff are just W2 D2 L10 on their top-flight travels this season, with goals hard to come by. Are they likely to do enough defensively over 90 minutes against the Citizens?
Cardiff have conceded at an average of 1.9 goals per away game this season and their current road form has seen them lose three of their last four on their travels (W1). Their record away from home against teams currently in the top half of the table is W1 L7. Cardiff have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four away from home and their half time away record is W0 D7 L7. The Bluebirds have scored 8 of their 9 away goals in the second half of matches, while they have conceded 65% of their away goals after the halftime break. Fulham are the only side to have conceded more league goals this season than Cardiff have done.
This should be a fairly routine game for the Citizens on home soil against a side with relegation hanging over them. It is likely that City are going to get out of this with a clean sheet victory in the bag. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Aguero score again?
1st April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting