It will be party time at the Etihad on the weekend as the Citizens can celebrate their title win. Manchester United’s loss at home against West Brom last weekend gave City the title in a bit of an anticlimax. Regardless, City will look to mark the occasion with another home win which could leave some pressure on Swansea who are just above the drop zone.
Man City 1/7, Draw 7/1, Swansea 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Citizens will get to celebrate winning the league title as they step out at the Etihad on the weekend. They probably would have liked to have been in a position of winning the league title with victory in this one, but that’s not the way it panned out. City were superb last weekend in landing a 3-1 win at Spurs, especially after the rough run of form that they had over the previous week or so. City’s long winning streak at home was broken with a loss against rivals Manchester United in their last home game, but that’s just part of a W14 D1 L1 record they have posted on home soil. The Citizens will probably look to enjoy themselves in this one and they have averaged 3.31 goals per home game this season. So a Man City 3-0 correct score option at Betfair for 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) isn’t a bad option to consider really. Either way, City are going to be value to back to win to nil, having conceded at under a goal per game on average this season. City have scored in all of their home games this season and 68% of their home goals have been in the second half of matches.
Not a great game for Swansea to face given their position in the league. They still have big relegation concerns and are on a four-match winless streak of form (D3 L1) after playing out a home draw with Everton on the weekend. Their away form isn’t great either with a winless streak of six going away from the Liberty Stadium. Overall they have only won twice on their travels this season (D6 L9) and they can’t really be expecting too much out of this one. The Swans have returned only 11 away goals all season in the league and 64% of their away goals have come in the second half of matches. They have at least scored in five of their last seven away games but it hasn’t been enough to get themselves the wins that they have needed often enough. At the back they have taken just the one clean sheet in their last six league outings home and away. They are going to be vulnerable here, especially given the occasion but they may well be able to keep the game under 3.5 goals which is 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) at Betfair. Following this they face Chelsea and then have to really put their survival stock in their easier three games at the end of the season.
The Citizens romped to a 4-0 win at the Liberty Stadium back in December and that is a four-match winning streak that they are on against the Swans in all competitions now. They are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League games against the Welsh outfit and have won all previous six home matches in the EPL against Swansea. Each of City’s last three home wins against them have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine clashes in all competitions.
Manchester City will probably just go out and enjoy the smiles in this one. That could make them extra dangerous, because if they are relaxed and creative, Swansea could be in for a bruising afternoon. City to win to nil.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Man City are going to have to wait just a little bit longer now to get the league title in their hands. They blew their lines at home against rivals Manchester United last weekend. This is no easy game for them either so can they avoid losing back to back league fixtures? Spurs are still buzzing along on a fantastic winning streak and won’t be fearing the Citizens at the moment.
Tottenham 6/4, Man City 13/8, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
It has been imperious form from Tottenham lately who are on a six-match winning streak of league form. The goals are flowing well for them as well having netted at least two in each of their last four games. They haven’t picked up a clean sheet in any of their last three and keeper Hugo Lloris has been guilty of a few mistakes. Both teams to score at 8/15 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) looks like a viable option for this high profile fixture. The Lilywhites have superb home form, unbeaten in fourteen at Wembley and currently riding a four-match winning streak there with each of those four wins coming with a clean sheet. But this is Man City visiting so in the bet365 correct score market a Tottenham 2-1 option is a good solid 10/1 poke* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). Spurs really need the points to keep their top two finish dreams alive and it would heap more frustration on City.
The Citizens suffered that crazy 2-3 home loss against Man Utd last weekend. After sitting 2-0 up at half time, no-one saw that second half collapse coming. They were just 45 minutes away from the title and now they have to wait. Man City’s away form still makes for some good reading though as they are W13 D2 L1 for the season. The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak on the road, having scored at least two goals in each of those wins and conceding just the one goal in total. Manchester City have produced 37 in their 16 away games this season and have conceded just the eleven. They have scored in each of their last five away games. The two losses that they suffered in the top flight this season, their victors needed at least three goals to topple them. That says a lot about City. Over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and worth a look. More than half of City’s away victories in the Premier League this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Man City romped to a 4-1 home success over Spurs earlier in the season. That snapped a four-match winless streak of form that they were on against Spurs though (D1 L3). So Spurs are ahead in the recent head to head meetings and the Lilywhites, albeit at White Hart Lane, have won their last two home league fixtures against the Citizens. Six of the last nine have produced at least four goals.
Tottenham to win: A win for Spurs could a least prolong City’s inevitable title just a little bit longer. City have been exposed recently by Liverpool and Man Utd and Spurs will know how to get the visitors rattled. Home win.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is it then. The Premier League title could actually be settled on Saturday evening if Manchester City do a number over their bitter rivals. That would just about be the cherry on the cake for the Citizens in this epic season of theirs. Manchester United are plodding along behind City in second place, but a long way back and short of inspiring performances at the moment it would seem.
Man City 8/11, Draw 14/5, Man Utd 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:32 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
Manchester City’s form has been right on the money with a five-match winning streak going and unbeaten in eight in the Premier League (W7 D1). So they are motoring along once more and they have set up this opportunity to win the league title on home soil against their greatest rivals. The Citizens have posted a W14 D1 L0 record for the season at the Etihad and they are on a fourteen match winning streak there. 40% of their home games this season have been won to nil and Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 for this clash is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Citizens have scored in all of their home games this season and 60% of their games at the Etihad have ended over 3.5 goals. But because Manchester United are likely to come and park the bus then this may well fade under 2.5 goals. Of the goals that the Citizens have come up with at home in the top flight, 71% of them have occurred in the second half of matches. It really is take your pick in the anytime goalscorer market with so many City players in great scoring form. Sergio Aguero tops the pile as 11/10 favourite with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The title is now within touching distance.
You look at Manchester United’s form in terms of results and fans can really have no complaints. They are on a four-match winning streak, but their style of play is what is not making the Old Trafford faithful very happy. They look pretty uninspiring. Still, they have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games, which includes wins over Chelsea and Liverpool. They were home successes though and the Red Devils have lost two of their last three away games in the Premier League and the victory in that sequence was a tight squeeze against Crystal Palace. United’s away record this season is W8 D3 L4 but they have scored an average of 1.7 goals per game, conceding just over a goal per game away from Old Trafford. So again, it’s not bad. The Red Devils have collected only the one clean sheet in their last five league outings home and away now so that suggests vulnerability even with the brilliance of keeper David de Gea. In the bet365 correct score market for the Manchester derby, the 1-1 draw and a Man City 1-0 are joint 7/1 favourites* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Can United temporarily at least, deny City the title?
The Citizens took a 2-1 win at Old Trafford back in December and that leaves with two wins in the last three league meetings (D1). There was a 0-0 draw in last year’s corresponding fixture and just two of the last six meetings in all competitions have made it over two goals. In the last seven Premier League meetings, Man City are W3 D2 L2 against their rivals. City have failed to win their last two league home games against them (D1 L1) failing to score in both of those.
City aren’t likely to blow their lines. The chance to win the league title against United. Expect them to be pumped up for this one and they should have a pretty good shot at overrunning their opponents as well. United’s levels of performance aren’t there and City can land a win to nil.
4th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
With back to back wins just before the international break, Everton’s future looks a little more promising. That may all come crashing down when they host Man City on Saturday evening. But still, the Toffees are one of the few sides to have taken points off the citizens this season having played out a 1-1 draw at the Etihad earlier in the season.
Man City 1/3, Draw 4/1, Everton 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:47 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Toffees have won their last two games, taking down Brighton and Stoke and they have some good home form going as well. They have won their last three at Goodison Park, scoring at least two goals nine each of those and they have lost just one home game in their last ten (W7 D2 L1). So they have been pretty solid at home it’s fair to say, they just haven’t backed it up out on the road. Everton have averaged 1.6 goals per home game this term and have hit the back of the net in each of their last four. So that all makes for good reading except for the fact that they are taking on a brilliant Manchester City side here. But it may just be worth backing the Toffees to at least get on the scoresheet given their solid home form and both teams to score at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:42 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The half time draw may well appeal too as the Toffees have been level at the break in nine of their home fixtures this term. Of the goals that they have scored at home so far, they have netted 72% of them in the second half of matches.
Win the next two games and the title is the bag for the Citizens. They are on a four-match winning streak at the moment and are W6 D1 in their last seven. Out on the road, their record is W12 D2 L1 and the only blip was that loss on their last trip to Merseyside as Liverpool beat them 4-3 at Anfield in the middle of January. City have averaged 2.3 goals per away game this season and they have conceded just the ten goals on the road as well, well under a goal per game on average. The Citizens have scored in each of their last nine league outings now and a win in this one sets up a title-winning shot in their following game against rivals Manchester United. Sergio Aguero is the first goalscorer favourite but David Silva has scored three in his last two away games and it at 9/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:42 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market. Manchester City have scored in 93% of their away matches this season and are likely to find the back of the net one way or another. They will want the league title wrapped up as quickly as possible so they can fully focus on the Champions League.
There was the 1-1 draw between them earlier this season and Everton are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games against City (W1 D2) and have lost just one of their last six against him in all competitions (W2 D3 L1). So they actually have a decent bit of form. They have won just one of their last four at home in the top flight against the Citizens though (D1 L2) but that win was in last season’s corresponding fixture, a big 4-0 one at that.
Manchester City should be good for the win on Merseyside. They know the title is close now and they can deliver a little revenge in this one. Everton have improved their fortunes recently, but aren’t likely to be good enough to stop City.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City are just four wins away from the Premier League title heading into the next weekend of action. They get a pretty decent chance of getting one of those as they step out against Stoke on Monday night. The Potters are already under big pressure near the foot of the table and games like this aren’t going to help them.
Man City 1/3, Draw 5/1, Stoke 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018)
The Potters have only lost one of their last six league games actually, but have been struggling to get any wins together. They have won just one of their last ten league outings now and have drawn four of their last five (L1). So they just are lacking an end product at the moment and they have netted only the three goals in their last five league games now and have failed to score in half of their last ten league matches. Stoke are W5 D4 L5 for the season on home soil and have averaged just over a goal per game. They start the weekend in the relegation zone, but there is still some hope for them as things are tight down there. Really only Xherdan Shaqiri is showing up for them at the moment and he has scored each of Stoke’s last three league goals and in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market he is a price of 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) to come up with something in this one. There is big pressure on Stoke who still have to face Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool still this season during their run in. It may be tough to use this as a catalyst to get to better things. Stoke have opened the scoring in just five of their home games this season and have the joint worst defensive record in the top flight (along with West Ham).
City’s win over Chelsea last weekend moved them onto a three-match winning sequence in the top flight, having gone unbeaten in six (D1 L5). Out on the road a recent 3-0 victory at Arsenal snapped a three-match winless streak of away from that they were on (D2 L1) and it may just be worth backing both teams to score at bet365 for 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) as they are facing a Stoke side with nothing to lose in this game realistically. City have scored in each of their last eight games home and away combined in the top flight and away from home, they have averaged over two goals per game. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester city 2-1 result is in at a price of 10/1 odds. Manchester City’s overall record on their travels this season is W11 D2 L1 and the lone defeat, and their only defeat in this seasons’ Premier League came at Liverpool back in mid-January. Sergio Aguero is up to 21 goals for the season and just six of those have come out on the road and doesn’t have an away goal since a win at Swansea back in mid-December. Leroy Sane may actually be worth a poke at 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) in the first goalscorer market because he has proven to be a good game breaker recently.
Manchester City have won two of their last three visits to Stoke, both victories by a 4-1 scoreline. When the two went head to head at the Etihad earlier this season there was a 7-2 victory posted by the Citizens. Both teams have scored in just three of their last eleven meetings with four of their last six going over the 2.5 goal line. Manchester City are W3 D1 L1 in their last five Premier League games against the Potters.
Stoke have shown much more resilience lately but that has not helped them get any wins on the board. Manchester City are likely to have too much for them at the end of the day so back an away win for the well-rested Citizens but back both teams to score in the fixture.
10th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City will look to extend their impressive home form even further by taking down Chelsea on Sunday evening. The Citizens are strolling their way to league success but for Chelsea, their chances of landing a top-four finish could seriously be coming off the rails having lost up at Old Trafford against Manchester United last weekend.
Man City 4/7, Draw 16/5, Chelsea 17/4* (Betting Odds taken at 06:05 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Manchester City on a thirteen match winning streak at home in the Premier League. Not too shabby them. They are just on cruise control and have scored at least three goals in each of their last six home fixtures in a remarkable show of scoring power. Their tally now from their fourteen home games in the league is at 50, which is an average of 3.57 goals per game. Remarkable stuff and they have conceded just the ten goals on home soil with a clean sheet in 36% of their home fixtures. 36% of their games at the Etihad have gone over 4.5 goals and over 3.5 goals at bet365 for the hosting of Chelsea is at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). The Citizens have been leading at half time in all but four of their home games this season so a Man City/Man City half time/ full-time bet isn’t without its appeal. All but one of their home games have seen at least two goals this season. It has pretty much been a procession for them and in the bet365 correct score market a Man City 3-1 option can be backed at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 s.m. on February 27th, 2018).
Chelsea’s top four hopes have taken a massive hit lately. They are now W1 L3 in their last four league games and they may struggle to avoid defeat in this one as well. They have lost their last two away games on the bounce after going down 2-1 at Old Trafford on weekend against Manchester United. The Blues have conceded nine goals in their last four games now and they are just W1 D2 L2 in their last five away games. So the struggles there are clear for them, they are not as tightly knit of a unit as they were last season. Their overall away record in the league is W7 D3 L4 and they really need either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud to start scoring heavily. Eden Hazard and Willian are pretty much carrying the can for them from midfield and that’s a big burden. Chelsea have averaged 1.8 goals per game away from home and they are on a four-match scoring steak away from the Bridge. But their defence is there for the taking at the moment and both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). Their form is dropping and so is their chance of getting back to the Champions League next season.
The Citizens took a 1-0 win out at Chelsea earlier this season and that was a response to having lost both of last season’s meeting in the top flight against the Londoners. Manchester City are now 3-2 ahead int eh last five Premier League clashes but are only W1 D1 L2 in their last four on home soil against Chelsea.
Manchester City are likely to be pretty untroubled in this one. Chelsea are out of form and things just seem to be falling apart for them just at the wrong time. Look for the Citizens to run out a comfortable win by a margin of a couple of goals.
28th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Fresh from their duel at Wmelvey in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, Manchester City and Arsenal go at it back in the Premier League on Thursday night. It was City’s day at Wembley as they turned on the power in the second half to cruise past the Gunners. Given the overall poor performance of the Gunners, they won’t really be looking forward to going back up against the Citizens in this one.
Man City 3/4, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 13/4* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Arsenal’s chances of a top-five finish at this stage of the season are looking pretty slim. Even if they were to win this game they would still be six points adrift of fifth-placed Chelsea. They couldn’t live with the quality that Man City produced in the second half at Wembley on the weekend and they just lacked the character and fight really. They have league form going for them at the Emirates tough as they are W3 D2 in their last five there. They have lost once at home this season in the league with a W10 D2 L1 record. They have also averaged almost three goals per game and it is worth looking at over 3.5 goals for this fixture with Coral which is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). 54% of Arsenal’s home games this season have gone over the goal line. Their defence has been a bit of a shambles recently and Arsenal have conceded in each of their last nine league games and in each of their last four at the Emirates. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home league games.
Manchester City get back to league business after winning the EFL Cup on the weekend against Arsenal. City are though, without a win in any of their last three games away from home in the Premier league (D2 L1) and those results came after they had won their opening ten away games of the term. They have averaged 2.23 goals per game this season on their travels and they have conceded just the ten goals and therefore a Manchester City to win to nil wager at Coral is at 27/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Sergio Aguero is on fire at the moment in front of goal for them and he is the first goalscorer favourite at 7/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). He has 21 goals for the season in the league, but only six of them have been away from home (although he is their top away scorer). Six of the ten wins that Manchester City have recorded away from home in the top flight this season have been by a one-goal margin and they have opened the scoring in nine of their road games. Just once this season have they failed to score on their travels.
That is twice this season that Manchester City have recorded wins over Arsenal by scoring exactly three goals in a game. Along with their 3-0 loss at Wembley on the weekend, Arsenal were downed 3-1 in a league clash at the Etihad earlier this season. Manchester City have lost just one of their last six games against the Gunners in all competitions, winning three of those. So they are up and in each of the last seven between them have gone over 2.5 goals. Arsenal are W1 D3 L1 in their last five Premier League home games against the Citizens.
Given how much of procession it was for the Citizens against the Gunners on the weekend you would imagine that more of the same will follow in this league clash even though City are away from home. The Citizens should have some big wind in their sails so look for them to take the win to nil.
26th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens can’t seem to get themselves going away from home at the moment after a draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on the weekend. Still, they are running in pretty hot form at the Etihad though. Leicester have enjoyed a pretty successful 2018 in the Premier League, but can they go and get something out of this tough away game?
Man City 1/5, Draw 11/2, Leicester 12/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:52 a.m.)
Manchester City failed to win for the third time in a row away from home in the Premier League as they could only manage a draw at Turf Moor against Burnley. However, their home form is fantastic as they have posted a W12 D1 L0 at the Etihad this season and they are on a twelve-match winning streak there. The Citizens have scored at least three goals in each of their last five home games now and you are looking at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:52 a.m.) at bet365 for this fixture to get up over 3.5 goals. Sergio Aguero heads up the first goalscorer market for the fixture and is bang in form at the moment, with seven goals in his last four home Premier League games. City have averaged 3.5 goals per game at home this season in the top flight. Even though the Citizens have only shipped the nine goals at the Etihad, they have conceded in six of their last eight home games, so that suggests that the Foxes could get something on the board and both teams to score in the game probably isn’t a bad shout. Going back to the scoring power of City, they have scored at least two goals in their last twelve Premier League home games.
Leicester are winless in their last four away games in the top flight with a poor D1 L3 record, which isn’t the kind of thing you want behind you going to the Etihad. The point in that sequence was in a 0-0 draw out at Stamford Bridge back in the middle of January which really they should have won. Their last three defeats away from the King Power in the league have all been by a 2-1 scoreline and in the bet365 correct score market a Man City 2-1 option is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:52 a.m.). Leicester have averaged 1.5 goals per game away from home this season so they have done well in front of goal and could make an impression. The half time draw is worth a shout as they have been drawing at the break in nine of their thirteen away games. 62% of Leicester’s away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals so this should turn out to be a high scoring affair and the Foxes have collected a clean sheet in only 15% of their away games. Leicester do look vulnerable at the back, but they pose a good threat through quick counter attacks. The Foxes have scored in 77% of their road games this season.
Mani City were 2-0 winners out at the King Power earlier in the season and then the two played out a thrilling 1-1 draw in an EFL Cup meeting there as well which City won on penalties. So City are unbeaten in three against the Foxes now but in the last five Premier League meetings, City are only W2 D1 L2 against Leicester. On home soil, though they have won three of their last four against the Foxes (L1). Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings in all competitions.
The Foxes haven’t exactly been a watertight side so they will likely be exposed at the Etihad. The home form of Manchester City has been sublime so it is just worth backing the home side to get the win, but well worth covering with both teams to score in the fixture.
7th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets won’t be looking forward to this fixture at Turf Moor on the weekend particularly. They get the challenge of trying to keep Manchester City quiet. Burnley’s season has been a little difficult for them since mid-December while the Citizens will be looking to respond to having failed to win either of their last two Premier League away games.
Man City 2/7, Draw 9/2, Burnley 9/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 30th, 2018 at 8:50 p.m.)
A tough game for the Clarets as they host Champions-elect Man City. The Clarets have lost their last three straight at Turf Moor in the top flight in what has been a really tough run of home fixtures. The defeats were against Spurs, Liverpool and then Manchester United and the Clarets are big underdogs for this one too. That leaves Burnley’s home form now at W5 D2 L5 for the season and they are struggling in front of goal. The Clarets have now mustered up just the one goal in their last three home fixtures and therefore Manchester City to win to nil at William Hill for even money odds is going to appeal* (betting odds taken January 31st at 4:47 p.m.). A notable feature of Burnley’s season is the lack of goals in games at Turf Moor and just 17% of their games there this season have made it above 2.5 goals. So it is worth a flutter on this one going under the goal line? Burnley have scored eight goals on home soil this season, conceding just the nine through a brilliant defensive effort. They have taken a clean sheet in 50% of their games at Turf Moor this term.
Manchester City’s away form has seen them only collect the one point from their last two on the road. That point was in a draw at Crystal Palace, the game that ended their record-breaking winning streak, and then they suffered their first league loss of the season as they went down 4-3 at Liverpool. So will they get back to winning ways on the road? There is a good chance of that happening as they are impressively W10 D1 L1 for the season away from the Etihad. They have taken some big hits through injury losses, but still, Sergio Aguero is there and heads up the William Hill first goalscorer market at 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken January 31st at 4:47 p.m.). The Citizens have averaged 2.3 goals per game on their travels this season while they have taken a clean sheet in 58% of their road games, conceding just the nine away goals all season. They have three cleans sheets in their last four away games so there is a decent chance that they will hold the Clarets at bay you would think. In the William Hill correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (betting odds taken January 31st at 4:47 p.m.).
The Citizens have won three of their last four visits to Burnley (L1) and they have taken two wins over the Clarets already this season. City took a 3-0 home win over Burnley in their home league game against them, while rounding out as 4-1 winners in an FA Cup third round tie against the Clarets. From the seven previous Premier League meetings, Man City are W3 D2 L2 against Burnley. Each of the last four meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City should just keep rolling on with the Clarets having struggled for returns recently. Just because City haven’t been at their prolific best on the road recently, it is worth backing them to perhaps win at Turf Moor by just the two-goal margin.
31st January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City’s league march rolls on and it is West Brom who are the next ones to challenge the imperious home form of the Citizens. The Baggies got themselves a huge result at Anfield in the FA Cup against Liverpool on the weekend but it is back in the Premier League where they really need to up their game to try and get clear of relegation issues.
Man City 1/7, Draw 9/1, West Brom 20/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 29th, 2018 at 7:34 p.m.)
Manchester City will look to extend their home winning streak in the top flight to twelve games as they play host to West Brom on Wednesday night. It’s been fantastic stuff from City who have scored at least three goals in each to their last four home games in the league. They have won their last two by a 3-1 scoreline and in the bet365 correct score market a Man City 3-1 option is trading at 12/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 29th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.). There should be goals in this for City who have averaged 3.5 goals per game at home so far this season. 67% of their home games have gone over 3.5 goals. Defensively they have shipped only the nine goals at home but they have conceded in ten of their fifteen domestic home games this season, so they are liable to concede in games, even though they are well on top for the large part of all games they compete in. There may be even be a little appeal in backing both teams to score as well as the Citizens have picked up only the one clean sheet in their last seven league home games. City have been leading at half time in nine of their twelve home games, so a Man City/Man City half time/full time would offer appeal as well.
The Baggies enjoyed their crazy FA Cup day out at Anfield on the weekend, but with just the one win in their last 22 league games, they have to turn some serious attention to picking up more league victories to get themselves safe. They have lost just one of their last five games (D3 L1) in the top flight so at least have been showing some fight under Alan Pardew. But this is a game in which they could still be left in a heap down in the relegation zone. They have collected two points only from their last five away games and overall their away record this season is just W1 D4 L7. The Baggies are winless in their last eleven league games away from home and are without a clean sheet in any of their last three. They have however, scored in each of their last four league games so there’s a reasonable chance of them getting something on the board, even though they have only scored seven away goals this season. Their frequency has upped recently. This is a tough game for them though and Salomon Rondon is the only West Brom player currently to have scored more than one away goal for the club this season. They may battle but like so many before, are likely to come up short.
City have beaten West Brom twice this season and both wins were at the Hawthorns by a single goal margin in the EFL Cup and the Premier League. It means that City are on a thirteen match winning streak against West Brom across all competitions now. Each of the last ten meetings between City and West Brom have actually gone over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there. City have won their last eight home games against the Baggies.
West Brom had a good day at the office against Liverpool, but they may find the Citizens far less forgiving. The home form of Manchester City is special and even though they got kicked around against Cardiff in the FA Cup on the weekend, have the depth and quality to extend their winning streak over the Baggies. Man City to win & both teams to score.
30th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting