Southampton got the job done by collecting three points at Swansea in midweek which gives them a great cushion of a nine-point goal difference over the Swans. This was always going to be a tough finish for them and the job for them will not be to lose heavily. Manchester City picked up a win over Brighton in midweek in their final home game.
Man City 2/5, Draw 15/4, Southampton 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
Southampton are pretty much safe for the season. They would have to lose this heavily and have Swansea heavily beat Stoke on the final day of the season to take a tumble down a tier. The Saints are just W4 D7 L7 at home this season and they have won just one of their last ten at St Mary’s. The lone win in that sequence did happen in their last home match though as edged out south coast rivals Bournemouth at the end of April. Overall home and away the Saints are unbeaten in four (W2 D2) and they took a win of huge importance out at Swansea in midweek to put them on the brink of survival. Southampton have produced 20 goals in 18 home games this season and they will probably be thankful that Manchester City have already won the title and had their celebrations. That will increase the chances of the visitors being off-key. Just 29% of Southampton’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals but as this is Man City regardless of their focus over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Only West Brom have a worse home record than Southampton do this season and while a win for them is not too likely, all the same, they just don’t have to lose by much.
The Citizens eased their way past Brighton in their final home match of the season in midweek, giving Yaya Toure a good send off. The Citizens are W4 D1 in their last five games and their away form is a five-match winning streak. Overall their away record for the season stands at W15 D2 L1. The goals are still flowing from them as they have scored at least three goals in five of their last seven games played and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.) the joint shortest-price along with a 2-1 success for them. Away from home specifically they have scored at least three goals in each of their last five and a Man City 3-0 is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Manchester City have averaged 2.4 goals per away game this season and they have been tight at the back with a clean sheet in 50% of their road games and conceding at well under a goal per game on average. They are unbeaten in six away from home and have scored in each of their last seven road game. City have already broken the record for most goals and most points in a single Premier League season.
Southampton did alright at the Etihad earlier in the season only taking a 2-1 loss but that is back to back defeats against the Citizens now in the top flight. In the last five Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Southampton are W1 D1 L3 against the Citizens. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings and the Saints are W2 D1 L2 in their last five home games against Manchester City.
Manchester City are enjoying themselves still at the end of the season and will be relaxed enough on the south coast. Southampton basically just have to watch how many goals they concede on the day to just make sure of their survival. Away win and under 2.5 goals.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens have gotten their titles celebrations out of the way as they received the trophy on the weekend. This will be their final home game of the term. So the party time at the Etihad may get extended a little further. The game itself doesn’t really matter at all with everything is done and dusted for these two. City are the Champions and Brighton did enough with a win over Manchester United last weekend to guarantee survival.
Man City 1/11, Draw 9/1, Brighton 33/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
The Citizens were clearly a bit distracted on the weekend as they never really found their groove against a resilient Huddersfield at the Etihad, playing out a 0-0 draw. That leaves the Champions with a W15 D2 L1 record for the season on home soil. They are chasing records but they received the Premier League trophy on the weekend so it was more of a celebration afternoon than anything. City average 3.2 goals per game at home this season and with Brighton already safe for the season, then it will be likely that City steps it up again in this one. In the Coral correct score market a Manchester City 3-0 is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:15 a.m. on May 7th, 2018) and frankly how many off days are they likely to have? The Citizens have scored 67% of their home goals in the second half of matches but even with that, they have been leading at half time in twelve of their eighteen home fixtures so far this term. Only three of their fifteen homes wins have been by a one-goal margin.
So Brighton are safe after producing a surprise home win over Manchester United last Friday. That was a massive result for them is it guaranteed their safety. It also left them unbeaten in three games and each of the games in that sequence were against current top seven sides. They haven’t conceded in their last two games so maybe they can take some inspiration from Huddersfield’s performance on the weekend and scrap out something from this game. It is still a tough ask though and they have every right to relax now. They face a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool next weekend. Brighton away form for the season is W2 D5 L10 and they are winless in their last eleven away from the Amex. The Seagulls have managed just the nine road goals this term and that’s it. A Manchester City to win to nil wager is at 8/15 odds with Coral* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Seven of Brighton’s nine away defeats this term have been by a two-goal margin.
Manchester City collected a 2-0 away win at the Amex back in August when these two came together. That was the first league meeting between the two clubs since the old Division 2 1988/89 season. Overall in the head to head between them, Man City are 9-4 up with five drawn matches.
Manchester City will want to sign off in style at home for the season and put an extra shine on the celebrations. It should be a win for the Champions and more likely than not it will be to nil as well with no pressure on Brighton to do anything.
8th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City are closing in on setting more Premier League records for the most wins and the most number of points in a season. They haven’t let off the pace as they destroyed West Ham last weekend. That could be bad news for Huddersfield who go to the Etihad just three points above the relegation zone.
Manchester City 1/18, Draw 12/1, Huddersfield 25/1* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
What is there left to say about Man City this season? Nothing much. Since winning the title they have just gone from strength to strength instead of easing back. They have strung together a three-match winning streak, scoring twelve goals in the process. They are just out and hungry to break as many Premier League records as they can. They have already hit the 100 goals mark for the season and it’s likely that more will be coming on the weekend. In the betVictor correct score market, the shortest-priced option is a Manchester City 3-0 at 5/1* (Betting Odds took at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) just to highlight how easy the bookmaker thinks this is going to be the for Champions. City’s home record for the season is W15 D1 L1 and they have averaged 3.4 goals per game at the Etihad this term. They have scored in each and every home game and 67% of their home goals have come in the second half of matches. Manchester City have been up 1-0 at half time in seven of their home games this term. 65% of their games at the Etihad have ended over 3.5 goals.
A bit of a thankless task ahead then for Huddersfield it would seem. The Terriers are just three points ahead of the bottom three heading into the weekend so could be in bigger trouble after this match. Their away form for the season is W3 D3 L11 so that’s not good to start with. They have taken one point from their last three on the road, which was a draw at Brighton in their last away game. The Terriers have only managed the eleven away goals all season and they have failed to score in 71% of their road games. Manchester City to win to nil is pretty much written all over this at 1/2 odds with BetVictor* (Betting Odds taken at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Huddersfield haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last fourteen away games but they have been level at half time in ten of their 17 games away from the John Smiths. That would be something of a success if they can get to the break level. 78% of the away goals they have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches.
Manchester City produced a late winner when they visited Huddersfield earlier this season. That was the first ever Premier League game between the two sides. They met in the FA Cup last season with City winning a replay 5-1. Those cup games were the first between them since meeting in the Division 1 1999/200 season.
It’s just all about the manner of victory for Manchester City then, just how many goals that they can stick on the board. They look full of energy still, powerful and most importantly of all, hungry. The Terriers may not get much of a look in, home win to nil.
3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers had a poor collapse at the end of their game against Arsenal last weekend and they probably won’t be looking forward to this one too much. The Hammers go into the weekend six points clear of the drop zone. The Citizens crushed Swansea with a majestic performance at the Etihad last weekend as they look to break some Premier League records.
Man City 1/3, Draw 15/4, West Ham 9/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Hammers looked on course for a point at Arsenal on the weekend before they collapsed and conceded three goals in the last ten minutes. That snapped at a three-match undefeated sequence of form that they were on (W1 D2). The Hammers have lost just one of their last seven on home soil in the top flight where they have posted a W6 D5 L5 record for the season. Their last two home wins have been with a clean sheet but even finding any way to win this looks to be a stretch. West Ham have taken a clean sheet in 38% of their home games this season but they aren’t likely to shut out City. But can they make an impact themselves going forward? Both teams not to score at bet365 is at even money* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018) and perhaps the safest option to roll with. Of the goals that West Ham have come up with on home soil, 60% of them have come in the second half of matches. Marko Arnautovic was on target again in the weekend and he is clearly their best route to goal. West Ham have already lost their other two games played against current top four sides and this is just likely to go the same way.
The Citizens romped to a 5-0 win against Swansea at home to celebrate their league title success but they want more, they want to set Premier League records. The Citizens have won their last four away games in the top flight, scoring at least two goals in each of those and they were spectacularly good on the weekend in beating Swansea. City have averaged 2.35 goals per away game this season and have given up an average of just 0.7 goals per away game. Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). Their top scorer away from home this season is Raheem Sterling with a seven-goal haul so he is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market. Manchester City have won 82% of their away games, that’s what the numbers stack up to and have scored in all but one of their road games. In each of their last five games home and away they have netted at least twice and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). It is party mode for them at the moment but they are still hungry for more.
Manchester City had a tight squeeze against the Irons earlier this season, winning 2-1 at home thanks to a winner from David Silva seven minutes from time. City are on a four-match winning streak against West Ham in all competitions and are undefeated in five. City have scored at least twice in each of their last five against West Ham, keeping two clean sheets in their last three against them. They won 4-0 at West Ham last season.
Man City don’t look as if they have any intention of taking their foot off the gas so expect a performance from them still. They are likely to crack West Ham’s defence easily enough so away win & over 3.5 goals.
26th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
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