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David Silva (Manchester City)

Manchester City step back into Cup action this week after failing to progress in the FA Cup. City faltered at home against rivals Man Utd  in the FA Cup on the weekend, largely thanks to defender Vincent Kompany getting sent off early in the match. After falling 3-0 down, City did muster a great response in the second half with ten men and had United on the ropes. However, the comeback couldn’t be completed and now City have to turn their attention to the Carling Cup as they seek silverware for the season. After going out of the Champions League as well, City boss Mancini has said that he needs to spend more money in order to add depth to his squad. City are seen as having one of the strongest squads in the league, but clearly it is not good enough for City’s ambitions and Mancini wants extra coverage. City’s hopes haven’t been helped ahead of Man City v Liverpool Carling Cup betting because of Kompany’s ban, injury doubts over Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and David Silva as well. So it could be a City at under strength for the first leg of the Carling Cup semi final, but at least they are at home, which should count for something.

Liverpool cruised their FA Cup third round tie against Oldham last Friday, and they will get Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel back into the starting eleven. There will likely be a start for club captain Steven Gerrard as well. Liverpool are struggling more off then pitch than on it, their reputation being tarnished through racism stories and more. So the best they can do is keep things bright on the pitch to bring some positive news to the club. Liverpool, have, by and large, looked a hard team to break down and yet they lack some serious forward power. Luis Suarez off course will be sitting in the stands again as he serves his lengthy ban, so Liverpool may approach this first leg with an air of caution and will be happy enough with a draw you would feel to head back to Anfield with. Just over a week ago, the Reds went to the Etihad Stadium and were crushed 3-0, without really threatening City, and with City’s good run of form in general against Liverpool, it could be damage limitation time for Kenny Dalglish and his crew, even though City may be there for the taking being under strength and after having their confidence knocked with defeat against United on the weekend.

Man City v Liverpool Carling Cup Semi Final Betting Odds
Man City: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at VC Bet
Liverpool: 16/5 at Totesport

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10th January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Manchester City - David Silva

Manchester City v Manchester United FA Cup betting is the big headline match of the Third Round. Ever since the two were drawn out of the bag, this has been highly anticipated. What has really set this Manchester derby up for some classic thrills and spills, even more so than usual, is the fact that City hammered and embarrassed United at Old Trafford in the league. There is no doubt about, but that 6-1 win at Old Trafford for Roberto Mancini’s men was the biggest wake up call that the Red Devils could have received that City mean business for real this season. You can add the scrap at the top of the Premier League to the building excitement as well, with City seeing their lead clawed back, only for United to go and blow their chances in their last two league outings, losing back to back matches. Something unheard of for the Red Devils. With Nemanja Vidic missing at the back for Manchester United, the defence looks to be just on a little bit of shaky ground at the moment, highlighted by Newcastle 3-0 win over Untied this week. Do United have a  response in them? Can they hit back at their bitter rivals Manchester City? City will be without Kolo and Yaya Toure for the big match, as the Ivory Coast national manager refused to give them permission to play ahead of their international duties at the African Cup of Nations. So neither side are going to be at full strength, and team selections will be crucial here. Both of the Manchester clubs are out of the Champions League of course, and so with the fight between them at the top of the Premier League spilling over in to the FA Cup, then Sunday’s Man City v Man Utd FA Cup betting is bound to have more talking points.

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans saw red in the league clash back in October and online bookmaker Paddy Power have a Man City v Man Utd FA Cup betting Money Back Special running, all surrounding a red card. If the referee reaches into his pocket and produces a red card in Sunday’s Manchester derby, then the popular online bookmaker Paddy Power will refund any losing Correct Score, Scorecast, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer bets placed on the match (pre kick off). So great value in coverage there, as it means you can dip into the First Goalscorer market for example where Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney are trading as favourites at 5/1 to open the scoring. Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli are behind them at 6/1. So good prices and good coverage through the red card money back special on options like this.

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6th January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Balotelli (Man City)

It really is time for Manchester City to muster up some kind of response in their Premier League title challenge. The cracks are beginning to show after dropping four points from their last two matches in the Premier League. After being closed out at The Hawthorns on Boxing Day, a confident sounding City headed to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on New Year’s Day and were undone by a late Black Cats winner. That has been two consecutive matches where City’s prolific attack has failed to get on the score sheet. That is something which we weren’t expecting to see, not after the prolific rates at which we have seen them score this season. So the question is, are we expecting them to muster a response against Liverpool? At least they are back at the Etihad Stadium where they have a 100% Premier League success rate this season, so that should give them some security at least. City were let off the hook at the top of the Premier League standings, when their rivals United crashed at home to the struggling Blackburn Rovers, in a New Year’s fixture list which produced some very surprising results. So City are still topping the league going into their massive clash with Liverpool, but only on goal difference with the Red Devils. Striker Mario Balotelli is expected to come back into the side after sitting out their New Year’s Day defeat at Sunderland. Two games in three days for City and this is not going to be an easy one for them. In the whole of 2011, Manchester City dropped just two points at home. How will they start their 2012? They are under some mounting pressure at the summit.

Liverpool will get Luis Suarez back into the starting line up for their trip to the Etihad Stadium for Man City v Liverpool betting. The striker sat out their last match with a ban from the FA, but can step back into action. Part of Man City’s wobble at the top of the Premier League Christmas tree over the festive period, has been the fact that opposition have figured out how to disrupt their flowing play, and therefore, the chances aren’t coming for them. We can expect to see more midfield disruption coming from Liverpool, as the Reds are in great shape at the moment at the back. Liverpool were the only side in the top six to win over the New Year, beating Newcastle at home. That came after a couple of disappointing drawn matches against relegation battlers Wigan and Blackburn. The Reds have only conceded two goals in their last five Premier League matches, and so you can’t see them giving too much away against Man City, certainly not being the away team and keeping things tight naturally in that role anyway. The Reds haven’t conceded on their last two away trips in the Premier League and held the high flying City to a draw at Anfield just at the end of November, when a Joleon Lescott own goal gave the Reds a point. While Liverpool have struggled to turn one point matches into three point matches for themselves because of a lack of firepower, they have lost just once in their last fourteen Premier League matches. The Reds have also stopped Man City winning twelve times out of their last thirteen matches. That City triumph over Liverpool came last season though in this fixture, when City ran out 3-0 winners. Liverpool could have Steven Gerrard lining up from the start for them.

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Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Odds
Man City 4/6, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 7/2 at VC Bet

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3rd January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Tip & Odds: Well this surely has to be a candidate for game of the season so far. Are we going to see the best of the explosive and prolific goal scoring talents on display? Between them, Robin van Persie, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli have totaled for a crazy tally of 44 league goals, so naturally going to be worth looking at goalscorer markets for your Man City v Arsenal betting. In conjunction with BetFred’s promotion below, will look at Aguero as First Goalscorer for 4/1 with the bookie.

 Manchester City to win: 3/4 at Victor Chandler
Draw: 3/1 at Victor Chandler
Arsenal to win: 9/2 at BetFred

EPL Match Preview: What are Manchester City made of this season? Do they have the character to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season last week? Well, they will be banking on their 100% home form this season to get their title charge back on track at the Etihad Stadium. Their rivals United are now firmly breathing down their neck and so boss Roberto Mancini certainly needs a big response from his players. City have not lost a home game in 2011, in total winning 25 of 27 matches on home turf in all competition. So that is one formidable record for visiting teams to go and try to overcome. This is no easy match for Man City to bounce back in though, because Arsenal are in fine fettle themselves at the moment. Robin van Persie is firing them upwards, and one of the most notable improvements as well, is that Arsenal are much tighter at the back than they were at the start of the season. City still have a lead at the summit of the Premier League by two points, but Arsenal need to close the gap, and a win would pull them to within six points of City, and suddenly those early season woes will have been long forgotten. Will Arsenal be daunted by this trip up north? No, because they go as underdogs all the same and Wenger will like nothing more than to upset the Manchester club and prove to his critics that Arsenal are once more a genuine title contender. The pack is tight in the top five, will there be more twists this weekend? Will City’s home form be a banker, or will the impressive form of Arsenal be enough to steal a crucial victory?

Manchester City Form: After such a strong start to the new season, big spending Manchester City finally got a blot on their copy book when they threw away a 1-0 lead at Stamford Bridge in their last outing. An early strike from Mario Balotelli could not be capitalized upon, with Sergio Aguero wasting a fantastic chance to put the visitors 2-0 up and probably out of sight. However, for all Man City’s commanding possession, they didn’t create enough chances in the game, and suffered their first defeat of the season as Chelsea staged a second half comeback. Other than that, is has been a very impressive season for Manchester City, dropping just five points so far. We need to look at their home record so far this season at the Etihad Stadium, where City have rattled off seven wins from seven. In those seven home games, they have bagged themselves an whopping 24 goals, averaging 3.42 goals per game. Going the other way, although City have conceded in each of their last four Premier League home matches, they are only averaging 0.57 goals against at home, and stand that up against their prolific goal scoring and you can see why they are doing well. In their last four home matches alone they have netted fifteen times, so that is what the Arsenal defence will have to try and contend with. 86% of City’s home matches have finished over 2.5 goals so far this season, and obviously they have scored in each one. Manchester City have opened the scoring in 93% of all of their matches so far this season, an incredible stat. The goal scoring is being led by Sergio Aguero, who has netted eleven times (seven of them being at home), while Edin Dzeko has supported with 10 and Balotelli is now creeping up with a tally of 8. Arsenal as a whole have only scored two more goals than those three City strikers put together. City are still a very strong second half side, with the majority of their goals coming after the half time break. 71% of all their league goals this season have come in the second half of matches, the half hour in particular after the restart being highly profitable for them. Still, despite that defeat last week, eight wins out of their last ten matches shows some pretty impressive form. Will they show their Premier League title credentials by having the character to bounce back strongly from the blues at Stamford Bridge?

Arsenal Form: For all of Manchester City’s form this season, Arsenal’s over the last eight matches has been even more impressive. After a torrid start to the season, which saw them lost four of their opening seven matches, Arsenal have settled into their groove. They are now unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches, with seven wins coming in that period. It has been a staggering turn around in form, but on which does need weighing up. In that run of eight matches, on Chelsea have really been what can be considered a big test for them. That was at the end of October, so it has been a while since Arsenal have really been tested hard. This will change on Sunday of course with a trip to Manchester City. It is no surprise that Arsenal’s form has largely been down to the strike power of Robin van Persie, who is now supposedly a big summer transfer target for Manchester City. The Gunners will come up against Samir Nasri, who moved north in the summer, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side’s improved form will be enough to at least take a point. Arsenal have won their last three away matches, but that has been their only three triumphs on the road in seven attempts this season. They have tasted defeat three times on the road, and earned themselves one draw. The huge problem has been at the back for Arsenal away from home, where they have conceded more than they have scored. Without doubt Arsene Wenger has steadied the ship of course, and eight of those goals against did come during that embarrassment at Old Trafford earlier in the season. What should give Arsenal a bit of confidence, is that they have at least scored in every away match aside from their season opener. So will they be able to carry their form through and get something out of Sunday’s big match in Man City v Arsenal betting? The Gunners have scored seventeen times on the road, which is more than they have actually scored at home this season, and 86% of their away matches this season have finished over 2.5 goals. Arsenal appear to be dangerous in front of goal at all periods of their matches, but they have scored the most in the last fifteen minutes of their games. 61% of all their goals this season have come in the second half, but have opened the scoring in just 53% of their games. No surprise then who leads the goal scoring charts for them. That will be Robin van Persie, who has netted fifteen times now, seven of those coming away from home. Really has not had much support from anywhere else in the squad, so he will be the big danger man.

Head to Head: Interestingly enough, Arsenal have the head to head supremacy when the two sides meet in Manchester. Out of 89 meetings up north, Arsenal have come away with 37 victories, compared to 31 from the hosts. Last season’s corresponding league fixture was another scalp for Arsenal, as they ran out 3-0 winners, ending a sequence of three consecutive defeats at Man City. So out of the last four meetings at City, there have been two wins a piece, but that 3-0 win mentioned above, is the only match out of the last five meetings where Arsenal have gotten on the score sheet against City. Looking at the head to head stats, it could be a close one.

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17th December 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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Little doubt about the big Premier League match of the weekend, as we look at Manchester City v Arsenal betting. Roberto Mancini’s City got their first taste of domestic defeat last Monday, when a second half come back from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stole all three points away from the league leaders. City still hold top spot, but only by two points now over Manchester United following that defeat at the Bridge. Man City v Arsenal betting doesn’t provide an easy game to bounce back in for the league leaders, but they will be happy to be back at home and hopefully start another long unbeaten run in the league. How will City respond? They missed out on the knockout stages of the Champions League and were finally overturned in the Premier League. What kind of a response will they have now, in this massive test of character for them. Facing an Arsenal side which are in red hot form at the moment, they can be assured that the visitors will be gunning hard for them, and hoping to take any advantage of a dip in City’s confidence. This is when real Champions stand up and scrap for every point they can in the face of some adversity. Will City’s title contending character shine through?

It has been a remarkable turnaround on the season for Arsenal, who started so very poorly, that is seemed like Arsene Wenger’s job was under threat. Now, as we head to Man City v Arsenal betting, the Gunners are on an eight match unbeaten streak in the league, winning seven of those. Their revival has been sparked by the power of Robin van Persie of course, who has now scored fifteen league goals for the Gunners this season. They have needed his influence and class to pull them through to get their title charge back on track. The Gunners are up in fifth and would really set the cat amongst the pigeons if they took three points away from the Etihad Stadium in Sunday’s big Premier League clash. That win would put them within just six points of City and blow the title race wide open. The race for the top four spots in the league is already a fierce one, and Arsenal just need to keep their momentum going. The Gunners will have to be careful at the back, because they are prone to conceding, and against the attacking power that City can throw out, their improved defence must carry themselves well. The Gunners haven’t faced a really tough test for some time. How will they cope in facing perhaps a City backlash?

Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a great Man City v Arsenal betting promotion running for the big match. There of course is going to be a glittering array of attacking talent on show, from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, to Mario Balotelli and Robin van Persie. If either Balotelli or Van Persie scores the last goal of the match, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles placed on the match. How’s that for coverage! It means that you can look at markets like the First Goalscorer, where Dzeko and Aguero are 9/2 and Van Persie is at 11/2. Or how about the Correct Score market, where a 1-0 City win fetches 7/1, and an Arsenal 1-0 is trading at 14/1. There are great prices all around in the markets covered by the Paddy Power Man City v Arsenal Money Back Special, so it’s worth getting in there and doing your betting.

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Odds at Paddy Power
Man City 8/11, Draw 13/5, Arsenal  4/1


16th December 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

Manchester City v Napoli Champions League betting sees the welcome return of two sides to Europe’s elite competition. Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City booked their first trip to the Champions League with a third place finish in the Premier League last season, and it has been a very long 43 years since we have seen them compete at this level. Napoli have been in the same boat really, but not for quite as long, as they have been absent from top European competition for 21 years now. So both sides are making their debut in the Champions League format of the European Cup. For City, you have to back, way back to 1968/69 when they played in the European Champions Clubs’ Cup and got knocked out in the first round. Manchester City already look to be building on the massive steps they took forward last year, rattling off four wins from four in the new Premier League season, keeping pace with rivals Manchester United. City, who have been berated over the past couple of years for some negative and unadventurous play, have fired off 15 goals in their four matches so far, making a fantastic start. New summer signing Sergio Aguero looks to already be an extremely profitable move, as the Uruguayan struck a hat trick on the weekend against Wigan. Spaniard David Silva also continues to be a massive influence in the side as well, and even Carlos Tevez got his first start of the season on the weekend. Manchester City look as if they are growing up very fast, and now it will be interesting to see how they cope with the demands of the Champions League. They have drawn a tough group, with Bayern Munich and Villarreal also in the mix in Group A, and that is why it is imperative that City get off to the strongest start possible here. Mancini firmly believes that Manchester City can get even better, so now will be the time to prove it.

They certainly have good depth in their squad, and should be able to cope with the demands, but it is no secret that these tough European matches can be distracting. There are a lot of comparisons to draw between Napoli and Manchester City, as they both have been coming to a boil in their respective domestic leagues. Manchester City have obviously spent big and are only looking ahead, to taste the kinds of success that their city neighbours United have had for so long. They seem as if they are actually now in a position to really be a threat and are trading well in outright betting for the Champions League, and for a first time entrant going off at 11/1 with Boylesports to win the tournament outright, it shows exactly how they are perceived. This of course isn’t City’s sudden drastic re-entry into European competition, as they reached the last 16 of the Europa League last year. They crashed out to Dynamo Kiev after putting up some pretty strong home performances, so that all could well have been a good testing ground for City to take on the Champions League. City do have an impressive run of form at the Stadium of Light, having not lost in twelve European matches played there. While City have not met Napoli ever before, they have had a brief flirtation with Italian opposition, which includes a 1-1 draw with Juventus in last year’s Europa League.

So what of Napoli? Well they haven’t come across English opposition very often in their history, in fact, when they met Liverpool in the Europa League last season, was the first time they had squared off against an English team. They drew 0-0 at home and then lost 3-1 to Liverpool in the group stage of last season’s Europa League. But Napoli really came good in Serie A last year, and with their third place finish, they secured their best league finish for over twenty years. Serie A is one of the last major European Leagues to get underway, and so Napoli have only one match under their belt this season. It was a good one though, as they won away at Cesena 3-1. It was a good start and they looked pretty sharp and dynamic.

Manchester City v Napoli Champions League Betting Odds
Manchester City to win: 2/5 at Totesport
Draw: 4/1 at Paddy Power
Napoli to win: 9/1 at Bet365

Manchester City v Napoli Betting Tip: It is a good fixture for Manchester City to start their Champions League campaign off with, and would pencil them in for a win. They have shown a lot of class up front and the home crowd will want that to continue. Not sure if Mancini is going to play things a little more cautiously in Europe or take a lesson from Tottenham’s debutant efforts last year and simply go for it. Either way, they should win this on home turf. We’ll take a Manchester City 1.5 Asian Handicap for 11/10 at VC Bet.

Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, MAN CITY (11/at Boylesports to win Champions League outright), Napoli


13th September 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League










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