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Bayern Munich v Manchester City Betting Preview – Friendly, 20th June

A glamourous friendly for punters to get their teeth into. Friendly betting is always up in the air, but this clash at the Allianz Arena should be an energetic affair. Manchester City won’t have all of their big name players available, they won’t join up until City leave for China afterwards for the International Champions Cup. So we may see mostly City youth for this one, but for new boss Pep Guardiola, this is a special return to the club that he just left. Can he get one over on his former employees.

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Bayern Munich v Manchester City Betting Tips

Well on paper this would be a real star-studded, glamourous pre-season friendly, but a lot of the big name stars are likely to be sitting this one out. This is early in the summer still and with players resting after Euro 2016, it’s not going to quite be the heavyweight clash that it could be. Both of these will be taking part in the International Champions Cup which starts up very soon, and Manchester City’s big-name stars won’t be joining up with the club until they hit China. City take on rivals Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund in China. Bayern Munich go in the USA/Europe section where they will play AC Milan, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Well the result isn’t going to have any bearing on anything that will happen ahead for the rest of the season. Both of these will be targeting their domestic league titles and the UEFA Champions League titles of course, so maybe down the line they will clash again. Much of the hype about this one is Pep Guardiola heading back to the Allianz Arena to face his former club. His era with Manchester City has been a long time coming after it was announced six months ago that he was leaving the Germans to take over at the Etihad. The goalscorer betting markets are difficult for friendly matches because of the changes to starting elevens, so you are better off waiting until kick off and looking at in-play markets.

Some of the top pre-match markets around to look at include the over/under 2.5 goals market which is a price of 4/7 to go under the goal line with online bookmaker Bet365. You can have a crack at 1/2 on both teams to score in the match as well. With both sides likely to be looking at youthful line ups then that will raise the expectancy of goals. In the Correct Score market a 1/1 draw is a 6/1 shortest-priced punt while a 2-1 win for Bayern Munich is a 15/2 wager. The shortest priced Manchester City Correct Score victory is a punt of 12/1 on them to win 2-1.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City Betting Odds

Bayern Munich 8/11, Draw 5/2, Man City 10/3

Bayern Munich v Manchester City Predictions

Well the result doesn’t matter in this one of course, but you can still have a crack at the match outfit. You would have to side with the home side in a friendly, just because things are so much up in the air, at least that’s some kind of advantage to look for. Shoot for the match going over 2.5 goals as well.

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19th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

The League Cup is the first piece of top level silverware to get settled in England for the season. In early 2017 someone will be standing up at Wembley with the League Cup trophy in their hands. Last season that was Manchester City who edged out Liverpool on a penalty shoot out after a 1-1 draw in the match. The Citizens are one of the favourites to go back out and win the trophy against, trading as 7/1 joint favourites at online betting site Bet365.

They aren’t just joint favourites with one other team, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all on the same price. This is a different kettle of fish to the FA Cup of course, with most of the big clubs not really having a lot of interest in the tournament until the latter stages. This is an inconvenient extra campaign for some, particularly those running in Europe at the same time. So with understrength sides being fielded by the top clubs,it gives rise to opportunities for the outsiders to squeeze in through the door.

That having been said, despite a lack of interest, the title has predominantly stayed with a top Premier League Club. In the last twelve seasons, the title has been won by Manchester City twice, Manchester United three times, Chelsea three times, Spurs, Liverpool, Birmingham and Swansea. So you can see that the powerhouses in the English game still generally work their way to success, which says a lot about the depth of squads.

In the last two seasons were have seen big Chelsea v Spurs and Manchester City v Liverpool clashes in the final of the tournament so maybe interest is getting raised a little bit more. Liverpool incidentally are the most successful club ever in the history of the competition, having won it eight times before. Last season this was a genuine shot at some silverware with the Reds not getting close to the Premier League title and they attacked it hard. If they follow the same process this term particularly with them not being involved in Europe they could represent some value.

So the Reds may make a valuable punt to get their hands on the title at that 7/1 mark. The last time they did win it was in 2012 against Cardiff. But then you have Manchester City who have laid down some power in the recent editions, winning two of the last three competitions. So you can’t dismiss them and Chelsea’s win in 2015 and new boss Antonio Conte likely to drive his men hard at everything, also look a decent punt as well. That would leave Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho had the special touch at Chelsea in the League Cup, winning it three times with them. So that has to put the Red Devils among the front-runners as well. Behind those four you have Arsenal and Tottenham at a 10/1 price. It’s been a long time since Arsenal got their hands on the title, you have to go back to the early nineties for that. Tottenham’s last success came in 2008 when they took down Chelsea. With Spurs and Arsenal more heavily focused on the Premier League title, the price is a fair reflection of them.

League Cup 2016/17 Odds

Man City 7/1, Chelsea 7/1, Man Utd 7/1, Liverpool 7/1, Tottenham 10/1, Everton 20/1, West Ham 20/1, Southampton 25/1, Leicester 25/1, Stroke 25/1, 50/1 bar

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League cup History and Stats

There’s not a lot of prize money riding on this so you can see why the big clubs don’t throw as much priority at this as other competitions. There is just a one-hundred thousand pound prize for the winners and just to put that into context, the winner of the FA Cup lands two million. The League Cup was invented as a consolation tournament for teams who had already been ditched from the FA Cup in a season. The Tournament was first contented in the 1960/61 season and was a midweek, floodlit tournament. Aston Villa were the first ever winners of the tournament.

Villa have won the League Cup five times in their history but not since 1996 have they tasted success. That five trophy haul has left them level with Chelsea for title wins, with three of Chelsea’s titles coming since 2005. Then you have Manchester United, Spurs, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester City all with four League Cup titles and Leicester with three. Coming home with two wins each are Arsenal Norwich, Birmingham and Wolves. There have been eleven other clubs who have won the competition once.

Since the Final switched to the new Wembley Stadium four of the nine Finals have needed extra time and three of them have been settled on a penalty shoot out. Six of the nine Finals have gone over the 2.5 goal line. Tottenham have been to three of the last nine Finals (W1 L2), With Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all making two appearances since the tournament switched back to Wembley.

League Cup 2016/17 Predictions

The options look split between Man City, Liverpool and Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has a proven track record in this competition and that has to count for something pretty big, with his assembling a tough looking United squad. Liverpool went hard for silverware last season and missed out and it may be a tough ask for them to get back there. Manchester City should have much bigger targets than this, so our tip is Manchester United. This is a season where Mourinho will want to prove himself on all front and he is a winner in this competition.

14th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Premier League Betting

Another exciting season of Premier League football is on the cards and there will be some new faces plying their trade across the clubs trying to make a name for themselves. Who will finish as the Premier League Top Goalscorer this season? Last season Tottenham’s Harry Kane topped the charts with his brilliant 25 goal haul, which wasn’t enough to help Spurs land the Premier League title for the first time.

Will Kane be able to shake off a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign and fill his boots in the English top flight next season? He cut a despondent figure at Euro 2016, most people citing that he looked tired after his long season with the Lilywhites. But let’s not forget that was the second season in a row that Kane had bagged more than twenty goals in a Premier League season, having netted 21 in the 2014/15 season.

Kane is running at 7/1 in the Premier League 2016/17 Top Goalscorer market. Only one man is shorter than him in the market and that is Sergio Aguero who is a 10/3 poke. The Argentine, one of the best strikers in the world without question won the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2014/15 season with a 26 goals haul. Despite all of the goals that he has scored for Manchester City, that is his only Golden Boot title in England.

He was only the one goal behind Kane in last season’s exciting Premier League Golden Boot chase. However, Aguero scored his goals in just 30 games and therefore ended the season with the league’s best goals to minute ratio. Now you can easily imagine him at the head of a Pep Guardiola side and imagine that his output is going to increase. Will it be enough to get him the Golden Boot title for the second time?

What about Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has gone to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United? The big Swede has scored goals wherever he has gone and the talismanic forward isn’t done yet. Will his reunion with Mourinho bring out the best of him to fire him at the Premier League Golden Boot title at the first attempt? It’s a big ask, especially in a Mourinho side which isn’t likely to be as attack minded as Guardiola’s City.

Last season’s joint runner up Jamie Vardy is a 16/1 quote to finish the season as the top goalscorer in the English top flight. Will he be able to produce the kind of scoring form that he managed last season? Just shorter than him are Everton’s Romelu Lukaku at 12/1 and Chelsea’s Diego Costa at 14/1. Neither of them really have the kind of enhanced prolific scoring about them to get their hands on the prize. They will shine in patches and go on hot streaks, but the overall consistency isn’t likely to be there.

Chelsea have drafted in Michy Batshuayi from Marseille to boost their attack. The young Belgian scored 26 goals in 62 games in all competitions with Marseille and briefly put in an appearances at Euro 2016. He finished last season with seventeen league goals from League One. A dark horse at best for a quote of 20/1, but looks a great Premier League fit, and he is the same quote as Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez’s team mate Olivier Giroud is in at a quote of 16/1. Giroud has scored 57 goals in 135 game for Arsenal, a great return but his highest tally in the Premier League has been sixteen goals, a tally he netted last season and in the 2013/14 term.

Premier League Top Goalscorer Odds

Sergio Aguero 10/3, Harry Kane 7/1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 10/1, Romelu Lukaku 12/1, Diego Costa 14/1, Olivier Giroud 16/1, Jamie Vardy 16/1, Michy Batshuayi 20/1, Alexis Sanchez 20/1, Daniel Sturridge 25/1

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Premier Golden Golden Boot History and Stats

This of course goes back to 1992 when the Premier League was created and there has been a top goalscorer of choice. This is a prize where the winner gets £1,000 for each goal that he has scored through the season and that money goes to the charity of his choice. It’s one of those things in football that most remember who the first ever premier League top goalscorer was. It was Teddy Sheringham, then of Tottenham Hotspur who landed the title with 22 goals which was a low tally compared to what was to follow.

Newcastle’s Andy Cole fired of 34 league goals to win it the following season and the Alan Shearer tallied the same amount the following season to win it and he won it three times on the bounce as well, twice with Blackburn and once with Newcastle. But Shearer’s tally of three Golden Boots was topped by Arsenal’s Thierry Henry who won it three times in a row from the 2003/04 season through to the 2005/06 season adding to his top scoring features in the 2001/02 season.

Robin van Persie won it in back to back years as well, his last with arsenal and his first with Manchester United. Since Cristiano Ronaldo won the award in the 2007/08 season with Manchester United with 31 goals, only Luis Suarez has managed to match that tally with his 31 goal haul for Liverpool in the 2013/14 season before heading off to Barcelona. Overall, there have been more titles won by English players (11) than any other nationality. France and Netherlands players have combined for five Golden Boot titles each.

Premier League Golden Boot Prediction

With Manchester City and Manchester United looking set to climb back to the top and challenge for the title, we would look to one of those two clubs to produce the top scorer. Sergio Aguero managed plenty of goals even when not particularly well supported last season by a mediocre supply service. With the extra touches of attacking  quality that will be coming with Pep Guardiola’s arrival, it has to be Aguero at a quote of 7/2.

13th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

How many punters will be tempted by another big-priced winner this season getting their hands on the Premier League title? Leicester stunned the pack and the bookmakers with their title success last season. The Foxes are a big 28/1 price to go out and pull off a repeat of that success but was that just a one-off occasion. Will normal order be restored with the big guns grappling back power in the league title, or, have Leicester been able to establish themselves as one of the big guns?

There are some interesting questions abound and it is Manchester City who are 9/4 favourites to land the title win, followed by their neighbours Manchester United at 7/2. The citizens last got their hands on the title in the 2013/14 season with Manchester United having picked it up the season before. What makes it interesting this time around for them will be the fact that there are new managers in place at both clubs.

Manchester City pulled off a huge coup in drafting in Pep Guardiola to take the helm, but will he be able to establish his tika-taka football in the scrappy English top flight? Manchester City will have the spending power of course to draft in high quality players which should keep get them in the hunt, with Guardiola’s connections being able to pull in high profile players as well.

Then you have the opposite in style with Jose Mourinho having taken over at Old Trafford. The former Chelsea boss will bring his pragmatic style to the circus, but how well will that fit in at Old Trafford? The club expects open, flowing, attacking and stylish football, not something that Mourinho is particularly associated with. But Mourinho is a winner, a proven winner at that and can the Red Devils right back up there.

Chelsea also have a new man in charge as they welcome in Antonio Conte. The man is a task master, a master tactician as we saw at Euro 2016 with Italy’s great wins over Belgium and Spain. He will tighten the ship drastically at Chelsea and the Blues will be better for it, because there will be a new sense of discipline that the players probably have never faced before at the club. There’s a big wake up call for the Chelsea players after such a drastic decline last term, sparked by Mourinho falling out with everybody.

Chelsea are a 13/2 poke to win the title, with Arsenal in at 6/1. The Gunners continue to be the nearly men of the Premier League title race and Arsene Wenger can’t seem to quite find that missing piece, that edge or grit to get them over the finish line. With the decline of Chelsea and Manchester City last season, the Gunners had a brilliant chance to stretch their legs and get their hands on the title, but against misfired when it mattered the most. Can they solve the equations this time around?

The same question can be asked of Tottenham really after coming so close last season to the title. Did they miss their big opportunity or is the 7/1 quote on their shoulders at online betting site Bet365 realistic? It’s going to be a big task to pick themselves up and put in another powerful season to ensure that they are in the mix, especially with the regulars like Man City and Man Utd expected to be much stronger this season.

Premier League 2016/17 Betting Odds

Man City 9/4, Man Utd 7/2, Arsenal 6/1, Chelsea 13/2, Tottenham 7/1, Liverpool 8/1, Leicester 28/1, 80/1 bar

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Premier League 2016/17 Fixtures

The new season starts on Saturday, August 13th, so with the Euro 2016 championships having taken up a good chunk of the summer, it’s not a long break until the domestic league action in England fires itself up again. The opening game of the new season sees the newly promoted Hull City entertaining the reigning Premier League Champions Leicester. There are a couple of huge games as well going off over the first weekend too. You have Arsenal v Liverpool on Sunday, August 14th with the Gunners at 11/10 to take the win and Liverpool at 3/1. Then on Monday night you have a big London derby as Chelsea play hosts to West Ham.

Opening Weekend Premier League Fixtures
Arsenal v Liverpool
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Burnley v Swansea City
Chelsea v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Hull City v Leicester City
Manchester City v Sunderland
Middlesbrough v Stoke City
Southampton v Watford

Looking forward full circle to the end of the season as well, there is a big Arsenal v Everton clash while the other title contenders all have winnable looking matches, so if the season has come down the wire then it could be a thrilling final day of action. Let’s not forget the relegation battle as well. Will Burnley and Hull, who are the favourites to take the drop this season at even money, have done enough to be safe before heading into the final day? Will someone be able to keep themselves alive with points on the final day?

Final Day Premier League Fixtures
Arsenal v Everton
Burnley v West Ham United
Chelsea v Sunderland
Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City v Bournemouth
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Stoke City
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Watford v Manchester City

Premier League Relegation Odds

While the gripping title title will take much of the spotlight, the relegation battle each season always thrills. Last season you had a big revival from Sunderland under Sam Allardyce to survive, the season before, Leicester recorded a brilliant survival run. The newly promoted side are always at the top of the list to take the drop back down to the Championship and that means that Hull and Burnley are even money joint favourites to suffer relegation, with Middlesbrough at an 11/8 quote to take the drop. Of those who survived last season. West Brom and Watford are 2/1 quotes to take the drop. Sunderland and Bournemouth are 3/1 with Swansea at 4/1.

Premier League Stats

Leicester’s win last season of course was a shock to all. It really upset the apple cart, and they became just the second team other than Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea to have won the Premier League since it started in 1992. Blackburn was the other team when they won it in the 1994/95 season ahead of Manchester United. So it is more than likely that the title is going to revert back to one of the big guns.

Manchester United have been English Champions 20 times before and only Liverpool come close to that with 18 wins. However, the difference here is that Liverpool haven’t won the league since the 1898/90 season (which means no Premier League title) while Manchester United have won 13 Premier League times. There’s no comparison in terms of current success at all.

Looking back at the Premier League stats from last season, the 1-1 scoreline was the one that turned up the most often. A total of 41 games ended with that drawn scoreline which was 11% of all games. A 1-0 home win was the next most frequent result with 37 games ending in that scoreline followed by 9% of all games ending in a 1-0 away win and then 8% of games ending in a0-0 draw. So there, the low scoring games were the clear way to go last term.

There were home wins in 41% of the matches and away wins in 31% percent of the games. In total over the course of the season there was an average of 2.7 goals per game and both teams scored in 52% of matches. 53% of all Premier League matches last season went over 2.5 goals. Almost 17% of all goals in the English top flight last season were scoring after the 80th minute.

Premier League Predictions

Where is the title going to end up this season? Manchester United may be the ones with value to get the job done, because of Jose Mourinho and his proven track record in England. Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has to come in and overhaul things with an entire new style, whereas Mourinho is likely to implement his a lot quicker on the Red Devils. It may be a title without flair and swagger, but Mourinho’s ego fits perfectly in the Theatre of Dreams and he may be able to outsmart the pack once again and prove to his critics that he hasn’t lost his special touch. It’s a big return to English football for Mourinho after his meltdown at Chelsea last term, expect him to be coming in breathing fire. Manchester United outright at 7/2 gets our nod.

13th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


Swansea v Manchester City Betting Preview

High pressure stakes for Manchester City here and Pep Guardiola will be watching nervously. The Citizens have to get a point at the Liberty Stadium to book their spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. They lose and Manchester United win their final game at home Bournemouth, then it will be the Europa League for the Citizens. Swansea have won their last two Premier League matches and are running on some great form at home in the top flight. Will they stop the Citizens from getting back to the Champions League?

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Swansea v Manchester City Betting Tips

Well the Swans have put together some really good form in South Wales at the Liberty Stadium. Enough to suggest perhaps that they aren’t going to be a pushover. Swansea have only shipped the three goals in their last seven Premier League matches and there have been four clean sheets in that stretch of games. So pretty good and they will make the Citizens work hard for the point that the visitors need to get into the UEFA Champions League next season. Swansea have really turned things on in their last two matches, taking back to back wins over both Liverpool and West Ham, scoring seven goals across those two games. Those were two very good wins for them and altogether now they are on a four match winning streak at the Liberty which is their best run of home results in the history of the competition. If you are looking for a goalscorer trend from Swansea’s side then Bafetimbi Gomis has scored on both of his last two Premier League appearances against Man City and he is 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market. Over 2.5 goals in this game does still look likely at a price of 8/15. Swansea lost 2-1 at the Etihad earlier in the season.

The Welsh outfit can become just the second team to beat Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man United at home in a single Premier League season, after Blackburn in 1993/94 if they take three points off City on Sunday. But while things have been going well for them at home recently, they have only bagged the one clean sheet in fifteen matches against top-eight opponents this season. Both teams to score in Swansea v Man City betting is a quote of 4/6. Man City can’t really rely on just turning up and taking the draw, they will have to put some effort into this. The Citizens have good form going against the Swans having won six and lost none of their last seven Premier League Games against the Welsh club. They have been let down most of the season by their big players not standing up to be counted. This is where they really need them to all show up.

Manchester City have only gone W12 D2 L1 in their last four Premier League outings and really missed a big opportunity in a recent draw with Arsenal to book a top four spot. Now they have to sweat a little more as they go to the Liberty. Former Swans star Wilfried Bony has scored in both of his Barclays Premier League matches against former club Swansea City and he is a quote of 11/8 to do it again, while Yaya Toure has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games against Swansea and is a 7/4 quote. Then there is Sergio Aguero of course who is on a six match scoring streak in the Premier League, his best ever streak. Aguero can be backed at 3/1 in the first goalscorer market. Not an easy game for City who have won only one of their six final day Premier League games that they have played away from home (D2 L3) and they have won just two of their last six top flight away games (W2 D2 L2).

Swansea v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 1/2, Draw 15/4, Swansea 17/4

Swansea v Manchester City Predictions

You get the feeling that City are going to be made to sweat in this one because of the good form that the Swans are in. However, the Welsh side have struggled for clean sheets against the top sides this season so that should give the Citizens a whiff of a chance in this one. It could be drama and look for City to take three points by a one goal margin. Away win.

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13th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Manchester City

Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Preview

The Citizens now at least have full focus on the end to their domestic season and they need to stay switched on to secure a top four finish, but they have failed to beat Arsenal at the last four attempts. As for the Gunners, they have closed to within three points of second placed Spurs and if the Lilywhites fail to beat Southampton earlier in the day, then the gap could narrow further to their bitter rivals. So even with the Premier League title wrapped up by Leicester, this is still a huge game even if it’s not a title battle itself.

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Tips

So Manchester City really need a win in this one. They head into the weekend just four points above Manchester United, who have a game in hand over them in the race for fourth. So a little more work for City to do, but they haven’t been great winning form. They have won just one of their last three top flight games in a W1 D1 L1 record and were smashed by Southampton last time out. Of course that was in the middle of their UEFA Champions League games against Real Madrid though. City have won their last two home games and three of their last four at the Etihad (L1). City’s overall home form this season has been W12 D1 L5 and they have averaged exactly 2.5 goals per game at home. Sunday’s fixture against Arsenal is a quote of 7/10 to go over the 2.5 goal line.

Sergio Aguero is a quote of even money in the anytime goalscorer market. Kelechi Iheanacho is in hot form though having scored two goals in his last two Premier League games and is a price of 7/5 to net against Arsenal. City’s win percentage against Arsenal in the Premier League is 16%, their lowest against any opponent in the history of the competition and they lost against the Gunners 2-1 earlier in the season at the Emirates. In total they have lost 23 Premier League games Arsenal, more defeated than they have suffered against any other club. So a bit of a bogey side for them and there was blow in losing Vincent Kompany again in midweek and having had that extra game as well. If you look back over the recent form of City at home, they have gone W3 L3.

Arsenal have put together an eight match unbeaten streak in the top flight and they are unbeaten in their last four away from home as well. They have bagged a clean sheet in each of their last three and that’s the first time they’ve done that since going four in a row back in May 2014. They are unbeaten in their last four against City, winning the last two and out on the road the Gunners have only lost one of their last eight. Five of those eight have been drawn, but good resiliency and that suggests they should be good for a point. The Gunners have Danny Welbeck at 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez at 2/1. Both teams to score in the game is a 4/7 option and interestingly, Arsenal have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games against the Citizens.

Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Odds

Manchester City 6/4, Arsenal 19/10, Draw 13/5

Manchester City v Arsenal Predictions

The Gunners are worth having a punt on to take a win in this one. They look the more positive of the two heading towards the end of the season. Man City’s big players have failed to turn up in most of their big games this season and the fresher Gunners have the head to head form going for them and could bag the three points.

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6th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Real Madrid

Real Madrid v Manchester City Betting Preview

The Citizens are still in the tie then after holding out for a 0-0 draw at home in the first leg. It wasn’t a game which really caught fire at any stage, but this time round the task looks a little tougher for City as they will be facing a Real Madrid side with Cristiano Ronaldo in it. He makes his return from injury after missing the first leg and that on top of facing the Spanish giants at the Bernabeu makes this a tough ask of the Premier League side. However, City have the advantage of away goals now if they can get anything on the board. Who will join Atletico Madrid in the final?

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Real Madrid v Manchester City Betting Tips

Bad news for Manchester City is that Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo back fit. He was a late withdrawal from the first leg and has missed their last three games with injury. But he is reportedly 100% fit for what is Real Madrid’s 32nd European semi final and from their previous 31 the Spanish giants have carded a W17 L14 record. This is the sixth season in a row that they have been in the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League, however they have made it through to the final just once in that sequence, when they knocked out Bayern in the 2013/14 final four. Real Madrid have hosted Manchester City just once before and that was in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage, Real Madrid taking a 3-2 win after coming from behind twice. So Real Madrid have lost five of their last six UEFA Champions League semi finals, however, they have a W4 D1 L1 from their six home matches in that sequence.

The Merengues are a side in form at home in the Champions League as well as they have banked wins in each of their home games this term and all of them to nil as well. In total, the Whites have scored 18 goals in their five home games. This second leg going over 2.5 goals is a pricer of 4/6 with Betfred. Real Madrid have actually only suffered the one loss in their last 29 home games in the competition and they are unbeaten in their last nine against English sides as well, winning six of those nine. Overall, they can boast a W7 L4 record in two-legged ties against English opposition as well, while they hold a a W7 D5 L2 at the Bernabeu against English clubs, part of an overall record of W13 D10 L10. Up as First Goalscorer favourite is Cristiano Ronaldo at 12/5 and he has been involved in 77% of Real MAdrid’s goal in this season’s’ Champions League. Gareth Bale is a 4/1 quote to net first. Real are missing Karim Benzema through injury. Madrid have won all but one of the 23 previous UEFA competition ties in which they earned a first-leg away draw.

Manchester City have only managed to avoid defeat in one of their last four visits to Spain. However, they did take a group stage win over Europa League semi finalists Sevilla away from home in this season’s Champions League. City have won two of their last four home and away against Spanish opposition. This is Manchester City’s first ever European Cup semi final so are creating history for themselves. They have played five games away from home in this season’s’ Champions League and have carded a W3 D1 L1 record from that, the loss coming at Juventus in the group stage. They have gone unbeaten in their last six matches since then though, their longest ever unbeaten streak in the competition. The Citizens have taken away a W2 D1 L5 record against Spanish clubs on the road and overall that is W5 D4 L7. From previous two-legged European ties against Spanish opposition, the Citizens have only a W1 L3 record though and they have lost all five of the UEFA ties where they drew the first leg at home.

So City have a W3 D3 record in their last six UEFA Champions League games and they have Joe Hart to thank for the draw in the first leg of the semi final. He pulled off a stunning stop late on from Pepe to keep the Citizens in this. How important will that save end up being? Stats aren’t on their side really here as only 31% of teams who have drawn the first leg of a tie 0-0 at home in the UEFA Champions League have gone on to make it through. City will be without playmaker David Silva and if ever they need Sergio Aguero at his sharpest, this is it. Aguero, who hasn’t scored in any of his last four UEFA Champions League appearances, is a 2/1 option in the anytime goalscorer market. City have had eight different players score away from home in this season’s competition.

Real Madrid v Manchester City Betting Odds

Real Madrid 1/2, Draw 15/4, Manchester City 6/1

Real Madrid v Manchester City Predictions

Real Madrid’s record from recent semi final appearances isn’t anything to write home about. However, Manchester City’s defence hasn’t been the sharpest for a long time and they are likely to face a more potent Real Madrid attack with Cristiano Ronaldo back in the line up. It could be a long night for City and look for a home win to nil.

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4th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League Betting

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It is could be a big day on Sunday in the Premier League. Leicester are in with a shot of winning the Premier League title if they can bank three points at Old Trafford against Manchester United. Manchester City also have an important game on Sunday as well as they head to Southampton in search of points to guarantee themselves a top four finish this season.

Leicester could get their hands on the title if they beat twenty-time English Champions Manchester United. The Foxes have lost just one of their last three against the Red Devils and they proved last week in hammering Swansea that they can indeed cope without Jamie Vardy. Manchester City have lost only one of their last nine Premier League games against Southampton, winning six of those so have good form as they head down to the south coast.

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Southampton v Manchester City Betting Preview

The Saints will be happy enough with the timing of this game you would imagine, because they are catching City right in the middle of their UEFA Champions League semi final tie against Real Madrid. So will that allow the Saints to put three points on the board against City, who really have to put some focus on this to secure a top four finish to get back in next season’s Champions League. Will their European excursions have an affect on their top four positing though as they take on the Saints who have won four of their last six in the top flight?

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Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips

Southampton have put together W4 D1 L1 form in their last six Premier League outings and that should put them in pretty good stead to go and beat Manchester City you would think. At least they should have a decent chance. Southampton overall have gone W9 D53 L5 at St Mary’s this season in the Premier League and they have suffered just the one loss in their last eight league games on the south coast home turf. So overall, pretty solid form from them. They have fired off exactly three goals in each of their last two home games and overall have scored in each of their last nine at St Mary’s in the Premier League. You can take a quote of 4/6 on Both Teams To Score in the game with online betting site Bet365. Southampton lost 3-1 against City earlier in the season but the Saints have lost only one of their last four at home against the Citizens.

Southampton haven’t got a great record against Manchester City in the top flight from recent meetings at all, it should be noted. They have a W1 D2 L6 record in their last nine against them. They have suffered a loss in each of their last four games played against the Citizens as well. Southampton hold a W1 D2 L1 record in their last four league games at home against the Citizens. Shane Long has four goals and four assists in his last eight Premier League appearances and is a 2/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market, which is the same price as Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane, with Mane having scored four in his last five games for the Saints. Southampton’s defence hasn’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine Premier League games, so it’s well worth having a punt on this one going over 2.5 goals at a price of 4/5.

The Citizens will likely have one eye on their trip to the Bernabeu next week to take on Real Madrid in the second log of their Champions League semi final. That may affect their line up in this one, but they have to stay somewhat focused here to ensure that they land a top four finish at the end of the season on the domestic front. City are in good form on the domestic scene having won four of their last five Premier League games and they have returned fourteen goals in total in those matches. Sergio Aguero is looking to score in six consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career after netting in each of his last five. Aguero is a price of 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market and 4/1 first goalscorer favourite. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last four away from home in the top flight, having lost just one of their last nine no the road. They have five clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches too.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Odds

Manchester City 6/4, Southampton 17/10, Draw 12/5

Southampton v Manchester City Predictions

You would have imagine that City’s interests will be elsewhere, which should give Southampton, who have proven themselves to be a very good home side, to take a point in this one. The Saints are going well enough to hold what is likely to be an understrength City at bay. It will probably be ending up as a low scoring draw.

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28th April 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


Manchester City will be put to the test like they have been at no other point of the season as they host Real Madrid on Tuesday night. It is the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi final tie and Man City, who are making their debut at this stage of the competition, take on Real Madrid who are in their record 27th European Cup semi final.

So a vast difference in experience then as the two clubs go head to head. How will that affect things at the Etihad? Well Manchester City have not conceded in their last two home games in the competition and they have only won one of their previous four home matches in the knockout stage of the competition.

But then Real Madrid have only won one of their last four away games in the knockout stage of the competition and the Merengues have lost five of their last six UEFA Champions League semi final ties. So hope perhaps for Manchester City even though the Premier League outfit will be going as underdogs for the game.

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