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Champions League

A rematch of one of last season’s round of sixteen ties in the UEFA champions League is on the cards, as Man City were once again drawn against Spanish giants Barcelona.

City have had little luck with their draws in the Champions League in their relatively short history in the competition, and they have drawn another short straw this time around.

City pay the price for failing to win their group, although again it was a tough one as they had to battle with Bayern Munich, Rome and CSKA Moscow. Back to back wins over Bayern Munich and Rome saw City edge through in second place behind the Bundesliga outfit from their group.

So City’s success has come with a heavy price tag because they are now charged with trying to beat Barcelona to progress to thee quarter finals.

It has been a strange Champions League draw for City, because they faced CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich in the group stage, just as they had done last year, and now face Barcelona in the round of sixteen, again, just as they did last season.

City came unstuck in last season’s round of sixteen against Barcelona, losing 4-1 on aggregate against the Catalans. Barcelona won 2-0 in Manchester and then finished the job with a 2-1 win back at the Nou Camps. Goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves in both fixtures was enough for the Catalans to progress, with Vincent Kompany getting City’s consolation in the tie.

City are 5/2 underdogs for the first leg of the round of sixteen meeting, which will be played in Manchester on February 24th. Barcelona are even money at online betting site Bet365 to pick up the away win and the Spaniards are 4/11 odds on To Qualify from the tie.

The Citizens have only ever managed three wins from eleven previous meetings with Spanish opponents, losing five of those eleven. Two of those victories came home and away against Villarreal CF in the 2011/12 group stage.

As for Barcelona, their win in Manchester last season, snapped a run of five away games against English sides without a win for the Blaugrana (D2 L3), a sequence that included semi-final eliminations against Manchester United in 2008 and Chelsea in 2012.

Barcelona’s record away at English clubs though isn’t great, winning just seven of their 29 away games played against English sides, losing 14 of those. However, they have massive strength at home, because they have won fifteen and lost just two of 28 home fixtures at the Nou Camp against English opposition.

Barcelona have also beaten English clubs in three UEFA Champions League finals: Arsenal FC (2006) and Manchester United FC (2009, 2011).

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Champions League Outright Winner Odds at Bet365

Bayern Munich 11/4, Real Madrid 11/4, Barcelona 6/1, Chelsea 8/1, Man City 18/1, Atletico Madrid 20/1, Arsenal 20/1, bar 28/1


17th December 2014 / Lee - Category: Champions League

Champions League

The draw for the round of sixteen in this season’s UEFA Champions League was made on Monday, and the last sixteen teams standing all know their places in the knockout stage now. Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are in the mix and of the three, the Citizens once again seem to have gotten the short end of the stick, paying a heavy price for not winning their group, while Arsenal dodged some big bullets.

In a repeat of last season’s round of sixteen tie, the Citizens will once again go into battle against Spanish giants Barcelona, with the first leg to come from the Etihad on February 24th, 2015. Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate over City in last season’s round of sixteen and the Catalans are favourites to get through again, running as 6/1 favourites to win the tournament outright.

On the back of the draw, the Citizens drifted out to a price of 14/1 to win the Champions League at online betting site Skybet.

Chelsea went into the draw for the round of sixteen as the only seeded English side, but will still face a tricky test. They meet a side who they beat in last season’s knockout stage, as the Premier League leaders will once again pit their wits against French outfit PSG. The two met in last season’s quarter finals, with Chelsea making it through.

Along with the Citizens, Chelsea also drifted in the outright Champions League market from 11/2 to 15/2 after receiving the tricky PSG draw.

Arsenal will be the happiest of the three English sides in the UEFA Champions League draw. Arsene Wenger’s men finally got a bit of luck, and Wenger will get the chance to go home and face a former club that he managed as Arsenal take on Monaco, who currently sit sixth in Ligue 1.

In contrast to Man City and Chelsea, Arsenal were the only one of the three English sides to have their odds trimmed a little bit, but they are still the longest priced of the English contenders, out at a massive 22/1 with online bookmaker Skybet.

Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer said: “It’s yet another tough draw for City but we’re certainly not writing them off given the way they turned things around to make it this far.

“However, the fitness of Sergio Aguero could be key and if he is not fit in time then their odds on progressing will drift.

“The other two English sides are both expected to come through their ties but Jose Mourinho, for all his talk about hoping to face PSG again, will know there were more favourable opponents in the draw than the French giants.”

UEFA Champions League Last-16 Draw

February 17 and March 11:

Paris St Germain v Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich

February 18 and March 10:

Schalke v Real Madrid

Basle v Porto

February 24 and March 18:

Manchester City v Barcelona

Juventus v Borussia Dortmund

February 25 and March 17:

Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

Arsenal v Monaco

15th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Champions League

It was a dramatic night in the UEFA Champions League from Manchester City, who, after looking down and out in their group, sounded off with an away win at Roma to book their spot in the round of sixteen of the competition.

It wasn’t an easy or convincing campaign by the reigning English champions, but wins over Bayern Munich and Roma saw the Citizens squeeze their way through from the tough group, which also included CSKA Moscow.

City are out as 12/1 shots to win the UEFA Champions League, with Arsenal, who, like City will be unseeded for the first knockout stage because of finishing as group runners up, are a long 33/1 shot to go all the way and claim Europe’s biggest club prize.

But Chelsea, who cruised their way through to the knockout stage are in as 6/1 shots after winning their group and they are also quoted at 8/11 with online bookmaker William Hill to be the English side which gets the further in the competition this season. Arsenal are 8/13 to crash out in the round of sixteen, while Man City are 6/5 to go out at the first knockout stage. Chelsea are 7/2 to fall at the semi final stage as they did last term.

Bayern Munich are general 3/1 favourites to win the title, just ahead of Real Madrid at 10/3 and 5/1 shots Barcelona. Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano leads the race for the Golden Boot on nine goals but Lionel Messi, who is just one behind, is the 5-4 favourite. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is a 5/1 shot for the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in the group stage.

12th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Premier League Betting

Leicester v Manchester City Betting Preview

The Citizens have really come to life and are putting some great form together, having won their last six in all competitions. With a visit to the League’s bottom side on Saturday afternoon, there doesn’t look to be too much threat of Manuel Pellegrini’s men having a major slip up. With the gap to Chelsea just three points now, the Citizens need to keep the momentum going.

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Leicester v Manchester City Betting Tips

The Foxes are seriously slumping and there doesn’t look to be a way out for them. They have lost eight of their last ten games in the Premier League (D1) and they just can’t find the goals nor keep the clean sheets at the back to really threaten a win. They have lost their last three on the bounce now, two of them by a one goal margin, generally sloppy defending letting them down at the end of the day. The Foxes have managed to take just two points from their last thirty available now and are rapidly heading towards a quick return to the Championship. This has been Leicester’s worst start to a Premier League season after 15 games; even lower than 2003-04 (16 points), 2001-02 (13) and 1994-95 (12) the three seasons they were relegated.

Only one of the last nine meetings between Leicester and Man City in all competitions has ended in a home win (HW1 D3 AW5), so that’s another thing not working in their favour. Leicester’s home record this season in the Premier League is W1 D4 L2, so it’s not a terrible record, but not one that is going to prop up a survival challenge. In the anytime goalscorer market, Leonardo Ulloa is a 2/1 shot for the Foxes, and he has scored six goals from just nine shots on target in the top flight this season. The last time that Leicester hosted Manchester City was in the Capital one Cup back in December of last year, a game which saw the Citizens run out 3-1 winners and the Foxes have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games against City.

City are running hot and bagged themselves even more confidence during the week when they secured an away win at Rome to make progress through to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. That is six wins from six in all competitions now for Manuel Pellegrini’s men, and they are looking methodical at the moment. They are still missing Sergio Aguero though, so Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are even money shots in the anytime goalscorer market. Dzeko scored a brace in that December meeting in the League Cup last year. Yaya Toure has rediscovered his scoring touch, with three goals in his last four league appearances for City.

For all their perceived troubles this season, Manchester City have only had more points at this stage of a season in one previous campaign (2011-12 – 38 points). So they are doing alright. They have certainly tightened up at the back, having shipped just the one goal in their last four games in all competitions. Their way form is good with a W5 D2 L1 record on their travels in the Premier League this season and they have won their last two away games on the bounce, scoring seven goals and conceding just the one. They are hitting their stride and Leicester probably won’t be able to stop them.

Leicester v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 1/2, Draw 15/4, Leicester 6/1

Leicester v Manchester City Predictions

City did put in a huge effort against Roma in the week, but that shouldn’t slow them up here. They are in good form, a more confident side than we have seen at any other stage of the season so far and should be able to pick up a routine win here adding value to the Sportingbet enhanced odds offer. It should be an easy three points to keep up the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

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12th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Chelsea saw their odds trimmed for Premier League title success after they saw their lead halved to just three points on the weekend. Chelsea suffered a shock loss at Newcastle on Saturday, ending their 23 match unbeaten run in all competitions from the start of the season.

A well organised Magpies defence managed to keep the league leaders at arms length, opening up the title race a bit. Manchester City took full advantage by taking three points at home against a spirited Everton, despite losing Sergio Aguero through injury early in the game.

Chelsea are now out to 4/7 at Sky Bet to win the Premier League title, while the Citizens have been trimmed into a 7/4 quote, in what looks to firmly be a two horse race race.

Arsenal went on the drift to 50/1 to win the league after they suffered a 3-2 loss at Stoke, a game in which the Gunners defence won just one tackle in the ninety minutes. Liverpool are at 150/1 after they could only manage a home draw against Sunderland.

Manchester United are running as third favourites in the Premier League outright winner market at a quote of 18/1 with Skybet.

7th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Champions League

Manchester City v Roma Betting Preview

With all sorts of connotations going on about draws happening on match day six, a win should guarantee a spot in the next round for either of these. City, Roma and CKSA Moscow are all level on 5 points, but it is the clash in Rome which looks set to settle second spot behind group winners Bayern Munich. Who will grab the opportunity to progress in what is bound to be a tense battle in the Italian capital?

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Manchester City v Roma Betting Tips

City would have wished for an easier last game. But still, they may take some confidence from springing a surprise win over Bayern Munich on match day five to keep their qualification hopes alive. But that win over Bayern has been the only victory that Manuel Pellegrini’s troops have picked up so far in the group. A win should send City through on Wednesday, as long as CSKA don’t shock Bayern Munich as well, while the Citizens will progress with a score draw as long as CSKA lose against Bayern. If City only manage a goalless draw, then they will be pipped to the post by Roma. First out of the gate, is the worrying stat that City have never won in Italy, having posted a W0 D2 L2 record there.

On the road in the group, City lost 1-0 at Bayern Munich and then blew a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow. When City hosted Roma in Manchester on match day two, Roma secured a point through a wonderful Francesco Totti equaliser after Sergio Aguero had opened the scoring from the penalty spot. The Premier League side are likely to be missing the injured Sergio Aguero for the return, leaving them to lean on someone like 2/1 anytime goalscorer shot Edin Dzeko to produce the goods up front for them. City do get Yaya Toure back though, who missed match day five through suspension. This is likely to be a nervy game for both so expect it to go under 2.5 goals.

With that goal in Manchester, Francesco Totti became the oldest player in the history of the UEFA Champions League to score a goal. The evergreen Totti is also a 2/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market. Roma are a good home side and have suffered just the one home defeat in all competitions this season. That was a 7-1 humiliation dished out by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on match day three. They have won nine and drawn one of their other ten games played at home, so the Stadio Olimpico is no easy place to go to. Roma have not failed to score in a home game in all competitions this season either, and beat CSKA Moscow 5-1 in their other home group game.

Another stat in favour of the Italians, is Roma having won their last three home games against sides from the Premier League. The most recent occasions that they did host a side from England in Rome, they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea. They followed that up with a 1-0 home win over Arsenal in the round of sixteen. If you take out that 7-1 hammering they took against Bayern, Roma are a strong defensive unit at home and you have to consider that their chances of progressing will heighten with a clean sheet. Assuming CSKA are defeated, Roma will progress only with a goalless draw and not a score draw.

Manchester City v Roma Betting Odds

Roma 7/5, Man City 9/5, Draw 5/2

Manchester City v Roma Predictions

Roma are not an easy nut to crack on home soil, Bayern being the only side to win there this season. So you have to look at those strengths and expect the Serie A outfit not lose this one. City will miss Aguero and backing the draw in the outright market looks a viable option, as well as seeing the game go under 2.5 goals.

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7th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Premier League Betting

Manchester City v Everton Betting Preview

The big game of the weekend in the Premier League and it should be a fixture which produces goals. The two clashes between them last season certainly did, but as for picking out a winner, will City’s big improvement over their recent stretch of games see them have too much in the bank for the Toffees, who are struggling to pick up wins in the top flight at the moment?

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Manchester City v Everton Betting Tips

It has the look of goals. The Citizens have started to bang them in with a little more proficiency, and punters don’t go relying on the Toffees for clean sheets. Manchester City have recorded just the one clean sheet in their last seventeen Premier League meetings with Everton. That would indicate that there is going to be some value in the Both Teams To Score market for a price of 4/6 with online betting site paddy Power. City are starting to look more settled and improved, and their recent results would echo that. The Citizens have produced four wins and a draw in their last five Premier League outings and they have scored the twelve goals in that sequence.

They do concede though, but convincing wins over Southampton and Sunderland on the road in their last two matches have seen them start to gather some momentum. Will their must-win game against Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday distract them a little here? Regardless, some attention has to be paid to Sergio Aguero and his goalscoring exploits this season. He scored in both meetings with Everton in last season’s top flight and he is up at a price of 3/1 in the first goalscorer market. Well worth a shot as he has scored seven in his last eight league home matches. Aguero has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, which is more goals than Sunderland (13), Burnley (10) and Aston Villa (8) have managed.

The Toffees have been struggling for victories this season, and have only put one on the board in their last five league outings in a W1 D3 L1 record. It is probably fair to say that their style of play and sheer bravery in just going hell for leather at teams deserves more points. But sometimes, their bravado is their downfall at the back in giving away points. Still, they will give most teams a good run for their moment, and Romelu Lukaku scored in both of his Premier League appearances for the Toffees against City. Lukaku is trading at a quote of 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market for Saturday’s clash at the Etihad.

The Toffees have lost just one of their last ten games in all competitions, so they aren’t taken down very easily. You have to have some concern over Everton at the back though, because they have only recorded three Premier League clean sheets this season and only one of those have come away from Goodison Park. Another factor which may prevent Everton picking up a victory, is the fact that Everton boss Roberto Martinez has gone up against Manchester City ten times before in the Premier League as a manager and has never managed to take three points off the Citizens. Again, this could boil down to a high scoring game with the visitors really playing their part, and both meetings last term went over 2.5 goals, with the Citizens scoring three in each.

Manchester City v Everton Betting Odds

Man City 1/2, Draw 7/2, Everton 5/1

Manchester City v Everton Predictions

The Toffees may be the orchestrators of their own downfall in this one. They will probably try to take on City at their own game, but that will leave them open at the back to sucker punches, especially from the in-form Sergio Aguero. The Citizens have the strength and form at the moment to be backable and it is worth taking them to win their fourth league outing on the bounce and keep up the pressure on Chelsea.

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4th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Sunderland v Manchester City Betting Preview

The Black Cats earned themselves a good point against Chelsea on the weekend in the north east, and even though they parked the bus for large portions of the game, they had their chances to actually steal all three points. Next up comes the visit of Manchester City, and you have to wonder if that long 90 minutes against Chelsea will hamper their chances of getting anything out of Wednesday night’s game.

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Sunderland v Manchester City Betting Tips

Gus Poyet has turned Sunderland in the team of drawn matches this season. They earned a 0-0 home point against league leaders Chelsea on the weekend, making it three draws in a row from the Black Cats. In total this season, the Wearside club have recorded eight draws in their thirteen league matches. So they haven’t shown much of an ability to win matches, but clearly have some resilience. They have scored just the four goals in their last six league matches and three of those came in an away win at Crystal Palace. At the Stadium of Light in the top flight this season, Sunderland have put up figures of W1 D5 L1, which may tempt punters at the 3/1 quote on the draw for the visit of City. The likelihood is that this will be a low scoring affair, so lean under 2.5 goals.

Less than a third of Sunderland’s home games in the top fight have gone over 2.5 goals this season, so the Stadium of Light hasn’t been a thrilling place to watch games this season. Indeed, Sunderland have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last five at home, so it will be well worth avoiding any Black Cats player in the goalscorer markets for this one. But turning to positives, Sunderland have actually lost just one of the last six Barclays Premier League games against Manchester City (W3 D2 L1), so they have the form in the head to head. Last season, Phil Bardsley popped up with an unlikely winner in the fixture, which means that the last four home games against Man City, Sunderland have won by a 1-0 scoreline.

Who will have a crack at another Sunderland 1-0 correct score at a massive 18/1 price at online bookmaker Titanbet? So the Stadium of Light hasn’t been a place that City have enjoyed going to in the league recently. They are without a win in their last five trips there and have lost the last four in a row on Wearside. So that does make them just a little bit vulnerable from a betting perspective, especially because the Citizens haven’t been at their best often enough this season. When they click, they still look good, but they just haven’t found their top gear often enough this season and have invited pressure on themselves. However, how much threat will they come under from a less than prolific Sunderland outfit? Regardless, Manchester City are nowhere near convincing enough to back to win to nil in the game.

Sergio Aguero. The Argentine has pretty much been carrying the reigning English champions all season. The City striker has produced some scintillating form this season and he is a natural target as a price of 3/4 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for your Sunderland v Man City betting. This is quite an important hurdle for City because they have a relatively easy December and festive period fixture list ahead. They could well use it to get up a head of steam, but they really need to be winning at places like this if they are going to put any kind of pressure on Chelsea. With the Citizens having won just one of their last six league games against Sunderland, will they have as much trouble breaking down the Black Cats as Chelsea did?

Sunderland v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 4/9, Draw 3/1, Sunderland 6/1

Sunderland v Manchester City Predictions

The recent head to head between the two of these really makes the betting very interesting on this one. The stat suggest that Sunderland are favourites, but that’s hard to translate into the current scheme of things. But it could suggest that they are good enough to hold out for yet another draw this season, and there could be value dipping into a Sunderland +1.25 Asian Handicap for a price of 3/4.

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30th November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Preview

A top three clash, yes and this could all boil down to whether or not Sergio Aguero can break down the tough Southampton defence. Two points separate second placed Southampton from the third placed Citizens so huge points at stake. Leaders Chelsea would be happy enough if this one ended up as a draw, which is what this corresponding fixture produced last season.

The Saints of course have been great at the back this season and hold the best defensive record in the top flight. Online betting site Bet365 offer 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on select markets, where they will refund lost stakes on the Correct Score, Scorecast and Half Time/Full Time markets if the game ends without a goal having been scored. New customers registering an account with Bet365 can take advantage of their 100% matched deposit bonus.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips

The Saints are a strong home side, having won six and lost none of their last eight Premier League home games. During that run they have conceded just the two goals. If they can take a win over City in this one then it would be huge for them, as they would open up a big five point lead over the reigning Premier League champions. Ronald Koeman’s men have conceded just the six goals in their twelve Premier League matches this season, and that would suggest that the game is likely to go under 2.5 goals which is trading at a price of 3/4 with online betting site Bet365.

The only points that Southampton have dropped at home this season came in their opening home fixture when they took a 0-0 against West Brom. It has been five wins at St Mary’s since, scoring seventeen goals and conceding just two. So the Saints aren’t just all about their defence, they have strength and style going forward, and Graziano Pelle is a 2/1 shot in the anytime goalscorer market. The Saints have scored in all but two of their dozen league matches this season, so it could be a good idea to back both teams to score in the match for a 4/6 shot, as the Citizens are bringing Sergio Aguero with them.

Aguero of course is having a brilliant season, is the Premier League’s top goalscorer and banned in a hattrick against Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week. He is even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. City are still patchy at the moment,with a W2 D1 L1 record in their last four in the top flight, and they are without a win their last two away games, losing at West Ham and then Aguero rescuing a point for them in a 2-2 draw at QPR. Will that win over Bayern Munich have given them the big boost that they needed to really get their season kick started.

The Citizens haven’t won any of their last three visits to St Mary’s in the Premier League. Last season they could only put up a 1-1 draw against the Saints, and have drawn two and lost one of their last three visits there. City have been shaky and have been conceding goals, so it may just be worth taking a look at the draw option in the match outright for Sunday’s showdown. City have kept just the three clean sheets in the Premier League this season, but they are averaging over two goals per away game,which should see them push the Saints close.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 13/10, Southampton 2/1, Draw 5/2

Southampton v Manchester City Predictions

The Saints will be confident enough to really get something out of this game against a City side who haven’t looked all the convincing this season. With two draws between them in the last three Premier League meetings on the south coast, there may be some decent value in shooting for a Southampton Draw No Bet option for coverage at 6/5 with Bet365. They will give City a testing time.

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27th November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Champions League

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Betting Preview

It will be all over for the Citizens if they fail to pick up a win against Bayern Munich, who have already won the Group E. City have yet to pick up a win so far in the group and to expect them to pick one up against the powerful Germans seems like a bit of a stretch. So do City have the resolve, can they dig deep and produce something special to keep themselves in with a chance of moving ahead to the round of sixteen?

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Manchester City v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Where do City turn? With just two points in the group from four matches so far, their midfield presence will be disrupted with the suspensions of Yaya Toure and Fernandinho for this one. City’s shakes and wobbles continued on the weekend, when they had to dig out a come-from-behind win at home against Swansea in the Premier League. That was just their second win in their last six in all competitions. They are still looking for their first in the Champions League this season, after losing against Bayern on match day one, being held at home by Roma, throwing away a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow, before falling to a 2-1 return home loss against the Russians. It has left City starting the game two points behind Roma and Moscow at the bottom of Group E.

City really have to win this one. Defeat at the Etihad will seem them eliminated from the competition, while a draw will only keep their qualification hopes alive if there is a draw in the other group match between CSKA Moscow and Rome. In the history of the Champions League, only two sides ever who have taken two points or fewer after four matches have managed to go on and qualify for the knockout stage. So history is not on the side of the Citizens for this one. City’s last home game against Bayern Munich was last October, a game which they lost 3-1 in the Champions League Group Stage.

Manchester City do have a positive home record against German sides though, that defeat in last season’s Champions League being their only home defeat against Bundesliga opponents in a W3 D2 L1 record. However, there is a bigger current trend which doesn’t look good for City as they have won just two of their last nine Champions League home matches. Obviously they are going to need a major input from Sergio Aguero who is a quote of 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market. But they will be taking on a Bayern Munich side who are in fantastic form at the moment, and carry big goal scoring threats from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller both even money shots in the anytime goalscorer market.

On Match Day Three, Bayern Munich hit the road to take on Roma in the group, and the Germans posted their largest ever European away victory, beating the Italians 7-1. Pep Guardiola’s men have lost just one of their last 13 UEFA Champions League away matches, and they are unbeaten on their last five visits to England. Including a win over Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, Bayern have posted a W4 D1 L0 record on their last five visits to England. Their overall record against English sides on the road though, is W5 D8 L6. Bayern have won eleven (D1) of their last 12 matches and have scored 32 in their last eight games in all competitions during that stretch.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Betting Odds

Bayern Munich 6/5, Man City 2/1, Draw 5/2

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Predictions

Bayern Munich don’t even need to turn up for this one as they have won the group. But they aren’t likely to rest players so Man City could come under the cosh from the efficiently brilliant Bundesliga outfit. There is not much reason to look any further than the great 6/5 value on a Bayern win in the match outright with online betting site Paddy Power.

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23rd November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

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