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Roberto Mancini (Manchester City)

Premier League Champions Manchester City swing into more pre-season action on Tuesday, with an away match against German opposition. The match is being played at the Tivoli Neu Stadium in Austria. The premier League title holders square off against Dynamo Dresden, as they look to start sharpening their claws ahead of the defence of their title. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini signed a new deal with the club after guiding them to their first league success in 44 years, but the critics are already warning City that the defence of their title could be harder than than winning it. City will of course also get another crack at the Champions League after failing to make it past the group stage in their first venture in the competition last season. They should be a bigger force to be reckoned with and they have been linked with big summer transfer targets like Arsenal’s Robin van Persie. Manchester City lost their first pre-season friendly, as they went down 1-0 away against Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal in Austria.

Naturally there are no panic buttons to be pressed yet after the defeat, but there were a crop of senior players in attendance for the match. Carlos Tevez took part after his announcement that he was totally settled at Manchester City, while striker Mario Jelavic, on trial with City got a run out in the second half of the game. So no-one is quite sure just yet, what the final City squad will be when it comes to the start of the Premier League. There are still major transfer rumours circling about Tevez leaving the club, along with Edin Dzeko who are both apparently being targeted by AC Milan as replacements for the departing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. So the building continues for Manchester City with a match against Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday.

Dynamo Dresden are in the second tier of German football, finishing in mid-table there last season with a decent goals haul, but with a terrible defence. So the pre-season is all about getting match fit more than anything, but we should see Man City turning up the pace a little bit, because they were extremely lack-lustre going forward against Al Hilal.

Man City v Dynamo Dresden Betting Odds at Online Bookmaker Bet Victor
Man City 2/9, Draw 22/5, Dynamo Dresden 8/1

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15th July 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

David Silva (Manchester City)

Manchester City are blessed with an incredible array of forward talent, from Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko to Mario Balotelli. Therefore, BetFred’s Hattrick Heaven promotion could well be worth a look at in your Manchester City v QPR First Goalscorer betting. Back a successful First Goalscorer in the match, and if that player goes on to score a second at any time, then you will get double your original odds. If that successful First Goalscorer goes on to score a hattrick, then BetFred will pay out the bet to treble the original odds! Tremendous value with Aguero and Tevez going off at 2/1 in the market. Popular online bookmaker BetFred offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.

Manchester City v QPR Odds at BetFred
Man City 1/7, Draw 8/1, QPR 18/1

Well, there are big connotations about this match, both at the top and the bottom of the league. The primary focus on this match has been all about Manchester City, and whether or not they can finish off their second chance to win the Premier League. The destiny of Roberto Mancini’s men is in their own hands, as they simply need to win here and they will be lifting the title, regardless of what Manchester United do. While the Citizens go into the match level on points with United, they have a superior goal difference of eight, which is unlikely to be overturned. To their huge credit, after looking out of the title, City have strung together a fantastic run of form, taking out both Manchester United and Newcastle in back to back game. They may just have the winning mentality after all, and the triumph away at Newcastle was perhaps the turning point. It came straight after beating Manchester United for a second time this season, and with City’s shaky away form and against a high flying Magpies, City turned in a professional performance, proving that their heads are in the right place.

City have gotten back to their best since a defeat against Arsenal on April 8th. That was the match when it all seemed to have gotten away from them. However, with five straight wins on the bounce, City have capitalised on an unfamiliar choke from the Red Devils. City have rattled off fifteen goals and have conceded just one in their last five matches. They have hit their stride again after a sticky patch, and Mancini has made tactical decisions which has won him crucial matches, like bringing on Nigel de Jong and pushing Yaya Toure forward against Newcastle. That was the game-breaking change in a match City had to win. So now, they host QPR to win the Premier League title. It was 44 years when City last won the league (back in 1968) and the runners up then were Manchester United. Back in November, City squeezed out a 3-2 win away at Loftus Road against QPR, the hero on the day then? Yaya Toure, popping up with the winner. You have to feel that City will pull out the stops here to get the title wrapped up. It is not as if they have been jittery at home or anything, winning seventeen, drawing one and losing none. Fifty two goals they have amassed at home, averaging 2.9 goals per game, and conceding 0.55 on home soil. City haven’t conceded a goal in the first fifteen minutes of any matches this season, just one in the first half hour of a match. That is strong start, the foundation upon which they have built so many wins.

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But Premier League survival is what is at stake for Mark Hughes and his visiting QPR. A point will be enough to keep them in the division next season, as they start two points ahead of 18th placed Bolton (but QPR have a superior goal difference which won’t be overhauled by the Trotters). So can QPR get the point they need, and throw a lifeline back to Manchester United in the title race? A defeat at the Etihad Stadium would leave the R’s open to relegation. They will be heavy underdogs of course, not only because of City’s home record, but because of their own away form. Rangers have only won three matches away from home this season and are without a win in 12 on the road. They have done marvellously at Loftus Road during the run in, rattling off five straight wins including victories of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs to keep their survival hopes high. But mixed in between all that, has been away defeat after away defeat. Rangers have lost the last six away matches in a row now, and that is where they are hurting. They will battle to the end, in the hopes of causing one final twist, but City should have the desire, creativity and technical ability to overpower them.

Man City v QPR Prediction: We are playing stats here, City have a league leading 52 points at home this season, QPR have the league’s worst tally of just 11 eleven away points this season. Simple maths, City should win this and win well. But it is probably going to be a little nervy given what is at stake. Therefore, a conservative Man City 2 Goal Winning Margin for 3/1 looks good at Bet365.


10th May 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Bet365

Monday, April 30th, will bring about the bit Premier League title clash at the Etihad stadium, as Mancehster City v Manchester United betting takes centre stage. This could be the make or break moment for Roberto Mancini’s challengers after being given a second chance following United’s championship wobbles. The Manchester derby is set up to be the big highlight of the season. Highly rated online bookmaker Bet365 is rolling out the betting red carpet for the big match, as they are giving punters the chance to get a free bet on Man City v Man Utd betting.

Just head to Bet365 and get a pre-match bet down on the Manchester derby. When you do, Bet365 will give you a free In-Play bet to use on the same match. The free bet will be to the same value as your initial (or largest) pre match stake, up to the maximum value of £50. This fantastic offer provides a great opportunity for you to try and pick up some extra profit on the match through the highly rated Bet365 Live In-Play portal. Betting live in play on the action opens up plenty of new opportunities, such as Next Goal, Match Goals, Total Corners, Half-Time Result and Full-Time Result. The options, both pre-match and live in play are many, so plenty of potential for winnings!

Can the Red Devils hold on to their three point lead at the top of the table? Remember they suffered a huge 6-1 defeat at home against the Citizens earlier in the season. So they have some revenge to enact on their bitter rivals. At least a point for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men should secure them the league title with just two matches to play after the big Derby. A win for City however, would send them to the top of the table on goal difference. So who has the strength and mental toughness to round out the season in this thrilling title race?

Do your pre-match Man City v Man Utd betting at Bet365 and get yourself a free bet. After placing a pre-match bet, place a Live In-Play bet once kick off has started, and if your first Live In-Play bet loses, then Bet365 will give your lost stake back as a free bet to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (up to a maximum value of £50). So what better way to bet on one of the biggest football matches of the season, than getting a free bet to try and enhance your winnings? Bet365 has all the coverage you need!

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27th April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

Here we take a look at some of the best Manchester City v Manchester United free bets and betting promotions around. Manchester City v Manchester United is going to be one of the biggest highlights of the weekend, and naturally online bookmakers are jostling for position to attract the most punters. This is one of those betting feeding frenzies, which leads to a host of great football betting promotions to take advantage of. With the Premier League title on the line in Manchester City v Manchester United betting on Monday, April 30th, the fireworks that are likely to go off in the game can be matched by picking up extra bonuses and free bets for your football betting on the big game.

Bet365 Free Bet
Popular online bookmaker Bet365 have a great Free Bet offer running for the big Manchester derby. This is a tremendous offer for your Manchester City v Manchester United betting. Place a pre-match bet on the game, and get a Man City v Man United Free Bet in return. How this works, is that you place a pre-match bet, and then when kick off comes and you place a Live In-Play bet, if that first Live In-Play bet loses, then Bet365 will refund that lost stake to the value of your largest pre-match bet (up to the maximum of £50). So there is a Free Live In-Play betting awaiting punters at Bet365. The bookie offers a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account with them.

BetFred Double Delight
BetFred have gone with their Double Delight/Hat-trick Heaven promotion for their Manchester City v Manchester United betting. With this, you back a First Goalscorer, and if that selection is successful for you, if that same player then goes on to score a second goal at any time in the match, BetFred will double your initial First Goalscorer stake. The offer gets even better, because if a successful First Goalscorer selection nets a hat-trick in the game, then you would be paid out at treble the initial odds. So there is fantastic coverage on the big match’s First Goalscorer market with BetFred. The popular bookie offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them.

Paddy Power Wayne Rooney Free Bet
Online bookmaker Paddy Power are sticking with Wayne Rooney for their free bet offer in Man City v Man Utd betting. They will be hoping that the England striker will be shut out by the City defence, because if Wayne Rooney scores at any time during the game on Monday, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. So great coverage, especially with Rooney in red hot form at the moment. Can he be the one to finally put an end to City’s title challenge? Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers who sign up with them.

Blue Square Carlos Tevez Free Bet
Blue Square have gone with the Blue side of Manchester for their Man City v Man United free bet offer. Former Red Devil Carlos Tevez has been in fantastic form for City since his return from exile, and he has formed a deadly partnership with Sergio Aguero. If Carlos Tevez comes back to haunt his former employees by netting the first goal of the game, then Blue Square will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time and Player Special bets as free bets. So a wealth of coverage there, and Tevez is scoring heavily and freely at the moment. Will he be the one to keep City in the title race? Blue Square offer a free £25 bet for new customers.

 


27th April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Aguero (Manchester City)

Bookies will be bracing themselves for an influx of wager for the forthcoming Manchester City v Manchester United betting, which kicks off on Monday, April 30th.  The Manchester derby is now nicely set up as the title decider in the Premier League, with the Red Devils holding a three point lead over the Citizens. With just three matches left in the season, this is going to be the make or break moment for Roberto Mancini’s men at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City have a superior goal difference over United, and therefore, should they win next Monday, will take top spot in the league with two games to go. If City lose however, the title will be heading back to Old Trafford again. A draw would really do City no favours, as they would still then require United to have another slip up.

Where is the title going to end up? Here we take a look at some of the betting options already available for Manchester City v Manchester United betting.

This Season
The two sides met back on October 23rd, 2011 and no-one expected the result which happened. City went and raided, no, pummelled Old Trafford into submission, as the Citizens thumped the Red Devils 6-1. Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko both netted a brace, while David Silva and Sergio Aguero also chipped in. The game was 1-0 at half time, but United lost Jonny Evans with a red card. The two sides also met in the FA Cup, and after City lost Vincent Kompany to a red card, United ran out 3-2 winners, despite a strong fightback from ten man City. It probably is going to be a close affair and therefore worth looking at the Winning Margin market for Man City v Man Utd betting. Man City to win by 1 Goal is trading at 10/3 with Bet365.

Red Card
So, from two meetings this season, there has been two red cards, both having detrimental effects. Neither team can afford to see red in this latest instalment of the Manchester derby. You should be able to find a price at 7/4 at BetFair for there being a sending off on Monday though.

Form
The race looked over a couple of fixtures ago, when Manchester City lost away at Arsenal, and the body language of the players completely showed that they knew their title challenge was over. They were a downbeat lot after coming off the pitch having suffered a 1-0 loss at the Emirates, but that defeat has relaxed the Citizens and they have gotten back to their best since then. Since that defeat, City have rattled off three straight wins, crushing West Brom and Norwich, before seeing off a battling Wolves at Molineux on Sunday. So, twelve goals in three games, and having conceded just one, it clearly shows what a difference carrying around title expectations make. When the pressure was lifted, City came back to life.

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Manchester United, in contrast have only won just one of their last three matches before heading to the Etihad Stadium. After putting in their worst display of the season when they lost away at Wigan, they followed it up with a 4-0 home thrashing of Aston Villa, but then came the drama of last Sunday. After 60 minutes of play, United held a 3-1 lead over Everton at Old Trafford, and then after 70 minutes were 4-2 up, and that is a situation from which you don’t concede points.But United did, they wobble, as Everton’s Jelavic and Pienaar struck with late goals to earn a 4-4 draw, and robbed United of two points. So is it United feeling the pressure? The saving grace here, is that they have scored eight goals in their last two games. They have also still kept six clean sheets in their last eight. They are wobbling, but haven’t fallen down yet.

Manchester City v Manchester United Outright Winner Odds
Man City 11/10, Man Utd 12/5, Draw 5/2 at Bet365

Key Men
Sergio Aguero has now netted five goals in his last three matches, and his partnership with Carlos Tevez is flourishing. Former United player Tevez will be the centre of attention maybe in the build up, but the finishing touches of Aguero is going to be key for City on the day. They need clinical finishing.

For United, it is all going to be about one man. That is Wayne Rooney, who is carrying the goalscoring can for them. With Hernandez not contributing much this season, Rooney just carries on scoring. Rooney has scored in the last six at Old Trafford, but hasn’t found the back of the net away from home in the last three. He is the biggest threat though, by far. First Goalscorer Betting: Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney all 7/1 at Bet Victor.

The Run In
It is important to look at the Run In for each side after the Manchester derby, before getting all swept up in a possible Manchester City win. Even if they triumph in Manchester City v Manchester United betting, winning the title is no dead cert for them.

Man City remaining fixtures: After the Manchester derby, Roberto Mancini has to take his troops to the high-flying, in-form Newcastle United, which is not going to be an easy match at all, with the Magpies fighting for a top four finish. City then round out the season at home against relegation threatened QPR. While that home match against QPR should be three points, that tricky trip to Newcastle is a very tough call.

Man Utd remaining fixtures: United have the easier run in out of the two sides. After their visit to the Etihad Stadium, Sir Alex Ferguson faces a home match against Swansea, and then finish up with an away trip to Sunderland. You would expect the Red Devils to capitalise on the home game against Swansea, but Sunderland have the capacity to frustrate and shut teams out.

Premier League Title Winner Odds
Manchester United: 1/2 at Bet Victor
Manchester City: 7/4 at Bet365

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27th April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

BlueSquare

Will it be written into the annals of football history, that it was former Red Devils star Carlos Tevez who led Manchester City to their first Premier League title at the expense of Manchester United? After coming out of exile and apologising to the club for his behaviour, Tevez has formed a lethal partnership up front with Sergio Aguero since his return and City, who saw a five point lead at the top of the table disappear into an eight point deficit, have somehow found themselves just three points back of Sir Alex Ferguson’s men. So a win at home against the Red Devils on Monday would see City top the table on goal difference. How much of an influence will Carlos Tevez have. Will this be the moment where he repays City fans for his exile?

If Carlos Tevez scores the first goal of Manchester City v Manchester United betting, then online bookmaker Blue Square will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time and Player Special bets as free bets. That is a tremendous amount of coverage from the popular bookie for the big Manchester derby title decider. It means that you can look at markets like the First Goalscorer, where Sergio Aguero is priced at 7/1 to break the deadlock, while Wayne Rooney is also trading at the same mark. We saw a thrilling 6-1 triumph for City at Old Trafford earlier in the season, but a more conservative 1-0 win for the Citizens is trading at 8/1 with Blue Square in the Correct Score market. Bets like these and more will be refunded if they lost, but Tevez nets first.

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27th April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

David Silva (Manchester City)

The massive Man City v Chelsea betting clash on Wednesday night, has some nice coverage being offered on it from popular bookie Ladbrokes. There is a whole lot at stake in this match, for both sides, as City look to keep themselves in the title race after falling four points behind Manchester United, while Chelsea need to keep up the pressure for a fourth place finish. There is an incredible array of forward talent available for the game at the Etihad Stadium, as City look to the likes of Sergio Aguero to earn them three crucial points, while Didier Drogba will be the focus of the attack for the visiting Chelsea. If Didier Drogba scores at any time during Man City v Chelsea betting, then popular online bookmaker Ladbrokes will refund your lost stake as a free bet on any losing First Goalscorer bets.

That really opens up the First Goalscorer market for Manchester City v Chelsea betting, where Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and the returning Carlos Tevez are all at 4/1, while Drogba is Chelsea’s top option at 6/1. Back any player in the First Goalscorer market, and if Drogba scores at any time during the match, any losing First Goalscorer bets will be refunded. Superb coverage on the game then from Ladbrokes, who offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50, giving you some great free betting cash to enjoy on your new account!

Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Odds
Man City to win: 20/21 at Bet Victor
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Chelsea to win: 10/3 at Boylesports

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Well, the destiny of the Premier League title could take a huge swing on Wednesday evening, because if City fail to pick up at least a point, then they will leave their rivals Manchester United with a huge advantage. United, with a 5-0 win on the weekend over Wolves, put the pressure firmly upon Roberto Mancini’s men to respond. Do City have what it takes? Well, at home they have this season, and make no mistake. Their home form has been flawless so far, racking up fourteen wins from fourteen matches, and now is the not the time to be snapping that streak. City find themselves in arrears in the title chase, after suffering a late heartbreak at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea in their last league match, dropping three points. It has not been a good week or so for City, who crashed out of the Europa League as well, as well as losing top spot in the Premier League. If ever their title credentials have come into question, then it will be in this match. Has it been any surprise that Mancini has suggested that Carlos Tevez is targeting getting back to first team action for this one? That is how much pressure is on, and a fit, enthusiastic Tevez is the kind of match winner that City need to have at their disposal right now. He has proven to be prolific against Chelsea, scoring in each of his last five matches against Chelsea.

Tevez has a tremendous record for City, scoring 44 goals in 69 league matches for the Citizens. If he can get back in amongst the fire-power that Aguero, Balotelli and Dzeko have produced at home this season, then City will be even much more of a handful. City have scored 46 goals this season in front of their home fans, and something which gets overlooked about City, is their fantastic defensive record at home as well. They have conceded just six goals in their fourteen home matches, and that is a rate of 0.42 goals per game. So not only do visiting teams have to cope with the City attack, they have to tried and find a way through a mean defence. City really need this one, especially after dropping three points at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, and as rejuvenated as Chelsea have looked, does City’s home form carry all the weight in Manchester City v Chelsea betting? A huge night at the Etihad on Wednesday, where City have scored eight unanswered goals in their last three league matches. The wheels may be wobbling on their season, but they haven’t totally come off yet. Can they keep themselves in the title hunt?

*Four penalties have been awarded in the last five meetings between these two sides.

Chelsea have now won four straight matches under interim boss Roberto Di Matteo. Miraculously, he even got Fernando Torres to score too, as Chelsea ran out 5-2 winners over Leicester in the FA Cup quarter final on Wednesday. While Chelsea look to have found their feet a bit, and especially rediscovered some of the team spirit and unity that has been sorely lacking this season, their away form has been nothing to write home about at all. The Blues have lost their last two away fixtures in the Premier League (against Everton and West Brom) and are without a win in their last four. Not the kind of form to be taking to the fortress that is the Etihad Stadium. But Chelsea need the win, just as much as City do, albeit for different reasons. They start the midweek fixtures three points behind fourth placed Arsenal, so if Chelsea lose and Arsenal win on Wednesday at Everton, the Stamford Bridge crew could be facing an uphill battle to get back into the Champions League. Chelsea are busy on all fronts at the moment, in the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Premier League. They played on the weekend, whereas City took a break, but Roberto Di Matteo did shuffle his pack. Huge night, everything at stake. Frank Lampard has scored six goals in the last ten meetings against Man City.


20th March 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Balotelli (Man City)

Known for the spoiling and upsetting the rhythm of big teams, with the Merseysiders have a big say in the league title swing during Everton v Manchester City betting on Tuesday night? This enticing fixture sees David Moyes’ Everton aiming to put a dampener on City’s lead over rivals Manchester United at the top of the table, by turning around some poor form. The Toffees have been struggling lately, with no win in their last four Premier League matches, taking two defeats and two draws, the most recent a home point against Blackburn. Everton’s plight hasn’t been helped by a spate of injuries, and Jack Rodwell, Leon Osman, Sylvain Distin, Seamus Coleman all joining Phil Jagielka on the sidelines, as Everton battle for points. Trips to Goodison Park are never easy for teams, but this could be a good time for Manchester City to head there. But it is not as if Everton really have had the luxury of making Goodison Park much of a fortress this season, as they have picked up just three home wins in the League all season. Everton are the same as always, they don’t give too much away and they don’t score a lot of goals. They have managed more than one goal in a game since way back at the end of November, when they beat Bolton 2-0, so it suggests that they are going to set their stall out for a tight defensive display and hope to catch City out with the odd goal. You can’t see Everton running rampant and scoring a lot, so they will battle their way, probably to a rewarding result of a draw in the match. They can at least take some confidence by progressing in the FA Cup on the weekend, knocking out Fulham to move on. There is also the David Moyes factor against City boss Roberto Mancini, as the Scot has rattled off four wins out of the last five matches against the Italian. What stopped the rot was a City 2-0 home win over Everton at the start of the season, but Everton do have a good record against City at home, with just 16 City wins coming at Everton out of 83 attempts. Defence will be the key for Everton and they generally keep teams from getting too many chances in on goal, and so, will the great spoilers turn up and ruin Mancini’s night again in Everton v Man City betting.

Manchester City have been knocked out of the FA Cup and the Carling Cup in recent weeks, but they have rattled off three straight wins in the Premier League. The big news on the team sheet is that they get captain Vincent Kompany back in defence after his suspension, and they will need his influence. City should be nice and rested for this one, after not having to play on the weekend, and to their credit, while the free scoring overpowering performances have dried up, they have fought out a couple of narrow victories recently. There was a 1-0 away win over Wigan, and then the controversial yet massive three home points earned against Tottenham in their last Premier League match. The big thing about the Premier League season now, is that City can really throw everything they have at winning the Premier League title now that the domestic cups and the Champions League have gone. That, at the end of the day is going to be the benchmark for City and Roberto Mancini, especially with rumours that Jose Mourinho may be after his job. This should be a pretty fiercely contested match and a tight one. Everton are hit by injuries and with City really only missing Yaya Toure, the Manchester club need to flex their muscles here. They go into the match just three points ahead of their neighbours Man Utd on the night, and so the wins really must keep coming. Winning ugly right now by one goal will probably be the right way forward for City if they are to fulfil their title winning potential. City still have their 100% home record in the Premier League and all of their glitches have come on the road. That is what makes Everton v Man City betting so enticing, the serious potential there for City dropping points. Will they have the class and character to break down the stubborn Toffees?

Everton v Manchester City Betting Odds
Everton to win: 7/2 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at SkyBet
Man City to win: 17/20 at Ladbrokes

Online bookmaker BetFred offer great value in your Everton v Manchester City betting. Their Double Delight betting promotion will reward your correct First Goalscorer bet, if that same player then goes on to score more in the match. If a Correct First Goalscorer bet selection scores a second goal at any time during the game, then the bookie will pay you out Double your original First Goalscorer odds. If that successful First Goalscorer scores a Hattrick, then you will be paid out at treble your original First Goalscorer odds. So great coverage in the market from BetFred, where Sergio Aguero is 4/1, with Edin Dzeko at 5/1 and the irrepressible David Silva at 8/1. Popular bookie BetFred offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.


31st January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Football Betting

Liverpool v Man City Carling Cup Semi Final second leg betting odds is being covered well by online bookmaker Paddy Power’s Money Back Special. The popular bookie adds a bit of insurance to your Liverpool v Man City betting, and the promotion surrounds first leg hero Steven Gerrard. If the Liverpool captain, who scored the only goal of the first leg scores at Anytime during the second leg, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. This means that you can take some great coverage on your betting, where the likes of Sergio Aguero is 11/2 favourite to open the scoring, and Andy Carroll, Craig Bellamy and Edin Dzeko are all trading at 13/2 in the popular First Goalscorer market. In the Liverpool v Man City correct score, a 1-0 scoreline in favour of either competitors will fetch a price of 13/2 with the bookie. So fantastic coverage, all protected if Steven Gerrard nets a goal at any time of the game. Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with the bookie. Paddy Power will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the value of £50, giving you some great free betting cash to enjoy.

Liverpool take a slender 1-0 lead to Anfield on Wednesday night in the second leg of the Carling Cup semi final. Steven Gerrard converted from the penalty spot in the first leg, and it was a goal which inflicted defeat upon Man City at home for the first time since 2008. Now Liverpool have one foot in the door of a Wembley appearance, which will be their first since 1996. Liverpool’s reward came after a bright start at the Etihad Stadium, and Liverpool’s defence were able to stand strong enough throughout the rest of the match to keep City limited in their chances to pull level. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish publicly admonished his players after their away defeat at Bolton on the weekend in the league, saying that certain personnel were not committed enough to their cause. Liverpool suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League ahead of their Carling Cup semi final, but that turn around in the first leg has been their only bright moment recently. Liverpool have lost two and drawn one of their last three league matches and they are struggling for form, especially up front. There has been only one league goal for them in those three matches, and they have been missing the banned Luis Suarez. The only energy up front is coming from Craig Bellamy and with Andy Carroll misfiring and looking lost in the Liverpool set up, they will need a big night from Bellamy. Liverpool don’t look as if they have many goals in them at the moment, and that could be their big downfall if they try and hold out for ninety minutes.

There was controversy from the first leg, with Liverpool’s Glenn Johnson diving in with a two footed tackle, which went unpunished. There was also the 1-1 draw at Anfield in the Premier League back in November, in which City defender Joleon Lescott scored a cool own goal. While City continue to press on towards a Premier League title, with a big 3-2 win against at Spurs on the weekend, which kept them three points clear of rivals Man Utd, controversy seems to follow City wherever they go. There was the Vincent Kompany sending off against Man Utd in the FA Cup. The row over Glenn Johnson’s tackle. The on going Carlos Tevez saga and of course, the volatile Mario Balotelli, who seems to be a walking disciplinary hearing all by himself. City will still be missing Vincent Kompany, as this is the be the final match of his ban. This match is going to be all about the City attack against the Liverpool defence, even though Roberto Mancini’s men are away from home. City are the better side, the stronger side and they have shown signs that they are fragile and suffering under the pressure of expectations. City will want to get some silverware into the trophy cabinet this season and the Carling Cup represents their best chance at the moment. They are two wins away from that, and the Wembley final will be against a Championship side. So Liverpool v Man City Carling Cup semi final second leg betting is likely to be all in the hands of how fluently Manchester City settled down. It is not going to be an easy fixture, because this is Liverpool’s last chance of any Silverware this season.

Liverpool v Man City Carling Cup Semi Final second leg betting odds
Liverpool to win: 7/4 at William Hill
Draw: 12/5 at Bwin
Man City to win: 9/5 at William Hill

To Win Carling Cup
Liverpool 4/6 at Bet365, Man City 5/2 at SportingBet


25th January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Premier League Betting

Manchester City need that they need to initiate a response to the weekend’s Premier League action on Monday night, with a triumph over Wigan at the JJB Stadium. Boss Roberto Mancini will have seen Man Utd triumph 3-0 over Bolton on Saturday to draw level with them on points at the top of the table. So in this top versus bottom clash of Wigan v Man City betting, City need to pick up three points to keep just a little bit of daylight between them and their bitter rivals. City’s strong form from the start of the season dipped a little over the festive period, and with an FA Cup exit against Manchester United, and a Carling Cup semi final first leg defeat against Liverpool as well to boot, City really have only one focus now and that is winning the league. City of course have been depleted because of the impending Africa Cup of Nations, losing players to injury as well is really testing the squad strength of Mancini’s outfit. The main doubts ahead of the game at Wigan, is David Silva, who has been a vital cog in the Man City attack this season, his playmaking skills missed badly when he is out. Mario Balotelli picked up an ankle injury in Carling Cup semi final first leg, and is also a doubt for the big match. While City have picked up ten wins from ten in the league at home, their away form has become patchy and has allowed the race for the title to be kept open. City have failed to win in their last four away matches now, with draws at Liverpool and West Brom, along with defeats at Chelsea and Sunderland. So while their fluent home form is carrying them along, if they can rediscover the away from they showed up until that Chelsea defeat then they will be in a much stronger position. For their dip in form, they will be expected to pick up three points at Wigan, who are in terrible trouble at the foot of the league.

City have won five, drawn three and lost two on the road this season in the league. Their awesome firepower, which has stuttered a little bit lately, has fired in 25 away goals, but they have conceded 12 on their league travels. Clean sheets have been kept in just two of their ten away matches this season, but the main indicator of an away win in Wigan v Man City betting, is the vast difference in scoring power. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez keeps on fighting but with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Man City this season already, and with terrible home form, three points are going to be tough to come by. Wigan have only managed to pick up just one home win this season, along with four draws and five defeats. They haven’t managed to pick up a win in their last five games, although there have been three draws in that sequence, one against Chelsea and one against Liverpool. So there is some fight leg in Wigan, but a terrible exit against Swindon in the FA Cup has really mounted the pressure at the club and confidence can’t be that high. Wigan are neither scoring enough, with just ten at home this season, nor are they tight enough at the back, having conceded twice as many as that. There just is not the firepower around at the club to really fire their way out of troubles, and so they have to scrap and hold out for goalless draws. That seems to be their best way forward at the moment. Wigan have not scored a goal against City in the last four meetings with them and have subsequently lost those four. Wigan have lost Mohamed Diame to the Africa Cup of Nations, while they should get Albert Crusat back into action on the wing after injury. So there are desperate times at the JJB for Martinez who has seen his side slip back down to the bottom of the league. They are already three points out of safety and another loss would really see them have to climb a very tall mountain to maintain their Premier League survival.

Wigan v Man City Betting Odds
Wigan to win: 17/2 at William Hill
Draw: 15/4 at VC Bet
Man City to win: 4/9 at Paddy Power

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15th January 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting










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