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Hills rate Chelsea as new 11/8 Premier League Favourites

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Chelsea are the new favourites to win the Premier League title this season. That’s no surprise as they took a 3-1 win at title contenders man City on the weekend. William Hill have rated them now at 11/8 to win the Premier League title after yet another impressive performance which saw them win their eighth league game on the bounce and open up a three point lead at the top of the table from Arsenal.

Chelsea had been trailing 1-0 in the game through a Gary Cahill own goal but then they roused themselves for a second half comeback with fantastic break away goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard to turn the game on its head. It was a fantastic game of football and City had had more than enough chances to open up a 2-0 lead in the game, but just couldn’t put the game away.

Manchester City who had Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho sent off at the end of the game had drifted out to 10/3 to win the Premier League title. Aguero saw red for a shocking tackle on David Luiz while Fernandino was dismissed for grabbing Cesc Fabregas by the throat and pushing him to the ground during the massive brawl at the end of the game.

So heading into the festive period Chelsea have some easier games lined up. They have proven themselves in their two tough recent tests against Spurs and Man City and now they have games West Brom (home), Sunderland (away), Crystal Palace (away), Bournemouth (home) and Stoke (home) to round off their 2016 league action with. William Hill are offering a price of 7/2 that Chelsea win all five of those games.

Manchester City have a tougher run of fixtures to close out the year with as they take on Leicester (away), Watford (home), Arsenal (home), Hull (away) and then Liverpool (away) on New Year’s’ Eve.

Premier League Outright winner Odds

Chelsea 11/8, Man City 10/3, Liverpool 4/1, Arsenal 7/1, Tottenham 22/1, Manchester United 50/1

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Manchester City v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th December 2016

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Manchester City v Celtic Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 6th December

Here go then for round two of Manchester City and Celtic in the UEFA Champions League. The first meeting at Parkhead was a classic thriller. Manchester City have already settled on second place in the group behind Celtic, after drawing at Monchengladbach on match day five. So they have nothing to play for but for a bit of pride and confidence and to shake off that home defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. Celtic through need a big performance only for pride as they will finish fourth regardless of results on Tuesday.

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Manchester City v Celtic Betting Tips

Manchester City have gone W3 D2 L1 across their last six games in all competitions and will be going into this final group stage match of the UEFA Champions League on the back of that disastrous home loss against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. They have to shake themselves up after the ugly scenes that marred the end of the game and Chelsea took their defence to the cleaners. So big issues at the back for Guardiola to fix and that will probably happen in the January transfer window. Both teams have scored in 11 of City’s last fifteen games across all competitions. You can take a price of 4/6 at Bet365 on Both teams to score in this one and that will likely have plenty of backing. Manchester City have recorded very good home ins over Monchengladbach and Barcelona in the group so far and are clearly favourites for this one. However, their slip in a 1-1 draw out on the road against Monchengladbach on match day five saw them blow their chances of top spot. That was a huge let down after having beaten Barca. Manchester City are currently on a seven match unbeaten streak at home in the UEFA Champions League (W5 D2) which is their longest unbeaten streak of form in the competition.

Man City are within touching distance of being able to win all three home games in a single group stage campaign in the competition and the Premier League outfit have won four of their five previous Champions League final group stage matches. The 3-3 draw between these two at Parkhead was a great European night’s entertainment it there is a price of 17/20 at Bet365 on over 2.5 goals happening again in this meeting. Although, punters may look at the fact that Manchester City have only conceded one goal in their five champions League games played at the Etihad in the 2016 calendar year and stick on a 6/4 to win to nil wager for City. With City booking second spot, this is the first time that Pep Guardiola hasn’t taken top spot in a UEFA Champions League group incidentally, but City are through to the knockout stage for the fourth time in a row. Sergio Aguero, who caused all the chaos between Chelsea with his horror tackle on David Luiz, has scored in just one of his last six Champions League home games is running as a 4/9 option in the anytime goalscorer market with Kelechi Iheanacho at 8/11.

Celtic have the second worst defensive record in the UEFA Champions League this season so are going to be vulnerable in Manchester. Moussa Dembele is a 9/4 option in the anytime goalscorer market and he netted that brace from two shots against City at Parkhead. There is nothing for Celtic to play for then other than pride of getting a win. Big ask for them though, and Celtic haven’t won in the UEFA Champions League proper since a win over Ajax back in October 2013. The Bhoys have gone D2 L6 in their eight Champions League games since then. Then there is their away form. They have lost 26 of their 29 away games in the competition (D1 L2) and have not managed to keep a clean sheet in any of those away games. Celtic have conceded in each of their 18 Champions League games and also their overall record in England is W3 D2 L4.

Manchester City v Celtic Betting Odds

Man City 1/3, Draw 4/1, Celtic 8/1

Manchester City v Celtic Predictions

The stats just don’t’ stack up for Celtic in this one to get an away win to keep their European hopes alive by getting into the Europa League. Man City were a mess on the weekend and yet they should still have the quality and time and space to open up the visitors. Look for a game over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to stretch out to a two goal winning margin looks to be around the right mark for this one.

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Ladbrokes offer Man City v Chelsea 6/1 enhanced odds both teams to score offer

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Who will win the big showdown at the Etihad on Saturday lunchtime? The Citizens are running with a bit of form in the head to head as they have won their last two games against the Blues in the top flight. So if they can go out and make it three in row by beating the London club again on the weekend then they will wrestle back a bit of control in the title race and would be firm favourites to be top of the league at Christmas. But the Citizens have been stumped in their last three home games in the league, drawing each of them 1-1.

So can Chelsea, with Diego Costa leading the line so well at the moment, go and raid the points at the Etihad on the weekend? That would be a massive win for Chelsea in their title ambitions and it would also move them four points clear of City. They are on a confident seven match winning streak in the Premier League at the moment and have shipped just the one goal in that sequence as well. Will their solid defence be able to shut down the Citizens on the weekend or will the brilliance of Kun Aguero find a way through. This should be a cracker.

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Chelsea 12/1 enhanced odds offer at Paddy Power to beat Man City

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The Premier League weekend will start with a bang in the Man City v Chelsea fixture. This is a huge clash of huge importance in the title race as they Blues are a point ahead of the Citizens in the league standing. So three points out on the road here would be massive for them in opening a four point gap up over the Citizens and they are the ones running with all of the form at the moment having won their last seven league games on the bounce. They are in tremendous form and with City struggling to put clean sheets on the board, this could be a defining moment in Chelsea’s season.

The Blues beat Spurs last weekend and will be looking to take the confidence from that and push on further in the race for the title. Manchester City have only drawn their last three home games as well and so there should be an opportunity for the Blues here who have Diego Costa going along in brilliant scoring form. Will he win the battle of the strikers against Kun Aguero? Chelsea have won more away games in the Premier League at Man City than they have done at any other opponent in the competition. It could be a huge afternoon for Antonio Conte’s men.

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Manchester City v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd December 2016

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Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Preview – Premier League 3rd December

A monster of a title clash. What bearing will this have on the outcome of the title race this season? Chelsea have put together a stunning run of seven wins on the bounce and they proved themselves against Tottenham last weekend. Will they be able to bag three points and open up a four point lead over the Citizens in the title race? Chelsea Have failed to win any of their last three games at the Etihad against the Citizens though and probably wouldn’t be overly unhappy with a point in this one. The pressure really is on the home side to come out and perform in this one? Can Guardiola’s men stand up to the job against the increasingly strong London outfit? It should be a belter.

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Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Tips

What a cracker of a set up we have for Saturday lunchtime. Manchester City have claimed a victory in each of their last two Premier League games against Chelsea and another one for them would send them two points clear of the Blues. But the Citizens haven’t won three successive league games against Chelsea since the 2010/11 season. Manchester City have put out some frustrating home form in the league lately with three draws on the bounce there. They have managed to remain unbeaten on home soil across the season, but their three  successive 1-1 draws against Everton, Southampton and Middlesbrough has cast some concerns about their ability to kill off games. They have only scraped by Burnley and Crystal Palace in their last two games in the league as well, remaining unbeaten in their last six home and away. The big concern for them really is at the back where they have one clean sheet in their last eight and have just two in their last 13 at home in the top flight. Both teams to score in this one at Paddy Power is running at  price of 4/6.

Sergio Aguero has himself some good scoring form against Chelsea and he rattled off a hat trick in their last league meeting, which was at Stamford Bridge last season. That’s four in his last two Premier League games against Chelsea now. Aguero is 5/6 outright favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for this match up and he has ten league goals already this season. Manchester City have struck a goal in each of their six home fixture this season in the league, averaging two goals per game exactly. However, three of the last four between Man City and Chelsea at the Etihad have gone under the 2.5 goal line and going with that trend of under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power for this meeting will return a price of 43/40. Man City did win both league meetings 3-0 last season, but it’s hard to see them returning that kind of win given the form that Chelsea are in. So Manchester City have taken  just one clean sheet this season and are vulnerable back there. A certain degree of caution is going to have to be shown.

Chelsea are a team in top form at the moment, having won their last seven Premier League games in a row. They have an opportunity to defend top spot as well in the league on Saturday so will be geared up for this one. They came through a tough test last weekend at home against Spurs, fighting back from a goal down in that one to land a victory and keep their winning streak going. Chelsea have only managed to get their hands on two points from their last four league games against City and are currently on their longest winless streak against them in the Premier League. But then again, Chelsea have won 11 games at Man City in the Premier League, which is more away wins than they have managed at any other club in the competition. Can Chelsea make it eight wins in a row in their current elague form? They landed a record nine in a row back in the 2006/07 so are getting close to that.

Diego Costa has been inspired under Antonio Conte this season, netting ten league goals. He is averaging a goal every 134 minutes now in his Chelsea career and he has only failed to either score or assist in two of his 13 Premier league appearances this season. There is a price of 7/5 with Paddy Power on Diego Costa to score and that will have appeal because of his scoring form. Eden Hazard, who has nailed seven league goals this season is a 12/5 shot to score in the game. Whereas City have been leaking goals, Chelsea have been pretty watertight lately with just one goal conceded in their last seven league games. That an immense defensive return and they have named an unchanged starting eleven for six games in a row. That kind of consistency will go a long way. Chelsea have posted a W4 D1 L1 on the road this season, winning their last three on the bounce without conceding.

Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Odds

Man City 11/10, Draw 5/2, Chelsea 23/10

Manchester City v Chelsea Predictions

You know that Chelsea’s winning streak is going to have to come to an end at some point and this is a tough game for them of course. Manchester City have shown some vulnerabilities at home and against opponents who are prepared to put in a lot of leg work against them, they have shown some signs of cracking at the back. Chelsea can do just that, but the Blues will be more than happy with a point in this one and that’s where to look. A 1-1 draw in the correct score market has some appeal.

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Betbright offer £30 in in-play free bets for 3pm Premier League kick-offs

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The Premier League betting weekend starts on Saturday lunchtime at Turf Moor with Burnley v Manchester City. There was a big surprise in his fixture the last time they met with the Clarets running out 1-0 winners. The Clarets have actually lost just one of their four previous Premier League games among the Citizens now, so have some good form there. Their survival in the Premier League this season has all been based on home form too as they they have collected 13 points at Turf Moor compared to just 1 away from home.

Manchester City have won just two of their last six Premier League games, but both of those victories did happen out on the road at West Brom and Crystal Palace. So will they be able to get the three points in the back to win back to back Premier League games for the first time since towards the end of September? Big game for Guardiola’s men particularly with Burnley’s recent form in the top flight against them. The Citizens go as favourites to collect the three points and they have [posted a W5 L1 record on the road this season.

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Burnley v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th November 2016

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Burnley v Manchester City Betting Preview – Premier League 26th November

The Citizens will want to drive home another away win in the Premier League when they head off to face Burnley on Saturday lunchtime. City took a win at Crystal Palace last weekend, but that has only been two wins for them in their last six league outings. They have to start nailing better consistency than that. Burnley have put in decent returns at Turf Moor this season and they beat Manchester City the last time they hosted them in the Premier League. Can the Clarets pull off another upset against the Citizens or will City win back to back games for the first time since September in the league?

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Burnley v Manchester City Betting Tips

Burnley have done a pretty solid job of things at home in the Premier League this season. The Clarets have produced a W4 D1 L2 record so far and have triumphed in three of their last four there. So some positive form from them and that is what is propping them up because they have been extremely poor away from home. The question is, can they give the Citizens a tough afternoon at Turf Moor on Saturday? They did the last time they played host to them because they ran out 1-0 winners against the odds. That was back in March 2015. That was a huge result for them but it has has been their only win in their last 11 league games against Manchester City (D5 L5). But with their home form being positive, can they stick in there and grind out another shock? 91% of their league goals this season have all been at home (10/11).

You can take a price of 19/20 with bookmaker Bet Victor on both teams to score in the match. Running with some scoring form against them is George Boyd who has netted in each of his last two Premier League games against the Citizens. He is a price of 7/1 in the anytime goalscorer market for this latest clash and they have Andre Grey as their shortest priced option in the goalscorer market at 11/4. So of their four previous Premier League games against Manchester City, Burnley have produced a surprising W1 D2 L1 record. Three of the last four between them have gone over 2.5 goals and that is a quote of 1/2 at Bet Victor to happen again in this one. The Burnley defence is a worry though as they allowed their opponents more shots on target than they have attempted themselves this season (28 attempted, 82 conceded).

The Citizens haven’t been in the greatest winning form lately having posted a W2 D3 l1 record across their last six in the top flight. But their away form is still standing up having won their last two out on the road, taking wins at West Brom and Crystal Palace. So Pep Guardiola’s men have the away form running at the moment and in five of their six away games this season they have scored at least two goals. Manchester City have scored 56% of their goals away from home this season. The Citizens have only lost one of their last 14 games across all competitions against Burnley now, suffering just the one loss in that sequence. Across that sequence of 14 games against the Clarets, Manchester City have averaged 2.6 goals per game as well. A Manchester City 2-0 correct score is trading at 6/1 with Bet Victor, the shortest priced option in the market.

Sergio Aguero is trading at a price of 8/15 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Burnley is actually just one of two Premier League opponents that Sergio Aguero has failed to score against in his career. He has only faced the Clarets once before though and the Argentinean has 31 goals in his last 33 Premier League appearances. City’s other main options like Nolito and De Bruyne at even money. There’s no question about City’s threat and potential output going forward and they have netted eleven goals in their last four Premier League games against the Clarets. Manchester City have gone W5 D0 L1 out on the road so far this season and they will be firm favourites to pick up the three points. It may not be the easiest of afternoons for them though.

Burnley v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 2/7, Draw 19/4, Burnley 8/1

Burnley v Manchester City Predictions

Look for a goal at both ends here as City have one clean sheet in their last seven top flight games. They aren’t reliable at the back and even though the Clarets are a low scoring bunch, it’s worth backing them to sneak something onto the scoreboard. Look for a both teams to score wager with City coming out on top in the game. Well worth having a punt on Man City/Man City half time/full time too, as four of their last seven league goals have been in the first half of matches.

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Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd November 2016

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Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 23rd November

The Citizens have their fate in their own hands now. After pulling off that fantastic win over Barcelona on Match Day Four, they just need to go out and beat the Germans on Wednesday night to secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition. A draw would actually likely be enough as long as Celtic didn’t go and beat Barcelona on the same night. So things are looking much better for the Citizens now who have to be riding a bit of European confidence after their success over the Catalans. They are running as favourites to take the win in Germany after beating Monchengladbach 4-0 in the first meeting in the group.

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Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Tips

Monchengladbach go into this game with something to play for in the group because they can haul themselves into contention to make it through to the next round if they can land a win over the Citizens. They have won just one of their four games so far in the group which was at Celtic. They have already hosted their other tough opponent in the group, Barcelona, and they were only narrowly edged out in a 2-1 defeat so this could be a tricky game for the Citizens. They have struggled to cope with Manchester City in recent meetings as they have met them three times in the last two seasons and have come out on the losing end in each of those. Along with their two defeats in last season’s group stage, they went to the Etihad this term and lost 4-0. This game to go over 2.5 goals is a quote of 8/15 at William Hill.

Monchengladbach have won just one of their last five home games in the Champions League (W1 D2 L2). There is a trend here worth backing both teams to score at 8/15 with William Hill, because each of Borussia Monchengladbach’s home matches in the Champions League (five games) have all seen both teams score in. The Germans have a positive head to head home record against English opposition having gone W4 D1 L1 before. Striker Raffael is a doubt for this one but he is a price of 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan at an 11/4 quote. The Bundesliga side are not a team in form right now having posted a W1 D2 L3 in their last six games across all competitions. There has only been the two wins in their last ten games in all competitions, and on home soil have won one of their last six.

So a good performance from City in landing a win would see them through to the knockout stage. There shouldn’t be a lack of confidence here for them after beating Barcelona on Match Day Four. They have yet to win out on the road in this season’s group stage though, having played out a 3-3 draw with Celtic and then a 4-0 loss at Barcelona. Manchester City’s three away games this season (including their play off round against Steaua Bucharest) have produced an average of five goals per game. City don’t have a tremendous record out in Germany at all, but they are going as favourites in this one. Their record away to Bundesliga opposition is W3 D0 L6 and interestingly Pep Guardiola has failed to beat Gladbach at the last four times of asking (while in charge of Bayern Munich) in D2 L2 record.

The Citizens have only lost one of their last six games across all competitions in a W3 D2 L1 record and they have put together a four match unbeaten streak now. Last season they edged a 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach and a repeat of that scoreline will return you a price of 15/2 in the William Hill Correct Score market. In the anytime goalscorer market, Sergio Aguero (who has four goals in Champions League games against Monchengladbach) is trading at a price of 8/11 with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Nolito around the 7/4 quote. The questions marks would creep in because City have failed to win any of their last four Champions League games out on the road and they have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine. Not only that, they have shipped in each of their five previous away games against German sides in the UEFA Champions League too.

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 4/5, Draw 3/1, Monchengladbach 7/2

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Predictions

This could be a tighter game than punters would be expecting after City hammered the Germans in the first meeting. It is more than likely that this is going to be a lower-margin result but it still worth backing City. They have the extra quality, despite their recent lack of clean sheets out on the road. Back the Citizens to get through this task with a win by a one goal margin.

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Crystal Palace v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th November 2016

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Crystal Palace v Manchester City Betting Preview – Premier League 19th November

For all of the talent and having one of the best managers in the world, sometimes things just don’t go for you. Just before the international break City were immense in producing a victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, but they took their eye off the ball back in the Premier League where they were held at home by Middlesbrough. That’s just the one win in their last five league games now, but they are still in the title mix of course and will be hoping to hit back to winning ways with a trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have lost their last four league outings on the bounce and are in one of their strange, streaky slumps. It would be something if they could snap out of it with a win over the Citizens though.

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Crystal Palace v Manchester City Betting Tips

The Eagles are a massively frustrating side for punters. They started the season with back to back losses, then put together a tremendously positive W3 D2 sequence, but it’s been all downhill since then with four defeats on the bounce. That’s the third time that Alan Pardew has overseen a four match losing streak at Palace incidentally. Crystal Palace have shipped ten goals in total in their last three league games and they haven’t managed a single clean sheet all season long. So it is probably worth expecting goals in this one and over 2.5 goals can be backed at a price of 3/5 with bookmaker William Hill and there is a trend there, because that has happened in six of Palace’s last eight fixtures in the top flight. Both teams to score in the match up will fetch a price of 7/10 and Palace haven’t been terrible going forward so there is value there. They are the highest scoring side outside of the top six actually. Christian Benteke is an 11/5 anytime galore option for Palace, with Connor Wickham (who has 3 career Premier League goals against City) at 3/1.

At home this season in the Premier League, Crystal Palace have gone W1 D1 L3 and they failed to score in two of their three defeats which is quite telling because it hints that if they struggle to score, they lose. Four of their five home games this season has seen them concede exactly one goal. So how have they fared in the past against Manchester City in the Premier League? Not well. The Eagles have posted just a W1 D0 L7 record in their last eight against the Citizens in the top flight and the Eagles have actually failed to score in five of their last six against them as well. So would a bold punter be tempted by the price of 7/4 on Manchester City to win to nil in this one at William Hill (they did beat West Brom 4-0 in their last away game). Either way, City should get chances going forward as the Eagles haven’t managed to earn one single clean sheet in sixteen league matches now and if games ended at half time this season, the Eagles would be bottom. It could be worth a Man City/Man City half time/full time punt at 11/8 with online betting site William Hill.

Can Manchester City use this to start putting together some consistent winning form? They have been consistently inconsistent in the top flight lately. Pep Guardiola’s men have gone W1 D3 L1 in their last five and it’s been a strange turn of form from them. Three of their last four league games have ended in a 1-1 draw and you would be looking at a 7/1 price on that result cropping up in his one, which is the same mark as a Man City 2-1 victory. Manchester City have gone W4 L1 out on the road so they have been in decent away form and the majority of their slips have happened at the Etihad. In their five away games, City have returned 13 goals and hammered West Brom last time out on the road. Sergio Aguero is a quote of 11/4 in the First Goalscorer market and he has scored the opening goal of a game on more occasions than any other Premier League player this season (5) and David Silva is an 11/4 poke in the anytime goalscorer market as he has three in his last three against Palace. Does their away form suggest that three points are on their way?

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 1/2, Draw 10/3, Crystal Palace 11/2

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Predictions

Two sides who are inconsistent when it comes to returning points. Crystal Palace are so streaky again that it is really hard to predict what they are going to turn up with. They look a total mess at the back, but they can cause problems pushing forwards, so it is worth looking a both teams to score in the fixture. Here’s the rub though, Palace are so bad at the back, City should get enough chances to produce the win, so back the Citizens but look for goals at both ends here and perhaps a Man City 2-1 win in the correct score market will tempt.

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Manchester City v Middlesbrough Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th November 2016

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Manchester City v Middlesbrough Betting Preview – Premier League 5th November

Manchester City have certainly snapped back to top form. They snapped a six match winless streak in all competitions with a big 4-0 win on the road in the Premier League against West Brom last weekend. They then followed that up with a famous night at home in Europe when they got the better of Barcelona 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League in the week. So they are up and running in top flight again it would seem. Will they have too much for Boro at the Etihad on Saturday? Boro have won more Premier League games against City than any other side have, but is there anything for them in this one against the Citizens?

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Manchester City v Middlesbrough Betting Tips

So Manchester City look to have rediscovered some positive momentum. There were on a six match winless streak in all options and where D2 L1 in the Premier League until they went to the Hawthorns last weekend and beat West Brom 4-0. Big return from the Citizens there with Sergio Aguero netting himself a couple to move on to seven league goals for the season so far in the top flight. Six of those seven though have been out on her pad, but he is still a 4/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market with online betting site Bet365 for Saturday’s league game. He was in great form against Barcelona in midweek too. The Citizens have won four of their last six games in the Premier League against Middlesbrough, which turns around some form as they had struggled for wins over them prior to that. City have won the last three home games against Boro in all competitions and the last time that Boro went there was in the FA Cup last January, City winning 2-0.

You can have a crack at a Manchester City 2-0 correct score which will return a price of 1/2 with Bet365. Manchester City are unbeaten at home in this season’s Premier League with a W3 D2 record on the board and they have scored in each of their five home games this term. They have only bagged the two clean sheets from their ten league outings this term but both teams not to score in this one will fetch a price of 8/13 with Bet365. Manchester City have been ahead in matches for 466 minutes in total this season in the top flight, which is more than any other top flight club so far this term. They have a lot of scoring power to call on and key players look back to form. Throw in the confidence of their results over the last week and Manchester City to win to nil in this one at a price of 5/6 looks value. Only Burnley and Sunderland have scored fewer away goals this term than Boro have.

Boro were in need of a league win and they got one on the board last weekend with a home victory at the Riverside over Bournemouth. That snapped a seven match winless streak for them in the top flight. The last time that Boro won back to back Premier League games was in May 2008 and the second of those wins came against Man City when they thumped the Citizens 8-1 at the Riverside. Middlesbrough actually have a decent Premier League record against City as they have won more Premier League matches (11) against Manchester City than any other club have done. But as things stand at the moment, Boro aren’t a huge threat going forward and have scored just nine goals in ten league games this two. Not much considering Aguero has scored just two more than that total himself. But there are strengths at the back for Boro who have kept a clean sheet in 25 of their last 56 league games and haven’t conceded in their last two. Alvaro Negredo is a big 4/1 anytime goalscorer option for them. This may be a game where it is too big of an ask for them to hang on in, but they did play out a 0-0 draw at Arsenal recently.

Manchester City v Middlesbrough Betting Odds

Man City 1/5, Draw 5/1, Middlesbrough 14/1

Manchester City v Middlesbrough Predictions

Even with Boro frustrating Arsenal to a point at the Emirates in their last away game, they will probably fall to City side who look rampant again at the moment. The win over Barcelona in the week was a pivotal point for Guardiola’s reign at the club and confidence will be through the roof. Boro aren’t likely to have much response when City break them down and it’s worth looking for a Manchester City to win to nil wager in this one.

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