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Man City v Arsenal Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

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Man City V Arsenal The reigning league champions go into this match level on points with Arsenal and looking for a restoration of confidence after suffering in Madrid during the week. City lost in the Champions League at Real Madrid, while Arsenal came away from Montpellier with a win. With clean sheets hard to come by for Manchester City, can the Gunners, who look to be gathering momentum all the time, snap City's unbeaten run at home in the league? Man City v Arsenal Betting Odds at Online Bookmaker Paddy Power Man City 3/4, Draw 13/5, Arsenal 15/4 Verdict: A great looking match but one which surprised a little last season. They met three times last season and all of the matches were won by a 1-0 scoreline. Two wins went to City and one to Arsenal. Both sides won their respective home matches in the Premier League and there has only been six goals in the last six meetings between these two. So it usually a match in which defences have largely come out on top. Only Arsenal have conceded fewer shots on target this season than Man City in the Premier League, but the difference between the two sides is that City have been leaking goals whereas Arsenal have the best defensive record so far. City are on a 31 match unbeaten streak at home and that has to seriously be looked at. They haven't played particularly well this season, but they haven't been punished for their lapses. Arsenal have the potential to do so at the moment and they will test the unsettled City back line. The flow of things could just be in Arsenal's favour and something of an upset could be on the cards. An Arsenal Correct Score 1-0 bet for a price of 7/1 with online bookmaker Paddy Power who will refund lost stakes on the market with their Money Back Special promotion for the match (see below). Stat Attack: City are without a clean sheet in their last seven fixtures Arsenal have allowed the fewest amount of shots on target in the EPL The Gunners have lost one of their last ten league matches on the road City have not lost in their last 31 Premier League home matches Head to Head: All three games ended in a 1-0 scoreline between these two last season. Three of the last four meetings in Manchester between these two have ended in wins for City. Overall in the head to head, Arsenal have racked up 93 wins against City's 47 in all competitions. That is quite a wide gap there. A second half goal from David Silva was enough to settle things at the Etihad Stadium last season, but the Gunners dominated possession in the game. Another reason to suggest that Arsenal may nick this one. Online bookmaker promotion:  There are great refunds on offer from online bookmaker Paddy Power who are running a great Money Back Special. If the game ends in a draw, then the popular bookie will refund any losing Correct Score, First Goalscorer, Correct Score or Scorecast single bets placed on the match. In the First Goalscorer market Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero are trading as 5/1 favourites, while in the Correct Score market a 1-0 Man City win is on offer at 7/1. Great value in the markets with the Money Back Special from online bookmaker Paddy Power who offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. Man City v Arsenal Betting Preview: How much will the defeat against Real Madrid have taken out of the short term confidence of Manchester City. They blew a lead twice in the game and it showed a problem they have had this season. City have been going well enough getting forward, that is really never going to be an issue for them. But the solid defence hasn't shown up properly this season and that could be down to Roberto Mancini not starting the same back line in any successive games yet this season. They need to settle down quickly back there as the lapses they have suffered have not really cost them so far, but if it continues, then they will get punished. Especially against confident teams like Arsenal. City are without a clean sheet in their last seven matches in all competitions now. That Spanish defeat will have been draining for them mentally, but they have that tremendously long home record to bank on. They have touches of superb quality in Tevez and Aguero, match winners which often get them out of trouble. This is a match where they could just be a little vulnerable, that or the Madrid defeat will have woken them up and they will switch on. Arsenal have just grown in confidence and look a very good side. Lukas Podolski has stepped up nicely to get on the score sheet, aided by Gervinho who is looking like has a new lease of life. Olivier Giroud still looks as if he is a man under pressure as he waits for his first goal though. Arsenal's defence has been very good, although there were mistakes against Montpellier which should have been punished. Arsenal have conceded just one goal and while they have burst into life going forward, they haven't sacrificed the discipline at the back. That is what makes them a dangerous side. Arsene Wenger's men are on a nine match unbeaten run in all competitions and Santi Cazorla could be the one to watch as he created the most chances from open play in the Premier League this season. If the Gunners defence stays tight, Cazorla could just be the one to open up City at the back.

Stoke City v Man City Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
Stoke V Man City Can the Citizens overturn some less than ideal form away at the Britannia where they have failed to win in their last five visits? Stoke are really finding wins hard to come by, but they have drawn their last three home matches in the Premier League against Man City, all by a 1-1 scoreline. So will that trend continue, or will City's stars find a way through the stubborn Stoke side? Stoke v Man City Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred: Man City 8/11, Draw 11/4, Stoke 4/1 Verdict: The stats suggest that this is going to be a pretty tough encounter for the defending Premier League Champions. City have not picked up a win there in their last five visits, but Stoke are pretty much the draw experts. They have drawn their last five competitive matches, including all three this season. In the Premier League Stoke have drawn their last four in a row now at the Britannia, and they are actually unbeaten in their last eight there. So that is how tough of an afternoon City will have. It is very tempting to ride the 1-1 Correct Scoreline as it is trending hot in this fixture, but City are the better side. It may be a long afternoon for City, so it could be worth looking at a Draw/Man City Half Time/Full Time bet for a price of 7/2 at online bookmaker BetFred. Stat Attack: Stoke have lost just one of their last eleven home games against teams who finished in the previous season's top six Stoke have won three and lost none of the last eight league home matches Carlos Tevez has netted four in six games against the Potters Stoke have a (W1 D9 L4) record in their last fourteen Premier League matches City are undefeated in their last nine league games Head to Head: After opening with wins on their first two visits to the Britannia, City have failed to record a victory in their last five there in the Premier League. City have drawn three and lost two of those five. Everything does equate though to just one win for Stoke against City in the last nine meetings in all competitions though. Stoke have managed to score exactly one goal in each of the last four home league matches against City. Online bookmaker promotion: Place a Correct Score bet on Man City v Stoke betting with online bookmaker BetFred and if the bet becomes a winner with a goal that is scored in added time, then the online betting site will double your Correct Score odds. So late drama can reward your Correct Score bets! In the market a 1-1 Draw is trading at a price of 13/2, matched up with a Man City 2-0 win. A Stoke 1-0 Correct Score is trading at a price of 11/1 with online bookmaker BetFred who offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The betting site will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet. Stoke v Man City Betting Preview: Will this be as tough of an afternoon for Man City as the stats are suggesting that it is going to be? They are clearly the better team, but no-one can grind out results and frustrate higher opponents better than Stoke. The Potters are finding wins hard to come by, but with nine draws in their last fourteen Premier League matches, you can see where their expertise lies. The Potters have recorded back to back draws this season and have drawn the last four in a row now, carrying over to the back end of last season. Stoke just frustrated sides so well through organisation and hard work. The Potters have allowed their opponents the joint-fewest amount of shots on target this season. That is the stubbornness that City are going to have to break down. While Stoke may give a début to Michael Owen, City's Argentinian star Sergio Aguero has reportedly been back in training after picking up an injury earlier in the season against Southampton. It is unclear whether he will be ready to face Stoke though. City have been doing things the difficult way this season, having Liverpool gift them a point, having to fight back against Southampton and taking a long time to get past QPR. Still, they have returned two wins and a draw in defence of their title, but they have to turn around indifferent form against Stoke to keep up their momentum. It could be a long afternoon for Mancini's men.

Man City v QPR Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Kompany - Tevez (Manchester City)
Man City V QPR The is the rematch of the dramatic Premier league conclusion from last season. Sergio Aguero delivered the late strike which gave City the title last season and luckily QPR avoided relegation in the end by one point. With City already stumbling in defence of their title already after drawing at Anfield, will there be high drama on Saturday again? Man City v QPR Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred: Man City 1/5, Draw 6/1, QPR 12/1 Verdict: City are good enough to win this, there is little question about that. QPR almost sprung a surprise in this fixture last season and City's defence has been far from watertight this season. However, they have fire-power and after failing to really perform against Liverpool, they will be looking to get back on track. Their home record speaks for itself with 28 wins and two draws at home in their last 30 matches. So there is a tremendous amount of weight behind backing City. They are also desperately trying to bolster their defensive corps, the area where they need sharpening up. City won't have Sergio Aguero who is out with an injury, but they still have enough goals in them, and QPR haven't looked very threatening so far in their first two matches. May be worth taking a Man City to win by a two goal margin for 3/1 at online bookmaker Bet365. Stat Attack: City have won their last two home matches by a 3-2 scoreline Both matches in the EPL last season between the two sides finished as a 3-2 win for City QPR average just one point per game in the EPL during 2012 QPR have not kept a clean sheet away from home in 17 EPL matches Head to Head: City have actually only won one of the last four home matches against QPR, which may be a bit surprising. There have only been 23 meetings at City between them and the Citizens do hold a strong 13-3 head to head record on home soil against Rangers. There is only the two EPL matches between them, both won 3-2 by City last season. Prior to that, QPR picked up a 3-1 win at City back in the 1999/2000 Division One season. Online bookmaker promotion: Online bookmaker BetFred have an online betting promotion which could help you double your winnings. Take a Correct Score bet on Man City v QPR betting and if the Correct Score bet wins thanks to a goal which is scored in added time, then BetFred will double your odds on that prediction. So if there is late drama in your favour, then it will double your profits on the Correct Score market. In the Correct Score market, a Man City 2-0 victory is trading at 6/1, while a Man City 3-0 is trading at 7/1. Online bookmaker BetFred offer a free ÂŁ50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. Man City v QPR Betting: City haven't been totally convincing in their title defence so far. They opened with a dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton on home soil to kick things off, and just as they had done against QPR at the back end of last season, they had to come from 2-1 down to snatch the points. That did show a bit of grit and title credentials to be honest, as City never stopped pushing for the win. However, they just never got out of the starting blocks against Liverpool at Anfield, and were very lucky to come away with a 2-2 draw, after Liverpool's Martin Skrtel gifted Carlos Tevez a goal. City's defence, which was so good throughout last season, has not been anywhere near as solid. As soon as that gets into gear, be it with new arrivals or not, City will start picking up three points a lot more comfortably But there are question marks over defensive set up at the moment. However, they have a tremendous record at home at the moment, and you have to wonder whether QPR can really outscore the Citizens at the Etihad? Probably not. QPR were drubbed by Swansea on the opening day of the season, but they did redeem themselves with a 1-1 away draw at Norwich in their second match. Boss Mark Hughes has strengthened his squad over the summer but they haven't looked particularly threatening up top. No doubt the team talk will involve how close they came to spoiling City's league title hopes last season. But QPR look a bit shaky at the moment and it will go against the rub of things if they really show up and start to threaten City here. City may not have Sergio Aguero this time around, but at the end of the day, QPR aren't a good away side, and while they have been adding to their ranks before the close of the transfer window, City should have the craft to open up the Rangers defence to pick up three points.    

Liverpool v Man City Betting Money Back Special

Online bookmaker Blue Square have a great Premier League football promotion running for Sunday's big game of Liverpool v Man City betting. There never seems to be a shortage of goals when City are playing and the first goal of this match is going to be crucial. City, although they will be without Sergio Aguero have all the aces up their sleeve when it comes to goalscoring power. If they get themselves in front, will Liverpool be able to muster up a response? Likewise, if the home side get their noses in front, will they have the defensive set up to keep the high scoring City at bay? If the first goal of Liverpool v Man City betting happens to be a header, then online bookmaker Blue Square will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score and Player special bets. So this provides some nice coverage for your betting on this one and over in the First Goalscorer market Carlos Tevez is trading as outright favourite for a price of 6/1. Following him is Edin Dzeko, Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli all round 7/1 so plenty of great value for Liverpool v Man City First Goalscorer betting with the coverage in place. In the Correct Score market a 1-1 draw and City 1-0 win are trading as the outright options at a price of 6/1, while a Liverpool 1-0 win is being offered at 7/1. Online bookmaker Blue Square offer a free ÂŁ25 bet for new customers registering an account with them. They will make the value of your first stake on a new account to give you a free bet to enjoy! Liverpool v Man City betting odds at online bookmaker Blue Square Man City 13/10, Liverpool 2/1, Draw 23/10    

Liverpool v Man City Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

Liverpool Steven Gerrard
  Liverpool V Man City A mouthwatering clash for Sunday's small Premier League fixture list. Liverpool of course had a terrible start to the new season, getting crushed 3-0 by West Brom, while Man City had to pull out all the stops to battle their way past a spirited Southampton This is the first away test of the season for City, can they impress against the Reds?   Liverpool v Man City Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power: Man City 6/4, Liverpool 15/8, Draw 9/4   Verdict: Out of the two sides, the natural tendency will be to lean towards the reigning Champions Manchester City. That is because they just look as if they have a lot of goals in them, and in the Community Shield and their opening EPL fixture, they have produced some immense passages of play. Liverpool in a way, are not going to cause the City back line as many problems as Southampton did. That is because the Saints were direct, Liverpool won't be and it will be easier for City to dictate the pace. The visitors have a lot more match winners in their ranks at the end of the day and that is why City are heading into this one as favourite to take the three points. A Manchester City -0.75 Asian Handicap for a price of 7/4 at online bookmaker Bet365 looks a decent call.   Stat Attack: Man City won just one of four meetings between the two sides last season City have not won at Anfield in ten attempts Four of the last five matches at Anfield between the two have ended in draws There was a 1-1 result in the corresponding fixture last season   Head to Head: Liverpool do have a strong head to head record against Manchester City at Anfield. The Reds have won 48 of 82 matches, while City have managed just 14 wins there. City have not recorded a win at Anfield in the last ten matches there, the last victory coming at the end of the 2003 season. So a strong record for Liverpool, but could it give them the edge on Sunday?   Online bookmaker promotion: Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a Money Back Special running for your Liverpool v Man City betting on Sunday. If Luis Suarez or Carlos Tevez scores the final goal of the matches, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. The popular bookie offers a free ÂŁ50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account.   Liverpool v Man City Betting Preview: The Reds need to avoid defeat, that pretty much seems to be the order of business for them on Sunday. The Reds crashed at West Brom on the opening day of the season, losing three nil and most of the damage was self inflicted. The Reds gave away two penalty kicks and had Daniel Agger sent off in the match. Further causing their ruination was the fact that they were, once again, wasteful in front of goal. Liverpool did create some chances, but with Luis Suarez off target and substitute Andy Carroll failing to make any impact, Liverpool struggled. Perhaps one of the biggest areas of concern was that the Liverpool midfield was out smarted by that of the Baggies. Steven Gerrard was almost anonymous, while dĂ©butante Joe Allen could not get himself into the game. Liverpool beat Hearts in the Europa League on Thursday night, but will get Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson back into the side after being rested. Time is going to be needed for new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to get his system going. A second defeat in a row though would have more impatient fans on his back.   Man City have far more options going forward than Liverpool. They will be without their star striker Sergio Aguero though who has a knee injury. City have also shipped off winger Adam Johnson to Sunderland. But they still have tremendous talent to call upon and the key to their success could be David Silva, who pulls all the strings for City. The City defence was very good on the road last season and while they were opened up by Southampton on the opening day, City proved just why they are Champions. They fought back from a 2-1 deficit and had enough fire-power to call upon in times of need. That could be the difference between the two sides, because Liverpool do not have that same kind of luxury.      

Man City v Southampton Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

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Man City V Southampton This should be a pretty tough introduction to the new Premier League season for Southampton, who just pipped West Ham to the second automatic promotion place from the Championship. They have to kick off in a thankless task against the reigning Champions. That should mean that City have a comfortable opener, especially being in their own back yard. Will this just be a strong foregone conclusion and an easy three points in the bag for Roberto Mancini's men or will the newly promoted Saints have a surprise up their sleeve? Man City v Southampton Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365: Man City 1/6, Draw 6/1, Southampton 16/1 Verdict: Naturally the Citizens go as the strong and heavy favourites for this one and will be expected to walk away with a comfortable win against the newcomers. City looked simply outstanding during the second half of the Community Shield against Chelsea. Granted they were playing ten men, but the movement and the sharpness of the forward play and the balance in the side looked incredible They look as if they can turn on the power play whenever they want and simply cruise past teams. That is what could easily happen on Sunday, as they will start fresh and full of optimism in the defence of their title. This is a match which should yield goals for the home side and you should be able to push the boat out to a City -2 Asian Handicap at odds of 21/20 with online bookmaker Bet365. Stat Attack: City produced the most amount of shots on goal in the EPL last season The Citizens almost produced a perfect home season, dropping just two points City have won 27 of their last 29 EPL home matches In the last three seasons only one newly promoted team has claimed victory in their opening match Head to Head: While they haven't come together since January 2007 when they met in the FA Cup, there is an pretty even standing in fixtures between these at Man City. There have been 14 home wins and 11 victories by the visiting Saints. Interestingly, City lost three home matches in a row against Southampton before winning the most recent two. However, that was a long time ago and you have to take into the consideration the gulf in class between the two sides on the weekend Online bookmaker promotion: Online bookmaker Ladbrokes have a great Money Back Special running for Man City v Southampton betting. Carlos Tevez returned from exile at the back end of last season and partnered up with Sergio Aguero with devastating effect. If Tevez scores either the First or the Last goal of the game on Sunday, then Ladbrokes will refund all losing First Goalscorer bets. In the First Goalscorer market, which is being dominated by City players, Aguero is 3/1 favourites, while Tevez and Mario Balotelli are priced at 7/2, with Edin Dzeko back at 9/2. Online bookmaker Ladbrokes offer a free ÂŁ50 bet for new customers who register an account with the special promotion code of FB50. Man City v Southampton Betting Preview: The reigning Premier League Champions look in pretty good shape ahead of the new season. How will their failure to capture Robin van Persie hurt them in the long run? The former Arsenal man went to their rivals Man Utd instead and could that shift the balance? City do have an abundance of forward power, from Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez down to Edin Dzeko. So they have options and they have the immense influence of David Silva behind them. The only summer signing that City have made has been Jack Rodwell from Everton, which suggests that they are pretty happy with the strength of their current squad. Robin van Persie would have made it stronger of course. Anyway, City do still look the most powerful side in the Premier League, and not only was their attacking power a real highlight of last season, but their success was all built around a very solid defence. Southampton may find life in the Premier League a little difficult. They may well be the ones to struggle the most out of the three newly promoted side. While West Ham have experience and resources to call on, and Reading have had a massive injection of cash, Southampton have to rely on their more limited resources. They did splash out big for Burnley's Jay Rodriguez and have added a couple of extra pieces. They will need Rodriguez to support Rickie Lambert and Billy Sharp in goal-getting duties. Will it be enough though to keep their heads above water? They couldn't ask for a tougher opener than this to Premier League life this season, however, they can at least head to the Etihad Stadium with no pressure and no expectation on them. That means they may as well give things a good go. The Saints were very good in the Championship last season, scoring plenty and backed up with a solid defence. The influence of boss Nigel Adkins is going to be immense in driving the Saints forward. The Saints to have some attacking power, but they will likely be on the back foot for most of this game trying to keep City at bay.    

Newcastle v Man City Betting Odds, Tips and Preview – 06.05.12

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Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a great promotion running for the massive clash of Newcastle v Man City betting on Sunday. This is bound to be a high drama affair and both sides have so much at stake riding on this game. For Manchester City, it is simply about winning the Premier League title for the first time. For Newcastle, it is about trying to muscle their way into the Champions League for next season. So huge prizes on offer for both of the sides as they meet on Tyneside on Sunday. This match could determine the destination of the Premier League title either way, and it is set up to be a thriller. Fortunately popular online bookmaker Paddy Power have a Money Back Special running for the big match. Will there be late drama? If so, then Paddy Power are offering a money back special as insurance, if there is a goal scored in the last five minutes of the game. If there is a goal in the last five minutes in Sunday's big match, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score, Last Goalscorer and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. So this is a wonderful offer for Newcastle v Manchester City betting, one that provides a lot of coverage in popular football betting markets. Newcastle v Man City betting odds at Paddy Power Newcastle 4/1, Draw 29/10, Man City 4/6 In the First Goalscorer Market, you can see the glittering array of forward talent on offer. Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero are joint favourites at 4/1, backed up by Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko at 6/1. Newcastle have their own force of Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively. So great value in the First Goalscorer market, all backed up but he coverage of the Paddy Power Money Back Special. In the equally valuable Correct Score Market, a 1-0 Manchester City win is the favourite option at 13/2 with the bookie. Well, the bookies are very clear about who they think will win, but you can be sure that Magpies boss Alan Pardew will have his own ideas. Newcastle scored a massive three points for themselves at Stamford Bridge in the week, and it was that man Papiss Cisse with another brace, and both of them stunning finishes. Newcastle are in fifth place heading into the weekend, level on points with Spurs and just one behind Arsenal. So a place in the Champions League is still a viable option for them, but they have to pick up three points here against the league leaders. But Alan Pardew's men are showing fantastic form having won seven of the last eight, with only a big slip up against Wigan ruining their fine form. Impressively too, the Magpies have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches, and so they will be more than a match for City. Especially at home, because Newcastle have won their last four home matches straight, without conceding a goal. Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic)  That is what City have to conquer if they want to get their hands on that league title. This is going to be a make or break match for them. They go into it on the back of a morale boosting home win over Manchester United last Monday, where they outperformed their opponents in every quality of the game. Now they need to try and do the same against the very strong Magpies. Fortunately, City do have a great record against Newcastle. Not only have the Citizens won the last two matches against Newcastle (scoring three goals on both occasions) but City have won seven of the last eight EPL matches against the Magpies. That is a very strong record which they have to keep going. Boss Roberto Mancini has to go for the jugular and it is what makes this match such a high profile, thrilling prospect. Both sides need the win. City's form on the road has not been great over the second half of the season, but they have won their last two matches on the road. They have been given a second chance, and have gotten their noses back in front at the head of the table. Can they take that second chance and beat the Magpies?

Man City v Liverpool Betting Odds and Preview – 3 January 2012

Balotelli (Man City)
It really is time for Manchester City to muster up some kind of response in their Premier League title challenge. The cracks are beginning to show after dropping four points from their last two matches in the Premier League. After being closed out at The Hawthorns on Boxing Day, a confident sounding City headed to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on New Year’s Day and were undone by a late Black Cats winner. That has been two consecutive matches where City’s prolific attack has failed to get on the score sheet. That is something which we weren’t expecting to see, not after the prolific rates at which we have seen them score this season. So the question is, are we expecting them to muster a response against Liverpool? At least they are back at the Etihad Stadium where they have a 100% Premier League success rate this season, so that should give them some security at least. City were let off the hook at the top of the Premier League standings, when their rivals United crashed at home to the struggling Blackburn Rovers, in a New Year’s fixture list which produced some very surprising results. So City are still topping the league going into their massive clash with Liverpool, but only on goal difference with the Red Devils. Striker Mario Balotelli is expected to come back into the side after sitting out their New Year’s Day defeat at Sunderland. Two games in three days for City and this is not going to be an easy one for them. In the whole of 2011, Manchester City dropped just two points at home. How will they start their 2012? They are under some mounting pressure at the summit. Liverpool will get Luis Suarez back into the starting line up for their trip to the Etihad Stadium for Man City v Liverpool betting. The striker sat out their last match with a ban from the FA, but can step back into action. Part of Man City’s wobble at the top of the Premier League Christmas tree over the festive period, has been the fact that opposition have figured out how to disrupt their flowing play, and therefore, the chances aren’t coming for them. We can expect to see more midfield disruption coming from Liverpool, as the Reds are in great shape at the moment at the back. Liverpool were the only side in the top six to win over the New Year, beating Newcastle at home. That came after a couple of disappointing drawn matches against relegation battlers Wigan and Blackburn. The Reds have only conceded two goals in their last five Premier League matches, and so you can’t see them giving too much away against Man City, certainly not being the away team and keeping things tight naturally in that role anyway. The Reds haven’t conceded on their last two away trips in the Premier League and held the high flying City to a draw at Anfield just at the end of November, when a Joleon Lescott own goal gave the Reds a point. While Liverpool have struggled to turn one point matches into three point matches for themselves because of a lack of firepower, they have lost just once in their last fourteen Premier League matches. The Reds have also stopped Man City winning twelve times out of their last thirteen matches. That City triumph over Liverpool came last season though in this fixture, when City ran out 3-0 winners. Liverpool could have Steven Gerrard lining up from the start for them. Online bookmaker Victor Chandler are offering the chance to Double Up on your First Goalscorer odds in Man City v Liverpool betting. Back a correct First Goalscorer selection, and if your pick goes on to score a second goal in the match (at any time), then the bookie will pay you out at double. Naturally very good options and odds in the First Goalscorer Market in Man City v Liverpool betting. Sergio Aguero is 9/2, while Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko are at 19/4, with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez back at 7/1. So back any correct First Goalscorer bet and double up those odds if your selection also scores a second in the match. Online bookmaker Victor Chandler offer a free ÂŁ25 for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first bet on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of ÂŁ25. Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Odds Man City 4/6, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 7/2 at VC Bet Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic) Manchester City v Liverpool - Free Bet - Bet365 Promotion  

Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Odds, Preview & Tips – date

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Tip & Odds: Well this surely has to be a candidate for game of the season so far. Are we going to see the best of the explosive and prolific goal scoring talents on display? Between them, Robin van Persie, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli have totaled for a crazy tally of 44 league goals, so naturally going to be worth looking at goalscorer markets for your Man City v Arsenal betting. In conjunction with BetFred’s promotion below, will look at Aguero as First Goalscorer for 4/1 with the bookie.  Manchester City to win: 3/4 at Victor Chandler Draw: 3/1 at Victor Chandler Arsenal to win: 9/2 at BetFred EPL Match Preview: What are Manchester City made of this season? Do they have the character to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season last week? Well, they will be banking on their 100% home form this season to get their title charge back on track at the Etihad Stadium. Their rivals United are now firmly breathing down their neck and so boss Roberto Mancini certainly needs a big response from his players. City have not lost a home game in 2011, in total winning 25 of 27 matches on home turf in all competition. So that is one formidable record for visiting teams to go and try to overcome. This is no easy match for Man City to bounce back in though, because Arsenal are in fine fettle themselves at the moment. Robin van Persie is firing them upwards, and one of the most notable improvements as well, is that Arsenal are much tighter at the back than they were at the start of the season. City still have a lead at the summit of the Premier League by two points, but Arsenal need to close the gap, and a win would pull them to within six points of City, and suddenly those early season woes will have been long forgotten. Will Arsenal be daunted by this trip up north? No, because they go as underdogs all the same and Wenger will like nothing more than to upset the Manchester club and prove to his critics that Arsenal are once more a genuine title contender. The pack is tight in the top five, will there be more twists this weekend? Will City’s home form be a banker, or will the impressive form of Arsenal be enough to steal a crucial victory? Manchester City Form: After such a strong start to the new season, big spending Manchester City finally got a blot on their copy book when they threw away a 1-0 lead at Stamford Bridge in their last outing. An early strike from Mario Balotelli could not be capitalized upon, with Sergio Aguero wasting a fantastic chance to put the visitors 2-0 up and probably out of sight. However, for all Man City’s commanding possession, they didn’t create enough chances in the game, and suffered their first defeat of the season as Chelsea staged a second half comeback. Other than that, is has been a very impressive season for Manchester City, dropping just five points so far. We need to look at their home record so far this season at the Etihad Stadium, where City have rattled off seven wins from seven. In those seven home games, they have bagged themselves an whopping 24 goals, averaging 3.42 goals per game. Going the other way, although City have conceded in each of their last four Premier League home matches, they are only averaging 0.57 goals against at home, and stand that up against their prolific goal scoring and you can see why they are doing well. In their last four home matches alone they have netted fifteen times, so that is what the Arsenal defence will have to try and contend with. 86% of City’s home matches have finished over 2.5 goals so far this season, and obviously they have scored in each one. Manchester City have opened the scoring in 93% of all of their matches so far this season, an incredible stat. The goal scoring is being led by Sergio Aguero, who has netted eleven times (seven of them being at home), while Edin Dzeko has supported with 10 and Balotelli is now creeping up with a tally of 8. Arsenal as a whole have only scored two more goals than those three City strikers put together. City are still a very strong second half side, with the majority of their goals coming after the half time break. 71% of all their league goals this season have come in the second half of matches, the half hour in particular after the restart being highly profitable for them. Still, despite that defeat last week, eight wins out of their last ten matches shows some pretty impressive form. Will they show their Premier League title credentials by having the character to bounce back strongly from the blues at Stamford Bridge? Arsenal Form: For all of Manchester City’s form this season, Arsenal’s over the last eight matches has been even more impressive. After a torrid start to the season, which saw them lost four of their opening seven matches, Arsenal have settled into their groove. They are now unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches, with seven wins coming in that period. It has been a staggering turn around in form, but on which does need weighing up. In that run of eight matches, on Chelsea have really been what can be considered a big test for them. That was at the end of October, so it has been a while since Arsenal have really been tested hard. This will change on Sunday of course with a trip to Manchester City. It is no surprise that Arsenal’s form has largely been down to the strike power of Robin van Persie, who is now supposedly a big summer transfer target for Manchester City. The Gunners will come up against Samir Nasri, who moved north in the summer, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side’s improved form will be enough to at least take a point. Arsenal have won their last three away matches, but that has been their only three triumphs on the road in seven attempts this season. They have tasted defeat three times on the road, and earned themselves one draw. The huge problem has been at the back for Arsenal away from home, where they have conceded more than they have scored. Without doubt Arsene Wenger has steadied the ship of course, and eight of those goals against did come during that embarrassment at Old Trafford earlier in the season. What should give Arsenal a bit of confidence, is that they have at least scored in every away match aside from their season opener. So will they be able to carry their form through and get something out of Sunday’s big match in Man City v Arsenal betting? The Gunners have scored seventeen times on the road, which is more than they have actually scored at home this season, and 86% of their away matches this season have finished over 2.5 goals. Arsenal appear to be dangerous in front of goal at all periods of their matches, but they have scored the most in the last fifteen minutes of their games. 61% of all their goals this season have come in the second half, but have opened the scoring in just 53% of their games. No surprise then who leads the goal scoring charts for them. That will be Robin van Persie, who has netted fifteen times now, seven of those coming away from home. Really has not had much support from anywhere else in the squad, so he will be the big danger man. Head to Head: Interestingly enough, Arsenal have the head to head supremacy when the two sides meet in Manchester. Out of 89 meetings up north, Arsenal have come away with 37 victories, compared to 31 from the hosts. Last season’s corresponding league fixture was another scalp for Arsenal, as they ran out 3-0 winners, ending a sequence of three consecutive defeats at Man City. So out of the last four meetings at City, there have been two wins a piece, but that 3-0 win mentioned above, is the only match out of the last five meetings where Arsenal have gotten on the score sheet against City. Looking at the head to head stats, it could be a close one. Online Bookmaker Promotion: With a glittering array of forwards on the pitch on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium, we surely have to look at First Goalscorer options. Fortunately if you are fancying a punt in this market, then BetFred have their great Double Delight, Hattrick Heaven promotion running to take advantage of. Back a correct First Goalscorer in the match, and if that player hits a second goal at any time in the game, you will be rewarded with double your odds. If your winning First Goalscorer bags a hattrick then you will be paid out at treble your original First Goalscorer odds, making this promotion tremendous value. Other options in this market are Dzeko and Balotelli at 9/2, and RVP at 11/2. 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Little doubt about the big Premier League match of the weekend, as we look at Manchester City v Arsenal betting. Roberto Mancini’s City got their first taste of domestic defeat last Monday, when a second half come back from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stole all three points away from the league leaders. City still hold top spot, but only by two points now over Manchester United following that defeat at the Bridge. Man City v Arsenal betting doesn’t provide an easy game to bounce back in for the league leaders, but they will be happy to be back at home and hopefully start another long unbeaten run in the league. How will City respond? They missed out on the knockout stages of the Champions League and were finally overturned in the Premier League. What kind of a response will they have now, in this massive test of character for them. Facing an Arsenal side which are in red hot form at the moment, they can be assured that the visitors will be gunning hard for them, and hoping to take any advantage of a dip in City’s confidence. This is when real Champions stand up and scrap for every point they can in the face of some adversity. Will City’s title contending character shine through? It has been a remarkable turnaround on the season for Arsenal, who started so very poorly, that is seemed like Arsene Wenger’s job was under threat. Now, as we head to Man City v Arsenal betting, the Gunners are on an eight match unbeaten streak in the league, winning seven of those. Their revival has been sparked by the power of Robin van Persie of course, who has now scored fifteen league goals for the Gunners this season. They have needed his influence and class to pull them through to get their title charge back on track. The Gunners are up in fifth and would really set the cat amongst the pigeons if they took three points away from the Etihad Stadium in Sunday’s big Premier League clash. That win would put them within just six points of City and blow the title race wide open. The race for the top four spots in the league is already a fierce one, and Arsenal just need to keep their momentum going. The Gunners will have to be careful at the back, because they are prone to conceding, and against the attacking power that City can throw out, their improved defence must carry themselves well. The Gunners haven't faced a really tough test for some time. How will they cope in facing perhaps a City backlash? Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a great Man City v Arsenal betting promotion running for the big match. There of course is going to be a glittering array of attacking talent on show, from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, to Mario Balotelli and Robin van Persie. If either Balotelli or Van Persie scores the last goal of the match, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles placed on the match. How’s that for coverage! It means that you can look at markets like the First Goalscorer, where Dzeko and Aguero are 9/2 and Van Persie is at 11/2. Or how about the Correct Score market, where a 1-0 City win fetches 7/1, and an Arsenal 1-0 is trading at 14/1. There are great prices all around in the markets covered by the Paddy Power Man City v Arsenal Money Back Special, so it’s worth getting in there and doing your betting. The ever popular online nookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account, up to the maximum value of £50! This is free betting to jump in with on your new Paddy Power account, and hopefully can turn it into some free profit!! Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Odds at Paddy Power Man City 8/11, Draw 13/5, Arsenal  4/1