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Manchester City v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th December 2017

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Manchester City v Tottenham Betting Tips - Premier League 16th December 5.30pm Manchester City extended their record-breaking winning streak even further as they strolled to a 4-0 victory down at Swansea in midweek. That followed up their high-pressure victory at Old Trafford on the weekend of course and they just look unstoppable. Spurs head to the Etihad next looking to be the ones to stop the Citizens in their winning tracks. The Lilywhites have improved to back to back wins in the league but that hasn’t stopped them going off as heavy underdogs for this visit, especially with their poor away form going. Manchester City Vs Tottenham 2017 Infographic

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City are now on a fifteen match winning streak as they smashed Swansea 4-0 in midweek, which came after their big 2-1 win at Old Trafford against Manchester United last weekend. They still look fresh, they look sharp, confident and hungry. They have won their last seven in a row on home soil now but they will get a tough test at home against Spurs on the weekend as they try and extend that. The clean sheet against the Swans was City’s first in five matches and there is a decent chance of both teams to score for 8/13 returning some value in this one. City only have the one clean sheet in their last five home games. They, of course, have ridiculous scoring power with a tally of 28 goals in their eight home fixtures this season at an average of 3.5 goals per game and they have conceded only the six goals. 88% of their games at the Etihad have gone over 2.5 goals and 71% of their goals scored on home soil have been after the break. City have netted the first goal in six of their eight home games and have been up at the break in five. A Man City/Man City Half Time/Full time wager at William Hill is at 13/10 odds. Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet again in midweek and is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite for the match. City are on a ten match streak of scoring two or more goals in the Premier League.

Tottenham News and Form

This is a big game for Tottenham, not only because of the form of their opponents but because of their own poor road form. They have gone winless in their last four away games in the top flight, losing three of those and they have already fallen short in some big contests this term. They have lost against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal already this season and that should mean that they are vulnerable for this trip. Tottenham have netted only two goals in their last four away from Wembley but they will have a little confidence going into this one after having landed back to back league wins at home over Stoke and Brighton in the last week. Overall the Lilywhites are W4 D1 L3 this season on their travels and they have averaged 1.75 goals per game away from home while they have conceded an average of 1 goal per game away from Wembley. In the William Hill Correct score market a Man City 2-1 win is the shortest priced option at 8/1. Three of the four away defeats that Spurs have suffered this season out on their travels have been by a one goal margin only, but they have the fourth best defensive record in the top flight at the moment. Harry Kane has netted seven away goals for the club this season in the top flight and he is a price of 5/4 to get one in this game.

Manchester City v Tottenham Betting Odds

Man City 1/2, Draw 10/3, Tottenham 5/1

Manchester City v Tottenham Predictions

Man City to win: Spurs have had some misfires in their big contests this season and they are not carrying away form. Therefore City are going to be value to win this and probably only by the one goal margin as they have not been racking up those big wins recently and this should be competitive.
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Swansea v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th December 2017

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Swansea v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 13th December 7.45pm Swansea gave themselves a glimmer of hope with a home win over West Brom on the weekend to at least get them off the bottom of the table, dropping Crystal Palace back beneath them. However, they may not get much of a chance to back that up though as they play Man City in midweek. The Citizens made it 14 straight wins as they went to Old Trafford and beat Manchester United with a 2-1 victory to extend their lead at the top of the table to eleven points.

Swansea News and Form

Swansea badly needed a win from somewhere and they got one on the weekend as they took out the slumping West Brom with a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium against them. That crucial goal came from Wilfried Bony. So that has set them up with a chance of getting out of the Premier League relegation zone in the midweek round of matches, however, they have a pretty tough game ahead of them here. The Swans have only scored the nine goals in their sixteen league games this season, but even though they are floundering in the relegation zone, they haven't been all that terrible defensively. They actually boast a better defensive record than some top half of the table sides like Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester but their own lack of output up front has hurt them badly. It is hard to see there being too much in this game for them and in the William Hill correct score market, a Manchester City 2-0 is the shortest priced option at 13/2. City are a 21/20 price to turn up and win with a clean sheet. The Swans have been losing at halftime in four of their eight home fixtures so far this season where they have posted a W2 D1 L5 record with just the five goals scored. They have failed to hit the back of the net in four of the last six matches now in the top flight.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City landed themselves a win at Old Trafford against Manchester United on the weekend to send themselves eleven points clear at the top from their rivals. Each of City’s last four wins in the top flight have all been by a 2-1 scoreline and they have shown that they can win both ugly and beautiful this season, although the big wins have certainly dried up for them recently. City have won all eight of their away games so far this season in the Premier League and they have averaged above 2.5 goals on their travels and the indicators are that they should be comfortable against a low scoring side likes Swansea. Manchester City have only conceded five goals in their eight away games and both teams not to score with William Hill looks a good 4/5 option to be considering for the fixture. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus again go as joint anytime goalscorer favourites for a game at a price of 8/13. Four of the five goals that Man City have conceded away from the Etihad have been in the first half of matches, while they have scored 60% of their away goals after the break. Nine of City’s twenty away goals have turned up in the final half hour of matches. City have opened the scoring in six of their eight away games as well and have every chance of making if fifteen straight wins.

Swansea v Manchester City Head to Head

City are undefeated in their last ten Premier League games against Swansea now and last season they won at the Liberty Stadium in both the league and the EFL Cup. Perhaps surprisingly though, both teams have scored in each of the last eight meetings in all competitions between the two clubs. City have won three of their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium (D1) in the top flight.

Swansea v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 1/4, Draw 11/2, Swansea 14/1

Swansea v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: The Citizens will have been relieved to have gotten that win at United at the way and they can relax a bit. Because of the quick turnaround in fixtures, it may make sense to look at the Citizens just coasting in this one without running up a big score and a somewhat conservative 2-0 correct score in favour of City looks good.
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Betfred joins in on Man City early title payout

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While Betfred and Paddy Power have now both paid out early on Manchester City winning the Premier League title this season with a whopping 22 games still left to play, other bookmakers are still offering odds on Pep Guardiola's men getting their hands on the title. City are 1/25 odds at places like Betbright and that converts to them having a 98% chance of winning the league. After the Citizens had taken a win at Old Trafford against their big rivals Manchester United on the weekend, the odds on City winning the title were trimmed across the board, with BetVictor moving the Citizens from 1/20 out to 1/50. Last week, even before the Manchester derby, Paddy Power became the first bookmaker to pay out on a title for Pep Guardiola's men this season. After their 2-1 victory, Betfred joined Paddy Power in paying out on a Premier League title for City and that will have hurt owner Fred Done who is an avid Manchester United fan. "It's a sad day but as far as I'm concerned the Blues are champions," said the Betfred boss after seeing his side go down against the Citizens. At the final whistle, he issued a payout on the title going to the blue side of Manchester. Done added: "This is painful both for the heart and the wallet but after winning at Old Trafford there is no way no one is closing that 11 point gap. This hurts but the Blues look unstoppable so I'm giving the punters who backed them an early Christmas present." Betfred are reportedly going to be shelling out around ÂŁ800,000 on this early payout and among them, is one punter who had a ÂŁ40,000 stake on the Citizens at odds of 2/1. Fred Done has been bitten by double payouts from previous early season pay outs on the Premier League title. In the 1989 campaign, Done paid out early on Manchester United getting the title when they were eleven points clear of Arsenal, but the Gunners came back to sneak the title by a single point in the end. That early payout happened when there were only ten games left in the season. This time, City still have 22 fixtures to navigate. In the 2011/2012 Premier League season, Done had to suffer another double payout when he had again paid early on Manchester United winning the league, only to see Sergio Aguero net an injury time winner for Manchester City on the final day to give the Citizens the title. They did also pay out early in April 2016 on Leicester getting their first Premier League title success but the Foxes went on in that occasion to finish top.
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Champions League 2018 Last 16 – Betting Odds & Predictions

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History was made in the UEFA Champions League this season with five English teams making it through the round of sixteen.That was the first time in the history of the tournament that five teams from the same nation had made it through to that stage. So how many of them will march their way through to the quarter finals? Chelsea, who were the only ones of the English sides to not win their group get the toughest draw of the lot as they have to play host to Barcelona, while Tottenham will be tested against Italian champions Juventus. Manchester City, after receiving the most favourable draw that they could have gotten against FC Basel are now 3/1 outright favourites wtih William Hill to collect the title. Looking ahead to an interesting betting stat ahead of the round of sixteen, the group winner (who are the teams who play the second leg of the tie at home) have progressed in 72.3% of round of 16 ties since the current competition format was introduced. Champions League Round of 16 2018 Infographic

Juventus v Tottenham (13 February and 7 March)

A tough draw for Tottenham, especially in the first leg in Turin. But the Lilywhites showed that they are contenders by taking four points away from their two group stage meetings with Real Madrid. Tottenham will be underdogs at 11/4 with William Hill to win the first leg, with the Old Lady in at even money. This will be the first time that these two clubs have met competitively and Juventus are 4/6 odds on favourites To Qualify from the tie.

Basel v Manchester City (13 February and 7 March)

Manchester City got the best draw that they really could have asked for and they should find themselves getting through to the quarter finals. They are now the outright favourites to win the title because of how the draw for the last sixteen has panned out. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs and for Basel, it will be somewhat of familiar territory for them as they were up against Manchester United in the group stage, losing 3-0 at Old Trafford but winning 1-0 at home. City are 1/12 odds on favourites to go and qualify from this tie.

Porto v Liverpool (14 February and 6 March)

There is a little history between these two but not too much. They were together in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup quarter finals and in the 2007/08 Champions League league group stage. From those four matches, Liverpool won both of their home games against the Portuguese outfit, while drawing the two away games against them. The last time that Porto faced an English side they hammered Leicester on match day six of last season’s group stage. Liverpool have their big attacking threat in Mo Salah, but Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar could trouble the Reds. Still, the Premier League side are 2/5 odds on at William Hill to qualify.

Sevilla v Manchester United (21 February and 13 March)

This is a tricky tie for the Red Devils as they will have seen Sevilla collect two draws against Liverpool in the group stage of the competition. Sevilla are a good home side and this will be a good test for the Red Devils. Sevilla, of course, won three consecutive Europa League titles between 2013/14 and 2015/16 before United swooped in and took it last season. They have a good goalscoring threat in Wissam Ben Yedder, but the strength of the English Premier League side is expected to win out.

Real Madrid v PSG (14 February and 6 March)

This is the heavyweight tie of the round and this has happened because Real Madrid only finished second in their group to Tottenham. Things are even from the previous meetings with two wins and two draws each from their six previous comings together. This should be an epic affair and it will be interesting to see how PSG, who invested heavily in the summer handle the reigning European champions. PSG are 4/5 odds on favourites at William Hill To Qualify and you can’t argue with that. Real Madrid haven’t looked anywhere near as strong this season as last and are there for the taking as Tottenham proved.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma (21 February and 13 March)

While this may be the tie that gets the least attention, both of these will be happy enough with the draw. The two of them have met before as they were paired up in the 2010/11 round of 16 and it was the Ukrainians who won through 6-2 on aggregate on that occasion. Roma held off Chelsea for the top spot in their group campaign while Shakhtar battled through behind Manchester City in theirs. This may be a pretty even tie and Shakhtar are a tough side to get the better of on home soil but at the end of the day, the superior quality of the Italians sees them go as 4/9 favourites at William Hill to qualify.

Chelsea v Barcelona (20 February and 14 March)

The rough draw that Chelsea feared has happened. Because a team can’t face a side from their own nation or someone who they were within the group stage in the round of sixteen, then the options as to who Chelsea could face were really limited. The Blues famously got past Barcelona on their way to winning the title in 2012 and they beat Barcelona 5-4 in the 2004/05 round of sixteen as well. The Blues actually hold a head to head lead against the Spaniards in UEFA Competition with four wins to the three posted by Barcelona. Lionel Messi has incidentally never scored in eight previous appearances against Chelsea but still, the Catalans have been in great form this season and are 3/10 odds on favourites To Qualify, with Chelsea 5/2 underdogs at William Hill. The Blues start at home to make this even more difficult.

Bayern Munich v Besiktas (20 February and 14 March)

The German powerhouses will be happy enough with this tie. Besiktas were one of the surprising group stage winners while Bayern could only finish second behind PSG in their group. Still, Munich are going as very strong 1/8 odds on favourites to qualify from the tie. The only previous time that these two game together was in the 1997/98 group stage with Bayern winning both of those games in the tie by a 2-0 scoreline.

Champions League Winner Odds

Manchester City 3/1, Bayern Munich 9/2, Paris St Germain 5/1, Barcelona 15/2, Real Madrid 8/1, Manchester United 14/1, Liverpool 16/1, Juventus 16/1, Tottenham 25/1, Chelsea 33/1, Roma 33/1, bar 100/1

Champions League Winner Odds price changes

Of the sides going into the round of sixteen the team who saw the biggest odds movement because of the draw was Shakhtar Donetsk as they line up against Roma which is a draw that was favourable to them both really considering what they could have gotten instead like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Of the English teams left in the competition, Man City were at 5/1 before the draw and have been slashed to 3/1 to win the tournament while Liverpool took an even bigger cut coming in from 25/1 to 16/1 thanks to their draw against Porto. Both PSG and Real Madrid fdrifted because of their impending coming together, while Tottenham and Chelsea both drifted as well. The Blues were the English side who drifted the most, from 22/1 to 33/1. The team with the biggest odds drift overall after the draw was FC Basel after being paired against Manchester City.
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Paddy Power pay out on Man City EPL title win

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Is the title race over in the Premier League for this season? According to bookmaker Paddy Power, yes as they have paid out on Manchester City winning the title already. The Citizens hold an eight point advantage over their rivals Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby. So a win for the Citizens in that one would be a massive step further towards the league title for Pep Guardiola's men. Manchester City were around 15/8 in the Premier League winner ante post market but with a stupendous W12 D1 L0 record for the season, Paddy Power believes that they are not going to be caught, even before going into the hectic and testing Festive period which can make or break title challenges. So they have decided to give City backers and early Christmas present by paying out early on success for the Citizens. Spokesman Paddy Power said: "We've fully bought into the hype and can't see who will come close to Pep's lads this season. "Being at the Etihad feels like watching Guardiola's Barcelona side. So we're rewarding the shrewd punters that knew they'd walk it this year." The Citizens can be backed at a general 1/7 odds-on price at other bookmakers with the Red Devils back at around 10/1 which would surely shift a little bit of they closed the gap to five points on the weekend at Old Trafford. Everyone else in the league table is 20/1 or bigger against getting their hands on the title, so could this be the defining point of the season? The Manchester derby? Manchester United are a huge 5/2 price at Paddy Power to win the league game on home soil, that is what is ahead of them on Sunday, but Jose Mourinho's men have been perfect at Old Trafford this season with seven wins from seven. If City, who are 11/10 to collect three points in the derby, do win then they will set a new record for consecutive Premier League victories.
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Manchester United v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th December 2017

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Manchester United v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 10th December 4.30pm What a showdown to come on Sunday afternoon in this Manchester derby. Manchester City are the league leaders thanks to their immense winning streak, but that will be seriously put to the test as they go to Old Trafford and face a United side who are carrying form. A win in this one for the Red Devils will see them cut the deficit to the Citizens down to five points. This is really a chance that they can'’ afford to pass up and have to take the game to their rivals. Stopping the winning momentum of the Citizens could be a huge thing going into the busy December period. Manchester United v Manchester City 2017 Infographic

Manchester United News and Form

The Red Devils showed up really well last weekend as they took a 3-1 win out at Arsenal. Surprisingly they started really aggressively on the front foot, getting pressure on the Gunner's and it paid off them as they landed a 3-1 victory. Granted they were helped out by David de Gea who had a stunning performance in goal for the Red Devils. United have won all seven of their Premier League home games this season and in that sequence, they have only conceded the one goal as well. So they have been defensively sound but they are a big price of 3/1 at William Hill to bag a clean sheet in this one. United are eight points adrift of City in the title race, but a win in this one would stop City’s winning momentum and cut the gap to five points. That could get some pressure on Pep Guardiola’s men. The Red Devils are averaging 2.8 goals per game on home soil this season and Jesse Lingard has started to come good and has netted three in his last two games. He is a 15/4 anytime goalscorer option, while Romelu Lukaku is in at 11/8 and they have Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 6/4 as well. They will be competitive in this one and with nine goals only conceded Jose Mourinho's men have the best defensive record in the top flight. They are on a four match winning streak as well, with twelve goals netted in that sequence and they did recently produce a solid 1-0 home win over Spurs at Old Trafford.

Manchester City News and Form

A thirteen match winning streak is what Manchester City have put together in the top flight and that has equalled the Premier League record for the most consecutive wins. They did lose at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in midweek which was their first loss in 29 games across all competitions. The Citizens boast a wealth of attacking talent and Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are joint 5/4 anytime goalscorer favourites for the game. Out on the road in the Premier League, this season they have won all seven of their games and they have scored at least two goals in six of those seven road games. They have had to show some character lately though, with their last three wins only coming by a 2-1 scoreline and have needed some late goals in each to keep their winning streak going as well. At the back, they have only one clean sheet in their last six. William Hill have both teams to score in the Manchester derby at 7/10 odds. 75% of the goals that Manchester City have shipped on the road have come in the first half of games and nine of their 18 away goals this season have all come in the final 30 minutes of matches. They have shown it all this season, flair, steel and character. A lot of that was on show when then 1-0 at Chelsea, their one other big test out on their travels this season in the top flight. There is a big chance for them to extend themselves out to an even bigger lead.

Manchester United v Manchester City Head to Head

It was City on top last season in the Manchester derby meetings, taking four points from the two games. Over the last six between the two in the Premier League, things are even at W2 D2 L2. Manchester United suffered a 2-1 loss in this corresponding fixture last season and have won just one of their last five at home in the Premier League against the Citizens (W1 D1 L3).

Manchester United v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 23/20, Man Utd 11/5, Draw 5/2

Manchester United v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester United to win: Jose Mourinho is an expert at getting at least a point out of games like this and they have been so good on home soil this season that they have to be value to get a win. You won’t catch them often at such a big price for a home win, try and take advantage of that.
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Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th December 2017

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Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 6th December 7.45pm Shakhtar Donetsk only needs to avoid defeat in their match day six fixture against Manchester City on Wednesday night. It may work in their favour that City have already won the group and don’t need to turn up and produce much of a performance for anything in this one. So if the Citizens have not interest in that, then it could help the Ukrainians get the result that they need and join the Citizens in the next round of the competition.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Betting Tips

The Ukrainians have to avoid defeat in this game in order to join Manchester City in the next round of the tournament. If Napoli loses their final game then that would put Shakhtar through. The Ukrainians lost 2-0 at Man City back on match day to and just need to dig in for a point. Their loss against Napoli on match day five has put a bit of pressure on them in this one, but they are still in control of second place. Shakhtar Donetsk have won their two home games so far in the group, taking down Napoli 2-1 and Feyenoord 3-1. So both teams to score at William Hill for his game is appealing a 4/7. Shakhtar are also on an unbeaten streak of form at home against English sides as well having gone W4 D2 from their previous six hostings. Their last home encounter with an English side was against Man Utd in the 2013/14 group stage which ended in a draw. Overall the Pitmen hold a W4 D4 L6 record against English sides home and away. Shakhtar are not actually playing at home because they are in Kharkiv instead because of political unrest in the Ukraine. Overall they are not in great form in Europe on home soil because they have only claimed the five wins in their last fourteen home fixtures in the Champions League proper. They have only suffered the one defeat though in their last twelve European fixtures on home soil across the Champions League and Europa League (W9 D2) and that defeat was against Celta Vigo in last season’s Europa League round of 32. In the William Hill correct score market, the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 5/1 while a 2-1 win for Shakhtar or a 2-1 win for City will return a price of 9/1. The Ukrainians are in good form with nine wins in their last eleven games in all competitions (D1 L1). This is a dead rubber forth Citizens because they have sealed top spot with some ease in the group. So there’s no need for them to bust a gut in this one. Kevin de Bruyne is suspended for the game. City have landed 21 wins from 22 fixtures across all competitions this season and they have made easy work of things in the Champions League. Across all competitions, they are unbeaten in their last 28 games now (W25 D3) since losing to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi finals back in April. Raheem Sterling is on a four match scoring streak in all competitions and he is a price of 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market. City have only been to the Ukraine twice before and from those trips, they have gone W1 L1 and their overall record with Ukrainian sides is W3 D1 L1. The Citizens have won both of their away games in the group so far and that is just two of three wins they have recorded in their last nine away games in Europe (D3 L3). The outcome of this is all going to be dependent on how interested the Citizens really are.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Betting Odds

Shakhtar Donetsk 11/8, Man City 9/4, Draw 12/5

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Predictions

The Ukrainians are decent value to dig in there and produce a point. This is a long trip for Man City to undertake before their big Premier League derby against rivals Manchester United on the weekend. They may extend their unbeaten streak of form, but they may not get the win on the board.
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Man City 4/1 to claim FA Cup success after drawing Burnley in Round Three

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The draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup was made on Monday, December 4th and the headlining fixture is a Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton. They will clash at Anfield in the huge tie of the round and Liverpool will get the chance to land their first ever FA Cup victory over the Toffees at Anfield. The times for the Third Round of the FA Cup will be played on January 6-7th, 2018. Manchester City are trading as the 4/1 outright favourites at William Hill to lift the cup after Pep Guardiola's men received a home tie against fellow Premier League side Burnley for the Third Round. Among the other market leaders, Manchester United get a home game against Championship side Derby, while Chelsea hit the road to face Championship side, Norwich. Arsenal to go Nottingham Forest. There are still three non-league sides left in the draw, with all of them needing replays to actually book their place in the Third Round. AFC Fylde will get a huge draw against Premier League side Bournemouth if they can get past Wigan. Woking, who play in the National League with Fylde will get a trip to Champions Side side Aston Villa if they can battle their way past Peterborough. The lowest ranked team in the draw is seventh-tier Hereford, who have a big golden carrot dangling in front of them, as they would face former Premier League winners Leicester if they can see off League Two side, Fleetwood. Tottenham will play host to AFC Wimbledon at Wembley, while along with Liverpool v Everton and Man City v Burnley, the third all-Premier League tie sees Bright n play host to Crystal Palace.

FA Cup winner odds

Man City 4/1, Chelsea 6/1, Manchester United 6/1, Tottenham 8/1, Arsenal 9/1, Liverpool 10/1, Everton 20/1, Leicester 25/1, Southampton 28/1, bar 50/1

FA Cup Third Round Draw

Ipswich Town v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham City v Burton Albion Liverpool v Everton Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry City v Stoke City Newport County v Leeds United Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town Port Vale v Bradford City Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brentford v Notts County Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City Blackburn Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra v Hull City Cardiff City v Mansfield Town Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City Stevenage v Reading Newcastle United v Luton Town Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End Norwich City v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday
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Manchester City v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd December 2017

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Manchester City v West Ham Betting Tips - Premier League 3rd December 4.00pm West Ham shipped four goals at Goodison Park against Everton in midweek and they would have to rightly be a bit panicked about what could happen to them in this trip to the Etihad on Sunday. Manchester City kept their winning streak going with an injury-time victory over Southampton in midweek. They have the match winners to pull things out of the bag even if they can’t play well all of the time. With them facing the leaky Hammers’ defence, this could well be a comfortable home win for them.

Manchester City News and Form

City didn’t play one of their better games in midweek when they played host to Southampton, but they still managed to find a way to win which says a lot about them. Once again Raheem Sterling was the man of the hour with a 96th minute winner. That’s what you get when you can boast so many match winners. So that is a six match winning streak that they have going on home soil in the league now. They have netted at least two goals in each of those six games and overall this season have averaged 3.7 goals per home game this term. They have conceded only the five. Overall it is a twelve match winning streak that they are on the top flight now and following his midweek goal Raheem Sterling is now the joint top scorer at the club along with Sergio Aguero and they are 5/6 and 1/3 respectively in the Ladbrokes anytime goalscorer market. You imagine that City will have a fairly easy time of things against West Ham’s defence and over 3.5 goals has to be a good option. The club are on a 19 match winning streak in all competitions and in the correct score market a Man City 3-0 result is the shortest priced option at 13/2. City can be backed in at 4/6 to win with Ladbrokes this to nil as well and this could be something of a routine home victory for them.

West Ham News and Form

Of the last 21 points that have been available to them in the Premier League, the Hammers have collected just three of them and that was three drawn matches. New boss David Moyes will fully know that he has a major task on his hands here after they were smashed 4-0 at Goodison Park against Everton in midweek. That doesn't bode well for their trip to the Champions elect. A failure to score against a weak Everton defence highlights some major issues and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last seven and they have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven games. They are still looking for their first away win of the seasons and will probably be still doing so after this one as well. They have netted just the five goals in their D3 L5 away record this season. The Irons have conceded at a rate of 2.3 goals per game on their travels this season and they have been losing at half time in five of their eight away games. A Man City/Man City half time/full time wager at Ladbrokes is going to have some decent appeal for this one and the home side may well put the struggling Hammers to the sword and leave the Irons in even more trouble in the relegation zone.

Manchester City v West Ham Head to Head

Manchester City have had an easy time of things against West Ham recently, so that’s a good indicator of what could happen here. In their last three games against West Ham, City have outscored the Hammers 12-1, winning all three of those games last season as they met in the FA Cup as well as the league. City have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games in all competitions against the Irons and are unbeaten in their last four against West Ham now (D3 D1).

Manchester City v West Ham Betting Odds

Man City 1/12, Draw 10/1, West Ham 20/1

Manchester City v West Ham Predictions

Manchester City to win: West Ham’s defence is not likely going to be any kind of match for what City can produce going forward. The home side are value to win this to nil and in the correct score market the 3-0 option looks a pretty decent deal to see the Citizens win this at something of a canter.
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How Man City have dominated the Premier League Winner market

Manchester City
The Premier League title race is almost a third of the way done and dusted, and the season (and therefore the title race) has been dominated by one team and one team alone, Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s charges have been the ones to catch, having set a phenomenal pace at the top of the pile and breaking records. No amount of investments over the summer, nor any potentially signings to come in the January transfer window for anyone else, appears as if will be enough to slowing up the Citizens on their title march.

City’s continuous odds drop

Manchester City opened the new season on August 12th when they took a 2-0 win at the newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion. On that date, Bet365 had the Citizens priced up at 6/4 to win the Premier League title. Their odds since then have continued to tumble and tumble thanks to their stunning winning form and goal output and on September 9th when they went out and destroyed Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad that was when things started to work their way towards even money. Premier League Odds Development The Citizens hit the even money mark with bet365 in mid September as they just continued to keep winning matches and right at the end of September when they put in an impressive performance to beat reigning champions, Chelsea, the Citizens dropped to odds-on for the first time, going as short as 8/11 in the title race. Towards the end of October that was down to 1/5 and that price was chopped even further as the close of November rolled around, with the Citizens at 1/10 for the title.

Main Challengers Fall

Naturally, with such a strong outright contender coming to the fore in the Premier League title betting, it means that there were significant changes going the other way in the odds development. Manchester United, who put together a great unbeaten streak of form from the start to the season were right there matching their great rivals in the outright market through to around the middle of September but with a slump from mid October to the start of November, the Red Devils went on the drift as Manchester City kept their winning momentum going. The Red Devils started really going on the drift in mid September out to 5/2 and then 7/2 at significant points and after a small recovery, towards the end of October Bet365 had them out at 10/1 to win the league title from just 4/1 earlier that month. Jose Mourinho’s men had hit a high of 14/1 odds in the Premier League outright winner market towards the end of November. Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea who hadn’t been backed that well from the off to retain their title followed a similar odds progression path to that of Manchester United's and they found themselves out at 20/1 in the middle of November. Tottenham's decline in odds in the Premier League outright winner market was a little less severe. They couldn’t get themselves under the 10/1 mark to win the title and that price had almost trebled in November as the Lilywhites were apparently struggling to balance Champions League success with domestic success and suffered a couple of high profile losses away from home to Arsenal and Manchester United to see their challenge wane.

Arsenal and Liverpool implode

The two clubs of the big Premier League six that have suffered the most rapid and severe drift in odds are Liverpool and Arsenal. Neither of them looked a particularly strong wager, nothing more than an outside bet at best through the entire season, but around the middle of September, Liverpool were actually seeing their odds trimmed down and getting closer to that of Chelsea in single figures. But then a steep and rapid decline beset them as their clinical finishing went and their defence continued to throw away cheap goasl and just a couple of months later were massive 50/1 shots at bet365 to win the league. Arsenal went from around 25/1 in mid September to 66/1 outside shots by the middle of November.

Premier League Probabilities

As most punters know, odds are linked with probability. The smaller the odds then the more probably an event is likely to occur. This is all calculated into e odds. You work this out yourself from either decimal or fractional odds. Fractional Odds Probability: 8/13 = 61.9% probability. [{13/(8+13)}*100]. Decimal Odds Probability 2.20 = 45.45% [(1/2.2)*100]. So the probability of Manchester City winning the league title has been getting stronger and stronger all season with the cutting of their outright odds. The big momentum shift again was around mid September when the Citizens really started separating themselves from the rest of thepacl. That is when Man City’s probability sky rocketed and their man challengers, Manchester United's pretty much tanked. Now it has left the rest of the top six with a diminished probability of winning the league, but the biggest losers in terms of whose probability has taken the biggest hit, is Manchester United, down from around 30% to under 10% within the space of a couple of months. Premier League Probability Winner

Premier League Outright Winner Odds at bet365

Man City 1/10, Manchester United 14/1, Chelsea 22/1, Tottenham 50/1, Arsenal 50/1, Liverpool 66/1, bar 1500/1.
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