Manchester City play Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday in the second part of a typically super 'Super Sunday' from Sky Sports this weekend.
Best Match Odds:
Man City: 4/5 Blue Square
Draw: 14/5 Boylesports
Arsenal: 4/1 Ladbrokes
Third in the league away at fourth. Third have won two of their last three away including victories at Anfield and in the Champions League scoring four and conceding one. Fourth have won their first two home league games against winless Southampton, and a QPR with crisp packet hands Rob Green in goal, conceding three in the process. Fourth are best priced 4/5 to win at home. Third are available at 46/11. So, tell me, who would you bet on?
Man City are already experiencing what is known the music industry as 'difficult second album syndrome'. Will they emerge triumphant like Public Enemy with the majestic, genre defining It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, or stink the place out like everything Coldplay have done since Parachutes. Mind you, that Jenson Button can drive the wheels of his McLaren and hold a tune to be fair. The frustration started pre-season with Mancini stamping his feet over transfers and being told to wind his neck in. When you spend fortunes on wages for a group of players who almost to a man are desperate to win their first Premier League title, how do you motivate them once you've done it? Answer: with great difficulty.
With fourth placed City's current worrying knack of conceding and Arsenal's old school miserly defence I'm today officially christening “The Boulders” factored into the mix, the value is clear. Take the Gooners at Pinnacle's juicy 46/11.
One player for City who has started the season in majestic fashion however is Yaya 'Chieftain Tank' Touré. He's assisted once in the league and once in the Champions League so far, most recently in the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu no less, and he can be had at 4/1 in Boylesports assists market. Get yer gelt down on this before the rush people.
Finally, another 4/1 shot. A player I may have previously referred to as a “goal-shy mushroom head” has finally woken up. The amusingly coiffed African has bagged four in his last three for club and country, and Stan James' 4/1 for him to score any time in this looks a nice price.
Arsenal to win at 4/1 with Ladbrokes (open a new account here and get a free £50 bet)
Yaya Touré to assist any goal at 4/1 with Boylesports (open a new account here and get a free £20 bet)
Gervinho to score any time at 4/1 with Stan James (open an account here, bet £10, get £10 free)