iBet: Expect goals in tonight’s match

Gareth Purnell

Man City v Swansea

Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.2 to one

Swansea are my fancy to do best out of the three promoted teams and I’ve backed them to do so at 3-1 with William Hill. But I don’t expect them to come away with anything from this game. Man City were very solid at home last season and there is no doubt at all that they have improved again – I expect them to go make the top three and go close to winning the Premier League. To put this game in perspective, while Swansea’s record signing Danny Graham cost £3.5 million, Man City will have spend nearly £100 million since the turn of the year if they secure the services of Samir Nasri. Of course the market reflects all this and at 1/3 with Betfair, Man City are too short to recommend as a proper bet. However, I just fancy Man City manager Roberto Mancini has now got to grips with English football and realises he needs to be slightly more attacking than he was last season. I fancy there will be at least two goals.


Unsettled striker Carlos Tevez is unlikely to be involved tonight and new signing Aguero will apparently start on the bench, which means Edin Dzeko, who scored in the Community Shield, will start up front alongside Mario Balotelli. You can back Dzeko to score first at 3-1, last at 4-1 or at any time at 10/11 with Paddy Power.

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