iBet: Back City to show their class
Manchester City V Wigan, kick off 7.45pm
Back Manchester City at -1 goal on the handicap at 10/11
Some will argue that Mancini’s men have nothing to play for in the league and this is a real chance for Wigan to get a blow in and close the gap in what is becoming a very exciting battle to avoid the last Premier League relegation spot. On the other side of that argument is that Manchester City are undoubtedly playing their best football of the season as their recent wins over Manchester United and Chelsea illustrate. But the facts are pretty compelling in City’s favour. Since the start of the year City have played eight games at The Etihad – and they have won seven of them to nil! Their 2013 home stats read played eight, won seven, drawn one, goals for 25, goals against two; their only ‘blip’ coming in a 2-2 with Liverpool. Wigan are showing their usual fight at this time of year and in fact they are 11th in the eight-match form table, although we should note that they have conceded 14 in this period. I don’t think Martinez will let his players’ focus drop with the FA Cup final on the horizon, but the only team Wigan have beaten in the league this year is Reading and I just think City will have too much class for them. City are 1.29 to back to win with Betfair. For a more working man’s price it might pay to back City to win by at least two.
Farrari were Ibet’s 4/1 pick for the F1 Constructor’s Title pre-season and following Fernando Alonso’s win in China they have been backed in to 7/4. RedBull are the 11/10 favourites with Mercedes best priced 12/1 and Lotus 14/1.
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