City are 16/1 to beat the champions, Bradford were 28/1 to beat Chelsea the other week. So if you bravely put £20 on Bradford to beat Chelsea, you would have received your £580, if you put £20 on City to beat Man City, you will probably lose £20.
City travel to the Etihad in truly rotten form, four wins all season and on the back of four defeats without a goal scored. Yet, and yet, City certainly haven’t disgraced themselves when travelling to Man City, since the 5-1 debacle, a credible 1-1 draw in November 2009 and a highly respectable performance in a 2-0 defeat was difficult to take particularly with a disallowed Danny Graham goal (no, really) for offside preceding Sone Aluko’s glaring miss at 0-0.
Dame N’Doye, our latest YouTube sensation, isn’t expected to make the squad for this weekend so Jelavic and Hernandez will have probably one last opportunity to retain their place with the Senegalese striker surely coming into the side by Tuesday night. Man City are without Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony, I wonder how they will cope? Oh yes, Aguero, Silva, Kompany et al.
In some ways this is a free hit for City, little can be expected, yet with Leicester hosting Palace and QPR at home to Southampton, it is conceivable could end the weekend bottom of the table, a depressing thought.