Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by slick, Aug 28, 2011.
Now is the time to back Man City - they are 15/2 (only 8.0 on Betfair) and with their next two games being against Villa (h) and Norwich (a), who are the worst 2 teams in the league, their odds look certain to be considerably shorter by next weekend.
Man City's record v top 8 teams is unbelievably poor (just 3 points from a possible 33) but they very rarely slip up against the mid-to-bottom teams...
They are 1/5 to beat Villa tomorrow (whose defending midweek was as bad as you'll see in this league) and City average more than 3 goals a game at home v teams 9th down. Spurs play Arsenal so at least one of the top 3 will drop points and I can see Watford causing Leicester some problems, as for a mid-table team their defence has been excellent of late (110011001).
15/2 will become 6/1 or less tomorrow night.
I think they'll shorten up again even before they play as Spurs or Arsenal or both will drop points.
Mourhino has been working on Utd's plan for a few months longer.
I bet City get Suarez as some point too!
Hope i'm wrong on both counts.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs will all be up there, Leicester will struggle because CL and midweek games are now on their agenda and I expect Everton to improve greatly under Koeman.
At the moment City don't have enough players to play the Guardiola way, especially in defence and like ODM mentions Hart costs us 7 or 8 points a season, that handicap before a ball is kicked needs addressing.
Im not making any predictions for this season, but your 1st paragraph is probably how the bookies see it, Utd have gone from 11/2 to 7/2 to win the league in the space of 3 weeks, and could be favourites by the time the season starts.
I'm looking forward to the season starting now because it should be the most open season ever, If Leicester spoil it by winning again I'll be mightily upset
This is the only season in my life where I wouldn't be confident of picking a 1,2,3 in any order or any of them winning the league.
I'm tempted to start laying teams as soon as they go odds on.
Yes, there must be better places to put it than in the middle of the Man City Thread.
I'm not really sure why "All members should be made aware" What makes you think anyone gives a fuck what your posting intentions are? Unless you intend not to post at all of course. Then they'd give a fuck.