FOOTBALL BETTING: Live On Sky Sports 2: Tues 19:45 Man City host Bolton in the live game, Sunderland travel to Pompey, Wigan face Stoke and its Fulham V Burnley on Tuesday. Chris Hutcheon previews
A shock defeat at Hull on Saturday dented Manchester City’s hopes of finishing in the top four but Roberto Mancini’s men should bounce back at Eastlands, where they play host to Bolton.
The Trotters, Victor Chandler’s 8/1 outsiders for the points, have suffered a major blow, with the news that key defender Gary Cahill will be sidelined for several months and his absence at the heart of the Bolton rearguard suggests that they could struggle to contain City; a banker at odds of 4/9 (Stan James).
Mancini’s charges have won their last seven league and cup matches on their own patch and they can extend that sequence with a bit to spare in this one; bet365 pricing them at 13/10 to prevail by two clear goals and Betdaq posting 13/10 against City notching twice without reply.
Emmanuel Adebayor meanwhile, has struck in each of his last two games since his return from the break that followed the tragic events surrounding Togo before the African Nations Cup and at 4/1 with Betfred to break the deadlock, the former Arsenal man can be a pivotal figure in this one too.
At Fratton Park, Paddy Power make Portsmouth 6/4 to put their 5-0 Manchester United mauling behind them by beating hapless Sunderland and all of the statistics point to a goalless affair at the DW Stadium, where Wigan and Stoke are 9/4 (Jaxx.com) to share the spoils and 8/1 with Ladbrokes to fail to find the net.
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