Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: Blackburn are in bad form but City are goal-shy on the road and a lack of goals could be the call.
Manchester City look to boost their hopes of a top four finish by seeing off a Blackburn team, without a win in eleven league games, a run stretching back to 5th January. Roberto Mancini’s charges are 11/10 at bet365 to get the better of freefalling Rovers, Ladbrokes’ 11/4 outsiders, but as City haven’t won on the road in any competition since Boxing Day, they are perhaps a touch risky at Ewood Park.
Instead, it could be worth aiming low in terms of goals. Aside from a five-goal haul against hapless Sunderland, the visitors have been struggling in attack and Carlos Tevez’s absence doesn’t help in that department so a tally of fewer than three goals catches the eye at 4/5 with , especially as that wager would have been successful in Rovers’ last three.
Under 2.5 goals – 4/5 ()