Following their emphatic 4-0 success against Swansea, Manchester City will attract plenty of cash ahead of the trip to Bolton and indeed Roberto Mancini’s charges are odds-on at 5/6 with Totesport to collect maximum points at the Reebok Stadium.
However, punters shouldn’t get too carried by City’s eventual demolition of the newly-promoted Swans, who tired in the latter stages and as the Trotters, Skybet’s 7/2 outsiders, themselves carded a 4-0 triumph at QPR, the visitors might not have things all their own way.
In fact, a strong case can be made for a draw at 12/5 with Betfred given Bolton’s home advantage and more ambitious punters might want to risk a few quid on Partybets’ 6/1 chalked against a 1-1 scoreline.
It’s certainly a contest in which both teams should score (5/6, Skybet) and you wouldn’t put it past City new boy Sergio Aguero finding the net after his tremendous performance last Monday; the Argentine striker is 5/4 (Stan James) to notch at any point and 9/2 with Sportingbet to strike first.
A stalemate also catches the Molineux, where Wolves and Fulham are 3.3 (23/10) via Betdaq to share the spoils while Stoke, buoyed by their victory at FC Thun in midweek, are cracking value at 19/10 (Skybet) as they go to promoted Norwich.
Bolton and Manchester City to draw – 12/5 (Betfred)
Stoke to beat Norwich – 19/10 (Skybet)