Manchester City sit bottom of Group D in the Champions League having taken just one point from their opening three games so it’s fair to say that the home clash with Ajax is a must-win game for Roberto Mancini’s men if they are to retain any hope of qualifying for the competition’s knockout stage.
City were beaten 3-1 by the Dutch outfit in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago but they’re emphatic favourites at 9/20 with BetVictor to gain revenge while Paddy Power price Ajax at 15/2 to complete a double over the Premier League champions and it’s 4/1 (Betfred) to finish all square.
With their continuing participation on the line however, Mancini’s troops should produce a big performance against a team toiling domestically and with back-to-back clean sheets to their name in the Premier League, City can prevail ‘to nil’, an outcome Skybet offer at 15/8.
Not scoring enough goals at the moment, the home side will be well backed at 17/2 with BetVictor to bag the only one at the Etihad Stadium but Sergio Aguero’s return to the starting line-up can ensure they fare a little better in attack. William Hill post 15/2 against a 2-0 Manchester City triumph and Stan James quote Aguero at even money to net at any point.
In the same group, Real Madrid are, like City, 9/20 at BetVictor to pick up a maximum haul as they host Borussia Dortmund while Arsenal are Stan James’ 7/2 outsiders as they visit Schalke and on current form you’d have to fancy the Bundesliga outfit, a 10/11 chance at Paddy Power.