Man City’s defence of the title is over while Roberto Mancini’s troops still have a handful of games remaining but last season’s champions can’t afford to throw the towel given that they are yet to confirm second place, even though they have a healthy five-point lead over Arsenal in third.
City will keep plugging away then and keen to respond to the relinquishing of the title, they look set to pick up all three points as they welcome West Ham to the Etihad Stadium.
For their part, the Hammers are ending the campaign strongly having gone five matches without defeat but only the bottom two have suffered more defeats on the road than Sam Allardyce’s charges, who are 11/1 at Skybet to pick up their four away success this term.
The hosts are hard to oppose then but at 2/7 (Betfred) they’re not exactly a moneyspinner and punters would be well advised to look for value elsewhere.
BetVictor make Mancini’s men 5/6 to lead at the end of each half and it’s 6/5 with Coral for a home victory ‘to nil’, a wager made more attractive by the fact that West Ham have managed just ten goals on their travels.
More specifically, BetVictor offer 7/1 about City notching twice without reply and as that’s a result priced commonly elsewhere at around the 5/1 or 11/2 mark, it’s too big to ignore.
Man City to beat West Ham 2-0 – 7/1 (BetVictor)