Manchester City may be four points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool but the 2012 champions have a couple of games in hand and are subsequently odds-on at 5/6 with BetVictor to clinch the title.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are also strong favourites to edge closer to that aim by picking up three points at the expense of Southampton and indeed they should come out on top but at just 1/3 at best via Stan James, they make for little appeal in terms of a single bet on them to win against a team with a solid away record.
That’s not to say City are worth opposing, just that punters would be better served steering clear of the match result market if they’re seeking value bets.
To boost the odds on the probable home success, Skybet’s 3/1 about a Man City success by a one-goal margin isn’t without appeal but the shrewd will be focusing their attention on goal-related wagers.
The hosts are prolific to say the least at the Etihad Stadium, where they average more than three per game while Saints’ last three matches have yielded a hefty 15 goals.
It should be a high-scoring affair as the pair lock horns then and betway offer a tasty 3/1 about the sides coming up with at least five between them, just as they did in this fixture last season.
Over 4.5 goals – 3/1 (betway)