Published on February 25th, 2012 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Premiership Betting Tips – 25-26 February
With 12 wins out of 12 at the Etihad Stadium this season, Manchester City have been in imperious form and the visit of Blackburn Rovers will unlikely threaten that record.
The Citizens have scored more than three goals a game on average at Eastlands and goals is definitely the market to consider with Manchester City scoring four against Europa League holders Porto on Wednesday evening.
Sergio Aguero in particular has impressed in his last few outings and with Carlos Tevez back in England the attacking options for Roberto Mancini look set to increase.
Opponents Blackburn have yet to keep a clean sheet away from Ewood Park and with Christopher Samba recently departing for Anzhi Makhachkala, this unwanted statistic may last until the end of the season. Blackburn were hit for seven at the Emirates Stadium in their last away trip, but the form of Yakubu is encouraging with the Nigerian striker scoring 13 goals this season helping Blackburn to score in every away match so far.
Manchester City have scored over 67% of their goals in the second half, whilst almost 80% of all the goals conceded have come after the break and more goals in the second half is nicely priced @1.95. Manchester City’s firepower and home record at the Etihad Stadium look set to cause Steve Kean great concern especially with both Nelsen and Samba absent from the back-line.
Over 2.5 Team Goals for Manchester City @1.61
Sir Alex Ferguson apologised for Manchester United’s Europa League defeat against Ajax on Thursday night and the Scottish manager will be looking for a reaction and three points at Carrow Road on Sunday.
Wayne Rooney should return to the side after a throat infection ruled the England striker out of Thursday’s game and Rio Ferdinand looks set to return to the back-line. Tom Cleverley may miss out however after picking up a knock on his foot, but Manchester United have the best away record in the Premier League, winning eight out of 12 games on the road, losing just once.
Paul Lambert’s Norwich side are just five points away from the 40 point survival target in the Premier Leagueand the Canaries have been impressive since their promotion from the Championship last season. Norwich have won four out of their last 6 games, but at Carrow Road, Norwich have won just one of their last four home games.
Manchester United have won four out of their last five games and United should again secure three points away from home.
Manchester United to win PLUS over 2.5 Total Goals@2.10