I was very happy with last nights effort as the Juve v. Inter match ended in a 1-1 draw so the only part of the tip that did not come up was the anytime สล็อต 888 part which I can definitely live with!
On to today and the challenge of keeping the run going which is definitely easier said then done.
Not much to choose from today but I like the chances of Manchester City at home to Sunderland tonight.
City are generally 8/13 to win tonight and if they do collect 3 points will leap above Chelsea into 3rd place in the league.
City at home this season have won 6 from 6 in the league scoring 10 and conceding only 2, and the much maligned Sven Goran Erickson seems to be building one of the best teams the blue side of Manchester have had in many years.
The star for them so far has been the Brazilian Elano who they signed from Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer, he has settled into the Premiership brilliantly and I would imagine there are a few managers in the league kicking themselves that they did not take a risk on him.
Roy Keane`s Sunderland have shown enough to convince me that they will avoid the drop this season as the manager is building a team very much in his own image, they are hard to break down work hard and are disciplined, but I feel the key to their survival will be results gained at the Stadium of Light in front of their superb fans rather then anything they can achieve on their travels.
Their away form in the league this season is won 0 drawn 2 lost 4 scored 7 and conceded 14, with the 2 away draws coming at Birmingham and Middlesbrough though they did come out with a lot of credit in their 3-2 loss at the Emirates to Arsenal coming back from 2-0 down to give the home team a fright.
Form wise City have won 3 drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 6 with all the win coming at Eastlands with wins over Birmingham (1-0), Middlesbrough (3-1) and Newcastle (3-1).
During the same period Sunderland have 1 win 2 draws and 3 defeats to show for their efforts and the win in that time was back in September when they won 2-1 at home to Reading.
Head to head between the two sides again shows the home side to have the advantage:
Mar 5, 06 Premiership Manchester City 2 – 1 Sunderland
Aug 23, 05 Premiership Sunderland 1 – 2 Manchester City
Apr 21, 03 Premiership Manchester City 3 – 0 Sunderland
Dec 9, 02 Premiership Sunderland 0 – 3 Manchester City
Dec 23, 00 Premiership Sunderland 1 – 0 Manchester City
Aug 23, 00 Premiership Manchester City 4 – 2 Sunderland
Jan 17, 98 Championship… Manchester City 0 – 1 Sunderland
Aug 15, 97 Championship… Sunderland 3 – 1 Manchester City
Looking at the above details leads be into my second bet in this match which will be over 2.5 goals. With 6 out of 8 meetings recently finishing over that threshold I am happy to take the evens on offer with several bookies at the time of writing.
Team news so far is that Micah Richards is set to miss out for Manchester City because of a bruised knee but Winger Martin Petrov is available again after a toe injury.
Sunderland will be without suspended pair Paul McShane and Greg Halford tonight’s encounter whilst Kenwyne Jones has recovered from a calf problem, but fellow forwards Dwight Yorke (calf) and Roy O’Donovan (ankle) are rated at 50-50 for the game.
So City to beat Sunderland at generally 8/13 and Over 2.5 goals at generally evens. Hopefully this will start the new week in the way I ended the old one.