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Man City v Bolton: Other results point to a 3-0 win for Mancini

| 02.03.2012

Bolton’s chances of scoring at the Etihad Stadium look largely remote, but rather than tip Manchester City just to win to nil, 11/2 looks a great price that the table-toppers secure a comfortable 3-0 success.

Away goals have not come particularly easy to Bolton of late, as they have failed to find the target in any of their last three on the road in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have shut out the opposition in all of their last three league encounters and the last three occasions across recent campaigns that they have hosted Bolton.

Therefore, the 4/6 in the Premier League odds that Manchester City simply win to nil may be a short price, but is hard to oppose.

However, given how Bolton have performed in their away trips to the other top clubs this season, the value bet certainly seems to be 3-0 in Manchester City’s favour.

Bolton have the worst record in the whole division when looking at results against the current top ten in the Premier League standings, taking just seven points from 16 games.

Plus, they have been beaten 3-0 in each of their trips to Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Manchester City are bidding to become the first team in over 100 years to win their first 14 successive home games in a top-flight season and this result can be backed at 1/7.

It is hard to make a case for Bolton, but Blackburn have already upset the form book with a success at Old Trafford over Manchester United this season.

Bolton’s odds are 20/1 to secure an equally unlikely three points and 6/1 to return home with a draw.

With it being a bit of a lottery predicting who Roberto Mancini will start in attack, the safe money may be on midfield threat Yaya Toure opening the scoring at 6/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.