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The bet that’s bound to land when Man City visit Aston Villa

| 07.11.2015

Premier League leaders Manchester City visit beleaguered bottom club Aston Villa on Super Sunday, and while the hosts will be hopeful of a bounce in new manager Remi Garde’s first game in charge, this game will surely only go one way.

Ladbrokes are pushing the two-time Premier League champions out to a top-price 5/2 (from 2/1) to win with both teams getting on the scoresheet, and that bet looks more than likely to cop in the Midlands.

This pair’s last six combined games have seen both teams hit the net at least once, with City winning their three matches, and Villa going down on each occasion.

Furthermore, Garde’s new charges, despite their perilous Premier League position, have struck in all but four of their 14 2015/16 fixtures thus far, so they’ll fancy their chances of some consolation against a Citizens outfit that still struggles at the back.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have only kept one clean sheet in their past 12 all-competition fixtures, and that anomaly was largely down to the Chilean’s defensive-minded approach to their recent clash with neighbours United at Old Trafford.

Ladbrokes’ Sharp Shooter offer comes into play for this match, so place a First Player To Score bet and if your winning wager nets in the first 25 minutes, they’ll double the odds on stakes up to £25.

Raheem Sterling is the man of the hour, having struck within eight minutes of his side’s 3-1 midweek win away to Sevilla in the Champions League, so the young England man must warrant a look in the market at an industry best 6/1 with the bookies.

Sevilla FC v Manchester City FC - UEFA Champions League

Raheem Sterling is in fine form for Man City

However, 7/2 favourite and line-leader Wilfried Bony looks the part having bagged three goals in his last six games, including a 22nd-minute opener against Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup 10 days ago.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Iain Houten

Iain has been contributing pieces to various websites on an array of subjects, including sports, politics and art, for over four years. Despite blue being his favourite colour, the teams he supports all wear red.