Cash in with Man City handicap win against CSKA
Premier League top scorers Manchester City are long odds-on at 1/5 with Coral to beat CSKA Moscow in their Champions League Group B tie at the Etihad.
Manuel Pellegrini’s Citizens come into the game off the back of a 7-0 thrashing of Norwich in the Premier League and have won all their home matches this season, bar the 3-1 reverse at the hands of Champions League-holders Bayern Munich.
The Chilean coach looks set to stick with the team that brushed Chris Hughton’s Canaries aside and the 29/20 about City clearing a two-goal handicap against the Russians looks the bet to be on here.
Pellegrini’s men were the highest scorers in the English top flight before a ball was kicked against the East Anglians and have added 13 more strikes in their five cup games this season.
With that in mind, the 6/5 about the match featuring more than 3.5 goals also seems to be a chance worth taking as this bet would have come up in nine of the home side’s 15 games so far this term.
Sergio Aguero’s 71st-minute strike against Norwich saw him go level with Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge at the top of the Premier League goal-getting charts.
The Argentinean is the 3/1 favourite to break the deadlock in this fixture, but at a generous 6/1 midfielder Yaya Toure is much the better value.
Toure has been on fire this season, with five goals in ten top-flight appearances plus strikes in Europe and the Capital One Cup.
The Ivory Coast international’s free-kick on the hour against the Canaries was arguably the best of the seven in that fixture and Toure was well worth his goal after an all action display.
He is the pick to strike first on what could be a very long night in Manchester for Leonid Slutsky’s side.