Manchester City will be desperate to put their midweek Champions League defeat behind them this weekend
Manuel Pellegrini will be pondering upon his side’s poor performance in this season’s Champions League and will be desperate to put it to one side for the time being and concentrate on steering his side to victory against QPR on Saturday evening.
City were involved in a must-win clash with CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, however their dismal run in the competition continued with a defeat to the Russian side. Yaya Toure’s strike levelled the scores following a goal from Seydou Doumbia, however the latter hit the back of the net a second time to secure a win for the visitors, Pellegrini himself admitting that there was a confidence crisis at the club.
The City manager will be hoping that his side can bounce back from that defeat when they travel to Loftus Road and an encounter with second bottom club Queens Park Rangers this weekend. The visitors start this match as firm favourites to get their season back on track at 9/20 with BetVictor with a home win up for grabs at 7/1 and a draw at a backable 4/1 at Betfred.
QPR have improved somewhat of late, defeating Aston Villa prior to taking Chelsea to the wire, however we feel it unwise to back Redknapp’s men to manage a scalp over the reigning Premier League champions.
QPR will prove stubborn opposition this weekend and we’re happy to back a City win with both teams on the scoresheet at 2/1 with Coral, especially with Charlie Austin scoring aplenty of late.
Sergio Aguero will be the man to watch however and despite struggling for goals since the match against Tottenham Hotspur when he managed four, he is favourite amongst the bookies to clinch the opening goal this weekend at 3/1 with Bet365 and extremely backable at 11/1 to score anytime.
Of all the betting choices available for this match, we feel that the best two are Sergio Aguero to score with a City win as well as Man City win and both teams to score. These bets should come good this weekend, City fairly certain to keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea.
Our betting tips
Man City win and both teams scoring – Coral 2/1
Man City win and Sergio Aguero scoring – Paddy Power 11/10