Manchester City v Al Hilal: Stream the game live online, plus tips
Manchester City v Al Hilal: Watch the game live online as Roberto Mancini's men kick off their pre-season campaign in Austria
Manchester City get their pre-season tour of Austria under way with a clash with Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal – and you can stream the game live online.
To watch this pre-season showdown live on your computer, just follow these simple steps.
1) Open a bet365 account here.
2) Deposit a minimum of £10 / €10.
3) That’s it! Log in to your account and click ‘Live Streaming’ at the top of the page to enjoy all of the action live from 18:00BST.
Now, as you’d expect, The Tipster has been hard at work analysing where the value is in this pre-season encounter. Here are our resident betting expert’s tips for Friday’s clash.
City to be drawing at half-time and winning at full-time – 3/1
The Premier League champions return to action against Al Hilal for the first time since their dramatic 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season. With Euro 2012 and other international matches preoccupying the thoughts of Mancini’s squad since May, the Tipster expects the Eastlands outfit to start lethargically on Friday night. So, City to be drawing at half-time but to snatch a victory after the interval looks like an excellent opening bet at 3/1.
Under 2.5 goals in Manchester City v Al Hilal – 14/5
Al Hilal have won their domestic league five times in the past 10 years and will be a good early test for City, who will be looking to gain vital match practice ahead of their Community Shield clash against Chelsea on 12 August. City secured a 2-0 victory over Club America in their first pre-season game last year and the Tipster reckons under 2.5 goals in this one is a good shout at 14/5.
Manchester City to beat Al Hilal 2-0 – 8/1
Mancini will be have a reasonably strong squad to choose from, with the players who featured at Euro 2012 slowly returning after three weeks holiday, although Micah Richards is absent due to his participation in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad for the Olympics. Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure have both taken part in the training camp in Austria this week. So, The Tipster believes the duo’s quality should help City to a comfortable win, and is backing a 2-0 victory over Al Hilal at 8/1.
City v Al Hilal to be 0-0 at half-time/2-0 at full-time – 20/1
Former PSG boss Antoine Kombouare took charge of Al Hilal in June and his challenge will to be prise the league title away from rivals Al-Shabab. So, the pre-season friendly against City should provide an early indication of the work Kombouare needs to do at the club. Al Hilal should cope with City in the opening exchanges, but the English side’s superior quality will eventually tell. So the Tipster is backing the friendly to be goalless at half-time, before City wrap up a 2-0 win at adventurous odds of 20/1.
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