Our resident betting expert is tipping City to win by three goals or more and to keep a clean sheet against the Londoners, while at the Stadium of Light, he’s backing Sunderland to earn a point against Manchester United.
Aguero has scored 22 goals in 33 appearances in an impressive debut season in the Premier League. The 23-year-old Argentina forward, signed from Atlético Madrid in a £35m deal last summer, has eight goals in his last eight games – so the Tipster’s opening bet for this edition is for Aguero to score two goals or more at 2/1.
City have been imperious at the Etihad this campaign, winning 17 games and drawing just once – against Sunderland. Roberto Mancini’s side have won 13 of those clashes by a two-goal margin. With QPR boasting the worst away record in the top flight, the Tipster reckons City to win by two goals or more is a solid bet at 4/9.
QPR have failed to score in seven away games this season and Mark Hughes’ side come up against the meanest defence in the league on Sunday. City have won 11 of their 17 games at the Etihad without conceding. Therefore, our resident betting expert is confident that City to claim three points but keep clean sheet is a solid bet at 5/6.
If word filters through early that City are romping to victory over QPR, then United may falter at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland’s form has dipped considerably since Martin O’Neill’s initial appointment but the key stat here is just one home defeat in 11 games. So Sunderland and United to draw is a good bet at 7/2.
James McClean will play his first Sunderland game since receiving a call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012. The winger will be in high spirits and he has already scored five league goals for the Black Cats this season. So, the Tipster’s ambitious long shot for this edition is for McClean to score against United at 9/2.
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