City v QPR: Paddy Power specials
- Fri 31 Aug 2012, 4:05PM
- Posted by David Clayton
The Hoops, under former City chief Mark Hughes, make a swift return but Paddy Power, official bookmaker to Manchester City do not rate their chances of an upset.
City are 1/5 favourites to claim the win but there are tastier prices to be had.
Since both sides returned to the top flight meetings between the pair have been something of a goal-fest. Both last season’s matches finished 3-2 to City and if you fancy a dose of déjà vu, a repeat of that scoreline is a speculative but not entirely impossible 20/1 chance.
Given the data backing the ‘Over 4.5 Total Goals in the match’ at 2/1 doesn’t seem like the worst of ideas.
Boss Roberto Mancini has been preaching better defending after the Blues shipped in four in the opening two league games and 3-0 City is priced at 7/1 or 3-1 City at 17/2.
Carlos Tevez admits he has never been in better shape and the Argentine has international started the season in flying form.
He has three goals in three games so far this campaign and he’s 5/2 to be the first goal scorer on Saturday.
With two goals in his three games, not far behind him in the scoring charts is Yaya Toure. The Ivorian is a more generous 7/1 to open the scoring against QPR and 17/10 to score at any time in the game.
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