Gary Bowyer's team have had a solid season so far, sitting in 10th position in the Championship, two points behind Ipswich who occupy the final play-off spot. The home side will be in a buoyant mood after they recorded a fantastic win away at the weekend, beating Leeds United 2-1.
With three wins in their last five matches, confidence will be high as they welcome City to Ewood. Paddy Power price them at 10/1 (11.00) to cause a shock and win within 90 minutes.
City themselves are currently on an unbelievable run of form, unbeaten in their last 12 matches, winning 11 of those.
Despite missing the influential Sergio Aguero, goals have continued to flow. Paddy Power price them at 3/10 (1.30) to win. The same firm price the draw at 4/1 (5.00).
With City likely to play almost a strong side, expect them to come past Blackburn. When Pellegrini's side faced Leicester in the League Cup earlier in the season, the likes of Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart, David Silva and Edin Dzeko all started, which suggests that Pellegrini is not taking chances in any games they play. However, the 3/10 (1.30) price is too skinny to back.
Instead, it's worth looking at total goals from the visitors to find a bet that stands out. Despite starting the season in poor form away from home, City have drastically improved in recent weeks winning five of their last six. In all of those five wins, City have managed to score three of more goals, and the price of even money (2.00) for this to happen against Blackburn is far too good to turn down.
Pellegrini's side have already beaten Championship opposition this season, scoring three goals in the process and the opportunity for punters to double their money by backing this bet looks a very solid opportunity.
|Manchester City to score three of more goals at even money (2.00) 2.5pts with Paddy Power
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