This may not be the best of time for the Citizens as their only hope to end the season with at least a silverware got bounced by Wigan in the FA Cup final. Not minding this, they will want to end the season on a high by winning their last two games.
For the hosts, Reading, nothing is at stake in this encounter. All what they want is a win for their teeming home fans as they face a different challenge next season in the Championship.
The Citizens who have won just eight games on the road this year - the lowest amount out of all the sides in the top five and have also scored twenty three goals away from the Etihad Stadium are favourites to win this encounter, with Ladbrokes backing them at a mouth watering odds of ½ (1.5).
For Nigel Adkins team that have let in the joint highest amount of goals in the top flight this season aith sixty seven goals same as Wigan, Newcastle and Aston Villa are available to win their last home game of the season at 5/1 (6.00). The same firm price the draw at 10/3 (4.3).
For those looking for more value, the goalscoring market is worth betting on. With Roberto Mancini wanting to go out on a high in case he gets fired, expect the players to dig deep and put on a performance in front of the home crowd. Sergio Aguero is back at 7/2 (4.5) to net first, while fellow Argentine, Carlos Tevez is a 4/1 (5.00) shot to start the goal feast.
Reading need just one point for their last two games to ensure they do not finish bottom the Premier League, so expecting them to score in both halves might not be out of place at 7/2 (4.5).