Manchester City will not go unbeaten at home all season, say Goal Singapore readers

Manuel Pellegrini's men have won all nine of their league games at the Etihad Stadium so far this season as they sit second in the table, one point behind current leaders Arsenal

Manchester City’s home record stands at nine victories in nine games in the Premier League this season, the best in the league.

The Etihad Stadium has been a fortress for City, with Friday morning’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool maintaining their 100 percent home record.

They have also scored 37 goals and conceded just six in the process, with the highlight being their 7-0 victory against Norwich in November.

Indeed, pundits have been asking if City can finish the season with an unbeaten, or even a perfect home record.

Despite these impressive statistics, the majority of Goal Singapore readers do not think City can finish the season with an unbeaten home record.

66.7% voted that City would suffer at least one defeat before the season’s end, while only 33.3% voted that City could emulate their 2011 title winning predecessors in finishing the season unbeaten.

However, having already beaten Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at home, fixtures do favour them as only Newcastle and Chelsea from the current top eight teams have yet to visit the Etihad Stadium.

The current team may also break the Premier League record of most consecutive home wins (20) held by City, achieved between 5th March 2011 and 21st March 2012.

Moreover, if they maintain their impressive goal scoring rate, City would also be on course to beat the current record for most goals scored at home in a single season held by Chelsea in 2009-2010 (68).

Their home form however, pales in contrast to their away form, which has seen them win just three of their nine away matches.

City however, are not the only ones with an unbeaten home record this season, with Chelsea sharing the honour, albeit with one less victory.

Apart from City’s 2011 team, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all finished a season with an unbeaten home record in the Premier League era.

However, the only two teams who have finished a season having won all their home games are Manchester United (2011/12) and Chelsea (2005/06).