Manchester City - West Brom Betting Preview: Tevez to rule in a one-sided affair at the Etihad

After being held at Swansea at the weekend, Roberto Mancini’s men must win to secure second place in the league and Hugh Wilson is backing few goals with a 7/2 value bet
Manchester City will be disappointed with how the 2012/13 season has panned out, but they come into this match against West Brom four points ahead of Chelsea in third. Last season's Premier League champions have won just once in their last three matches, but Tuesday's game gives them a good chance to get back to winning ways.

Roberto Mancini’s men have once again been strong at home this season, winning 13 of their league games while only losing once to rivals Manchester United in a 3-2 thriller.

The hosts are heavy favourites for this clash, with Coral pricing them at 1/3 (1.33) to come away with maximum points.

West Brom come into this game with only one win in six. Although they led twice versus Wigan Athletic at the weekend, the Latics sprung late on to take all three points.

Steve Clarke’s men have been on a hugely inconsistent run away from home, soundly beating the likes of Southampton and Liverpool, but failing to triumph against West Ham, Stoke City and Reading.

The Baggies last beat Manchester City away back in February 2003, and are long shots at 8/1 (9.00) with Coral to leave with three points on Tuesday night. The same firm prices the draw at 4/1 (5.00).

A bet that seems to stand out in this match is both teams not to score at evens (2.00) with Coral.

City’s home defensive record has been fantastic this season, keeping a clean sheet in six of their last eight matches at the Etihad.

Add into the equation that West Brom have failed to score away in two of their last four matches, this price seems too good to turn down.

For those looking for extra value, the first goal scorers market has a stand-out bet. Carlos Tevez has been in fine form at the Eithad this season, scoring five in his last four appearances at home.

The Argentina international came on as a late substitute against Swansea at the weekend, which suggests he will play from the start on Tuesday, and the price of 7/2 (4.50) with Coral for him to open the deadlock is certainly worth an investment.

Both teams to score "NO" at evens (2.00) with Coral
Carlos Tevez to score first at 7/2 (4.50) with Coral

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