I CAN'T see anything but a Man City victory on Sunday as Roberto Mancini's men launch the defence of their Premier League title at home to promoted Southampton.
The Etihad boss hasn't strengthened his squad the way he would have liked wih the capture of £12million Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell being put in the shade by Man Utd's swoop for Robin van Persie.
City, however, remain favourites at 13-10 with Ladbrokes to be crowned champs and will want to lay down a marker in the opener.
Mancini’s men dropped just two points on their own patch last season – against Sunderland – and that's why Saints are a massive 18-1 with Skybet to stun the hosts and 7-1 at bet365 to grab an unlikely share of the spoils.
Saints should be full of running on their top-flight comeback and the first goal could come after 16 minutes, 2-5 at William Hill.
Title hero Sergio Aguero is favourite to score first at 4-1 with BetVictor and Yaya Toure, who found the net in last Sunday’s Community Shield, is worth a look at 2-1 with Stan James to strike at any stage.
In Sunday's other match European champions Chelsea should start with a win at Wigan. It won't be easy though and a best 4-7 at Paddy Power is a tad short.
New boy Eden Hazard will be out to make his name and is 5-2 at Coral to score.
Man City -2
(8-5, Paddy Power)
Hazard to score