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.

It's not going to happen because City have quality all over the park and I'm on them to win by two or more at 8-15 with Paddy Power and three or more at 8-5 at Paddy Power.

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
(5-2, Coral)

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  1. Jonathan Grieve 12 years ago

    Any1 know the Man City lineup?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Jonathan, Man City line up:

      01 Hart
      04 Kompany
      05 Zabaleta
      06 Lescott
      22 Clichy
      08 Nasri
      17 Rodwell
      21 Silva
      42 Y Toure
      16 Aguero
      32 Tevez

  2. Joe knotts 12 years ago

    Took city -2.

  3. Joe knotts 12 years ago

    HT priceboost on skybet 7/2 for man city 2-0. Gonna have a wee touch as cover bet. Cant see saints scoring.

  4. Joe knotts 12 years ago

    Nice goal!! Shuda started wae lambert hes changed the game. Need a city goal fest but canny see it.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joe, good game in the end but City will win nothing if they defend like that.

  5. Jonathan Grieve 12 years ago

    Thanks for the lineup Paul

  6. Joe knotts 12 years ago

    Thats why i dont bet too heavy till season settles down a bit but great game to watch and im just glad epl has started again!

  7. Alex walker 12 years ago

    Paul. Do you think celtic can get a result in sweden on tuesday? Dont think the sweds are any mugs! A 2-1 defeat would be a good score to come home with!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Alex, I’ve been having a think and would like to see who exactly is going to be available for Celtic. I’d say a draw would be a great result and 2-1 defeat not a disaster.

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