Both Cities’ Can Score Tonight
Manchester City are a goal scoring machine who find the net at will. De Bruyne passes the ball to Aguero or Sterling and they score a goal. In 24 league matches in the Premier League City have scored 70 goals. However, interestingly the champions-elect have conceded at least one goal in 12 of their last 16 fixtures in all competitions. Clearly they are brilliant going forward but often the opposition score at the other end. Tonight they are away to Bristol City in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals and take a 2-1 lead into the match. Team selection could be key to the outcome but the match has goals written all over it and both teams should score.
Bristol City have lost their last two home matches while Manchester City have drawn and lost their last two away matches after winning eight on the run on the road. The home side can reach the final with a 1-0 win over 120 minutes. The away goals rule applies after extra-time but City have only failed to score in 33 of 35 matches this season. They are now the favourites to win all four competitions they are contending to complete an unprecedented quadruple. No English team has scored at home and away against Manchester City this season but Bristol City can do just in this match so the bet must be BTTS at 10/11 with William Hill.
With an inspection at Wetherby scheduled for 8am Leicester is the only confirmed jumps meeting today. The prize money is decent for a Tuesday but one race stands out like a sore thumb. The mares’ chase at 2.40pm is worth over £17,000 to the winner and features a runner with familiar colours. Lastbutnotleast wears maroon with a yellow symbol which is synonymous with Red Rum, the only horse to win the Grand National three times. The Leicester runner is trained by Donald McCain jnr and part owned by the wife of his Dad Ginger. Connections don’t have another Red Rum on their hands but LASTBUTNOTLEAST has conditions to suit so should be backed at 10/11 with Ladbrokes to win at Leicester today.