Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Bolton v Manchester City
KO 16:00, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
22 May 2011 Premier League Bolton 0-2 Man City
04 Dec 2010 Premier League Man City 1-0 Bolton
09 Feb 2010 Premier League Man City 2-0 Bolton
12 Dec 2009 Premier League Bolton 3-3 Man City
24 May 2009 Premier League Man City 1-0 Bolton
02 Nov 2008 Premier League Bolton 2-0 Man City
22 Mar 2008 Premier League Bolton 0-0 Man City
15 Dec 2007 Premier League Man City 4-2 Bolton
31 Oct 2007 Carling Cup Bolton 0-1 Man City
13 Jan 2007 Premier League Bolton 0-0 Man City
It’s easy to get carried away with both teams’ chances this season after big opening day wins, but Manchester City’s 4-0 spanking of Swansea tells us far more about their chances than Bolton’s victory by the same margin at Loftus Road.
Tony Fernandes’ takeover at QPR is going to improve their survival chances and that will be a huge relief to Neil Warnock as his teamsheet last weekend against Wanderers had Championship written all over it.
Swansea didn’t exactly give City a lot of bother, but they kept it level until half time and then the hosts walked away with it in the second period as their class told. The introduction of Sergio Aguero gave Roberto Mancini’s outfit a significant shot in the arm after their Wembley defeat to Manchester United and suddenly all is rosy once more in the Etihad Stadium garden.
Diego Maradona’s son-in-law couldn’t have asked for a better start to life in the Premier League and the attacking options open to Mancini will be giving opposition managers plenty to ponder.
No matter who the Italian selects, City should have too much in the locker for Bolton. They left the Reebok with a 2-0 win at the end of last term and should be backed to take another three points at 1.84. A repeat of last season’s scoreline is available at a tempting 9.4 on the Daq.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Man City at around 1.84: 6 points
Saturday’s Return: -3.00