5th June 2020



27th December 2014

James Milner may have been playing as a makeshift traget man for the last couple of games - but it hasn't halted Manchester City's stride. Milner has worked tirelessly in the wins over strugglers Crystal Palace and West Brom - opening up space for the midfield to take advantage of.

It's also better news for City as captain Vincent Kompany could return after missing the last two games with calf and hamstring problems.

City will also assess Stevan Jovetic's hamstring injury, with the striker in contention to start after being an unused substitute on Boxing Day.

City  (1/6) should have no issue landing another three points from what has been a kind run of fixtures.

Burnley may again be without defenders Michael Duff and Stephen Ward.

Striker Sam Vokes is available after making his comeback from a long-term knee problem in the defeat to Liverpool.

City's main rivals, Chelsea (at Southampton) and Manchester United (at Tottenham) have far tougher games. The Saints have re found their form after five straight defeats threatened to throw them off track and can potentially get a point.

United have a good recent record at White Hart Lane and with both sides having bang in form strikers goals will be order of the day. Over 2.5 goals is odds-on but still the bet. Again a draw at 5/2 in an early game is the bet for us.

Two out of sorts sides in Newcastle and Everton meet at St James Park. Neither can afford another holiday defeat and another stalemate looks on the cards at 12/5.

Until recently, Stoke had not lost to West Brom for 28 years - but over the past two seasons the Baggies have put that to rights. Stoke are so inconsistent they should be laid at odds-on.

QPR will shorten so take the 7/5 offered as managerless Crystal Palace will be hard pushed to get anything from fortress Loftus Road.

Joe Ross