Villarreal v Man City: City to march on

Villarreal have only won once in their last eight games

Villarreal host Man City at the Camp El Madrigal with both sides currently laying outside the two qualifying spots, so a win is needed for both.

Whilst City need a win to move into the qualifying spots they would still have a chance of qualifying even if they drew or lost this one. However, nothing but a win will do for pointless Villarreal so the pressure will be on them to produce.

City will feel that their Champions League campaign is finally taking off after their 2-1 win against Villarreal at the Etihad Stadium last time out. They are in fine form domestically and have won their last six games in a row, scoring a mighty impressive 24 goals during that time, averaging four goals per game.

Villarreal on the other hand are in dire form and have only won once in their last eight games, which was against relegation candidates Vallecano. During that period they only managed to score a measly six goals.

When you look at the comparisons between the two sides in terms of goals scored this season there really is a huge divide between them as Man City have scored 48 compared to just 13 for Villarreal.

With Villarreal’s clear issue of scoring goals, manager Juan Garrido must be ripping his hair out with the news that leading goal scorer over the past few seasons Giuseppe Rossi is sidelined for six months. With his strike partner Nilmar still missing the immediate future does not look bright for the Yellow Submarines. If that news wasn’t bad enough they will go into the game with City also missing Marcos Senna, Marco Ruben, Cani and Cristian Zapata.

Man City have no new injury worries and they could recall Adam Johnson and Mario Balotelli after they both impressed coming off the bench against Wolves the weekend.

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Man City to beat Villarreal @ 8/13 with Boylesports

Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 01/11/2011 - 11:32 AM
Filed in:- Champions League Betting News, Manchester City

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