Man City v Cardiff Odds : Match Preview, Team News as Citizens backed to run riot in Manchester

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In-form Manchester City will be gunning for revenge when they welcome Cardiff to the Etihad on Saturday.

The free-scoring Blues with 17 goals in their 5 games so far in January will be keen to atone for their shock 3-2 defeat in Wales back in August.



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On that occasion Manuel Pellegrini’s side appeared to be cruising when Edin Dzeko put them ahead on 52 minutes however goals from Aaron Gunnarsson and a brace from Frazier Campbell sealed a famous win with Alvaro Negredo’s injury time goal proving to be a consolation.

Since then however City have improved considerably and with 21 games gone they sit second in the table just one point behind leaders Arsenal. Remarkably should Pellegrini’s side find the net against Cardiff they would hit the 100 goal mark and with 38 goals scored and 10 wins from 10 at home this season that target would appear to be a real possibility.

Cardiff meanwhile have slipped into the bottom three on the back of a miserable run of just one win in 11 games. The club have lost both their league game so far in 2014 with no goals scored.

New manager Ole Gunnar Soljskaer may have enjoyed a stunning debut victory with the 2-1 success over Newcastle in the FA Cup however the stark reality of the task ahead became apparent when the club crashed to fellow strugglers West Ham United 2-0 last time out.

Cardiff have no injury or suspension worries ahead of the game with Jordan Mutch set to return to action after missing the last two games through injury.

City meanwhile will be without Samir Nasri following the injury sustained against Newcastle last time out. The French star is set to be out for 6-8 weeks with a knee injury and he will be joined in the stands by Jack Rodwell and Stevan Jovetic.

Yaya Toure and David Silva are both expected to return after missing the midweek game with Blackburn with mild knocks.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.