Premier League: Manchester City v Birmingham City Team News
After recording a dismal 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Wednesday night, Manchester City will be looking to get three points to boost their Premier League title bid at home to Birmingham City.
Bookmakers online are offering free bets to new customers as well as money back specials ahead of the televised match.
City’s midweek game turned out be an anti-climax, with neither side stretching themselves to get all three points.
Roberto Mancini’s men are expected to finish inside the top four come May 2011 and secure that all important Champions League placing.
However, they are among the lowest scorers in the league and have yet to really cut loose against any Premier League opponents.
World Cup stars Carlos Tevez and David Silva have been among their most consistent performers but there are worries that former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is still too negative.
Their opponents Birmingham City are having a tough time of it at late and are on a bad run of form.
The Blues managed to claw their way back into Tuesday’s game at Stoke City, equalising to make the score 2-2, before former Sunderland captain Dean Whitehead popped up with a late winner for the Potters.
With Alex McLeish’s side in such dire straits, the home team are hot favourites with bookmakers.
Manchester City v Birmingham City kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday.