It’s make or break time for Manchester City in the Champions League this evening as they take on Ajax at the Etihad Stadium.
A 3-1 defeat in Amsterdam two weeks ago left the Citizens with just one point to show from their opening three Group A matches and they are now in real danger of a second successive group-stage exit.
Of course, City were bundled into the Europa League last year on their debut in the competition after failing to come through a section featuring Bayern Munich, Napoli and Villarreal.
And Roberto Mancini’s men have hardly fared much better this term, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and scraping an extremely fortuitous home draw with Dortmund before the horror show against Ajax.
Those results mean there is simply no room for error this evening, but the Premier League champions should have enough class to get the job done – and bwin is offering some great enhanced prices on Carlos Tevez rescuing them.
The Argentine has performed a remarkable transformation after his City career appeared to be over a year ago following his refusal to come on as a substitute in a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
Tevez is back in favour after apologising to Mancini and has largely dodged the Italian’s incessant rotation of his striking options in recent weeks, repaying the faith with four goals in the opening ten games of the new league season.
With City looking primed to secure a high-scoring win against Frank de Boer’s poor travellers – who have conceded 13 goals in their last six games in all competitions – it would be no surprise to see Tevez be the main beneficiary.
The former West Ham striker is currently a 15/4 chance to break the deadlock and the same price to score last in our normal markets, but we’ve decided to boost both of these to a superb 9/2 – making them the best odds on offer anywhere across the industry.
Punters registering with bwin can claim a free £20 bet and placing this on Tevez to score first at the enhanced 9/2 would return an impressive £110 if successful.
Alternatively, the 28-year-old is available at a very tempting 7/4 to score either the first or last goal, which is a unique market you will not find with any other bookmaker.
All three prices are surely worth a look as Tevez and company aim to give City a stay of execution by seeing off the Dutch champions and setting up a blockbusting clash with Real Madrid in Manchester in two weeks’ time.