Manchester City’s flawless start to the season continued at Everton, where Manuel Pellegrini’s men ran out 2-0 winners.
It was the Citizens’ third successive victory without concession from as many matches this campaign, prompting the bwin odds compilers to price up a market on when they’ll leak their first goal of 2015/16.
Favourite in the market is next opponent Watford, who rate as 91/100 shots to be the first rustlers of the Man City onion bag.
Next come 5/2 Crystal Palace, then West Ham at 7/1, leaving Tottenham to round off the betting at 10/1.
The prospect of City going beyond match number seven with their goals against column still proudly displaying a bagel hasn’t even been considered by the bookies, but punters should be looking past next weekend’s Watford encounter if they wish to make a profit here.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ troops endured their second scoreless afternoon when hosting Southampton last weekend.
Their goalless draw with the Saints followed an identical result against West Brom a week earlier.
After failing to notch against two obviously inferior outfits at Vicarage Road, the prospects of the Watford attack perforating the City rearguard are not good.
To further diminish Hornets’ hopes, there’s the fact that Aston Villa are the only Premier League visitors to the Etihad of their last eight to trouble the scoreboard operator.
An odds-on wager on Watford here would be money wasted, but Palace will line pockets.
City travel to Selhurst Park once the first international break of the season is out of the way; it’s a venue where they’ve leaked at least one goal in six of their last seven visits.
Despite being considered superior on the road, the Eagles have failed to notch on their own patch just three times in 2015, two of which coming during a mid-April concentration lapse with summer holidays on the horizon.
It’s also important to note each of the top six sides they hosted last term were unable to keep a clean sheet, making their 5/2 to score the first goal City concede this season the pick of the punts.