Our Tuesday betting tip involves beaten FA Cup finalists Manchester City, as they return to Premier League action against already relegated Reading. Will the Citizens respond in positive fashion to their cup final shock or can Reading add to their woes?
Match: Reading v Manchester City
Betting tip: Lay Manchester City
Best Odds: 1.57 with Betfair
Kick off: 20:00 14/05/2013
Backing Reading may have been a fast route to the poor house this season, but there is a hint of value in siding with them in this dead rubber. Manchester City may not have secured second place just yet, but Champions League football is secured and the focus for the last few weeks had been the FA Cup final. That did not pan out the way they would have wanted, and with rumours of managerial change in the air, City have the feel of a club who just want the season to end. Beyond the question marks over the mental state of the visitors, there is also some rather average away form, which does little to justify the tiny prices on an away win. The Citizens have lost four and drawn six of eighteen away games, including defeats at Sunderland and Southampton and a 0-0 draw at bottom club QPR. Reading meanwhile, have only suffered six defeats from eighteen at home despite having a fairly wretched season. The Royals have lost one of the last four, and will want to sign off at home in decent fashion. Given the question marks over the visitors, it might be worth taking them on at such small odds.
Football Betting tip
Lay Manchester City at 1.57 with Betfair.