Man City can rediscover scoring touch at Norwich

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Roberto Mancini labelled Manchester City as being too soft in attack after losing at Sunderland and Norwich may present the perfect opposition for the club’s strikers to rediscover their scoring boots.

The defending Premier League champions have only managed a single goal across their last two fixtures, with this being a debateable Gareth Barry injury-time winner at home to relegation-threatened Reading.

Norwich may have lost their last two, but they have still only conceded more than once in just two of their last 12 top-flight encounters and both of these have come away from Carrow Road.

This does not bode well for Sergio Ageuro and co, but fond memories will exist from last season, when Man City scored 11 times against Norwich in two games, including hitting them for six in their away fixture.

Although a repeat is a bit much to predict, backing Man City to score at least three at 7/4 could help punters reap some rewards.

Aguero scored in both games last season, including a brace at Carrow Road as he and Carlos Tevez caused an endless stream of problems.

Somewhat amazingly, Aguero has only scored the opener once this season and this may put punters off backing him here at 4/1 to break the deadlock here, but 1/1 is decent value that he scores in the 90 minutes.

Also potentially good value is the 23/20 that Mancini orchestrates a victory in a game that witnesses over 2.5 goals.

In terms of straight match betting, the visitors are 4/7 to return to Manchester with maximum points and anything else would leave them really up against it in the title race.

Norwich are 9/2 to triumph, which is reasonable given their solid recent home form and the key will be whether they can put their pair of maulings last season behind them.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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