Balotelli 5-4 for City exit this month after 'bust-up'

REPORTS of a training ground altercation between Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and Mario Balotelli have led to further speculation over the Italian striker's future.

Hills offer 4-7 that Balotelli is a City player on the first day of February, and 5-4 that he isn't, with loan deals counting.

BetVictor are betting on Balotelli signing permanently for a rival club before the end of the month. Milan are the firm's 2-1 favourites, with Paris St-Germain on offer at 6-1.

Liverpool new boy Dean Sturridge is 6-4 with Hills to make 13 or more starts in the rest of their Premier League campaign. He is also 6-4 to make between six and 12 inclusive. And 9-4 with the firm to make eight or fewer. The Reds have 17 games left.

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NK Maribor v Celtic

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  • Maribor have only lost twice at home in their last ten Champions League qualifiers
Expert verdict
Maribor have seen off Zrinjski and Maccabi Tel Aviv to progress to this stage, and Celtic look too short to beat them in Slovenia. The Bhoys were hammered by the disqualified Legia Warsaw and have a poor record away from home in Europe, but a draw should be within their reach.

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