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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Mainz v B Munich

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  • Mainz have not won any of their last eight matches
Expert verdict
Mainz were unbeaten in the first two months of the Bundesliga but have been on the slide in recent weeks and are unlikely to turn the corner against Bayern Munich. All of Bayern's three draws have been on the road but they have won their last eight domestic games and should continue their relentless progress.

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