Ibrahimovic 2-1 to make Premier League switch

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is the man of the moment after his four-goal haul, including a supremely agile long range overhead kick, for Sweden against England on Wednesday and bookmakers have not been slow to produce club and country specials.

The much-travelled, 6ft 5in striker is 2-1 with Ladbrokes to move to the Premier League before he retires and 4-1 with Hills to win the Champions League with current club PSG after failing to lift Europe's premier competition with continental giants Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and Milan since leaving Malmo in 2001.

Hills, who also make Ibrahimovic 66-1 to be top scorer in the 2104 World Cup finals in Brazil, make Manchester City 4-1 favourites in their list on his next club. Chelsea are 9-2 and Anzhi, Inter, Tottenham and Milan are also on offer at single-figures.

Bet365 have also reacted to more criticism for the man beaten on each occasion by Ibrahimovic, Joe Hart.

Hart is 5-6 to keep a clean sheet for league champions and second-placed Manchester City at home to Aston Villa on Saturday. City are 3-1 to concede from a set-piece after Spurs, notched from a header by defender Steven Caulker, following a free-kick at the Etihad on Sunday.

Bet365 were also unimpressed by Scotland's 2-1 friendly win in Luxembourg on Wednesday. They have eased caretaker boss Billy Stark to 7-1 in their next permanent Tartan Army chief betting. Gordon Strachan is a 10-11 favourite followed by Joe Jordan at 10-3.

Match in Focus

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Rubin v Spartak Moscow

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  • Spartak Moscow finished 12 points ahead of Rubin Kazan last season
Expert verdict
Rubin Kazan are a solid unit but have been weakened by the recent departures of Jose Salomon Rondon and Yann M’Vila and may struggle to get their campaign off to a winning start. Spartak Moscow have plenty of goals in their side with Yura Movsisyan and Jurado and can force a draw at the Kazan Arena.
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