Mercurial Mario 1-2 to still be at City next term

MARIO BALOTELLI is set for a Manchester City exit sometime soon, according to many sections of the media, after being left out of the champions' matchday squad for Sunday's 2-1 home win over Tottenham.

However, Hills go 1-2 that the madcap, mercurial and misunderstood Italy striker is still at the Etihad Stadium on the first day of next season. Milan are next on the firm's list of teams at 9-2 and San Siro rivals Inter are 6-1. PSG are 8-1 shots and Juventus are chalked up at 14-1. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are other sides named with odds between 16-1 and 33-1.

Balotelli's clubmate and fellow forward Edin Dzeko, who cheekily stated he was not happy with his current super-sub role after netting the winner against Spurs, is 1-6 with Hills to still be a Citizen come February 1 but 10-1 for a transfer window switch to Bayern Munich. Juventus, Inter, PSG and Real are all chalked up at 16-1.

There is also some more speculation that in-form Belgian powerhouse midfielder Marouane Fellaini is not entirely happy with his lot at Everton.

Fellaini is 8-13 with Hills to still be at Goodison Park on the first day of next season but 4-1 to have made a move to Chelsea and 10-1 to have transferred to Manchester City and Manchester United. Arsenal are 14-1 in a list that also contains Real, Tottenham, Bayern, Barca and Liverpool.

Match in Focus

19:45 We 7Oct BT1

Aldershot v Forest Green

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  • Forest Green have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches
Expert verdict
Forest Green’s blistering early-season form has deserted them with no win in five for a side who won their opening nine matches in the National League. Rovers are scoring plenty of goals - only Gateshead have nullified them this term - but defensively there are issues which could be exposed by Aldershot.


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