Rampant City chasing down Chelsea record

Manchester City have been rampant this season, scoring 29 goals in just eight Premier League matches, and Burnley must be fearing the worst on their Etihad visit.

It's no surprise to see Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero among the goals but Raheem Sterling has also notched six times, only one fewer than he managed in the whole of last season.

Sterling also has two in the Champions League and is averaging a goal every 77 minutes which is vastly superior to his career minutes per goal figure of 349.

The former Liverpool man is 40-1 with Coral and Betway to win the Premier League Golden Boot having been as big as 250-1 ante-post.

If City keep producing magical football and maintain their current scoring rate of 3.625 goals per game they will score more than 137 Premier League goals, smashing the record set by Chelsea of 103.

Some bookmakers rate City odds-on to hit 104 goals this season but bet365 are laying 7-4.

It's 14-1 with the same firm that City score at least ten goals in a Premier League match this season and Betway are 9-1 that Burnley concede at least seven goals, just as Stoke did last week.

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Zenit v Celtic

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Zenit have won 16 of their last 17 home Europa League matches
Expert verdict
Excluding qualifiers, Celtic have never won on the road in the Europa League in 13 attempts and that could spell trouble for the Scottish champions despite the Bhoys travelling to Russia with a fully deserved 1-0 first-leg advantage. Zenit should improve for the run after returning from their winter break at Parkhead.

 

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