We are back to post-weekend action with MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, with just a couple of picks for this evening.
England Premier League
West Brom v Man City- Sterling MOTM @ 6.00 (BetVictor) – 1 point
Man City HT Win @ 2.30 (Bet365) – 2.5 points (#INPLAYMAGIC)
As Man City travel to take on West Brom in this Monday Night football, there is truly only one footballer who the eyes will be on in this game and that is 49 million pound signing Raheem Sterling.
Raheem comes into this game with weight of expectation especially with his hefty price tag and will be expected to perform since his addition to the team will mean the release of one of Nasri/Navas or possibly even both to the bench. Sterling’s addition gives Man City something that will really boost their attacking and that is pace. With Aguero most likely due to be out of this game as he has just got back to training, their front line might just rely on his electric pace to run in transition and score on the counter attack, much like has many times during his Liverpool days.
In the case that Bony stars, and Sterling is set up on one of the wings, he will also be instrumental on creating opportunities like assists or even setting up passes for his team as he would bomb down the wings and create more free areas in the park. More importantly Sterling will want to show a lot to himself, to Man City and even to the Liverpool fans that he is worth all the fuss, and I expect him to put in a top man of the match performance in his first Premier League game in the Man City shirt.