2011/12 Match Previews

Wolves v Man City Preview

Wolves v Man City Preview

Game preview: Manchester City v Birmingham

The Carling Cup: once the competition most likely to yield silverware but following last season's successes now very firmly last on the list of priorities. Roberto Mancini though has been talking...

Quick thoughts ahead of Napoli

There is no doubting that home form is going to be key. Given the strength of the Group and the fact that teams appear relatively evenly matched and certainly capable of taking points from one...

Bolton v City: Comparing the wide men

Here's a link to the preview I did over at EPL Index comparing the wide men for Bolton and City, specifically to look at the contrasting nature of the two sets of players: Bolton's the more...

FA Cup Final preview: Manchester City v Stoke

With Champions League qualification now having been assured with victory against Tottenham, focus now turns to the FA Cup, of course City's first since 1981. A common question as the season...

Game preview and thread: Everton v Manchester City

A quick stat hit ahead of the game today, which, if City win will heap the pressure on Tottenham who go up against Blackpool later in the day: Everton have won six of the last seven games between...

Game preview and thread: Manchester City v West Ham

A huge opportunity then. Tottenham's contentious defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier today means that victory tomorrow will City see open up a seven-point lead with just four games remaining. Not...

FA Cup semi-final preview: Manchester City v Manchester United

Contrasting fortunes heading into the game then. United, buoyed by Champions League progression and with hopes high of a treble with one hand already clasped around the Premier League trophy. City...

Game preview: City v Dynamo Kiev

A tough evening (or early evening given the 6pm kick-off) awaits then as City bid to overturn what a 2-0 deficit from last weeks first leg in Kiev. The evidence of the first leg suggests it will be...

Match preview: Dynamo Kiev v City

Little respite then at what is fast becoming a crucial stage of the season. First up, a tricky away first-leg in the Europa League in Kiev, with the return next Thursday and sandwiched by the FA...


Match preview: United v City

There is little doubt that the significance of Manchester derbies is growing by the game. With City's influence in the title race and hunt for trophies growing, the outcome of the games now has a...

A look ahead to Arsenal

As if trying to overcome the weight of history was not difficult enough, the side will line-up at The Emirates without Mario Balotelli and more importantly, David Silva, this evening. It is now...

Preview and game thread: City v Blackpool

Happy New Year to you all. Another big opportunity this afternoon as the side looks to take maximum points from the Festive period of games (and nicely tee up Wednesday's trip to Arsenal) as...

A look ahead to West Ham

Roberto Mancini has spoken recently of the importance that December could hold in terms of City's ability to maintain a presence not only in the top four, but in the race for the title itself. W...

Bolton preview

With Europa League progression having been attained, it is back to League action with a visit from Bolton - a potentially tricky looking fixture - but one that it is important that three points are...

A look ahead to Stoke

Last week may have been both a defining performance and victory, but Roberto Mancini and his side are immediately handed a testing trip to the Britannia Stadium to take on a Stoke side where...

A look ahead to Fulham

When Sky selected City's trip to Craven Cottage for live TV coverage they were surely anticipating plenty of sub plots with Roberto Mancini bringing his side to the home of the man he replaced,...

Thoughts ahead of United

After quelling talk of dressing room problems and anti-Mancini sentiment with the win at West Brom, far from being a ‘must win' game to save the managers job, the derby has taken on a greater...

West Brom match thread

A big chance to go five points clear of fifth place with a win this afternoon. Check out the game preview here and comment below...

A look ahead to West Brom

West Brom, like the other promoted sides Newcastle and Blackpool, have exceeded expectations thus far over the first quarter of the season and are riding high in the table with a number of...

Lech Poznan preview

The days leading up to todays game appear to have done little to sate the appetite for City-related headlines and rather than talk of tactics and qualification from the Europa League group stages,...

Arsenal preview

Another barometer of ambitions for the season arrives this weekend with a visit from Arsenal, currently sat in third position and three points behind City. It is a game that presents both an...

Lech Poznan preview

Putting the issue of a potential move for Wayne Rooney should his United career be all but over aside, City step back into European action with a home fixture against Lech Pozsnan, the first of...

Match Preview: Newcastle United @ Manchester City

Manchester City takes on Newcastle United at Eastlands.

Europa League Match Preview: Juventus @ Manchester City

Manchester City and Juventus square off in Match Week 2 of the Europa League Group Stage at Eastlands in Manchester, England.

Match Preview: Chelsea @ Manchester City

It's Manchester City v. Chelsea in the EPL's match of the season so far. Bitter and Blue previews the game.

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