Guardiola watched his side defeat the title rivals Arsenal in the last weekend’s match. The former Barca boss has not had the start he was hoping for when he took over at the team in the summer. City is already 7 points behind the current leaders Chelsea and is struggling for consistency under their manager’s constant formation tinkering. However, it could be worse, at least they are not in Hull’s difficult position. Mike Phelan’s side sit at rock bottom at Christmas and so far have failed to win in 6 Premier League matches. Unfortunately for their fans, the Tigers are currently the lowest scorers in the division and we will not even discuss their goal difference. Not to mention that it really does not help that injuries have demolished them early on. The signing of Will Keane during the Summer started to find his feet just before a horrific knee injury stopped his progress for one year. The last season’s best scorer Abel Hernandez is also absent during the past ten matches with an abductor tear. Unfortunately for City, Sergio Aguero will not be playing Boxing Day, as it is the last game of his four-match suspension. However, they did not miss the Argentinian maestro during the last weekend when Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane took centre stage to down Arsenal. The victory saw Guardiola blow a huge sigh of relief after he previously admitted that he was under much pressure. We are tempted by Betway’s 6/5 for a victory for City, which is a big price if we consider the basin. We are confident that City will win and feel that they will come flying out of the blocks on match day. For this reason, we would sell the first City goal at 35 with Sporting Index for the perfect after Christmas present. Keep reading our blog posts for more news!