Lightning never strikes twice does it

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’ve all heard the football cliché ‘a game of two halves’, but what happened yesterday at Stamford Bridge was, excuse the language, bloody ridiculous.It’s amazing how this game can make you look the village idiot. Having recommended the draw, at 55 minutes it looked inspired with the teams locked at 0-0 but then all hell broke loose.The loss is taken on the chin – but today I’m after some profit – after all it’s a long week ahead.If you’re a believer in lightning striking twice – then you’ll get your stake x 20 returned if Wigan can pull off another FA Cup win against Man City.They caused a shock, not quite of seismic proportions, when beating them in the final last year but certainly gave the money bags side something to think about.It looks as though normal service has been resumed for City this season though, a Carling Cup already safely locked away in the trophy room (and they beat Wigan 5-0 en route to that win) and still (mathematically) chances of the Quadruple – but looking far more like a Treble as Barcelona look to have extinguished their hopes in the Champions League after a 2-0 win at the Etihad.City travel to the Nou Camp in just three days time for the second leg but Manuel Pellegrini has rightly insisted that won’t affect his desire for a win today and avenging the defeat at Wembley last year.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Sep 2013 C One Cup Man City 5-0 WiganMay 2013 FA Cup Man City 0-1 WiganApr 2013 Premier Man City 1-0 WiganNov 2012 Premier Wigan 0-2 Man CityJan 2012 Premier Wigan 0-1 Man CitySep 2011 Premier Man City 3-0 WiganMar 2011 Premier Man City 1-0 WiganSep 2010 Premier Wigan 0-2 Man CityMar 2010 Premier Man City 3-0 WiganOct 2009 Premier Wigan 1-1 Man CityIt could easily be a hammering today – even allowing for the fact that Wigan come here on the back of four straight wins.I’m spreading some shillings on 3-0, 4-0 and 5-0 at respective odds of around 6/1, 8/1 and 9/1…… oh, that’s on City winning by the way !RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)3 points 3-0 CITY at around 6/1 with Star Sports3 points 4-0 CITY at around 8/1 with Star Sports3 points 5-0 CITY at around 9/1 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (MARCH): LOSS 9.00 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 30.03 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more