Who is about to leave Manchester City and who is thought to play for the club in the near future? The right team dynamic is everything, which is something all football experts and successful bettors in New Zealand online casinos can agree on. Let’s find out about the City transfers and how to bet on the team in New Zealand.
New Zealand online casinos
Betting on sports is a popular pastime in New Zealand, and Manchester City is a well-known football club that competes in the English Premier League.
There are several ways to bet on Manchester City matches in New Zealand, including online sportsbooks, licensed bookmakers, and through the TAB (Totalizator Agency Board). A state-owned organisation that offers a range of betting options on a variety of sports and events.
Some popular bets on Manchester City matches might include the match winner, the first goal scorer, the correct score, and the total number of goals scored. It's important to note that betting on sports is regulated in New Zealand, and all bettors must be over the age of 18.
With that said, let’s talk about the Manchester City confirmed and rumoured transfers.
Manchester City bid for Gvardiol
Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Joško Gvardiol and could make him the most expensive defender of all time.
The Croatian has enjoyed success since his transfer to RB Leipzig and has impressed greatly during the World Cup. The midfielder played for the World Cup winner Argentina in the semi-finals. But despite Gvardiol's busy World Cup schedule, there is a lot going on in terms of his near future: Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all bid for the player.
Manchester City are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Gvardiol, with their bid standing at €110 million including bonuses. The bid to RB Leipzig also includes a resale clause of 20%. ThePremier League bidder has met with Leipzig representatives in Zagreb to discuss the transfer which could take place as early as January 2023.
Liverpool bidding for Giorgio Scalvini
Giorgio Scalvini is highly sought-after in the transfer market, and Liverpool are entering the race for this massive talent, according to reports.
Scalvini has had his breakthrough season with Atalanta and scored one goal in 11 Serie A games so far. The promising midfielder, sometimes playing defensive midfielder, has made his debut for the Italian national team. He also appeared internationally three times. Scalvini has previously played for Manchester City and also been linked with clubs such as Bayern Munich, Inter, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.
Bayern Munich, Inter and Manchester City will also be trying to get Scalvini back among their ranks. Atalanta, however, wants at least EUR 40 million to release Scalvini from its ranks, so let’s see who’s prepared to pay such a sum.
Liverpool is already working on signing other midfielders – Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernández. But it is unlikely that either of them will move by January 2023.
Bahia loans Kayky from Manchester City
Manchester City’s Kayky is about to be loaned out to Bahia in Brazil, who are part of the City Football Group. Manchester City only acquired the talented player from Fluminense in the summer of 2021.
It’s not going to be the winger’s first loan. The Brazilian talent has been on loan to Paços de Ferreira this autumn but has struggled to get regular game time. Manchester City have found a new loan destination for the 19-year-old – the previously mentioned Bahia in his native country.
Kayky will play for Brazilian club Bahia in the spring of 2023. Contract with Manchester City, however, runs until the summer of 2026.
Erling Haaland could move to another league
Erling Haaland might eventually leave Manchester City to try out for Serie A or La Liga. The Norwegian player left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City before the start of this season.The Norwegian football star has made huge success in England: 23 goals in 18 competitive games.
Alf-Inge Haaland, the player’s father, who himself played for Manchester City in his youth, is now opening up the possibility of his son trying out higher leagues in the future. Haaland Jr. has reportedly shown an interest in proving that he can win in any major league. He spent two and a half years in Germany. He’d like to stay in the Premier League for a few years, then move to Italy, Spain or France. Erling can, without a doubt, be an asset for any team out there.
Manchester City odds and strengths
In order to guess who will win a match (or league) you need to understand the team's strengths and weaknesses.
Kevin De Bruyne is known to be the league's best player and the team's main attacking force and will remain so in 2022/23. With the acquisition of Norwegian Haaland we have the league's most dangerous attacking duo as Haaland sets the team’s odds lower. City have also made some smart signings recently, such as Julián Álvarez and Kalvin Phillips.
There was only one team Manchester City lost both league games against in 2021/22 to: Tottenham Hotspur. A team the City have historically had problems with. Another weakness is the team’s cup game. They didn't take a single title the previous season.
Premier League odds and betting options
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