No English team has ever won a true quadruple - Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
It seems nigh-on impossible… but this Manchester City team are no strangers to hitting unprecedented heights. Only last season, they broke the Premier League records for highest point total and goals scored.
Now, City head into the business end of the season still fighting on all four fronts, and with no major injuries. Can they achieve what other clubs have only dreamt of? Crucially, what are their betting odds for winning each competition? It’s time to find out.
For the first time in years, we have a true title race.
Liverpool have been spectacular in 2018/19, but - since losing 2-1 to City in early January - they’ve undoubtedly slipped. Having entered that game seven points behind, City are now tied on points with Liverpool.
Considering Liverpool haven’t won the league since 1990, and Man City have won three in the past seven years, it’s no surprise that William Hill have City as the favourites. City’s Outright Winner odds are currently 4/6, with Liverpool at 11/8.
While Liverpool have performed admirably, City have the edge in every department - squad depth, manager, track record, and so on. Even though they’re odds-on, therefore, a Manchester City Outright Winner bet offers solid value.
Despite their domestic success, City have continued to underwhelm in Europe. In seven Champions League campaigns they’ve made only one appearance in the semi-finals, and last season’s quarter-finals defeat to Liverpool was particularly humiliating.
The good news is that there’s no obvious favourite in the Champions League this season. Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid surely means the end of their dominance, and his new club - Juventus - are hanging on by a thread after losing to Atlético Madrid.
Halfway through the Round of 16 ties, William Hill actually have Manchester City as comfortable favourites at 10/4. Barcelona are a distant second at 9/3.
These odds are far less appealing than those for the Premier League. While they offer a higher potential return, this is a significantly harder competition for City to win. Wait until at least the quarter-finals draw before taking a proper look at this.
Despite strong performances in the Premier League and League Cup, City have struggled in the FA Cup recently. In fact, since winning it in 2010/11, they’ve made only one further appearance in the final.
The 2018/19 FA Cup has been a bloodbath for the so-called Big Six, with only Manchester City and Manchester United remaining as we head into the quarter-finals. Brighton, Crystal Palace, Millwall, Swansea, Watford and Wolves have all made nice runs... but no team from outside the Big Six has won the FA Cup since Wigan in 2012/13
Manchester City are currently 4/5 to win the FA Cup. This represents excellent value, and we’d advise you to grab this bet sooner rather than later. If Man Utd lose away to Wolves - which is entirely plausible - these odds will plummet. Even if Man U do progress, you’d still favour City to beat them on a neutral pitch (Wembley) in the semi-finals or final.
On February 24th, Man City will face off in the League Cup final against a Chelsea side in turmoil.
Chelsea lost 2-0 to Man Utd in the FA Cup 5th Round, and - when these two sides faced each other on February 10th - City steamrolled them 6-0. Accordingly, City head into the game as massive favourites at 52/100 on William Hill, with Chelsea a hefty 24/5.
There’s very little value in this bet, so if you want to wager on the game we’d recommend that you get a little more creative. Aguero to Score Anytime, for example, is a tantalising 19/20. Or, if you fancy another demolition job, you might take the Over 3.5 Goals at 7/4.
To finish off, let’s talk about quadruple odds.
We would certainly not recommend you betting a big stake on the quadruple. There’s a reason why no team has ever managed it, after all! Still, if you’re simply after a bit of fun, there’s no harm in having a little flutter.
It’s too late to actually roll all four competitions into one wager, but you can still stick a trebles bet on City to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League. This will net you odds of just under 9/1 - on a £1 bet, you’d get £8.95 back.
If you’d like to find out the best way to stick that wager down, or to bet on the competitions individually, you can find comprehensive reviews of all the best betting apps here.