Manchester City fighting on all fronts this season

By Guest writer, Wed 20 March 2019 14:54


Manchester City fighting on all fronts this season 

Manchester City already have the League Cup glistening away in the Etihad trophy cabinet and they remain in the hunt to add more accolades before the end of the season, including the Premier League and Champions League.

The Cityzens dominated the top-flight of English football last season and look on-route to silence the doubters, as well as the stats, to successfully defend their crown and claim two-in-a-row. They remain involved in a bitter fight with main rivals Liverpool for the flag but, after 30 games, Pep Guardiola’s boys enjoy a slender one-point advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

There’s plenty of twists and turns to come before that race reaches a conclusion but bookmakers were convinced Man City would win the title when pricing their antepost book back in the summer and not a lot has changed in their thinking since. Punters will find the league leaders as favourites to win the 2018/19 gong with all major bookmakers, including Coral where there’s no more than 1/3 available at the time of writing. Tight, of course, but that’s the general feeling in the betting ring and you won’t find too much better.

That may just force lovers of a price into taking a chance on Liverpool who are available at 9/4 with Coral, despite finding themselves only a point off the pace. The Reds have lost the fewest league games in the division with just one loss making up their tally, to the four of the leaders, but a lack of killer instinct has hampered their progress. Liverpool drew seven of 30, Man City two. If Klopp and co do fail to win the league they’ll surely look back with regret on failed opportunities that cost them dear this term.

Those who would prefer to have their stake money riding on Manchester City glory but want more of a price to aim at could try backing them to finally get their hands on Champions League silverware, a prize the board have ploughed millions of pounds into pursuing, as yet without success.

The Light Blues beat Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad in the Round of 16 to secure their passage with a jaw-dropping 10-2 aggregate score and that sent out a real message to the rest of the field. City now know their short-term future in the competition, following the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League.

They’ll first face Premier League rivals Tottenham over two legs in the quarters, with the first match on Tuesday 9 April away from home, the return leg at the Etihad penned in for Wednesday 17 April. If they get through that tie, which is sure to be interesting, they will meet either Ajax or Juventus in the last-four.

A tough run to the final but fans will be delighted they have been kept apart from Barcelona, who have been drawn against Manchester United, the winner playing Liverpool or Porto in the final

That has caught the attention of sports betting traders who have Man City as favourites to win the Champions League. Those who agree it is The Cityzens’ year can get their hands on a cracking 5/2 at the trusted and renown 888sport football bookmaker and that’s the best price available, with no firm offering bigger according to Joe Halliday editor at football-betting-sites.co.uk – a comparison website.

If you do intend to bet on Man City to win Europe’s elite football competition, be sure to do it at 888Sport as many in the field have the same bet priced at 2/1. Making a profit from sports betting is difficult enough without taking less of a price on your selections.

The betting also gives us the chance to play what is called trophy multiples. This is a market that gives odds on a combination of titles and there’s a nice price to be had if backing Man City to do the treble and add the Premier League and Champions League to the League Cup already achieved. That has been chalked up as a 4/1 shot.

Fancy the clean-sweep? The Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup will net you 11/2. That price shows just how highly the money men rate this Manchester City team and they’re determined to keep them close as they blaze a trail of glory on four fronts.

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