The benefits of shopping around for the best odds on City this season
Maybe 2014/15 wasn't the greatest of seasons for City, although to be fair, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Second in the Premier League is quite an achievement whatever you think; however, Chelsea – as you well know – had a very big points lead at the end of the season.
Fair play to them, but City have a great opportunity to bounce back and relive those heady heights of 2013/14, when the title came to the Etihad, and the even more heady days of the 2011/12 season, when the title arrived for the first time in 44 years, thanks to goal difference over Manchester United.
How will things pan out for the 2015/16 season, and what will you want to bet on for your team?
At the top level, football doesn't stand still, and the Premier League is arguably the highest-quality league in the world. City probably need to invest in one or two new players to ensure they remain ultra-competitive in a very tough world. By adding new players with serious footballing pedigree, there's an opportunity to not only fight to get the Premier League title back but also to compete much more effectively on the European stage in the Champions League.
You'll know that City's progress in Europe has been disappointing up to now, but a new season brings new challenges and new opportunities to banish the past and hope for glory in the future.
With the exception of Chelsea as the second Premier League match, though it's at home, it's not a bad start to the season for City. West Brom and Everton away and Watford at home in August could prove to be a great start, and with Crystal Palace, West Ham and Spurs to deal with in September, there could also be good pickings. Man Utd away in October could prove interesting as could Liverpool at home in November.
It's one of the great pleasures when you follow sports to bet on the outcome as well as many other possibilities. A basic win, draw or lose option is simple, but betting on the number of goals scored by each team, who will score first and in how many minutes, and a huge number of other betting variations opens up many more options. You can find the best odds by searching online for a range of betting platforms, and the best betting sites will offer you a fantastic choice for what you can bet on.
Planning your betting
As with any type of sport, it's hard to predict who will win or lose. A team at the bottom of the table can confound a team at the top either by playing out of their skins or getting a major slice of luck. A good start to the campaign immediately puts pressure on immediate rivals, so you could look carefully at previous results and weigh up the opportunities when new players come in. As a City supporter, you can take advantage of supporting your team and having a flutter with the chance to win some serious money.