They think it's all over, it probably is now! At least that's the view of Bet365 who have joined a handful of other /free-bets in paying out on Pep Guardiola's Citizens lifting the Premier League title at the end of the season. City's 3-1 weekend win over Newcastle United was an excellent response to the 4-3 defeat at Anfield in their previous outing and this result lifted them twelve points clear of second-placed Manchester United in the race for the title.
Bet365 aren't the only /free-bets to have paid out early on Manchester City winning the 2017/18 title with Paddy Power also deciding that enough was enough and giving punters an early windfall. Indeed with the Citizens winning all-but-three of their 24 league matches this season, only a catastrophic collapse in form would be enough to give any of their rivals a chance of pipping them at the post. We don't envisage this happening, and clearly Bet365 feel exactly the same way.
As things stand, Manchester City remain very much in the hunt for a historic quadruple with the Premier League title effectively in the bag, a place in the final of the Carabao Cup looking pretty likely as well as Guardiola's men being firm favourites to win both the Champions League (10/3) and the FA Cup (11/4). You can back them to grab a quadruple trophy-haul at 20/1 - down from 500/1 when the market opened.
The Citizens should enjoy a straightforward progression in the Champions League with FC Basel their opponents in the opening knockout match and they should comfortably dispose of Bristol City in the EFL Cup semi-final second-leg and Cardiff City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Little wonder that the bookies are paying-out early!
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