|Man City to win the Premier League, FA Cup & Champions League||9/2||Bet365|
|Man City to win Premier League & Champions League||3/1||Bethard|
|Man City to win Premier League & FA Cup||4/5||Bethard|
City Now 9/2 for Quadruple After Liverpool Win
We’re now into the month of April and Manchester City are moving seriously close to landing a historic quadruple comprising the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup. No English club has ever landed all four trophies in the space of one season.
However, Manchester City are no ordinary club and they have the EFL Cup under their belts already, while they are favourites to win the remaining three competitions.
This week, they have the chance to regain top spot in the Premier League by beating Cardiff City before an FA Cup semi-final date with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The following week, Pep Guardiola’s side travel to the brand new White Hart Lane Stadium to face Tottenham in the Champions League and it means that the next few days will have an enormous bearing on whether the north-west outfit will be showcasing four different pieces of silverware on the open-top bus.
Liverpool Victory Knocks City Off Perch
It should be noted that Manchester City sit two points behind Liverpool at the time of writing, with the Reds having scored a dramatic winner against Tottenham on Sunday when it appeared as though the game was heading for a draw.
Let’s face it, if Hugo Lloris hadn’t fumbled Mo Salah’s header followed by Toby Alderweireld brushing the ball into the net for an own goal, then City would be trading at a really short price for the quadruple although this Liverpool winner means that we still have a genuine title race at the moment.
Bookmaker Bet365 now go 9/2 about the Citizens winning the quadruple this season and they still have to entertain Spurs at the Etihad Stadium as well as that dastardly trip to Old Trafford. It will be a very rare occasion where Liverpool supporters will be cheering on Manchester United on 24 April.
BetHard still think City are very likely to retain their domestic crown, going 2/5 about the current champions compared to Liverpool’s Premier League odds of 19/10 and it’s fair to say that this is now a two-team title race, with both clubs refusing to drop points in their quest to come out on top.
City Head to Wembley on Saturday Night
Manchester City fans will know their way to Wembley Stadium come the end of the season! Having already played a Premier League match against Tottenham, the team then returned to north London for the EFL Cup final where Chelsea were defeated on penalties.
On Saturday evening, Pep’s men are back on the hallowed turf at Wembley where they’ll clash with Brighton for a place in the FA Cup final and it’s little surprise to see City trading as massive favourites to not only beat the Seagulls but also win the competition.
BetHard are offering just 1/10 that the champions of England win the match in ninety minutes, while they are 1/50 to qualify for the final which isn’t a price that will attract many backers!
Even an outright price of 10/31 isn’t for the faint-hearted, with Manchester City’s quadruple odds sure to shorten a touch should they make an FA Cup final against Wolves or Watford.
It is worth noting that Wolves are capable of pulling off surprise results against the big guns in the Premier League, having beaten Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham this season, while they have also managed draws against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Similarly, City did trail Swansea 2-0 in the previous round before bringing on Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to lay siege on the Championship team’s goal. Can any team left in the FA Cup really find a way of defeating them?
Can Spurs Light Up White Hart Lane Against City?
With the greatest respect to Liverpool in the Premier League, it’s clear that the biggest obstacle between Manchester City and the Champions League title is the fact that they’ll have to beat three of the best teams in Europe in order to be successful at the Wanda Metropolitano on 1 June.
Bookmaker BetHard feel as though the 2018/19 Champions League is going to be the downfall competition for Manchester City with their quote of 9/4 about Pep Guardiola’s side claiming their first ever European Cup title. Although these odds puts them as favourites, it also indicates that one of the field are likelier to come through and win.
Perhaps Tottenham will cause Manchester City a few problems in their Champions League quarter-final tie. Spurs have the chance to draw blood at a new-look White Hart Lane and they’re currently trading at 33/10 to win this first leg clash and set up an intriguing showdown at the Etihad Stadium.
City are 4/21 with BetHard to go through and that would mean the likely event of meeting Juventus for a place in the Champions League final, with Cristiano Ronaldo having pulled rabbits out of the hat to help the Italian team over the line against Atletico Madrid after losing the first leg 2-0.
Juve and Barcelona are both trading at 33/10 to win UEFA’s primary club competition, with Liverpool on offer at 4/1 and then you have a big gap to Manchester United at odds of 18/1.
The bookies feel they’ve narrowed down the potential winners to four, although City are guaranteed five tough matches if they are to win the thing.
Manchester City Now 4/5 for Domestic Treble
Missing out on the Champions League would be bitterly disappointing for Manchester City, although the competition is fierce and there’s always an element of fortune required to get over the line in Europe, especially with two-legged ties and the away goals rule.
Things must seem a lot more straightforward for the Citizens on a domestic front, with Bet365 going 4/5 that Pep Guardiola’s team are celebrating the treble and it doesn’t seem a bad price considering that they have destiny in their own hands when it comes to the Premier League and FA Cup.
City merely need to keep winning in the Premier League to become champions for the second season on the spin, with a string of victories occurring since losing 2-1 at Newcastle on 29 January. Opposition teams have barely laid a glove on them and some look resigned to losing the game before the match has even started.
City do have a tricky patch of fixtures in the Premier League which starts at Selhurst Park on 14 April and they then entertain Tottenham days after playing the same team in the Champions League, with the sides likely to be well-versed when they play each other for the fourth time this season on 20 April.
Then comes a fixture where football fans up and down the country will be watching eagerly. Manchester United drew 0-0 with Liverpool recently and if they manage to land a draw in the derby against City on 24 April, then it could be that Jurgen Klopp’s side are back in control of their own destiny.
Manchester City 3/1 for Premier League and Champions League
There are lots of special bets you can enjoy when it comes to the Manchester City trophy haul this season and Bet365 go 3/1 that the north-west giants land the Premier League and Champions League titles, which is almost like getting a price boost on the latter if you think City are nailed-on to be domestic champions.
Alternatively, an FA Cup and Champions League double can be backed at 11/4 if you think that Manchester City will be celebrating a hat-trick of cup competition successes, with Guardiola’s team having ridden their luck in terms of receiving a succession of favourable draws in both competitions.
Avoiding Wolves and Watford to get Brighton in the semis of the FA Cup was a rather nice bonus for City, while the Champions League draw could have been a good deal worse than getting Tottenham considering that Juventus, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United were lurking in the wings.
The only downside for Guardiola is that Mauricio Pochettino will know the Manchester City team inside out from playing them domestically over the past few seasons and there’s also the fact that Liverpool conquered City last season by blowing them away in a pulsating forty-five minute spell at Anfield.
With Tottenham looking for that new stadium bounce and the players having been itching to play at White Hart Lane since the beginning of this season, Guardiola will be wary that his team could catch Spurs on a good day and have a potential mountain to climb when it comes to the second leg of this Champions League tie.