Can Manchester City win the quadruple?
Manchester City qualified for the semi-final of this season’s Champions League this week and in doing so moved one step closer to an unprecedented quadruple. Priced at 150/1 at the start of the season, Pep Guardiola’s side are now as short as 4/1 to complete a clean sweep of Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and an elusive first-ever Champions League win. Here we take a look at the hurdles they face in their search for footballing immortality, providing outright odds on each competition, courtesy of our betting partners, AVABET.
Odds of 1/1000 tell you all you need to know about Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes. With six games to play Manchester City need just eleven points to secure a third Premier League title in four seasons. Since the turn of the year, City have been almost unbeatable, turning the Premier League title race into a one-horse race. Next up for City is a trip to Aston Villa before they then play five times in May against Crystal Palace (a), Chelsea (h), Newcastle United (a), Brighton & Hove Albion (a) and finally Everton at the Etihad on the final day of the season. With up to six additional games to come across the various cup competitions, you can expect Manchester City to rotate their squad in the Premier League. Don’t get unnerved if they drop points here and there, it is a matter of when and not if Manchester City are crowned 2020/21 Premier League champions.
The FA Cup is now at the semi-final stage and City are the odds-on favourites to win the trophy for the second time in three seasons. In the first of the two semi-final ties, Manchester City will face eight-time winners, Chelsea this Saturday. With either Southampton or Leicester City awaiting the winner, Manchester City can get one hand on the trophy this weekend. Manchester City have won seven of their last meetings against Chelsea however it was the Londoners who progressed the last time they met in this competition.
Manchester City have enjoyed unparalleled success in the League Cup recently, a competition they’ve made their own under Pep Guardiola. City will take on Spurs in the Carabao Cup final in a few weeks aiming for a sixth triumph in eight seasons. A fourth successive win in the competition will equal the record set by Liverpool between 1981 and 1984 whilst they will also match Liverpool’s overall record haul of eight wins.
Throughout the season Manchester City have continued to impress in Europe. In ten Champions League games, Pep Guardiola’s side have won nine and drawn one, conceding just three times along the way. The Champions League remains the Holy Grail for Manchester City’s billionaire owners. For all of their domestic glory during the Guardiola era, Manchester City have underachieved in Europe. City are set to play in the semi-final of the Champions League for just the second time. Their only previous last-four appearance resulted in defeat to Real Madrid in 2015/16. City have been eliminated at the quarter-final stage in each of the past three seasons, making their 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund a huge psychological boost.