Pep Guardiola said called last season one of the most rewarding in his career as a manager. That is saying a lot for a man who has had such success but it is not overkill.
Guardiola was incredibly proud with the way his Manchester City team came from behind in the title race and coped with the incredible amount of pressure put on them by Liverpool.
Manchester City go into the new season chasing an incredible hat-trick of Premier League titles. They’re also aiming to go further than ever before in the Champions League.
The strength of their squad and the brilliance of Guardiola has some suggesting that this could be the year Man City complete an unprecedented quadruple.
Manchester City Premier League Betting Odds
Manchester City coped with the pressure of being favourites for Premier League glory and the bookies’ odds suggest they’ll do likewise this time around. City are available at odds on across the board but it’s hard to argue against the 1/2 that 888Sport are quoting on the two-time defending champions.
Manchester City Team Info & Stats
Manchester City Champions League Betting Odds
The Champions League is the one slight blot on the copybook of Pep Guardiola’s CV. That sounds strange about a man who has already won Europe’s premier club competition twice but he was unable to guide Bayern Munich to Champions League success during his three years in Bavaria and has so far been frustrated in Europe with Manchester City.
Backing City to win the Champions League may not be advisable at a general price of 9/2 with 888Sport.
Manchester City Outright Betting Odds
The gulf between Manchester City and much of their opposition in the Premier League was laid bare in last season’s FA Cup final. The Citizens were far too good for Watford on the day and are justifiable as the favourites for this year’s competition at 7/2. City are also the worthy favourites for another League Cup win at the same price.
Manchester City Tips and Predictions
The pace that Manchester City have set at the top of the Premier League in the last two seasons is nothing short of frightening. They’ve amassased 198 points in two seasons. That is staggering and surely gives them some wiggle room to win the title even if they fall short of those mind-boggling standards this season.
Liverpool had the season of their lives and still fell short and it’s tough to see any of the chasing pack keeping pace with Man City who should complete the Premier League treble. They could well maintain their domestic dominance with victories in either or both of the FA Cup or League Cup but we think they’ll fall short again in the Champions League.
Manchester City Team Leaderboard Stats
Check who are the top leading players for the leading categories on the Premier League for Man City, just click on the ‘Goals’, ‘Assists’ and ‘Cards’ tabs to see the top players for each category.
Manchester City Transfers
Below is a list of Manchester City’s summer transfer activity
|Zack Steffen||Columbus Crew||£7.2m|
|Ryotaro Meshino||Gamba Osaka||£900k|
|Douglas Luiz||Aston Villa||£15m|
|Vincent Kompany||Anderlecht||Free Transfer|
Chelsea Current Squad
|Claudio Bravo (goalkeeper)||36||Chilean||£2m|
|Aymeric Laporte (defender)||25||French||£67m|
|John Stones (defender)||25||English||£54m|
|Nicolas Otamendi (defender)||31||Argentine||£22.5m|
|Eliaquim Mangala (defender)||28||French||£9m|
|Benjamin Mendy (defender)||25||French||£31m|
|Oleksandr Zinchenko (defender)||22||Ukranian||£18m|
|Kyle Walker (defender)||29||English||£45m|
|Ilkay Gundogan (midfielder)||28||German||£45m|
|Bernardo Silva (midfielder)||24||Portuguese||£90m|
|Phil Foden (midfielder)||19||English||£22.5m|
|Kevin De Bruyne (midfielder)||28||Belgian||£117m|
|David Silva (midfielder)||33||Spanish||£18m|
|Raheem Sterling (forward)||24||English||£126m|
|Leroy Sane (forward)||23||German||£90m|
|Riyad Mahrez (forward)||28||Algerian||£54m|
|Gabriel Jesus (forward)||22||Brazilian||£63m|
|Sergio Aguero (forward)||31||Argentine||£60m|
Manchester City Honours & Records
Premier League/First Division: 5
Champions League/European Cup: 0
Europa League/UEFA Cup: 0
FA Cup: 6
League Cup: 6
Most Appearances: Alan Oakes – 676
Highest Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero – 231
Premier League Latest Tips
The Premier League is the greatest league in the world. Of course, our tipsters have you covered every match day, make sure you check out our football tips to see what they fancy in the upcoming games, and which star players, from Manchester City and elsewhere, are expected to shine.