Manchester City Betting Odds
The hiring of Pep Guardiola is one of the most significant moments in Manchester City’s history as it practically guaranteed the success of Manchester City for the following years. Guardiola’s side ultimately took longer to hit their groove than expected but once the Spaniard and his team finally clicked, they became the most feared team in the world and a serious contender in the betting odds for almost every competition.
Last season, a bitterly disappointing defeat to Real Madrid saw their Champions League hopes fade once again as the tournament remains the final major accolade left for Manchester City to win. Will City be able to go one further this season or could they dominate domestically as we’ve seen them do so often.
In regards to transfers, the obvious talking point is the introduction of Erling Haaland with the Norwegian superstar looking at home in the Premier League and in the City attack. However, City have also made some shrewd business in regards to balancing out their financial fair play regulations with fantastic players such as Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko leaving the club but City have replaced them with young talent who look like they have settled into the squad well.
The question that remains is whether Erling Haaland is the missing piece of the puzzle that Pep Guardiola needed to win the Champions League with Manchester City but one thing is certain, they have one of the best squads in the world right now and many will back them for success on multiple fronts this season.
2022/23 Season Manchester City Odds
Ultimately, it is success in the UEFA Champions League that will determine the success of Manchester City’s season, they are heavy favourites to win the Premier League once again but their fanbase would happily finish second in the Premier League in exchange for the Champions League trophy. However, success in just one competition isn’t enough to feed the hunger of this Manchester City team, who will look to finish strong on all fronts both domestically and in Europe.
One key attribute to the success of their team will be the fitness of new striker Haaland, who in previous years has struggled to remain fit for a full season. However, as Norway failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, the striker has a rest period in the middle of the season unlike anything he will have had before, meaning that his fitness this season should be the best it has been since he left Red Bull Salzburg.
How many trophies will Manchester City win this season? Football betting odds suggest that it’ll be more than one.
Manchester City Betting Odds: Domestic
It seems like in the modern day, Domestic success is virtually guaranteed for Manchester City, their squad is incredibly strong in all positions and on paper, their back-up XI would reach the latter stages of cup competitions and finish in the top half of the Premier League. If Haaland hits the ground running for City and they can stay stern in defence, they could be near impossible to defeat this season.
The Community Shield suggested that City still had a little bit of integration to do to get the very best out of the Norwegian as Liverpool came out victorious on that occasion. They’ll play weakened XI’s in both the EFL Cup and FA Cup but it is clear that City are chasing the biggest fish possible this season, if Pep Guardiola can finish the season with a treble or a quadruple this season, there are no doubts that he would try but if it could potentially come at the expense of the UEFA Champions League, domestic competitions will take a firm backseat this season.
It is also worth noting that in regards to squad depth, City are slightly weaker than they were last season, their starting XI may have somehow gotten even stronger but losing Jesus, Sterling and Zinchenko means their back-up options are slightly weaker than previously. If you’re backing City to pick up the domestic treble this season, you can take a look at our Premier League betting odds for our outright odds for this season. Alternatively, we also have outright betting odds for the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City Betting Odds: Europe
The Champions League has to be the endgame for Manchester City this season after years of being knocked out by the narrowest of margins, City fans will be praying that this season is finally the season where City put their bad luck in the Champions League behind them. They’re heavily backed to get out of the group stage and on paper, they should have enough to overcome any side in the Champions League, Bayern Munich would have been heavy favourites if it wasn’t for the loss of Robert Lewandowski but as they’ve lost their main goalscorer and City have gained arguably the best striker in world football today, they have to be favourites.
Other teams that could prove to be difficult opposition for City are Paris Saint Germain, who have a front three of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi and Real Madrid, who eliminated Manchester City in extra-time last season en-route to winning yet another Champions League trophy, so with that logic, City should make it very far in the Champions League unless they’re extremely unlucky with the draw.
Manchester City Betting Markets: Goals
No matter who Pep Guardiola’s side face, they will always score goals. They had one of the best attacking line-ups in the world before Erling Haaland joined the club and now that they have the additional firepower in attack, it’s incredibly unlikely that City fail to score against any opposition. It also means that with their new focal point, the odds for first goalscorer are incredibly swayed in one man's favour.
So, the remaining question with goals is whether or not Manchester City are likely to be able to hold their opposition. In theory, their defence should be as strong as it has been in previous seasons as they haven’t had any major departures or additions. However, their playing style will have to adapt to fit Haaland into the system, it could be that we see this impact City’s defence over the course of the season.
Manchester City Betting Markets: Cards
Manchester City are a side who can pick up yellow cards anywhere on the pitch, Rodri is the most likely culprit but when Manchester City break up play, it isn’t panicky, it’s planned and quite often it works as they plan. When watching the Citizens, you’ll find that there isn’t one player who is breaking up play, it’s every single player, where it’s small tackles to stop the counter-attack or slightly mistimed tackles as they look to break up play, they play to succeed but also plan for failure which is one of the biggest reasons for their success. Typically, we recommend taking a look at central midfielders and wing-backs for City yellow cards although it is worth keeping an eye on Jack Grealish who is often targeted by opposition players due to his tricky dribbling ability.
Manchester City Trophy History
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Manchester City have never won the UEFA Champions League. However, they came close in 2020-21, they beat Porto, Olympiacos & Marseille to win Group C before defeating German opposition in Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund in the next two rounds. Their toughest test came against Paris Saint-Germain who they defeated 4-1 on aggregate. However, they were upset in the final by fellow English opposition - Chelsea as a Kai Havertz goal was enough to secure victory for the London-based club.