Manchester City only landed one piece of silverware last season which was modest by their previous standards. However, Pep Guardiola’s side are competing on three different fronts right now and they are the outright favourites with the betting apps to win this season's Champions League after a 1-1 draw away to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie.
The European Cup has so far eluded the north-west club who have fallen short at various stages in recent seasons, although they now look set to take their place in the last eight. Meanwhile, they seemingly face a stern challenge from Arsenal when it comes to retaining their Premier League crown.
The football betting sites offer 12/1 that Manchester City land the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup this season, with Bristol City the team’s next opponents in the latter competition. It’s certainly feasible that multiple pieces of silverware can be landed.
Manchester City were comfortable winners of a Champions League group that included Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and FC Copenhagen, with three early wins paving the way for seeded status when it came to the last-16 draw.
Out of all the potential opponents the Cityzens could have faced, RB Leipzig would have been relatively high on their preferred list, and betting sites are expecting the European Cup outright favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Germany.
The second and third favourites in the original outright market are currently clashing after Bayern Munich were drawn to face Paris Saint-Germain. That means that a big gun will exit the tournament early, while the same will happen to one of Real Madrid or Liverpool after last season’s Champions League finalists were pitted against each other.
Arsenal are providing a stiff challenge in the Premier League title race right now and continue to lead the way. After Manchester City's win at the Emirates, Guardiola's men briefly went top of the table, but they currently trail the Gunners by two points having played a game more.
The new betting sites still make City marginal favourites to win the title, although it could be a close-run thing. You can currently get 7/2 that they are not only able to retain their Premier League crown, but also secure the FA Cup this time around.
The draw has been kind in that City head to Bristol City in the fifth round of the competition and perhaps the squad is deep enough to snag this piece of silverware, even if the Champions League remains the priority.
Arsenal could certainly be the fly in Manchester City's ointment when it comes to securing a fifth Premier League title in the space of six seasons. Mikel Arteta's side secured a dramatic 4-2 win at Aston Villa to go top of the table recently, with their title rivals dropping two points at the City Ground.
City bounced back with a 4-1 win at AFC Bournemouth although the Premier League title is once again out of their hands, with Arsenal having the chance to go five points clear with a clash against Everton.
There's also the fact that the Gunners don't have the Champions League as a distraction and it's possible that Arteta will forsake the Europa League if things are getting tight domestically. As things stand, the bookies make City marginal favourites to win the Premier League, but the odds couldn't be much closer.
If you think Manchester City are capable of being kings of England and Europe this season, then you can currently get 9/2 for it to be a truly memorable season for a team who are intent on making history. If this outfit are to be regarded as one of the most successful of all time, then it's clear that Guardiola needs to guide the north-west team to a European glory.
Naturally, you need some fortune to win a cup competition, and City have been handed a preferable last-16 clash against RB Leipzig, while they will also know that two of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Liverpool will be exiting the competition ahead of the quarter finals.
With the 2022 World Cup taking place mid-season, it meant that we now have a hectic fixture schedule, and it will require key squad players to remain fit as Guardiola looks for a twin-pronged assault to secure the domestic and European silverware he craves, although a rare Premier League and Champions League double looks within reach.
Manchester City have been perennial winners since Pep Guardiola took charge at the club, and it would be a big surprise if they missed out on all their targets this season. The cash out betting sites think that the team will secure at least one trophy and they are now odds-on to reclaim their Premier League crown.
While City are the Champions League favourites, we have seen Pep Guardiola's side fall short in this competition on a number of occasions. The current betting odds suggest that they have a low probability of conquering Europe, even with Erling Haaland now operating in attack for them. There's certainly a possibility that the north-west outfit could end the campaign empty-handed.