After the arrival of Pep Guardiola in 2016, Manchester City have stepped up their game, going from a financially stable side, to a team that are capable of winning the Premier League title on more than one occasion, to now looking like an unstoppable force. It’s easy to put their formidable form down to the introduction of Pep Guardiola, the current set of players at his disposal, or the obvious influence from their hefty finances, but one big question for a lot of punters is, is there any point in even betting on Manchester City anymore?
As you’ll find with any other successful football team, the bookies will decrease the odds on their next win, as they’re no fools and understand the stronger likelihood of them winning yet again. While it’s unlikely to ever completely rule out a team like Manchester United, The Citizen’s standards are reaching such a level that they’ve been seen going into a Manchester Derby with odds as low as 4/9 to win with some bookmakers.
We’re now past a time where Sergio Aguero and David Silva were their only source of attacking threat, with Raheem Sterling hitting his full potential and being rewarded with a deserved new contract that sets his stamp as being one of the world’s most influential rising stars. Other notably dangerous players include Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus, with each of these individual footballers only improving as each season passes.
It’s far harder to include Manchester City into your weekly accumulator than it was several months back
Adding favourites to your football accumulator is something that even the most experienced of punters will choose to do, as it boosts your returns and potentially makes it stronger through relying on a team that are almost guaranteed to win. Past years saw bettors putting Juventus, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain into their football betting tips, but the topsy-turvy Premier League made it difficult to trust the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Any football fans who didn’t believe Manchester City’s capabilities as one of Europe’s elite have now been proven wrong, even more throughout last season, where they saw off the best Liverpool side in several years and a Manchester United team managed by the undefeatable Jose Mourinho to take yet another Premier League title. During this season it’s been more of the same, beating almost every team, and showing no sign of losing in the league any time soon.
Due to such dominance over England from Manchester City, any bets including the side are only likely to prompt a few extra pennies in your potential returns. The only way to surpass this is by backing them to Win To Nil or by getting behind a large handicap, but even with that in mind, the handicap betting markets might only enhance your selection from a 1/5 to a 4/6. It’s fortunate that you can bet on other Premier League teams, as well as other teams from different leagues throughout England and the rest of Europe, but as long as Man City remain so immortal, including them in your bets is going to feel like a waste of time.
Although if you do play Premier League Fantasy Football then City might be a team that you definitely look to bring some players in from. Players such as Sane, Sterling & Aguero are sure to bag you lots of points consistently throughout the season.