With success comes attention and Manchester City have certainly had both of them in huge quantities. Pep Guardiola has created a side which has been a class apart this season in the Premier League. Winning the Carabao Cup and making the quarter-finals of the Champions League are not too bad accomplishments either.
But it is the Premier League where Manchester City created a huge gulf in performance as City have already won the title – they secured Pep Guardiola’s first Premier League title when West Brom beat Man United 10 days ago with a stunning 6 games still left to play in the season. City currently sit 16 points ahead of rivals Manchester United in 2nd.
Guardiola signed the players he wanted last summer like Bernardo Silva and Ederson which when added to the maturing of his other previous signings and the experience of stalwarts like Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany, has produced a team which ran away with the title and has never been out of first place all season long.
City only suffered their first loss in the League to Liverpool in mid January and they look well set to beat Chelsea’s 93 point total from their title win last season.
Pep’s side look well capable of breaking the 100 point barrier if they can claim 10 points from their last 4 games which are against West Ham United, Huddersfield Town, Brighton and Southampton and if you want to back the Citizens in any of the games left you can get value using bet365 betting limits to place your chosen bets.
While the games might all look pretty straight forward on paper these games are all against teams fighting for Premier League survival.
City face West Ham away this Sunday and with only 4 games left in their season David Moyes is still trying to save the Hammers from relegation as they are only 7 points above Southampton in 18th and they have a tough run-in with Man United, Everton and Leicester City following their clash against the Citizens.
The Huddersfield Town game comes after the Hammers and the Terriers are in the same position as West Ham on 35 points and they will also be desperate for any points. Having already beaten Manchester United this season. Huddersfield will not be overawed by playing City. However given the game is at the Etihad you would expect the Blues to win comfortably.
In their penultimate game of the season Man City are again at home in what will likely be a party like atmosphere for the last home game of the season as they take on Chris Hughton’s Brighton side who have looked pretty solid for most of the season and actually are a point ahead of both the Hammers and Huddersfield on 36 points. Brighton though have arguably the toughest run-in of all their rivals as they still have to face Burnley, Man United and Liverpool in addition to facing the Citizens. You would expect David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and company to win on the day but Brighton will be desperate for points so it may not be a walk in the park many fans will be expecting.
City’s last game sees them travel to the South coast to take on former Man City boss Mark Hughes’ Southampton team. The Saints might already be relegated by the time this game is played but no matter what the situation you would still expect Hughes’ side to play with passion in front of their own fans in the last game of the season so a win cannot be guaranteed.
No matter how they achieve it, 3 wins and a draw for 10 points is what Man City need from these final 4 fixtures and based on their performance last time out where they demolished Swansea City 5-0 you would have to think Pep Guardiola will lead his men into the 100 point club and put the cherry on top of what has been an extraordinary season.