The quadruple is still on for Manchester City after Saturday’s scare at home to Watford, when they had to fight back from 2 goals down at half time, before completing a 4-2 win.
And with another round now safely negotiated, the odds for an unprecedented quadruple are now a best price of 50/1 with BetVictor, Skybet, and Ladbrokes (who are currently offering £50.00 to new sign ups).
Around 10 days ago, there was 100/1 available on the City quadruple, but with another round of the FA cup done, and a lot of punters showing an interest in a City clean sweep, the bookies have been forced to cut the odds.
Skybet are offering a £30.00 Free Bet to new customers, and BetVictor a £25.00 Free Bet to new customers. It might be worth using the free bet on the quadruple? As after all, it is a no lose bet on a long shot.
There is still a lot of hurdles for Pellegini’s team to get over yet if they are to complete the quadruple, including Barcelona, but from what I have seen of both City and Barca this season, City certainly have nothing to fear….. and that can be said of everyone.
City also know they have been competitive with both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid over the past two seasons, as well as getting well outplayed by them both at times. The point is though, that City know they can compete with Europe’s finest.
Onto the FA Cup, and what a couple of cracking ties to look forward to in the 5th round. Manchester City hosting Chelsea, and Arsenal V Liverpool, are obviously the two stand out fixtures, but on top of that we also have two other entertaining match ups in Everton V Swansea, and Sunderland V Southampton.
City are still the favourites to lift the trophy, despite drawing Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. The best price on City going one better than last season, and lifting the trophy, is 10/3 with Bet365 (£200 in free bets for new accounts) – you can get 3/1 with most other bookmakers.
Arsenal are 2nd favourites at 9/2 with Paddy Power (£50.00 free bet for new customers), and Everton are 6/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral.
Everton are the big mover in the betting, they are as short as 5/1 with most firms, they are clearly benefiting from the favourable draw, which sees the top 4 in the Premier League taking on each other. The matches are to be played over the weekend of 15th and 16th February.