Citizens 8-1 to crack Europe next season

MANCHESTER CITY have failed to crack the Champions League in their first two attempts and bookmakers are not expecting any major miracles from them next season in Europe’s elite competition.

The Premier League champions, fresh from their second straight Champions League group-stage exit, are 8-1 with bet365 to go all the way in the 2013-14 competition, while it’s 4-11 that the Citizens are still waiting for their first European Cup success by 2018.

Roberto Mancini’s position at the helm has been questioned following the latest flop but he is 8-11 to remain in charge for the start of next season and evens to have departed.

Match in Focus

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Valencia v Elche

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Elche have conceded 18 goals in their eight games this season
Expert verdict
Valencia stunk the place out at Deportivo last week but their 3-0 loss has not been in keeping with their excellent season and it’s worth sticking with Los Che to bounce back immediately. Valencia have scored exactly three goals in five of their eight La Liga games and this should be a cosy home triumph.

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