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

17:00 Su 26Mar ITV

England v Lithuania

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • England have been level at half-time in two of their four qualifying matches
Expert verdict
Bookmakers can’t see past England when they host Lithuania in this World Cup qualifier and even the most pessimistic Three Lions fan would find it hard to make a case for the Baltic nation. Gareth Southgate’s men may need time but should ultimately win and the value could lie with anticipating a draw at half-time with England striking late.

 

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