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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Tottenham v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Liverpool failed to score in just one away league match last season
Expert verdict
Liverpool humiliated Tottenham at White Hart Lane last season and swept them aside at home, but a repeat of those easy victories looks unlikely. They should find it harder to break down Spurs this time and will probably approach many of their away games in less gung-ho fashion.

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