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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Basel v Arsenal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Arsenal have scored in each of their last nine away Champions League matches
Expert verdict
Last month’s home draw with Paris St-Germain has left Arsenal contemplating another last-16 Champions League tie against one of the favourites for the tournament, but they should still go out on a high in Basel. The Gunners can show their class here even if they do once again finish second.

 

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