City 20-1 to claim all four major trophies this term

Manchester City are 20-1 with Coral to win all four major trophies after beating Bristol City 2-1 in the first leg of Tuesday's League Cup semi-final.

The Citizens needed a late winner from Sergio Aguero to see off their Sky Bet Championship opponents but Coral's John Hill said: "City took a step closer to an unprecedented quadruple and our liability on this market is growing with every week."

Paddy Power go just 14-1 about a City quad, having laid nine bets at 500-1 at the start of the season. Pep Guardiola's men are 1-80 to win the Premier League, 1-20 to reach the League Cup final and 3-1 favourites for the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Gary Rowett is out to 25-1 to be Stoke's next permanent manager after signing a new contract with Derby.

With Slaven Bilic also on the drift for the Potters' post, Martin O'Neill is the 11-8 market leader and former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is as short as 6-4 with some bookmakers.

Hills spokesman Joe Crilly said: "There have been four favourites in five days for the Stoke job but with Rowett staying at Derby the path seems clear for O'Neill."

West Ham are 1-2 favourites with Coral to be Jonjo Shelvey's next club. The firm make the Newcastle midfielder 20-1 to join Southampton and 25-1 to sign for Swansea.

England's preparation for the World Cup finals will conclude with home friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica in June. The Three Lions are a general 16-1 to lift the trophy in Russia.

Match in Focus

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Mainz v Wolfsburg

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Mainz have lost just one of their last ten home games in all competitions
Expert verdict
Mainz earned a much-needed three points against Hertha Berlin last time out and they can add further impetus to their relegation battle with a victory over Wolfsburg, who parted ways with manager Martin Schmidt in midweek. Experienced coach Bruno Labbadia has taken over at the Volkswagen Arena but he's had little time to work with a squad who have won just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

 

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