The 2022/23 season is definitely the most successful one in Manchester City’s history. Pep Guardiola’s team completed the treble by adding their first ever Champions League trophy to the Premier League and FA Cup wins.
In the 2023/24 season, the Citizens will look to build on their success and go for all trophies again, although they’ve already missed out on the FA Community Shield after losing to Arsenal on penalties. However, the Man City trophy odds in other competitions are quite high, as the club is deservingly regarded as the best in the world at the moment.
List of Man City Trophy Odds
When it comes to the Man City trophy betting odds, Guardiola’s gang is considered the favourites in all competitions they are scheduled to take part in. The most achievable seems to be the UEFA Super Cup, as it is going to be a one-off match against Sevilla.
|Man City Trophies||Paddy Power’s ODDS|
|UEFA Champions League||3.00|
|English League Cup||4.33|
|UEFA Super Cup||1.15|
The Premier League haters are saying that the English premiership has become a one-horse race as Manchester City has now won three consecutive Premier League titles and five out of six titles since 2017/18.
Despite the apparent dominance, however, we should not forget that the title race last season was closer than the Citizens would’ve liked. Guardiola's team was sitting second in late April and managed to clinch the title only thanks to Arsenal slipping up at the end of the season. In the end, City won the league with a margin of just five points.
We cannot say that Man City definitively became stronger over the summer as the team brought in only Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol for a combined sum of over £100 million but lost their captain Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona and attacking threat Riyad Mahrez to Al Ahli. It may be a tight race again, but if there is one coach who always finds a way to come out on top, it’s Guardiola.
UEFA Champions League
The Champions League trophy was a long-time goal for both Man City (who hadn’t won one prior to the 2022/23 season) and Pep Guardiola (who hadn’t won one since 2011, still at Barcelona). Now, the Citizens are heading into the 2023/24 Champions League edition as the bookmaker’s clear favourites at 3.00, with Bayern Munich trailing behind at 8.00 odds.
City didn’t face too much pushback on their way to the final last term, going unbeaten and smashing previous winners Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals. The final was a narrow 1-0 win against Inter Milan, though, with the Italians hitting the crossbar twice – a close call again.
In previous seasons, Guardiola complained that teams like Real Madrid had an advantage in the Champions League due to their history and experience in the competition. City will have no excuse now. Can they be the first English team to win the trophy back-to-back since Nottingham Forest in 1980?
The FA Cup ranks the lowest in the Man City trophy odds despite the club winning it last season and seven times in total in their history. The final was an entertaining match in which Man City beat city-rivals Man United 2-1 and secured their first FA Cup since 2019.
At the same time, it is true that the FA Cup is the English competition that escapes Guardiola the most, as the manager has claimed only two such titles since moving to the Etihad. He’s won the Premier League more often than that, but perhaps it’s because the coach usually rotates the squad in cup matches to have his team fresh for the league.
But if Man City somehow start the season badly in the league, we should not be surprised to see Guardiola switch his focus to the more achievable trophies later down the line.
English League Cup
The only major trophy that escaped Man City last season was the English League Cup, as his team fell to minnows Southampton in the quarter-finals. As you may have guessed, the Citizens fielded a rotated team for that match and were rightfully eliminated after failing to register a single shot on target.
Last season aside, City tend to be successful in the competition, having won it eight times in their history and four times since the arrival of Pep Guardiola. Only Liverpool with 9 wins stand above, but their record can be matched already this season.
In general, the bookies expect City to win at least one of the trophies named above, with Paddy Power giving 1.16 odds on this outcome. The odds on them going trophyless in these four competitions, on the other hand, is 4.50.
UEFA Super Cup
The UEFA Super Cup is a trophy disputed between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League, and this summer it will be Man City against Sevilla. Of course, this will be the Citizens’ debut in the competition as they’ve never won an European trophy before.
Sevilla are way more experienced, having played six Super Cup matches, although winning it only a single time in 2006. The Europa League winners usually lose these ties, with Atletico Madrid being the only Europa League club managing to claim the UEFA Super Cup in the last 10 editions.
Nevertheless, it is a one-off match and Arsenal have shown that it is possible to beat Man City under such conditions, stealing the FA Community Shield from them this season. And under new coach Jose Luis Mendilibar, Sevilla eliminated Man United, Juventus and beat Jose Mourinho's AS Roma in the Europa League final last term – they’re used to the underdog status.
Man City ended up lifting the UEFA Super Cup trophy, the first ever in their history. However, Sevilla put up more of a fight than many expected, going 1-0 up in the first half and having multiple chances to double the lead. Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola’s men levelled the score late into the game thanks to a Cole Palmer header and eventually beat the Europa League winners 5-4 on penalties.