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Back last season’s league champions to reign again at 8/1

| 25.07.2014

Coral are offering a sensational special bet, with European big-guns and current domestic champions Man City, Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus 8/1 all to win their respective leagues in 2014/15.

Manchester City
Big-spenders City have emerged victorious in two of the last three Premier League title races, lifting last season’s trophy after holding their nerve whilst others faltered during ‘squeaky bum time’.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side secured silverware success having amassed 86 points, netting an impressive 102 league goals, and conceding just 37 times.

The swashbuckling Sky Blues also won the League Cup, in what was a stupendous season for the Manchester club. There is still a sense of more to come, though, and City will be bidding to clinch back-to-back Premier League titles for the first time in their history.

Man City have spent wisely in the transfer market, whilst Liverpool, their closest rivals last season, have lost superstar Luis Suarez, who was the driving force behind their title challenge.

Smart signings, such as Ex-Arsenal star Bacary Sagna, midfield anchor Fernando and goalkeeper Willy Caballero will provide further strength in depth to a squad that already boasts the stardust of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure.

Bayern Munich
Bayern may have altered their style of play last term under new boss Pep Guardiola, but success remained the same for the German giants domestically.

The brilliant Bavarians swept through the league, claiming the Bundesliga title in record-breaking time, with seven games to spare.

They will now welcome back several World Cup winners from the German squad, with prolific poacher Thomas Muller, sweeper keeper Manuel Neuer, skipper Philipp Lahm, final goal hero Mario Goetze and Jerome Boateng all returning to Munich.

With the addition of fearsome frontman Robert Lewandowski, who netted 20 league goals in 33 outings last campaign, lured from fiercest competitors Borussia Dortmund, it is difficult to predict anything but celebrations for Bayern this season.

Current Ligue 1 champions PSG finished last term nine points clear of league rivals Monaco, and the recent acquisition of Brazil defender David Luiz, for an eye-watering reported £50m, shows that the French outfit are not satisfied with back-to-back titles.

World Cup star Serge Aurier has also joined the mega-rich club on a loan deal, as boss Laurent Blanc attempts to make it three league trophies in a row, and also secure PSG’s first Champions League title.

With close competitors Monaco losing Colombia talisman James Rodriguez to Real Madrid, PSG, who boast a raft of world class players, including Swedish goal machine Zlatan Ibrahimovic, could be about to continue their domestic dominance.

Juve are attempting to make it four Serie A titles in a row this season. The last time they did so was in the early 1930’s, when the Old Lady claimed an incredible five consecutive titles.

Italian giants Juve currently boast arguably the strongest squad in Italy and, despite the departure of coach Antonio Conte, are favourites to retain their trophy.

With superstar midfielders Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal now rumoured to be staying at the club, and the addition of experienced Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra to their ranks, Juventus fans will also be hopeful of European glory. Juventus are also 20/1 to taste Champions League success this season.



Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.