Back brilliant patriotic 100/1 bet on Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | April 16, 2016
After Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United’s spirited wins in the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup respectively in midweek, Coral have come up with a fantastically enhanced bet for patriotic punters to take advantage of.
Odds of 100/1 (over double than the normal market) say that the former duo go all the way this season and lift those European trophies, while the Red Devils finish fourth in the Premier League (Citizens outside top four).
Read on to find out why you this is a bet you should not miss out on…
Manchester City win Champions League
The Citizens may be the 13/2 outsiders to win their maiden Champions League crown in the normal market, but they go up against a Real Madrid side in the semi-finals that have suffered many setbacks this season. They led to the departure of former boss Rafael Benitez, but replacement Zinedine Zidane has not showed many signs of improvement.
Man City played the perfect game across two legs to see off potential dangers PSG in the quarters, while Los Blancos made it difficult for themselves having to come back from Wolfsburg with a 2-0 deficit.
With the Manchester club now out of the Premier League title race, their main objective now is to add to the Capital One Cup title they picked up earlier this season.
Manuel Pellegrini is being replaced at the end of the campaign, and what sweater way to go out than winning the top club prize in the world, and perhaps defeating his successor’s current side Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola in the process?
Liverpool win Europa League
Likewise with Man City, Liverpool were superb across both legs to knock out a tricky team (Borussia Dortmund), and they did so in the most thrilling fashion.
At 2-0 and 3-1 down in the second leg at Anfield, after a 1-1 draw in Germany, many would have written the Reds off, but four second-half goals secured their place in the Europa League semis against Villarreal.
Being dubbed the ‘Yellow Submarine derby’, Liverpool should be able to make lighter work of the Spaniards, who don’t possess nearly as much talent as Dortmund.
Following this battle, Jurgen Klopp’s men would have to face the winner of Sevilla or Shakhtar Donetsk, and being the 13/8 favourites there should be little worry of this part of the bet coming off.
Manchester United finish fourth
Man Utd are currently four points off rivals City, with six games of the season to go, but the two teams’ fixture list suggests that the former have by far an easier ride, despite being 11/4 chances to finish in the top four.
Louis van Gaal’s men have four home matches in their last six of the campaign, while the Citizens face just two.
On top of that, United face just two fixtures against current top 10 teams (Leicester City and West Ham United, who they just beat in the FA Cup), compared to City’s four (Chelsea, Stoke City, Southampton and Arsenal).
As stated above too, the Citizens’ main focus now is the Champions League, which means they’ll rest players in the Premier League in their bid to go all the way.
So, a fourth place spot for the Red Devils is more than on the cards, and Man City will be happy to settle for fifth by winning the Champions League anyway, as it would still mean qualifying for the competition next season at the expense of their bitter rivals.