Betting: Manchester City odds on to win the League Cup ahead of semi-finals getting underway

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As Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head for a spot in the final, Pep Guardiola's side are heavy favourites to win the first silverware of the campaign

Manchester City have been almost flawless in domestic competition this term. Yet to be beaten in the Premier League, they are also heavy favourites to win the League Cup at Wembley next month.

A victory that, should it happen, could be the first trophy of an historic quadruple for the club who are still fighting on all fronts and are favourites to win all three domestic titles, plus the Champions League after a relatively kind last 16 draw against Basel. Real Madrid’s clash with PSG in the first knockout round has seen City cut to 11/4 (3.75) to emerge triumphant in Europe’s premier club competition.

At 8/15 (1.53) to win the League Cup, Pep Guardiola's side are expected to dispose of Bristol City in their two-legged semi-final which gets underway this week and should they do so, they'd then be a short price to get the better of either Chelsea or Arsenal in the showpiece finale.

The favourites have needed a penalty shootout to progress against both Wolves and Leicester City in previous rounds, but their impressive squad and seemingly unstoppable form makes them worthy market principles, albeit not very appealing ones price-wise.

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The Gunners crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon, a competition that Arsene Wenger's men have dominated in recent years winning three of the last four finals. The north London club are 9/2 (5.50) to win this tournament and 10/3 (4.33) to get the better of Chelsea in the first leg of their semi-final at Stamford Bridge.

The pair shared a superb 2-2 draw in the Premier League last week and punters will no doubt be expecting another goal-fest although the two-legged nature of the tie might be both sides are a little more cautious than their previous meeting. A repeat of the 2-2 score line is available at 12/1 (13.0) with another stalemate priced at 14/5 (3.80) with dabblebet.

The Blues can be backed at 4/5 (1.80) to take a first leg advantage to the Emirates, while it's 14/5 (3.80) that they go all the way and lift the trophy that they last won in 2015. One man who will certainly be keen to impress given his below-par performance in the previous clash is Alvaro Morata, as the Spaniard missed a number of very presentable chances and is 5/6 (1.83) to find the net.

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At the Etihad, Manchester City are just 1/8 (1.12) to get the better of their Championship visitors. albeit Bristol City did spring a huge shock in the quarter finals by dumping out City's local rivals at Ashton gate.

The Robins were the better side on that night but the bookmakers certainly expect their extended cup run to come to an end against the red-hot tournament favourites. Those who foresee an even bigger shock can get 33/1 (34.0) about Lee Johnson's side going all the way and lifting the trophy at Wembley on February 25.

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