Manchester City 10/1 to break Chelsea’s Premier League goal record after Watford thrashing

Both city rivals have been in spectacular form in attack but can Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola lead their respective side to 104 goals this season?

Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Arsenal consolidated the position of both Manchester City and Manchester United as market principles when it comes to this season's Premier League title.

While it's the blue half of the city that lead the way, both in the table and the betting, priced at 11/10 (2.10), it's fair to say that neither have struggled to flex their attacking muscle in the early exchanges.

Both teams have already hit 16 Premier League goals this term and bet365 have got a market available on if either will break Chelsea's record of 103 in a single season.

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Having netted six times against Watford, City are 10/1 (11.0) to reach the milestone of 104 goals with the online bookmaker. Questions were posed over whether the South American duo of Sergio Aguero and Grabriel Jesus would be able to co-exist in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up, but the pair have been rampant after an initial adjustment period.

With Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva supplying the ammunition as well as being very capable of contributing to the rising goal tally themselves, City certainly appear to have the squad depth to trouble the record, which was set by Carlo Ancelotti's Blues side back in 2009/10.

Having scored the same amount of times thus far but priced at 11/4 (3.75) to win the title, United are 12/1 (13.0) with bet365 to reach 104 league goals. Considering the re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jose Mourinho's men certainly have the potential to cause havoc in the final third and they seem to have developed a habit of putting several layers of gloss on results which flatters them to some degree.


In the 4-0 wins over Everton, Swansea and West Ham, eight of the goals United scored came in the 80th minute or later, in stark contrast to last season's home form where they struggled to see off inferior teams despite dominating the play throughout. It is that kind of ruthless streak that they'll need to go close in this particular market.

The absence of Paul Pogba through injury will surely hinder their chances of reaching triple figures when it comes to goals scored, but with Lukaku hitting the ground running at Old Trafford, there's a juicy price of 12/1 (13.0) available for those who believe the Belgium international can spearhead a record breaking campaign for the red half of Manchester.

Aguero's hat-trick against the Hornets saw him clipped to 4/1 (5.0) for the Premier League top scorer prize, a few of points shorter than Jesus, who is on offer at 7/1 (8.0). bet365 still make Lukaku the favourite in this market though, available at 3/1 (4.0) just ahead of Harry Kane (7/2) (4.5) despite the England international trailing his two main rivals by three goals at this early stage.

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Manchester City 10/1 or Manchester United 12/1 to reach 104 league goals this season with bet365

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