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Betting Special: Manchester City 6/1 for quadruple ahead of Schalke clash

4:22 PM WAT 12/03/2019
Manchester City celebrating Schalke 04 Manchester City Champions League
Pep Guardiola's men are just huge favourites to qualify for the Champions Leauge quarter finals and keep hopes of an historic trophy haul alive

A late Raheem Sterling winner gave Manchester City a valuable lead over Schalke in their Champions League last 16 tie.

In truth, City would have been firm favourites to qualify even if the first leg had finished all square in Germany, but now they're just 1/500 with bet365.

At 11/4 (3.75) the Premier League side are favourites to go all the way and win the competition too, just ahead of Barcelona (4/1) who face Lyon on Wednesday night.

Having already secured the Carabao Cup last month, bet365 make Manchester City a 6/1 (7.0) to sweep the board with a historic trophy quadruple this season. That's a wager that was available at 150/1 (151.0) at the beginning of the season and continues to shorten week after week.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “City were given a scare in the 1st leg before delighting some 100/1 In-Play backers when Sane and Sterling turned the game on its head, leaving Pep with one foot in the last eight.

“He already has one trophy in the bag with his side favourites to win the other three, but just like at Cheltenham, we’ll be hoping for a few surprise results along the way.”

City lead the pack in the Premier League title race too, the defending champions are 4/11 (1.36) to outlast Liverpool in the run-in and retain their top-flight crown.

A kind FA Cup quarter final draw sees City face Swansea City and they're just 4/5 (1.80) to make it a domestic cup double at Wembley this term. Part of the reason Guardiola's side are so skinny in the betting is surely the fact that their nearest challengers - both geographically and in price - Manchester United have been drawn against Wolves.

The Premier League pair are an industry best price of 7/2 (4.50) and 10/1 (11.0)  respectively in the outright betting ahead of their meeting at Molineux.

With Schalke available at 50/1 (51.0) to qualify at the Etihad, it would be the biggest shock of the Champions League season if the German underdogs to topple their illustrious hosts and end any hope of a clean sweep.

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