Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolution has hit the ground running, picking up maximum points from their opening five games and implementing a dominant style that already has the rest playing catch up.
Yet any talk of the Blues negotiating the 2016/17 unbeaten – and matching Arsenal’s incredible achievement from 13 years ago – are surely premature in the extreme? Surely?
Well, perhaps, but so impressive have City been in recent weeks that 888Sport have slashed their odds on this phenomenon occurring from 200/1 at the season’s opening to just 40/1 while beating Chelsea’s record of nine consecutive Premier League wins at the beginning of a season is now priced at 12/1.
We mention these because they reflect how much the bookies are concerned about what may be happening in Manchester under Pep’s tutorage. We highlight the below because – to our mind – they are considerably more realistic with decent prices to be found.
To last exactly 5 games – 2/1 (Fail to beat Arsenal)
To last exactly 6 games – 8/5 (Fail to beat Hull)
To last exactly 7 games – 7/1 (Fail to beat Leicester)
To last exactly 8 games – 11/1 (Fail to beat Man Utd)
To last exactly 9 games – 10/1 (Fail to beat Southampton)
Just how far will this ride take this year’s title favourites before there is a bump in the road? We can only hazard a guess at this point. The rest is up to Pep and fate.
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