With the 2022 FIFA World Cup now over for England, the Premier League gears up for a Boxing Day return. Manchester City resume in second spot, five points behind surprise leaders Arsenal.
Despite trailing the Gunners, Man City remain the red-hot favorites to lift the Premier League trophy. They were involved in a thrilling battle with Liverpool last term, but the Reds look unlikely to challenge this season.
Pep Guardiola’s men rekindle their Premier League title push with a trip to Leeds United on December 28, though they face Liverpool in the EFL Cup a week before.
Latest World Cup Odds
Several of Man City’s superstars were involved in the 2022 World Cup. England were eliminated by France at the quarter-final stage, but Gareth Southgate’s young Three Lions certainly performed well in Qatar.
England may be out, but the World Cup final is on the horizon, and there is still plenty to bet on. Argentina and France will go head-to-head in a mouth-watering final in Lusail. Looking at the latest odds World Cup 2022, the intrigue couldn’t be higher as both sides are priced at 9/5.
Man City were well-represented at the World Cup, but the Manchester giants can now turn their attention back to domestic action, starting with the tasty trip to Leeds.
The return of KDB! 👋👑 pic.twitter.com/EGph73WQoH
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 13, 2022
Can City Win the Lot?
Since arriving in England, Guardiola has been a huge success at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard has guided City to four Premier League titles, four EFL Cups, and an FA Cup. However, the UEFA Champions League has eluded Pep. City will yet again be going for the lot this season.
With Liverpool 15 points off the lead, while the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have struggled for consistency, Guardiola and his Cityzens will be confident of claiming another Premier League title at the end of this season.
Man City signed off for the World Cup break with a disappointing home defeat to Brentford. They will be looking to bounce back right away.
In-form Arsenal look likely to be their closest challengers. The Gunners have been sensational so far, but can they maintain a title push for the remaining months of the campaign?
Thrilling Battle With Liverpool
Man City know exactly what it takes to be Premier League champions. Last season’s success was their sixth Premier League crown and an eighth English title in total.
It’s time to play the game! pic.twitter.com/H6Ksi1gvCK
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) November 29, 2022
The battle for the title went to the wire last term. Both Man City and Liverpool went into the last day with a chance of getting their hands on the trophy.
At one point, Liverpool looked a good bet to edge out City, as the Pep’s men found themselves 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa with just 15 minutes to play. However, a Rodri strike and an Ilkay Gundogan brace turned the game on its head to give City a memorable 3-2 win.
This is the Premier League, so expect fireworks right until the final whistle. Mikel Arteta’s well-drilled Arsenal could be tough to dislodge at the summit, but Man City are the favorites, and Pep’s heavyweights can retain their Premier League crown.