Manchester City favourites to win Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup but can they complete a historic quadruple?
After Ross Barkley scored the opener on Wednesday night, it looked as though the prospect of a Merseyside Capital One Cup final was on the cards, although Manchester City rallied to make it to Wembley.
It could yet be a special season for the Citizens who are now 200/1 to land an amazing quadruple after booking their place in the League Cup final, with the bookies making them odds-on to get past Liverpool in London.
Manchester City are Premier League title favourites despite Leicester in the ascendancy as we head into February, while Manuel Pellegrini’s side also head the market when it comes to the FA Cup.
The Champions League is clearly the competition which will be toughest to win and that explains the 200/1 with Sky Bet about City claiming an outstanding haul of four trophies.
You can get 16/1 with Sky Bet that City claim a domestic treble this season, although the injury to Kevin de Bruyne on Wednesday night might yet throw a spanner in the works, with the Belgian having a big impact after coming off the bench.
At least City have a strong chance of reaching the Champions League quarter finals after being paired with CSKA Moscow, while Sergio Aguero is looking red-hot once again after a frustrating time of things with injury.
When asked whether Aguero was back to his best, Pellegrini told Sky Sports: “Yes, I think so. The last two games he’s scored two goals in each game. Tonight he scored the decisive goal and is always making a lot of danger in the opposition defence. He is back to his best.”
He said: “We will see tomorrow and then start the best starting eleven against Aston Villa.
“It’s difficult as we have to play nine games in February. It’s important for us to keep a winning mentality in all competitions, but we’ll see tomorrow what is the best starting eleven for that game.
“It is not easy as we have injuries to Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Bony and De Bruyne, but we will try and put an eleven on the pitch that will allow us to keep us in the FA Cup also.”