Who are Manchester City?
Manchester City are an English football club from the city of Manchester that compete in the Premier League.
The club were formed back in 1880, under the name of St. Mark’s. After calling themselves Ardwick AFC and Gorton FC for shorter periods, they’d change their name to Manchester City 14 years later. The club earned a promotion to the First Division in 1899.
In 1904,the Citizens had claimed their first trophy in FA Cup. In 1923, the club moved to Maine Road because of a fire that had destroyed the most important stand at Hyde Road.
In 1934, the club returned to the path of success by claiming their second FA Cup. Three years later, they took home a First Division trophy in style, by netting over 100 goals during the course of the campaign.
Nevertheless, they were relegated the following term, which was the very first time a reigning champion team were demoted.
This was followed by a long period of downturn. With only one FA Cup in the next 30 years.
After Joe Mercer was appointed as coach in 1965, the club entered a hot streak; during his six seasons in charge, City won a Cup Winners’ Cup, both English Cups and a First Division title.
The post-Mercer period saw Manchester City win another League Cup in 1976 before succumbing to another long stint of mediocrity.
The return to top football in England started in the campaign 1998-99. The outfit managed to go directly through the Division One to the Premier League.
After relegation from the PL, they would the next term win First Division by ten points ahead of West Bromwich.
In 2008, a takeover by the Abu Dhabi billionaire Sheikh Mansour signaled a fresh and triumphant era.
They relive their glory years, winning PL, League Cup, and one FA Cup title in the period that followed.
A peak was the league victory in 2017-2018 season when they became the first team ever in the division to collect 100 points in one season.
The team made also a new record in consecutive top-flight wins (18).
What are the predictions for next season?
Having nearly missed out on a treble last campaign, the current champions of England are a formidable force in all zones of the pitch.
With a comprehensive league run under their belt, Pep Guardiola’s men, once again, eyeing the UEFA Champions League while looking to add another Premier League title to their trophy cabinet.
Manchester City – 2021/22 season (odds)
The Manchester-based heavyweights are 8/13 to retain their crown in the next campaign.