Whisper it, but this could be City’s time to do what United have achieved just the three times!

I hate to admit it of course but the Blues are in a great position to make history and win the Champions League for the first time.

That would mean more than anything to the club’s Abu Dhabi owners and is something that Pep Guardiola is expected to achieve now he’s totally transformed the club.

City are fighting on FOUR fronts – and Betfred have them at 5/1 to win the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup clean sweep.

The Blues were as big as 100/1 pre-season for the quadruple – and we have 20 customers who are fast approaching squeaky bum time!

Guardiola has tied down arguably the best midfielder in the game, Kevin De Bruyne, on a lucrative, new long-term deal. Of all the superstar players available for him, Guardiola would always have De Bruyne first on his team sheet when it really matters.

It certainly matters tonight with City going into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Dortmund holding a slender lead after the Erling Haaland-inspired Germans got that key away goal.

Playmaker extraordinaire De Bruyne is also quite capable of hitting the back of the net – the Belgian is 6/1 at Betfred to open the scoring, and 13/8 to bag anytime.

City are odds-on to reach the semi-finals, although we have seen a fair amount of interest in Dortmund winning 1-0 which is a 16/1 shot. 

The Blues are 15/8 favourites with us to win the Champions League ahead of PSG at 4/1 and Bayern Munich at 7/1 – while Liverpool, who host 11/2 Real Madrid tonight, are 14/1.

Meanwhile, the big talking point in the world of rugby league continues to be Warrington’s announcement that Castleford’s current coach Daryl Powell will be their boss next season.

It was interesting to note that Wire consider it a big plus that Powell has a reputation about getting the best out of players.

Another factor in Powell’s appointment according to Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton is that he will be tasked with turning Warrington’s academy prospects into first team regulars.

Castleford play a brand of entertaining rugby that no doubt appealed to the Wire hierarchy so at the end of the day the club look to have made a sound decision that will boost their chances of challenging the might of great rivals Saints and Wigan.

Betfred have the Wolves 4/1 third favourites for the Betfred Challenge Cups behind Saints at 9/4 and Wigan at 4/1.

Cas are 6/1 with Hull FC 7/1, Catalans 10/1 and Huddersfield 14/1 while my hometown club Salford are the outsiders at 16/1.

Whenever you bet, Betfred

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