Manchester City Predictions

Find our Premier League predictions and betting previews for all of Manchester City’s matches in the league and more below.

Manchester City Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Manchester. Manchester City currently competes in the Premier League, which is the top division of English football and have done so in consecutive seasons since the 2002/03 season.

Manchester City currently plays their home matches at the Etihad Stadium, which has been their home since 2003 and replaced their former home ground, Maine Road. Otherwise known as the City of Manchester Stadium prior to changing names for sponsorship reasons, the stadium has a maximum capacity of 53,400.

The club’s biggest rivals are close neighbours Manchester United, who also compete in the Premier League.

Manchester City Honours

Manchester City have emerged to become one of the most successful clubs in English football this century, having earned an impressive haul of trophies in a relatively short period of time. Manchester City are eight-time winners of the First Division/Premier League, with their first two trophies coming in 1936/37 and 1967/68. They were made to wait until the 2011/12 season to win their third league title and have since gone on to win a further five during a dominant period. City have also won the FA Cup six times in their history and the League Cup eight times, including four years in succession between 2018 and 2021.

Those successes have also led to the club winning the Community Shield six times in their history. To date, the only European trophy they have won is the 1969/70 UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup, with the Champions League still evading their grasp. The Citizens are also seven-time winners of the Second Division/Championship in their history, having won the league in the 1898/99, 1902/03, 1909/10, 1927/28, 1946/47, 1965/66 and 2000/01 seasons.

Manchester City History

For much of their history, Manchester City were perceived to be something of second-class citizens in the city of Manchester behind the great Manchester United. Throughout their history, the club have been relegated 11 times and promoted 12 times, having had their fair share of highs and lows along the way. They have had some golden periods, most notably in the late 1960s, but were a third tier club as recently as the 1998/99 season. However, their fortunes turned in 2008 when they were purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Overnight, City became the richest football club on the planet and were able to sign some of the biggest names in world football, starting by breaking the British transfer record to sign Robinho from Real Madrid for £32m. The major investment continued as the club, led by Roberto Mancini, continued to splash out on a team that eventually featured a spine of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero. The latter was responsible for the most famous moment in the club’s history as he scored a stoppage time winner against QPR to pip rivals Manchester United to the title on the final day of the season. It is remembered to this day as the Premier League’s most memorable moment.

The appointment of Pep Guardiola saw City take their dominance to a new level. During the 2017/18 season, City won the Premier League with a record total of 100 points, becoming the first team to be “centurions” in English football. They followed that success by winning the domestic treble in the following season as they walked away with the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. Guardiola’s team was built around the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.