Manchester City can move closer in their quest for the Champions League holy grail by winning at Bayern Munich
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 19, 2023 - 06:54AM
Former Dortmund striker Erling Haaland will enjoy his return to Germany (Picture: Getty Images)

Anarchy! Chaos! Stanley Ogden was always getting in some right old tear-ups with long-suffering wife Hilda down the Rovers Return.

Well, some of those classic Coronation Street capers won’t hold a candle to the rows in pubs, clubs, front rooms and workplaces in Manchester this summer if City win the , and Treble.

Forget the kerfuffles involving Stan and Hilda, Albert Tatlock and Ena Sharples, and southern spiv Mike Baldwin, it’s all going to kick off when the heated debates start over which is the better side – Sir Alex Ferguson’s Class of ’99 or ’s Boys of ’23.

Of course, City have plenty of work to do before they win anything at all and may well have to go unbeaten in a hectic finish to a tiring campaign if they are to capture all three trophies.

But the delicious way they are currently seeing off the opposition suggests this is no soap opera pipe dream.

City are just 4/9 with Ladbrokes and many others to win the Premier League and are no better than 4/7 with bet365 to lift the FA Cup.

So, it should come as no real surprise they’re no bigger than 10/11 with Betway to finally get their hands on their Champions League holy grail.

City were simply stunning when of their quarter-final with the Bundesliga champions at the Etihad Stadium and, although the 3-0 cushion means they have one foot already in the semi-finals, it’s highly unlikely they will step off the accelerator in the second leg.

Pep Guardiola can lead City to another victory over Thomas Tuchel’s Munich (Picture: Getty Images)

It’s not in City’s DNA to sit back and take things easy, that would be like Bet Lynch keeping her peace behind the bar rather than firing off a verbal volley.

So back Pep’s superstars to batter Bayern for the second time in a week. They are 29/20 to win which is tastier than one of Betty Turpin’s hotpots.

And it doesn’t need City fan Curly Watts to tell punters that cannot be ignored at 10/3 with Paddy Power to score the opening goal.

Corrie may not be quite as good as it was back in its heyday but vintage City are compulsive viewing.

• Blackburn, Preston, Middlesbrough and Norwich form Tuesday’s Championship yankee.

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