Man City to win 2022-23 Premier League is as good as printing money
Manchester City may have had the best 2022 summer transfer window and they were already set to head into the new season as the defending champions.
How can it get even better for Pep Guardiola’s side? Erling Haaland, that’s how.
The 22-year-old has been scoring for fun in Germany over the past two-and-a-half years and scored in each of Red Bull Salzburg’s Champions League group stage games in 2019-20.
Haaland is such a clinical striker and his runs in behind defenders have the potential to destroy many opponents this upcoming season.
Yes, the Citizens will have to change their style of play, but don’t worry, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan won’t have any problems adapting.
Guardiola has also reinforced his midfield with the acquisition of Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United to protect the back four and start attacks.
The crazy part of all this is that Manchester City have also turned a profit in the transfer window, whilst also strengthening their squad. The biggest sale was Raheem Sterling the Chelsea, but the England international was seeing limited playing time following Grealish’s arrival last summer.
Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both headed to Arsenal. The former had underperformed during his time at the Ethiad Stadium and whilst Zinchenko could playing in a few different positions he wasn’t an essential first teamer.
Liverpool saw Sadio Mane depart to Bayern Munich, which is a huge loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side. Whilst Mohamed Salah gets most of the attention for the quantity of goals and quality of them, Mane’s absence will almost certainly be missed because he was on par with the Egyptian, and more important in many games too.
The Reds have tried to fill the forward’s void with Luis Diaz from FC Porto and Darwin Nunez from Benfica. Only time will tell how either fare in England. Diaz is a goalscorer from down the left wing but I wouldn’t expect him to stretch defences like Mane. Nunez has an eye for goal in the middle so will be an upgrade on Roberto Firmino in that sense, but he doesn’t bring teammates into play as well as the former.
On top of that, Liverpool still don’t have the playmakers behind the front three like Manchester City do, and ultimately they will get stuck against some teams parking the bus or simply defending very well.
Manchester City are currently 1.55 to win the Premier League with Betfair. This is basically a 55% interest rate between now and May 2023.