Having won 4 out of the last 5 Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola, many would be forgiven for thinking that Manchester City will once again steam roll the chasing pack in 2022/23.
With a third of the season having passed, City once again look extremely well-placed to be in the mix once more – as they chase a 7th Premier League title since 2012.
Key to their perceived dominance so far this season has been the summer acquisition of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for more than $51 million.
The big Norwegian has been a revelation at City, scoring 17 Premier League goals in just 11 top-flight appearances and his tally of 22 goals in all competitions is mighty impressive.
Despite Haaland’s seemingly endless goal threat, City find themselves in second place in the Premier League title race, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal holding City at bay so far.
How long the Gunners can sustain that however remains to be seen, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November and December sure to play havoc with the regular routines.
Beyond that, finding a side that can challenge Manchester City all the way this season is a tricky task, with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United currently way off the pace.
Key to City’s success in recent years has been goal scoring and even away from the prolific Haaland, City have plenty of attacking threats.
Kevin de Bruyne remains one of the most creative players in world football and his industry and guile in midfield is matched by the likes of Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.
In front of them, Phil Foden is in the best goalscoring form of his career, whilst Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez have the potential to contribute in a big way too.
All of the attacking talents coupled with a mean defensive record makes City a real force to be reckoned with and they are very much the team to catch in the Premier League at -250 for yet another Premier League title.
The aforementioned Arsenal have been flying high all season as they chase a first Premier League title in two decades.
By the way, the UK team has good chances to reach the semi-finals at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the bets on it are +700, while the US team is an outsider, you can legally place a bet on the World Cup in Qatar in NJ.
Sustaining their form is the key question but they are well coached and they should come close at +750 for the Premier League title.
Beyond Arteta and Guardiola’s sides, finding a genuine competitor is tough but Antonio Conte has his Tottenham side looking up the table currently.
Tottenham’s wait for a league title stretches even longer, with Spurs last winning the English top division back in 1961 and they will have to go some to repeat that feat in 2023 at +3300.