Manchester City are the bookie’s favourites to go a whole Premier League campaign unbeaten at the odds of 20/1.
The Citizens lost five times in the whole of last season, despite going on an unbeaten run of 19 games unbeaten between defeats to Tottenham Hotspur on 21st November and Manchester United on 7th March. City started last season in uncharacteristically poor form following almost no pre-season between the end of the 2019/20 season and 2020/21, which resulted in some below-par performances, such as a shock 5-2 loss to Leicester City in late September.
City’s best season points-wise came in the 2017/18 campaign, where they managed 100 points, losing just twice, in a 4-3 loss at bogey ground Anfield, having fallen 4-1 behind, a ground which they won at 4-1 last campaign and to bitter rivals United, having been 2-0 up and in firm control until a Paul Pogba inspired comeback saw the Red Devils win 3-2.
If the Sky Blues make a significant striker signing then this could aid their bid to be just the second team in the Premier League era to go a full season unbeaten, as last season’s goal tally read at 83, compared to the 106 goals that they scored in their best season in 2017/18 and even the 102 City managed in 2019/20.