Manchester United remain the only English team to have claimed the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies in the same season, but the odds have tumbled on other clubs now landing the Treble bet.
Neighbours City secured all three major domestic trophies last season and will now be determined to also conquer Europe for the first time.
City will be buoyed by how Premier League clubs dominated on the Continent, via Liverpool’s Champions League success and a Europa League triumph for Chelsea.
In fact, all four finalists came from England, with Tottenham and Arsenal tasting defeat in those deciders.
So, we’re taking a look at this season’s contenders to land the Treble bet, with bwin’s odds on them matching United’s memorable 1999 exploits:
MAN CITY – TREBLE BET 33/1
Pep Guardiola has transformed the Blues into a winning machine, with records tumbling on a regular basis during back-to-back Premier League triumphs. The Spaniard’s relentless pursuit of silverware also brought the EFL Cup and FA Cup trophies to Etihad Stadium last term, so now the big aim will be to break the club’s Champions League duck. Don’t forget Guardiola did manage a La Liga, Copa del Rey and European Cup treble when in charge of Barcelona!
LIVERPOOL – TREBLE BET 150/1
Jurgen Klopp joined the list of great Anfield managers after leading the Reds to a sixth European triumph, courtesy of a remarkable 4-0 victory over Barcelona on Merseyside and beating Spurs 2-0 in Madrid. Liverpool also pushed City all the way in the Premier League, closing with nine straight wins in that competition, only to fall one point short of top spot. Keeping the strong spine of Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino healthy will be the key to another strong campaign.
TOTTENHAM – TREBLE BET 2500/1
Spurs were bang in contention for Premier League success for much of last season, before Harry Kane’s injury contributed towards a dip in form, while they also battled through some titanic tussles in Europe. With chairman Daniel Levy loosening the purse strings and giving Mauricio Pochettino some money to spend, Tottenham will be keen to shed their nearly-men tag this time around.
CHELSEA – TREBLE BET 3500/1
The Blues finished last season on a high note with that 4-1 drubbing of Arsenal in the Europa League final, before seeing talismanic playmaker Eden Hazard and head coach Maurizio Sarri move on to pastures new. A transfer ban will hamper the rebuilding process, but incoming manager Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend and won the lot as a player at Stamford Bridge. The former midfielder picked up three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, so can he emulate that success from the dugout?