The Premier League champions are back to defend their crown once again and with their current squad and the possible additions they will be tough to knock from their perch. 

Manchester City have dominated the Premier League in recent years and have been crowned champions every year since 2017/18 bar one. Aspirations around the Etihad will be firmly focused on continuing this fine record and securing their fourth title in five years.

Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about  – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.

Who is the manager of Manchester City?

Pep Guardiola has called the Etihad home for five years now and in that time, City have grown accustomed to dominating in the Premier League under Pep’s analytical approach. While enjoying a successful period at Barcelona before setting off to the north west, he has since been unable to emulate that European success with City.

In his first two seasons with Barcelona, he was able to claim the top prize – the Champions League – in successive years. However, that has eluded him in his role at City and if that doesn’t weigh too heavy on his mind then another Premier League title should await.

Who are Manchester City’s key players?

Manchester City don’t fall short on talented players with a wealth of world class options at their disposal. The open chequebook that City have at their fingertips is of course a benefit that entitles them to attract the finest talents in the world, but they have also developed some young talent that now rank in their squad. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and Raheem Sterling amongst the team it will be an exciting season.

Where is Manchester City’s stadium?

The Etihad stadium is the fifth largest in the Premier League and having been converted in 2003 is still relatively modern. It can host up to 48,000 fans and at present there are no plans to extend this.

When is the next Manchester City Premier League game?

Manchester City’s next game is against Arsenal on August 28. Pep’s side bounced back impressively from their opening-day defeat to Tottenham to thump Norwich 5-0. As a result of the sheer quality Pep’s men possess, and the rough patch The Gunners are currently going through, City will be heavy favourites this weekend.

Manchester City’s Premier League fixtures

The Manchester City Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:

15/08/202116:30Spurs v Manchester City1-0
21/08/202115:00Manchester City v Norwich City5-0
28/08/202112:30Manchester City v Arsenal
11/09/202115:00Leicester City v Manchester City
18/09/202115:00Manchester City v Southampton
25/09/202112:30Chelsea v Manchester City
02/10/202115:00Liverpool v Manchester City
16/10/202115:00Manchester City v Burnley
23/10/202115:00Brighton v Manchester City
30/10/202115:00Manchester City v Crystal Palace
06/11/202115:00Manchester United v Manchester City
20/11/202115:00Manchester City v Everton
27/11/202115:00Manchester City v West Ham
30/11/202119:45Aston Villa v Manchester City
04/12/202115:00Watford v Manchester City
11/12/202115:00Manchester City v Wolves
15/12/202120:00Manchester City v Leeds United
18/12/202115:00Newcastle v Manchester City
26/12/202115:00Manchester City v Leicester City
28/12/202115:00Brentford v Manchester City
01/01/202215:00Arsenal v Manchester City
15/01/202215:00Manchester City v Chelsea
22/01/202215:00Southampton v Manchester City
09/02/202220:00Manchester City v Brentford
12/02/202215:00Norwich City v Manchester City
19/02/202215:00Manchester City v Spurs
26/02/202215:00Everton v Manchester City
05/03/202215:00Manchester City v Manchester United
12/03/202215:00Crystal Palace v Manchester City
19/03/202215:00Manchester City v Brighton
02/04/202215:00Burnley v Manchester City
09/04/202215:00Manchester City v Liverpool
16/04/202215:00Wolves v Manchester City
23/04/202215:00Manchester City v Watford
30/04/202215:00Leeds United v Manchester City
07/05/202215:00Manchester City v Newcastle
15/05/202215:00West Ham v Manchester City
22/05/202216:00Manchester City v Aston Villa

What are Manchester City’s odds to win the Premier League?

As mentioned, Manchester City have been dominant in the Premier League for a few years now and that dominance isn’t expected to stop anytime soon. While their odds drifted following defeat to Spurs, they remain favourites to win the Premier League at 6/5. Their nearest rivals, Chelsea, are the 11/4 second-favourites and looked a real force as they had no problem dispatching Arsenal last weekend. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.

What are the odds that Manchester City win the next game?

Concerns that may have been raised by City fans following their disappointing opening-day defeat to Spurs should have been put at bay last Saturday after their thrashing of Norwich. Having put five past the Canaries and up next against Arsenal’s notoriously leaky defence who will be in the absence of Ben White, City go in favourites at 2/9. City are also odds on to score in both halves at 19/20 while Arsenal are 12/1 to record a shock win.

What’s the latest Manchester City transfer and injury news?

As far as injuries are concerned there always seems to be one main concern with Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne. He is indispensable to them but has had his fair share of troubling injuries in recent seasons and City will be more than hoping that he will have had the chance to recover from the injury he was carrying at the European Championships. When his nation, Belgium, were knocked out of the tournament by Italy he played the whole 90 minutes which could have caused a step back in his recovery if he wasn’t fully ready. Having been kept on the sidelines against Norwich, the Belgian is expected to be fit for the Arsenal game. The only other potential absentee is expected to be Phil Foden who sustained a foot injury during the Euros and is not expected back until September.

As for transfers, Pep has made his desire clear for some big names that are reportedly looking to move, the club will also be without their star striker Sergio Aguero and replacing him will be no easy feat.