Manchester City roaring, but how good are the citizens?

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Mancester City players celebrating during a past match PHOTO COURTESY

Having succeeded with Barcelona in Spain’s Laliga and Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, no doubt Pep Guardiola was in for another milestone with Manchester City in the English PremierLeague. However, the manner in which he has quickly achieved that is what leaves many tongue wagging.

It’s not a fluke that reigning champions have amassed 32 points after 12 matches into the season, two better than second-placed Liverpool who you could expect to be their main challenger this campaign basing on how the Reds conducted their summer transfer business, where Jurgen Klopp got his targets on time.

Besides staying at the helm on points gathered, City’s attacking flair avers why gamblers are making no mistake by staking handsomely with the sign up bonus at betyetu which offer bonuses giving them a chance to win their stake back on a multi-bet of five games or more if only one of the selection loses.

Affirming the above, Manchester City are performing against the rest of the league in terms of attacking statistics. They surpass their opponents in the EPL on every measure that matters. They have scored the most goals, had the most shots, had the most shots on target and have a higher expected goals total than anyone else in the league.

One may argue on point closeness where only five points separate them at the top and fourth-placed Tottenham considering only 12 matches played. Even then, data analysis still put them in front as far as the EPL race is concerned.

BEST DEFENCE

They boasts of the least goals conceded, least shots against, least shots on target against and least expected goals conceded. That put them ahead of the next best team in each metric ranging from 25% to 33%.

Some statistics for instance based on luck shows that the Citizens would have collected more points up to this stage if only luck was on their side just as has been the case for their closest opponents Chelsea and Liverpool.

They say hard work and team unity on the pitch win you games but sometimes luck earns you points. This has seen Liverpool and Chelsea gain more points than might be expected. Currently, the Reds and the Blues have 30 and 28 points respectively, which statistics show if not for luck it could have been 25 and 23 in that order.

Take for instance Chelsea, a Rose Barkley 96th minute saw them earn a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. This was after fortune landed their way against Arsenal who squandered numerous goal-scoring opportunities in the London derby with the latter losing 3-2.

With such superiority and class, it’s only fair to back Manchester City in their quest to retain the Premier League title, not unless their nearest rivals Liverpool and Chelsea pull some extraordinary strings of performance, which I doubt.

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