iBet: Manchester City Predicted To Set A New Goals Record
Total Goals In A Season Betting
Four goals against Cardiff at the weekend made Manchester City the quickest side in English top league history to score 100 goals in a season, and spread betting firm Sporting Index reckon Manuel Pellegrini’s men are going to beat the mark for the most goals scored in an English season in all competitions out of sight.
Sir Matt Busby’s ‘Busby Babes’ netted 143 times in the 1956-57 season in all competitions, but this current Man City side are predicted to score an astonishing 162 goals this campaign by the Sporting Index traders, a further 59 goals in their remaining matches. Spread bettors can buy (bet higher) or sell (bet lower) the prediction of 162 goals.
City have 16 more league games, a League Cup final, at least two more Champions League contests, and however far they get in the FA Cup.
The most goals scored just in a campaign of league games only is held not by one of the big teams, but by Peterborough, who notched 134 in the fourth division in 1960-61. Their goals per game ratio for that season stood at 2.91 – City’s is currently 2.86.
Chelsea hold the record for the most goals in a Premier League season at 103, and at current rates City are well on target. If they continue to score at the same rate they will total 109 goals in the league. However, they still have their work cut out to match what’s been going on in Spain in recent years. Barcelona scored 115 league goals last terms, and Real Madrid 121 in 2011-12.
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