MAN CITY have conquered England – next on the list is Europe.
Pep Guardiola's men are the outright favourites and I'm backing them to achieve their dream at 13-2 with betfair.
Owner Sheikh Mansour has told fans winning the Champions League is the next target and he usually gets what he wants.
They launch their campaign tonight at home to Lyon and are no bigger than 1-5 at Betfred to bank three points against a side that's started with two win in five in Ligue 1.
City won five out of six in the groups last season and the best way to go is City -1 or -2 on the handicaps.
Sergio Aguero comes alive on nights like this and is 11-4 with McBookie to break the deadlock.
Manchester City are the hot favourites to win Group F but second place is wide open with Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim all in with a chance.
Shakhtar have won seven out of eight in Ukraine and look a decent bet at home to Hoffenheim at evens with William Hill.
This is Hoffenheim's first Champions League group outing and face a side who won their four home games in the tournament including against Man City.
Man United will struggle to qualify from Group H ahead of Juventus and Valencia but should open with a win away to rank outsiders Young Boys.
United picked up a confidence-boosting win at Watford on Saturday and are 3-4 with Marathonbet. Romelu Lukaku has started the season well and is 19-5 at McBookie.
I planned to add thoughts on other games but ran out of time thanks to the weather, a flat tyre and helping organise a funeral so apologies for that.
Briefly I've posted Ajax to beat AEK Athens and Shakhtar to beat Hoffenheim as a double in the early games.
I like Juventus to at least avoid defeat at Valencia with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring first and Bayern should win at Benfica even if they are a short price.
- Man City -2Ah
- Lulaku to score first