Manchester City’s Fixtures From March 2025 Suggests Pep Guardiola Will Win 5th Successive Title

Manchester City’s Fixtures From March 2025 Suggests Pep Guardiola Will Win 5th Successive Title

Rene Otinga
updated at June 19, 2024 at 10:20 AM
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  • Football fans have made an observation about Manchester City’s fixtures for the 2024/2025 Premier League season
  • The Citizens will be defending the top flight title for the fifth time in a row in Pep Guardiola’s last season in charge
  • Manchester City arguably have the easiest set of fixtures of any ‘Big Six’ team going into the final third of the season

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Fans have all said the same thing about the 2024/2025 Premier League title race after observing Manchester City’s set of fixtures.

The English Premier League confirmed the fixtures for the upcoming season on Tuesday, June 18, with defending champions - Man City - set to face Chelsea first.

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will face just one team from the 'Big Six' in his last 10 league games from March 2025. Photo: Ben Roberts.
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According to the Premier League website, the new season will kick off on August 17 and conclude on May 25, 2025.

Arsenal, who finished last season as runners-up, will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opening league game at the Emirates Stadium.

FA Cup winners, Manchester United, open their campaign against Fulham at Old Trafford while Liverpool will kick off Arne Slot’s tenure with an away game against Ipswich Town.

Manchester City’s ‘easy’ Premier League fixtures

On social media, fans observed that Pep Guardiola’s side’s fixture schedule had an interesting pattern, with relatively ‘easier’ fixtures from March until the end of the campaign.

The Citizens’ toughest fixture run will occur between January 25 and February 25, 2025, when they face five top teams in back-to-back games, according to the club's website.

A home game against Chelsea on January 25 will be succeeded by a trip to Arsenal on February 1. Two weeks later, City will be at home against Newcastle before facing Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on February 22.

The gruelling run of fixtures will end with an away trip to Tottenham Hotspur on February 25.

Interestingly, things get much simpler for Guardiola and his wards in the last 11 games of the 2024/2025 season.

From March 2025, the Citizens will only face one team in the ‘Big Six’ - Manchester United.

Manchester City's fixtures from March 2025



March 8

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City

March 15

Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion

April 2

Manchester City vs Leicester City

April 5

Manchester United vs Manchester City

April 12

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

April 19

Everton vs Manchester City

April 26

Manchester City vs Aston Villa (or FA Cup semi-final)

May 3

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

May 10

Southampton vs Manchester City

May 18

Manchester City vs Bournemouth

May 25

Fulham vs Manchester City

On paper, this suggests Guardiola’s side has the potential to claim a considerable number of points between the start of March 2025 and the end of the season.

How Manchester City won the league

In the past, City’s winning streaks late in the season have proven to be the difference in the title race.

In 2022/2023, Guardiola’s side sprung up a string of good results late in the season to take advantage of Arsenal’s dip in form to claim the title.

Last season, the Gunners stumbled on April 14, losing to Aston Villa and enabling the Citizens to establish a gap between the two sides.

Here are some reactions from fans regarding City's fixtures:

@Dwightcole16 commented:

"I’m feeling very confident. City has a great chance of winning 5 titles in a row. I remember us having 1 win from a similar group of fixtures last season. The usual suspects said we were in crisis. Yet we still won the league. Manchester City are the real mentality monsters!"

@iamabubakhr added:

"They always give them the big ones first and the ‘easy ones’ in the run-in."

@iam_philopearl remarked:

"They are helping them play the tough fixtures early."

@1tedwriter summed it up:

"After February there will not be any big match for Man City."

Sports Brief also previously reported on Pep Guardiola’s response to circulating rumours linking him with a return to Barcelona in future.

In May, the former Bayern Munich boss, whose contract will run out in June 2025, hinted the 2024/25 season would be his last with City.

While speaking during a press conference at his annual golf tournament held in Girona, Guardiola addressed returning to the Catalan side.

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