Manchester City fans will be quaking with fear when the balls are drawn for the Champions League group stage on Thursday afternoon.
That's because the club are in serious danger of getting a nightmare draw for the third season in a row.
City have not had a happy time in the Champions League, getting knocked out in the group stage on both of their appearances - due in no small part to the bad luck of the draw.
In 2011/12 Roberto Mancini's men finished behind Bayern Munich and Napoli in a group also featuring Spanish side Villarreal.
And last season it was even worse as they finished bottom of the pile behind eventual finalists Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Ajax.
UEFA's seeding system means City are far more likely than their Premier League rivals to find themselves in the 'Group of Death'.
The 32 teams are split into four 'Pots' based on previous performance, with one team from each pot going into every group.
Thanks to their European pedigree, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are ensconced in the relative safety of Pot One, meaning they cannot be drawn against Bayern, Barcelona or Real Madrid.
City, meanwhile, are down in pot three - and as they cannot face another English side they have a 60 per cent chance of ending up with one of Europe's 'big three'
WORST-CASE SCENARIO 1
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Napoli.
WORST-CASE SCENARIO 2
Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Real Sociedad.
Benfica, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen
POT 1: Bayern Munich (holders), Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Porto, Benfica.
POT 2: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus.
POT 3: Zenit St Petersburg, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Basel, Olympiacos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen.
POT 4: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Viktoria Plzen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna.