Premier League Title Odds
The Premier League is in full swing now and this season’s winner seems very tough to call. Here is a closer look at each team’s odds and chances.
Chelsea – 4/7. The Blues are firm favourites to win the Premier League title. They have started scoring freely again and are looking in red hot form. Their amazing winning run was recently brought to an end by Tottenham but they still have a sizable lead over their nearest rivals. Chelsea are now clicking under new manager Conte and have found the right balance between defending and attacking.
The future of Spaniard Diego Costa could be pivotal in determining whether they become champions this season. He has been in brilliant form but a recent fallout with Conte could quickly change things.
Chelsea need to keep going about their business and picking up wins.
Liverpool – 13/2. At the start of the season many would have considered a top four spot the best that the Reds could hope for. Fast forward to the end of 2016 and Liverpool are now proving that they can keep up with the best and in with a real chance of becoming Premier League champions.
Jurgen Klopp has got his team playing a fantastic brand of football. They have beaten both Arsenal and Chelsea away and claimed an excellent point away to Tottenham. The problem though is losing to mid-table teams. They have been beaten by Burnley and stunned by Bournemouth and those results could come back to bite them at the end of the season.
One feels that Liverpool’s attacking threat is what will make or break them this season. If Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Phillipe Coutinho can perform all season, there is little to argue against the fact that Liverpool are in with a great chance of becoming champions.
Tottenham – 15/2. Just as people start writing off Spurs they always seem to bounce back. They are keeping pace with the teams at the top and have a stunning squad. They beat Chelsea recently which brought an end to the Blues fantastic run and will really want to push on from that performance and go all the way for the title.
Tottenham have built up a solid squad under the leadership of Pochettino and they need to keep picking up points in order to stick with the teams challenging for the title. There is still a long way to go this season but Tottenham fans will feel that their team has a real chance to kick on and finish higher than their third-place finish which they achieved last season.
Arsenal – 12/1. After the first week defeat at home to Liverpool, Arsenal fans were furious and it looked as if it was going to be same old Arsenal once again. Fortunately though for the Gunners, they have turned their season around somewhat but are still lacking one or two players to push them to the top.
In defence the signing of German International Mustafi from Valencia seems to have been a great bit of business and he has already formed a stable partnership with Laurent Koscielny. Arsene Wenger has gone for a different approach this season in attack with Sanchez leading the line. He has done a fantastic job so far with Theo Walcott also finding form. Arsenal’s youngster, Alex Iwobi, has been phenomenal so far and the attacking trio are powering the Gunners on.
If they manager to compete with the top teams Arsenal will have a shot at the title but there is still a long way to go. So far against the other top teams Arsenal have lost to Liverpool and beaten Chelsea while coming away with draws against Tottenham and Manchester United.
Manchester City – 16/1. Manchester City are going through a bit of a phase at the moment and it’s not in a good way. They were recently thrashed by Everton and there are major question marks over a number of their players.
Guardiola has a number of big players to call upon throughout the season and the strength of the squad is a major reason that they are still likely to challenge for the title.
City haven’t been stable in defence and there are question marks over new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. During his time at Barcelona he was seldom troubled but now his relaxed, laid-back style is a cause for concern with opposition attackers pressurizing him into errors. He is conceding far too many goals from shots that he should be stopping and the pressure is mounting on him. Surely Guardiola is regretting his decision to get rid of Joe Hart at the start of the season.
Manchester United – 20/1. The Red Devils got off to an excellent start to the season then fell away terribly as the season wore on. Now they are picking themselves up and are slowly moving up the table. After spending an astronomical amount of money on Paul Pogba and a few others; there hasn’t’ been that much improvement to what Louis Van Gaal was doing with the club last season.
They need to wake up fast before the teams at the top of the table open up an unassailable lead. Jose Mourinho has so much experience and now is the time for him to pick his team up and lead them back to winning ways. At 20/1 those are super odds for a team with so much potential but they may already be too far behind to catch up.