Manchester City Favourites to win 2020-21 EPL Title

At the time of writing, Manchester City sit twenty-three points behind Liverpool in the 2019-20 Premier League standings, with the 2018-19 champions having fallen well short in their attempt to land a consecutive hat-trick of EPL titles.

However, despite this big points gap between first and second, the bookmakers still think City are the team to beat next season, with 888sport offering a best price 11/10 that Pep Guardiola’s side reclaim the Premier League title come the end of the 2020-21 football season.

It’s clear that Guardiola will want to make amends for dropping so many points during the 2019-20 campaign, with the latest setback occurring at Chelsea when losing 2-1 and handing the title to Liverpool. There were also home and away defeats against Wolves along with defeats against Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich City.

Should We Back Liverpool to Claim 20th League Title?

Liverpool have become English champions for the first time in thirty years, landing the Premier League title with seven games to spare and that is a seriously impressive achievement despite the fact that most people had the title race as a two-team one this season.

The Reds can now enjoy the remainder of the campaign before preparing for the 2020-21 season, with William Hill going as big as 5/4 that the new champions of England retain their crown, something that seems like big odds at first glance.

After all, they have won the most recent league title by a country mile and it will surely be a two-team battle for major domestic honours against next term, with punters able to land a 125% return on their stake by backing Liverpool who will surely have the same strong Starting XI out in force.

Can Chelsea or Manchester United Get Into the Title Race?

Manchester City and Liverpool have been battling it out over the past two seasons and no other team has really made an impression, although there’s always the possibility that other clubs can make an impression and the bookies regard Chelsea as the likeliest to enter the fray.

The Blues were hit by a transfer embargo which halted the London side in their tracks, although Frank Lampard has subsequently recruited Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for his new-look squad ahead of the 2020-21 season, with the pair sure to add more quality and it’s possible that they could be contenders.

Lampard already has the nucleus of a good squad at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho having shone brightly at different parts of the season and there’s likely to be further recruitment.

As for Manchester United, they can’t be discounted too readily considering the excellent form that has been enjoyed over the past few months, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having found the right blend of players and it’s been an enormous boost to see Paul Pogba come in from the cold.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are north London rivals although they currently seem a long way from challenging for the Premier League title, while Wolves and Leicester have a chance of making the top four depending on their recruitment.

The English Premier League is one of the most exciting football leagues in the world. And the 2016-17 looks like being one of the most exciting seasons ever as there are at least six teams who are in with a realistic chance of challenging for the title. Here we will assess the chances of the contenders and give our betting tips for the Premier League outright winner market. We’ll also give you the live betting odds comparison tool you need to ensure you get the best prices whichever side you choose.

Few could have predicted that Leicester City would win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season. They started as whopping 5000/1 outsiders. But the Foxes showed that anything can happen in football. We can’t see a repeat of last season’s heroics from Claudio Ranieri’s men, but trying to predict who will win the Premier League this season is no easy task.

One factor that complicates things is that three of the leading contenders – Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea – have installed new managers in the summer. And those three managers – Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte respectively – are from the very top drawer when it comes to achieving success. With Arsene Wenger still at the helm at Arsenal, who finished as runners-up last season, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, we’re all set up for one of the most competitive Premier League title battles in years. But which team will ultimately triumph?

Let’s take a look at the odds to see what the bookmakers think. Man City are the favourites with the bookies, with Bet365 and others offering betting odds of 5/2. Their near neighbours are next up at 10/3 with Betfair, with Chelsea and Arsenal completing the top four in the betting, both at 13/2 with Coral. Spurs and Liverpool can be backed at 10s, with the champions Leicester out at 28/1. There’s then a big jump to West Ham at 80/1 and Everton – who could have a good season with Ronald Koeman as their new boss – at 100/1.

Realistically, despite what happened last season, we can’t look beyond the top four in the betting. The 2014-15 champions Chelsea made a real hash of their title defence last season as many of their stars massively underperformed. But if the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa pull their socks up, they could well challenge this term under the guidance of Conte… especially if they recapture Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Having said that, it might take time for Conte to find his feet in the Premier League.

There should be no such concerns about Jose Mourinho, who is more than familiar with the English top flight. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic already in the bag and Paul Pogba seemingly on the way in, the Red Devils could do very well if they have a decent start to the campaign. There is still time for United – and indeed all the other sides – to bring in some top players of course, and much could change depending on the personnel they acquire.

Looking at Man City, we feel they are a side that needs to spend big to challenge and we are happy to oppose them at such short betting odds. Given Sergio Aguero’s inability to stay fit, we feel they simply won’t have the quality up top to sustain a title challenge while Arsenal, as ever, are likely to fall short once again.

So who is our prediction in the Premier League outright winner market? For us it is a toss-up between Jose Mourinho’s new club Man United and old club Chelsea, the latter being our preference if they land Lukaku. So back the Blues at 13/2 with Coral for a great value bet as soon as Lukaku looks like signing on the dotted line.


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