By: Fasika Zelealem
2020 EPL Title Odds Preview for Week 14
We have reached week 14 of the 2019/20 Premier League season and the eight-point lead between Liverpool in first and Leicester City in second place has remained. Manchester City has risen to third, one point behind
Liverpool managed to claw yet another late win this past weekend, with Roberto Firmino scoring a late winner in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Manchester City bounced back from their 3-1 to Liverpool before the international break to defeat Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. They overtook Chelsea in third while a nine-point difference remains with them and Liverpool in first.
Liverpool who has an eight-point lead at the start of the season remains the sportsbooks favorites for the sixth week in a row with odds of -250, to win the 2020 EPL Title. Manchester City also remains second with odds of +225 to retain their Premier League Title.
Liverpool now has a run of winnable games that could see them increase their already substantial lead at the top of the table. Man City, on the other hand, has several tricky games coming up against Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City.
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The EPL Odds and the Best of the Rest Looking to Capture the Title
Tottenham Hotspur won their first Premier League away game since January in what was Jose Mourinho’s first game as Tottenham boss. Spurs went 3-0 against West Ham United at the London Stadium before conceding two late goals to secure a 3-2 win for Mourinho’s men.
Sportsbooks have their updated odds on winning the 2020 EPL odds at a staggering +25000.
Arsenal who has yet to sack manager Unai Emery for so far, a disappointing season had one of their worst performances of the season in a 2-2 home draw against 19th placed Southampton.
Arsenal needed a 95th-minute equalizer from Alexandre Lacazette to steal a point from a team that’s won just two games all season. aren’t faring much better than their North London rivals recently with just one win in their last five games.
While the Arsenal board has come out and made clear their support for Unai Emery, further performances like the one against Southampton in the coming games will give the board cause for concern on whether Emery is the right man to guide Arsenal back into the Champions League.
Sportsbooks has the odds of Arsenal winning the EPL Title at +75000.
With the Fourth Best Odds is a Team with a Mighty American
Chelsea is coming off a 2-1 loss to Manchester City that erased their six-match winning run. Despite a loss to City, Chelsea had an encouraging performance, and, on another day, they would have converted the chances they created.
They dropped to fourth in the table and are a point behind City in third and two points behind Leicester in second. They face West Ham United on the weekend in a London derby which could spell the end of Manuel Pellegrini’s reign as West Ham manager.
Chelsea now possesses the fourth-best odds to win the EPL title which opens at +3300.
It’s one step forward and two steps back for Manchester United (again). Manchester United gave up a 3-2 lead against Sheffield United last Sunday only to concede a 90th-minute equalizer for Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie.
Man United has just one away win in 11 Premier League games and increases the pressure on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whose job is at stake in the coming weeks. United dropped from seventh to ninth with just four league wins all season.
Sportsbooks’ odds on Manchester United now open at +40000.
Bottom Line When Discussing the EPL Odds
Leicester City remains second in the Premier League after a 2-0 away win against Brighton and Hove Albion. The win extended their win streak to five games and have just one loss in their last eight Premier League games.
Jamie Vardy who is the Premier League top scorer with 12 goals is having one of the best seasons of his career at age 32 and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Sportsbooks’ odds on Leicester City to win the EPL title for the second time in their history is now open at +2500.
Liverpool and Manchester City remain the only clubs worth putting your money on, despite Leicester’s hugely impressive season. Liverpool remain favorites going into week 14 and we shall see if this continues until the end of the season.