2020 EPL Odds Preview Week 20
We have reached week 20 of the 2019/20 Premier League season and the gap between league leaders Liverpool and third-placed Manchester City has reduced to 11 points. (update)
Liverpool put in their most impressive performance of the season in their 4-0 thrashing of Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. A Roberto Firmino brace, a James Milner penalty and a strike by Trent Alexander-Arnold sealed the three points for the Reds who established their dominance at the top of the table.
Manchester City stays third in the Premier League after a 3-2 loss to Wolves on Monday night. City were 2-0 up despite having goalkeeper Ederson sent off in the 12th minute. Wolves came back from 2-0 culminating with a 90th-minute winner from Matt Doherty to deny City the win.
Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table is now 13 points but can increase it with their game in hand later on in the season.
They remain the sportsbooks favorites for the seventh week in a row with odds of –1500, their best odds of the season, to win the 2020 EPL Title. Manchester City also remains second with odds of +700, their worst odds of the season, to retain their Premier League Title.
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Tottenham Hotspur earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored the goals for Spurs who went 1-0 down in the first half before battling back after last week’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea.
Chelsea’s loss to Southampton means Tottenham are now back to three points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Sportsbooks have their updated odds on winning the 2020 EPL odds at a staggering +40000.
Arsenal played their first game under new head coach Mikel Arteta in a 1-1 away draw to Bournemouth. Arsenal went down 1-0 down to a Dan Gosling goal before a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike in the second half equalized the game for the Gunners.
Arsenal had chances to take the lead but was unable to convert their chances. It was an encouraging performance for Arteta who begins his work to change the fortunes of Arsenal Football Club.
Sportsbooks has the odds of Arsenal winning the EPL Title at +500000.
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Chelsea Odds to Take Down the EPL Title
Chelsea lost their fifth game in seven after a disappointing 2-0 home loss to Southampton. Chelsea went down 1-0 in the first half via a Michael Obafemi strike.
The away side benched their top scorer Danny Ings for tactical reasons and despite the potential for the decision to backfire on Southampton head coach Ralph Hassenhuttl, it worked out as the Saints doubled their lead in the second half through Nathan Redmond.
It was a crushing blow to Chelsea as their young stars are under the biggest pressure they’ve faced in the career. Frank Lampard has also faced his share of critics over the last few weeks as Chelsea’s taken a nosedive in form.
Chelsea now possesses the fourth-best odds to win the EPL title which opens at +50000.
Manchester United got back to winning ways with a much-needed 4-1 win over Newcastle United. The Manchester club was coming off a hugely embarrassing 2-0 to bottom club, Watford. A response at Old Trafford was needed and that’s exactly what the team did.
Despite going down 1-0 in the first half via a Sean Longstaff strike, United equalized just seven minutes after with Anthony Martial. United then added two more before half-time through 18-year-old Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford who equaled his Premier League best 11 league goals.
Martial added a second to score his first Premier League brace at Old Trafford in his career.
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Sportsbooks’ odds on Manchester United now open at +50000.
Leicester City remains second in the Premier League after an embarrassing 4-0 loss at home to Liverpool.
Leicester is now without a win in three and lost against both Man City and Liverpool in losses that almost certainly end any title chances they had.
Leicester next faces Liverpool in a blockbuster clash on Boxing Day that could take them 13 points behind the league leaders who also have a game in hand.
Sportsbooks’ odds on Leicester City to win the EPL title for the second time in their history is now open at +5000, the third-best odds in the league.
Liverpool is the overwhelming favorites to win the EPL title and could enter the New Year with a 12-point lead at the top of the table.
Leicester City and Manchester City are not giving up however, Liverpool remains the sportsbooks favorites going into week 21.