English Premier League Odds: Week 9 Update
The second international break of the season has ended, and we now approach week 9 of the 2019/20 Premier League Season. Liverpool remains top with eight wins out of eight and has increased their five-point lead over Manchester City to eight points due to City’s shock 2-0 home loss to Wolves.
For the first time this season, Liverpool are officially the sportsbooks favorites with odds of -150 to win the 2020 EPL Title. Manchester City has dropped to second with odds of +130 to retain their Premier League Title.
City has seen their odds to win the title dwindle over the last few weeks due to Liverpool’s consistent winning. City’s inconsistency hasn’t helped, having already lost two league games this season to Norwich City and Wolves, respectively.
Both teams ended week 8 of the EPL season with contrasting results. Liverpool scored a 95th-minute penalty to defeat Leicester City 2-1 to keep their 100% win rate. While City was stunned by Wolves at the Etihad Stadium who scored two late goals to condemn City to their first home loss in the Premier League since last December
Manchester City’s next fixture comes against the improved Crystal Palace who sits just two points behind the champion.
Liverpool travels to Old Trafford to face a struggling rival in Manchester United who sit in a disappointing 12th place in the league after just two wins all season.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City are expected to win their respective games, but City cannot afford any more slip-ups, otherwise, they risk falling further behind Liverpool this season.
EPL Odds and the Best of the Rest Looking to Capture the Title
Tottenham Hotspur suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion before the end of the international break. The result has heaped pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino and whether his job should be in danger. Tottenham now sits 9th in the league with just three wins out of eight.
Sportsbooks have their updated odds on winning the 2020 EPL odds at a staggering +20000.
Arsenal seems to improve every week despite performances not being up to the standard of Arsenal fans. They scraped a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in their last game and have lost just one game this season, their 3-1 defeat at the hands of top of the table Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in all but one of Arsenal’s league fixtures this season, including scoring in five consecutive fixtures.
Sportsbooks has the odds of Arsenal winning the EPL Title at +12500.
Chelsea look an impressive outfit under Frank Lampard, emphatically Southampton 4-1 away from home in their last outing. Their English core of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Fikayo Tomori continues to impress fans with their development at the Premier League level.
Chelsea now possesses the third-best odds to win the EPL Title which opens at +8000.
Manchester United have no right to be in this conversation, but because they are Manchester United, they manage to slip in. They’ve won just two Premier League games in 13 attempts and show no signs of improving. They sit 12th in the Premier League and have won just one game since their opening day 4-0 victory over Chelsea.
Sportsbooks’ odds on Manchester United quite hilariously winning the 2020 EPL Title open at +50000.
Liverpool and Manchester City remain the only clubs worth putting your money on. Liverpool has overtaken City as favorites in week 9 and we shall see if this continues until the end of the season.
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