With ten weeks of Premier League football under our belts, we analyse the trends of the ever-changing EPL title odds.
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool were denied three points when Pascal Gross’s 90th penalty secured a point for Brighton & Hove Albion in a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Diogo Jota scored his fifth Premier League goal for the Reds to put Liverpool ahead however Andy Robertson’s foul on Danny Welbeck gave Brighton their second penalty of the game after Neal Maupay missed his opportunity from 12 yards in the first half before leaving the pitch due to injury.
Liverpool had two goals disallowed by VAR with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both finding the net but were denied by what is football’s most controversial resource today.
Another injury for the Reds occurred with James Milner suffering a hamstring issue increasing the ever-growing list of Liverpool’s casualties this season.
With the draw, Liverpool drop down to second favorites to win the 2020/21 EPL title at odds of +200.
Arsenal dropped to 14th in the table with their fourth loss in six games as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Wolves.
Wolves hadn’t scored a first half goal in the Premier League before Pedro Neto’s opener in the first half against Arsenal.
Gabriel Magalhães equalised for the hosts just three minutes later before Arsenal found themselves behind again after Daniel Podence scored just a few minutes before half-time.
It’s five losses for the season for Arsenal so far as memories of Unai Emery are becoming stronger by the game.
Arsenal now possess the seventh-best odds to win the 2020/21 Premier League Title at +15000.
Manchester City earned their biggest win of the season after thrashing Burnley 5-0 for the fourth consecutive season.
It was a perfect response for Pep Guardiola’s men after their 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur the week before.
Riyad Mahrez netted his first hat-trick for Manchester City in the win alongside goals from Benjamin Mendy and a first Premier League goal for Ferran Torres.
It was City’s third clean sheet of the season as they scored more than three goals in a game since the opening day of the season in their 3-1 win.
City still sit 11th in the table but are just three points off Leicester City in fourth place with a game in hand.
Having spent most of the season in the bottom half of the table, City somehow are favorites to win the 2020/21 EPL title at odds of +175.
It’s three consecutive wins in a row for Manchester United after coming back from 2-0 down to defeat Southampton 3-2 away from home.
It’s three league wins in a row for the first time this season as they rose to ninth in the table with a game in hand.
Bruno Fernandes continued his red-hot goalscoring form having scored in his last three games.
But the emergence of Edinson Cavani at half-time changed the game for United as not only did he assist Bruno Fernandes’ goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 but the Uruguayan scored a brace including the 92nd minute winner to claim all three points for visitors.
Manchester United’s odds to win the title now sits at +2000, only the fifth-best in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s three-match win streak has come to an end, but their unbeaten streak continues as they drew 0-0 with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.
It was a cagey affair between the London rivals as the point sent Tottenham top of the league and left Chelsea third, just two points behind their opponents on Sunday.
A positive for Chelsea was yet another clean sheet; their fourth in five league games as they now boast the second-best defensive record in the league having conceded 10 goals, one more than Tottenham.
Chelsea possess the third-best odds to win the 2020/21 EPL Title this season at +550.
We end this article with the club who currently reign supreme in the Premier League and that is Tottenham Hotspur.
Their 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was enough to send them top of the league as they lead Liverpool by goal difference.
While they were unable to achieve five league wins in a row, they did pick up a valuable point and a third clean sheet in a row for Jose Mourinho’s men.
It was yet another professional performance and while Mourinho insists on saying his side is a “pony” in the title race rather than a horse, it won’t stop the media and Tottenham fans on raving about them this season and the potential that this crop of players have.
It’s nine games unbeaten in the league for Spurs’ this season, the longest streak in the league this season as they face Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday in what will be an enthralling fixture. For now, Spurs’ title odds sit at +550, the joint third highest in the Premier League alongside Chelsea.