With five weeks of Premier League football under our belts, we analyze the trends of the ever-changing EPL title odds.
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool were robbed of a defeat after VAR ruled that Sadio Mane was offside in the lead up to Jordan Henderson’s disallowed goal as they drew 2-2 with Everton.
It was one of the more exciting Merseyside derbies in recent years with Everton twice coming from behind to level the score. Liverpool lost Virgil Van Dijk just 10 minutes in after a reckless challenge from Everton keeper’ Jordan Pickford. Van Dijk was confirmed to have torn his ACL and is likely to miss out on the rest of the season in a devastating turn of events for Liverpool.
Despite deserving of a win, Liverpool slipped to second favourites to win the Premier League at +225.
Arsenal slipped to a second defeat in three games after coming up short in their 1-0 defeat against Manchester City. Raheem Sterling netted his second league goal of the season in the first half which proved to be the winner.
It was a cagey affair in what is actually an improvement for Arsenal in league meetings against City. It’s the beginning of a tough little run for Arsenal who face Leicester, Manchester United, the unbeaten Aston Villa, Leeds and Tottenham Hotspur in their next six games.
Arsenal possess the seventh-best odds to win the 2020/21 Premier League Title at +3300.
Manchester City Odds to Win the EPL
Manchester City earned a much-needed 1-0 win against Arsenal in their first win at the Etihad Stadium this season. Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as he nears closer to 100 Premier League goals for his career.
Yesterday saw the return of City’s record goal scorer Sergio Aguero who made his first appearance of the season. City rose to 10th with the win.
City’s odds to win the title now sits at -110, after passing Liverpool as the favourites to win the Premier League.
Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 4-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.
It looked as if the game was headed for a draw with the scoreline 1-1 at 85 minutes but a Bruno Fernandes finish after a great passing sequence gave United the lead with minutes to go.
Just four minutes later, Aaron Wan-Bissaka scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester United with a screamer and that was followed by Marcus Rashford’s second goal of the season to make it a convincing 4-1 scoreline.
Manchester United’s odds to win the title now sits at +2800, only the sixth best in the Premier League.
EPL Odds for the Inconsistent Chelsea Club
Chelsea’s inconsistency reared his ugly head again after blowing multiple leads to draw 3-3 with Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were 2-0 up before 30 minutes had been played thanks to Timo Werner’s first Premier League goals for the club. Danny Ings halved the deficit before half time before Che Adams levelled the scoreline in the second half.
It didn’t take long before Chelsea hit back as just two minutes later, Kai Havertz scored his first league goal for the club to make it 3-2 to Chelsea.
Southampton never gave up after Jannik Vestergaard headed in Theo Walcott’s shot to take it past Kepa Arrizabalaga and earn a well-deserved point.
Chelsea possess the fifth-best odds to win the 2020/21 EPL Title this season at +2500.