With six weeks of Premier League football under our belts, we analyze the trends of the ever-changing EPL title odds.
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Anfield against Sheffield United.
Despite going a goal behind with Sander Berge converting a penalty which was yet another controversial VAR decision, the Reds hit back four minutes before half-time with Roberto Firmino scoring his first goal of the season after Aaron Ramsdale parried Sadio Mane’s shot into the path of the Brazilian.
It was Liverpool’s new Portuguese signing who got all three points for the champions with Diogo Jota heading from a Sadio Mane cross.
It’s Jota second league goal for Liverpool and it came at a crucial when three points were massively needed for the confidence of the home side heading into a second consecutive week of UEFA Champions League football.
For the second week in a row Liverpool are second favorites to win the Premier League at +180.
Arsenal Odds and Manchester City Odds in the EPL Title Race as Liverpool Stays on Top
It’s a second consecutive defeat for Arsenal who slipped to yet another 1-0 defeat, this time at home to Leicester City. It’s a third defeat in four for Arsenal who’ve dropped to 11th in the table.
Jamie Vardy came off the bench for Leicester and scored the winner which was his 11th goal in 12 games against Arsenal.
Arsenal possess the sixth-best odds to win the 2020/21 Premier League Title at +4000.
Manchester City dropped points for the third time this season as they drew 1-1 with West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham’s Michail Antonio scored a stunning overhead kick in the first half before Phil Foden came off the bench and netted his second of the season shortly after the second half began.
It’s another frustrating result for Manchester City who saw Sergio Aguero come off at half-time with a hamstring injury in what looks like another spell on the sidelines for the Argentine just six weeks into the season.
City sit 11th in the table and have scored just eight goals in five games, lower than the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, West Ham United and Aston Villa.
Despite their result, City remain favorites to win the EPL title for the second week in a row at +120.
Manchester United Odds After A Back-and-Forth Week
After Manchester United’s 4-1 win against Newcastle United last week where we witnessed some great attacking play from the visitors, Man United followed that up with a lethargic performance against Chelsea in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
It was a game that massively failed to live up to expectations and one devoid of any creativity an excitement. It is, however, United’s first clean sheet of the 2020/21 Premier League season and guaranteed a point against a difficult opponent in Chelsea.
Manchester United’s odds to win the title now sits at +2500, only the seventh best in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s struggles continued after a less than impressive performance in a 0-0 draw against bitter rivals Manchester United.
Despite Chelsea starting Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic, the away side failed to create anything of note and had just one shot on target throughout the game.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard set out his team satisfied for the draw it seemed to many and Chelsea have just one win in their last four league games with three draws.
Chelsea possess the fourth-best odds to win the 2020/21 EPL Title this season at +1600.