The Premier League is, as ever, living up to its reputation as one of the most fascinating of Europe’s big 5 championships.
Bar leaders Liverpool, nobody looks to have much of a divine right to win the title.
The top-three teams in the table are all favored to win on Matchday 6 as per MyTopSportsbooks, but two are at real risk of dropping points in the title race.
Manchester City are a prohibitive 1/8 favorite to stop their losing skid at one when they host Watford (19/1).
But Tottenham are only a tepid 13/10 favorite at Leicester (2/1), while Liverpool are 1/1 to beat Chelsea (5/2) at Stamford Bridge. Already five points clear of the field, if the Reds can pick up the full three at Chelsea, they will truly be in the driver’s seat for this season’s league title.
There are few scenarios one can see City not winning the title again this season, they’ve been unbelievable for years and are only strengthening their squad. Pep decided to add Spanish centre midfielder Rodri to the side, completing his record breaking £62.8 million deal, City’s highest in their history.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were joint top goal scorers last season and there’s no signs of them stopping their destructive streak. The Reds’ defence is what really changes games, conceding 0.57 goals a game last season and Alisson reeled in 21 clean sheets but with the standard of squads going up, the goals will have to match last seasons, it’ll be a surprise to see them match City.
Arsenal have been falling victim to a small transfer budgetthis season and had signed Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and Saliba from Saint Etienne (loaned back) before instant developments towards signing Lille’s Nicolas Pepe.
The quality of the English top flight beyond say the top six is highly questionable, which makes life nothing shy of interesting for those trying to find solutions to betting quandaries. There are no obvious outside bets.
Indeed, this title race is looking much like it did last season, a waiting game to see who (if any of the favoured sides) succumb to mediocrity.