What Are the Current Odds for this Year’s Premier League Winners?
The English Premier League season began on August 13, 2021, and will conclude on May 22, 2022. The start of the 2021-2022EPL saw players compete in “ghost stadiums” as the world took the COVID-19 pandemic to battle. The absence of supporters undoubtedly scarred the footballing experience, reducing the contests into technical battles. Now that most clubs have their fans back on the stadia, having thousands of supporters chanting, some teams could have significantly higher chances of performing well.
Betting fans excited for a thrilling title race
Manchester City cruised with ease to win the 2020-2021 Premier League. Still, their chances of winning in the 2021-2022 season remain high. Eleven games into the season, the four-club race is fast shaping up. While there might be some surprises, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is poised to take the battle to the line.
Can Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, or West Ham mount a sustainable bid this season? Or will history repeat itself? Anyone keen on sports betting should be eager to get an answer.
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That said, this write-up attempts to predict who will be the top dogs in the 2021-2022 EPL.
Manchester City, also known as the Citizens, haveachieved three of the last four Premier League title wins while having won “only” five EPL titles in total. Without a doubt, it takes a brave gambler to be against Pep Guardiola’s team, which seldom disappoints. However, the biggest goal that Guardiola has yet to reach with his team is the Champions League title. In comparison, winning the Premier League again will not add much to his legacy in Manchester.
It did not take too many games into the 2021-2022 season before Pep Guardiola became wary of the nature of completion in the current campaign. Despite having a slow start into the season, their outstanding performance against their sworn enemies at Old Trafford was a testament to Guardiola’s intent of sending a message to City’s top competitors.
The Citizens are currently at 4/6 to win the league.
Since Roman Abramovich acquired the club, the Blues have never gone five seasons without winning the Premier League. Following last season’s Champions League trophy and this season’s UEFA Super Cup win, Chelsea is undoubtedly primed for winning the Premier League.
According to many football experts,Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager, undoubtedly has the managerial acumen and the depth of personnel to achieve this seemingly ‘insurmountable’ challenge of bringing the Premier League trophy to Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s first half of the season could end on a massive high.
Chelsea are currently at 5/2 to win the league.
If history and consistency are anything to go by, Liverpool have always been a real threat to Manchester City’s dominance in recent years. While they might have considerably fallen short towards the end of the previous campaign, Liverpool could pull a surprise following the return of their head of the defence Virgil van Dijk, whose presence on the backline is always a spells unease to any striker. Without him, Liverpool’s defence is far more vulnerable as last seen in the Champions League match against AC Milan in mid-September.
Currently sitting at fourth place on the table, after 11 games, the Reds are set to lose Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita early next year, who will be on international duty at the African Cup of nations. While Jürgen Klopp might have a solution that will see them past the six or potentially eight games that the trio could be away, bookmakers are wary of the effect on Liverpool title hopes.
Indeed, hopeful is the word for Liverpool fans, who dream of relieving their champagne form in the 2019-2020 season. Most bookmakers place Liverpool as third favourites at 9/2 to win the league.
Coming into the season, Manchester United fans were hopeful of upsetting the Citizens after signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, things have taken a massive turn, and it appears like Manchester United’s hopes of winning the 2021-2022 Premier League are fast fading away.
If the words of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are anything to go by, the Red Devils have “no time to lose”. Indeed, having some of the best box players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani could tilt the scales in United’s favour as soon as they find some balance in their team.
Having won five, drawn two, and lost four in the first 11 games of this campaign, their odds of winning the Premier league stand at 7/2.
There is no denying that we are still very early into the season and while it might even seem too early to make a call, bettors should also be aware of the threats from West Ham and Arsenal, who have all made their intention known despite having a poor early start. Leicester and Spurs might soon be added to the list of (secret) title favourites, only that they are yet to make any significant strides that could make their intentions known.