It’s Matchweek 2 in the Premier League, and here we look at all the latest betting news.
The Premier League got off to a dramatic start last weekend, and after just one weekend we have seen major moves in the betting to win this season’s Premier League.
In the latest outright winner betting, Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur has seen Pep’s team drift in the betting.
Going into the new season, City were 4/6 to defend the title they won easily last season. After just one defeat, those odds drifted out to 11/10.
With all three of City’s chief rivals for the Premier League winning, you won’t be shocked to hear that the odds on all three winning the title have been cut.
On the back of their comprehensive 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Chelsea has seen their odds cut from 9/2 to 16/5.
Next in the betting is 2019/20 champions Liverpool. They are now priced up at 9/2 to win the title, having started the season at 6/1.
I personally wouldn’t read too much into the Red’s 3-0 win over Norwich. The Canaries barely laid a glove on Liverpool. I would want to see Klopp’s team face a far sterner test before I make a judgment call on them.
The biggest mover in the betting is Manchester United. Before their 5-1 mauling of – defensively incompetent – Leeds, the Red Devils were 17/2.
Since that excellent win, Manchester United has seen their odds cut to 5/1.
Premier League Latest Odds
Ahead of Matchweek 2 in the Premier League, this is how the latest betting to win the Premier League looks.
- Man City 11/10
- Chelsea 16/5
- Liverpool 9/2
- Man Utd 5/1
- Leicester 25/1
- Spurs 35/1
- Arsenal 100/1
That’s pretty damning odds for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and probably explains why the Gunners boss is the even-money favourite to the next Premier League manager to leave his job betting market.
Premier League Matchweek 2 – More Gunners Misery?
Moving onto this weekend’s fixtures, and the aforementioned Arsenal and Arteta figure prominently again.
Arteta’s Arsenal side host Chelsea on Sunday in what looks like the match of the weekend on paper.
If Arteta’s plight isn’t bad enough already, this is the last fixture he needs (they are away to Man City after!).
But Arsenal is at home, and with the fans back, that should give them some hope.
On the flip side, Romelu Lukaku is set to make his debut. And looking at the way the Gunners’ defenders got bullied by Brentford, I can see Lukaku having some fun in this match.
The big man is 10/11 to score anytime, and 11/4 to be the first man to find the net.
If you’re feeling really bullish, he is 8/1 to score against Arsenal with a header!
Another 3 Points for Klopp’s Men
Of the other title candidates, Liverpool gets the weekend off to a start at home to Burnley.
I don’t see any problems for Klopp’s men in the 12.30 kick-off on Saturday.
City to finally get their season going
Manchester City is at home to the luckless Norwich at 3pm on Saturday. City are just 1/10 to win.
If they don’t claim their first3 points of the season, expect their title odds to really drift.
Another happy away day for Ole
And finally, Ole’s Manchester United. They visit Southampton on Sunday for the 2pm kick-off.
They are odds on to win (31/50), and given their form on the road (albeit last season), they will be expecting another 3 points from this fixture.
This article is written by Dean Etheridge, you can check out his website for football betting tips and news.