City remain odds-on Premier League title favourites


Manchester City are 1.91 (10/11) to win title despite losing to Tottenham before the international break

How many teams can win the 2016/17 Premier League title? The bookmakers have already ruled out Manchester United and Chelsea, despite the two teams being second and third favourites on this market before the season started.

The Red Devils have endured a disappointing opening seven games which have seen them sustain defeats against Manchester City and Watford, while their 1-1 draw against Stoke City has seen the layers push Jose Mourinho’s team to 17.00 (16/1) on Ladbrokes ’ outright market.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are the same price with BetVictor despite winning 2-0 at Hull City, with Antonio Conte deploying a 3-5-2 formation in the wake of defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool which saw the team defend badly.

Manchester City remain odds-on at 1.91 (10/11) with bet365 and they have a return of eighteen points from their first seven games. However, a 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane illustrates that Pep Guardiola’s side aren’t invincible and they will hope to have Kevin de Bruyne back as quickly as possible.

Tottenham are now second in the table and William Hill have 8.50 (15/2) about Spurs landing the title this season, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side working hard and producing an unbeaten start to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also built up a head of steam and they are now second favourites to land the title, with the Reds 5.50 (9/2) at Paddy Power to win the title with Jurgen Klopp.

Arsenal also look like realistic title contenders and Arsene Wenger’s side are 8.00 (7/1) on bet365’s outright market, with the bookies having this as a four-team race.

Kun remains the player to beat in Golden Boot
Sergio Aguero has a healthy return of five goals this season and the Argentine is 2.75 (7/4) with BetVictor to win the Premier League top goalscorer award, with Kun looking dangerous in attack for a Manchester City side full of goals.

It’s Diego Costa who is leading the way with six goals and the Spanish international looks back to form this season while managing to stay on the pitch. Paddy Power have 8.00 (7/1) that Costa top scores and he ran Aguero close two seasons ago.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drew another blank against Stoke and bet365 are happy to offer 8.00 (7/1) about the Swede finishing top of the pile, although better value might be found from backing Romelu Lukaku at 10.00 (9/1) with William Hill .

Are Sunderland doomed to relegation already?
The bookies have already picked out the three likeliest teams to suffer relegation this term and Sunderland are now 1.73 (8/11) with Paddy Power to go down.

Hull and Burnley are also expected to suffer the drop, although Middlesbrough look a massive price at 4.50 (7/2) considering that they have just six points from seven games played. They seem to get a lot more respect from the bookies than

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