By Michael Volton / July 7, 2020
Liverpool raced to their first ever Premier League success and have been the best team in the league next year. Despite starting the seasons as the underdogs to Man City, with most betting sites on gamstop offering odds of 11/4, the Reds have established a 20 point league at the summit and have sealed the league with 7 games to spare.
Now the Premiership season is over, what betting markets are still competitive in the competition? Below, we analyse 3:
To Finish in the Top 4
Leicester, Chelsea, Man Utd and Wolves are vying for what appears to be the 2 remaining places in the top 4 as Man City have all but secured 2nd place. The current bookmakers’ odds are as follows:
- Man Utd 4/9 – the form team of the league at the moment, unbeaten at 14, and with what looks like the easier run in.
- Chelsea 8/15 – Frank Lampard’s young guns have beaten all odds to be where they are at the moment, and they look set to finish the league in a high. They currently hold a 2 point gap to the 5th placed side
- Leicester 5/4 – Rodgers’ side at one point had a 12 point advantage. However, their season disintegrated after the lockdown ended and they are struggling for wins.
- Wolves 6/1 – the outsider of the pack but bet against them at your peril. They’ve come out firing since lockdown, and Nuno Espirito Santo has them playing arguably the best football of all contenders.
Jamie Vardy surged past the 100 goals mark in PL football and currently leads the goalscorer charts at the moment. His key other contenders include:
- Aubameyang – the Arsenal front man is on fire at the moment, having scored 5 in his last 5 games in a resurgent Arsenal side.
- Aguero – many non gamstop bookies had him as favourite for the accolade at the start of the season, but the Citizen is currently injured and likely to miss the season.
- Ings – the surprise package in this market. His goalscoring form has driven him well and truly into England contention and he looks a great value bet at 3/1.
To Be Relegated
Norwich City are all but down after enduring one of the worst seasons in PL history. It’s looking like 2 from a possible 3 to join them, as West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa will be fighting it out for points until the end of the season. Their current odds with most sites not on gamstop are as follows:
- Villa – 1/6
- Bournemouth – 1/3
- West Ham 5/4
Despite West Ham beating Chelsea last week, their form is shaky. That said, Villa have by far the most difficult run in and looks like the most likely contenders to join Norwich in the Championship next year, with Bournemouth their most likely compatriots.