Chelsea’s stay at the top of the betting was fairly short lived as Manchester City reclaimed the tag as favourites after Saturday’s results.
By all accounts, Manchester City did well to win with 10 men at Hull, and it’s those sort of hard fought victories that are generally the difference come the end of the season. City are now favourites again at a best price of 6/4 with Paddy Power (who have a £50.00 Free Bet for new customers.
Chelsea on the other hand seemed to press the self destruct button at Villa Park. They needed a similar performance to that of City, and they came up short. Maybe Jose Morinho was right about his team not being good enough (this year) after all? Chelsea are now out to a best price of 2/1 with Coral.
Liverpool are third favourites, and by some distance. They are 10/3 with Bet365 to win the title, after what must have been one of the most satisfying victories of Brendan Rodgers’ managerial career. Although the opponents weren’t up too much in all honesty.
And finally onto Arsenal, and despite being on the same amount of points, and games played as Liverpool, the Gunners find themselves a massive 14/1 with a number of bookies to win the title this season.
Of all the bookies offering 14/1, SkyBet and Boylesports are both offering each-way (top 2 finish) at a quarter of the odds. So that’s effectively a second bet of 7/2 on Arsenal finishing in the top 2.
If all games in hand are won, Arsenal will be in 4th place on goal difference behind Liverpool. They would be 1 point behind Chelsea, and 4 behind City (who have still to visit the Emirates). Arsenal do go to Stamford Bridge on Saturday though, but is a result there totally out of the question on current form?
Arsenal’s fixture list is without doubt one of the main reason for their big price, but all I’m suggesting is that sillier things have happened, and who would have thought that Arsenal would still be in with a shout in the middle of March?
I for one will be investing a silly few quid on Arsenal at that price. This has been such a topsy turvy league season, that who knows who will win it, and how things might pan out in the end? Sitting 4 points off the top, with a game in hand, how can 14/1 be dismissed?