Premier League outright betting odds latest
October 26, 2010 | In: Articles
Can anyone stop Chelsea this season? The Blues have stormed five points clear of their Premier League title rivals and they have barely missed Frank Lampard, who might struggle to return to the first team once he is free of injury.
The Blues have once again turned Stamford Bridge into a fortress this season and that is what’s allowed them to open up a gap, with the bookmakers offering a best price 4/7 (bet365) that the English champions retain their crown.
However, there are two reasons why it could be worth laying Chelsea at 1.66 on betfair or maybe waiting for their price on the outright to drift towards the even money mark. Firstly, they have not fared particularly well in their trickier games to date.
The Blues took just one point from their matches at Villa Park and Eastlands, while Arsenal were better for long periods of the game when the teams met at the Bridge. Secondly, their run of fixtures so far have been largely favourable and trips to the Emirates, Old Trafford and White Hart Lane lay in wait.
Manchester United remain second favourites for the Premier League title after a 2-1 win at Stoke which owed everything to the opportunism of Javier Hernandez. The Mexican executed an amazing ‘backwards header’ to open the scoring at the Britannia Stadium before being in the right place to slot home the winner for the Red Devils.
You can back Sir Alex Ferguson’s team at 5/1 with Blue Square and many will consider this to be a strong each-way prospect with Wayne Rooney having signed his new contract and it’s a matter of time before the England international starts to fire on all cylinders.
Arsenal supporters will believe that they have a decent shot at the title this year after a thrilling win at Manchester City which was notable for Samir Nasri’s excellent performance in midfield. The Frenchman opened the scoring for the Gunners and his team are now a best price 6/1 with Ladbrokes to end their silverware drought by becoming champions once again.
With Nicklas Bendtner, Robin van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen all to return from injury, it’s possible that the north London side could improve as the season wears on.
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini’s team will travel to Wolves next weekend hoping to return to winning ways and the Italian will just consider Sunday to have been a bad day at the office, with Dedryck Boyata having been sent off in the fifth minute.
City will still feel as though they have had a reasonable start to the season and can be backed at odds of 8/1 with bet365 to win the Premier League, which could be looking like a great price in January if Mancini decides to strengthen the team further.
Tottenham are out to 100/1 with Sky Bet after their 1-1 draw with Everton, although Harry Redknapp will hope that they can pip one of their rivals to a place in the top four.