Premier League Top 4 odds: Bookmakers believe it’s a four-horse race
The new Premier League season is just around the corner and bookmakers believe it’s a four-horse race to finish in the Champions League qualification places.
The new Premier League season is just around the corner and bookmakers believe it’s a four-horse race to finish in the Champions League qualification places. Those who do place bets in this market can use a Unibet bonus code and back title favourites Manchester City at odds of 1/33 to finish in the top four, all-but securing a profit as there is very little chance Pep Guardiola’s men will finish fifth or lower next season.
The Citizens ran away with the title last season – finishing 12 points ahead of their nearest rivals – and Guardiola is expected to spend big on at least two marquee signings this summer. Harry Kane is reportedly City’s main target with the club already submitting a formal £100m offer for the Tottenham striker. Kane has indicated he’d like to leave Spurs this summer and if he joins City, they’ll be a formidable force next year.
Guardiola is also in the market for another attacking midfielder and City are expected to complete an £80m move to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer. The 25-year-old would be another exciting addition to the Man City squad and it would be hard to see anyone beating them to the title if they can land both Kane and Grealish over the coming weeks.
Chelsea to challenge
City’s nearest rivals could come from west London with Chelsea tipped to put-in a sustained title challenge next season. The Blues are currently priced at 1/4 to finish in the top four and they should push on next year having lifted the Champions League last campaign. Thomas Tuchel is in the market for a world class striker and if he can land prime target Erling Haaland, then Chelsea could be a terrific bet for the title and would be nailed on to finish in the top four.
Manchester United are also hoping to build a squad capable of competing for the title next season and they’re priced at 4/11 to finish in the top four having finished second last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the verge of signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier so those odds will shorten considerably once those deals are confirmed. If United can also keep hold of Paul Pogba and ensure Bruno Fernandes continues his excellent form, then they should be well placed to push City and Chelsea next season.
Liverpool are the final club backed to make-up the top four next season as they’re priced at 3/10 to make the Champions League qualification places. The Reds squeaked in on the final day of last season to finish third but they’ll be looking to go better next year after being hampered by a number of injury injuries during the last campaign. With Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez fit again, Liverpool should be a force to be reckoned with next year.
So the bookmakers believe Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd will make-up the top four once again next season – no change from the 2020/21 campaign. Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham are expected to miss out as they’re all priced at 4/1 to finish in the top four but season’s rarely go as planned so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see at least of the chasing pack break into the top four places during the coming season.
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