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Man City remain title favourites with bookmakers despite defeat to Tottenham

Manchester City remain the firm favourites to retain the Premier League title despite their opening weekend defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Manchester City remain the firm favourites to retain the Premier League title despite their opening weekend defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Citizens walked the title last season after finishing a whopping 12 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United and they’ve been heavily backed to keep hold of the trophy ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

The £100m signing of Jack Grealish only reinforced belief that Manchester City are the best team in the country once again but things didn’t go to plan for Pep Guardiola’s men on the opening weekend of the season. In a hugely entertaining game in north London, City slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hand of Tottenham Hotspur with Hueng-min Son scoring the winner midway through the second half.

However, despite that defeat, the bookmakers still have City as the 11/10 favourites to win the title and those odds will close even further if they manage to secure the signature of Harry Kane. It’s clear Man City need a top class striker and Kane would be the missing piece in Guardiola’s jigsaw.

If you do plan to bet on the Premier League winner this season, sites like are useful to read reviews of casinos and bookies while there are plenty of resources out their to ensure you secure the best odds before placing any bets.

Chelsea impress

Chelsea have moved into second favourites for the title after an impressive 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Blues are now 7/2 to lift the Premier League trophy and many feel Thomas Tuchel’s men will be City’s closest rivals this season.

The west Londoners beat Man City to win the Champions League back in May and have just splashed out £97m on Romelu Lukaku so Tuchel finally has the prolific goalscorer his squad lacked. If they can keep key men fit, Chelsea will be right up there next May.

Liverpool also registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday evening to kick the new season off with a victory. Jurgen Klopp’s side are priced as the 4/1 third favourites in the betting stakes to win the title and they could be good value. Let’s not forget Liverpool ran away with the title in 2019 and with the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson back to full fitness, they will be strong once again this year.

Manchester United are the 6/1 fourth favourites and the bookies feel the top four is a foregone conclusion this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the new season with a bang after thrashing Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford. If Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho can settle quickly, United could be the dark horses to win the title this season.

Tottenham have moved in slightly from 40/1 to 33/1 after their win over Man City but they’re miles behind the leading four clubs in the betting odds so it looks like fifth is the best they can hope for along with the likes of Arsenal and Leicester.

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