No love for champs Leicester City as EPL punters favor Manchester City

TAGs: Leonard Postrado, Manchester City, Premier League

There’s so much anticipation for the start of the English Premier League (EPL), which will kick-off tomorrow.

Die-hard football fans are eager to know whether Leicester City can duplicate a cinderalla run and pull off yet another stunning upset against the much highly favored EPL teams like Manchester City and Arsenal.

If the data provided by is any indication, football fans doubt whether Leicester City will pull another stunner in this season of the EPL.

No love for champs Leicester City as EPL punters favor Manchester CityOnce again, football fans think that the Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City is the team to beat this season with a 13/5 odds of winning the league, and 2/5 odds of finishing in the final four. Who will not bet on Manchester City? Track record wise, the two-time champion has been a consistent figure in the final four of the EPL for three years now.

Another familiar fixture in the final four of the EPL is Arsenal, which has a 13/2 odds of winning the league and 4/6 odds of reaching the final four. The Gunners is a another favorite team to win in the EPL this season given the pool of talent it has – Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, and Rob Holding. Meanwhile , Arsenal fans are crossing their fingers that Leicester City prized player and PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez will suit for the Gunners.

The other two favorite teams for this season of the EPL is Chelsea, with a 13/2 odds of winning the league, and Liverpool with a 2/5 odds of reaching the final four and 18/5 odds of winning the cup.

Fans are also eager to see how Manchester United will fair this season after making a player shopping spree. Just recently, the Old Trafford Club paid a world record 」89 million (US$115.32 million) to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. The funny thing was Manchester United released Pogba for 」1.5 million (US$ 1.94 million) four years ago.

There’s also an anticipation on whether another consistent cellar-dwellers will pull an upset this season. The likely bottom four in the league are Hull City with a 5/4 odds of survival; Burnley with 17/20 chance of staying in the league; Watford with 8/15 odds of survival; and Middlesbrough with 2/5 odds of survival.

But as the legendary football player and manager Josef “Sepp” Herberger puts it: “The ball is round and the game lasts for 90 minutes (Der Ball ist rund und das Spiel dauert 90 Minuten).” So we’ll never know which team really will make it to the finals. One thing’s for sure – EPL promises yet another exicting football entertainment

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No love for champs Leicester City as EPL punters favor Manchester City


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