Premier League winner odds: City remain title favourites
Latest odds in the 2021/22 Premier League title race
Ahead of the international break, with seven games played, we look at the latest 2021/22 Premier League winner odds in the outright betting.
The Premier League title has been won by one of the ‘Big Four’ teams in 15 of the last 16 seasons, with Leicester City’s surprise success in 2015/16 providing the sole exception.
Defending champions Manchester City are favourites to successfully defend their crown and pick up a fourth Premier League title in five years under Pep Guardiola.
Will Manchester City maintain their success?
The Citizens successfully defended their title in 2018-19 and while runners-up in 2019-20, they entered the season as favourites to retain the title and make it four titles in five seasons.
Little has changed. They remain favourites at 10/11 to win, despite a slow start to the season which saw them lose 1-0 at Tottenham on opening day.
Pep Guardiola’s side have barely missed the club’s all-time leading scorer Sergio Aguero, who departed after a decade at the Etihad, and Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool means they have have conceded just three goals and scored 14. They sit two points and two places behind early leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool remain unbeaten
Having secured a first title in three decades, the Reds were well off the pace in their title defence last term, but have managed to start brightly and remain unbeaten following the draw at home to Manchester City.
It must be said the Anfield club have had a relatively easy start, facing the likes of Norwich, Burnley, Leeds, Crystal Palace and Brentford – none of whom are expected to challenge for Champions League spots. Their only blips were a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea and being held at home again by City.
Confidence is high, but their title win was based on a side that had few injuries. Fighting on all fronts means squad depth could be an issue and they are 4/1 in the Premier League winner odds.
Chelsea set the early pace
Having shocked everyone by beating Manchester City to win the Champions League in May, the European champions have made a good start as they bid for their first domestic title since 2016-17.
They are now 5/2 to win the title for a seventh time following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of Southampton.
Goals were a problem last season for Thomas Tuchel’s side, but bringing in Romelu Lukaku has helped the balance and they have notched a healthy 15 in seven games, whilst conceding three.
Best of the rest
Having last won the title in 2012/13, last season’s runners-up Manchester United made a solid start and sit fourth behind the leaders following a couple of lacklustre performances which saw them drop five points from their last two Premier League outings at Old Trafford.
Bringing in Cristiano Ronaldo means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a balancing act to keep his superstars happy and defeat to Aston Villa before a draw with Everton has seen United’s odds drift out to 16/1 from 7/1.
Arsenal lost their first three games and the Gunners’ Champions League hopes looked doomed, but they have won their next three before being held to a 0-0 draw at Brighton on Saturday. They are 80/1 in the Premier League winner odds.
There were plenty of sceptics when former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez took charge at Goodison Park, but the doubters have been silenced. Everton have played attractive football and currently sit fifth, two points behind Chelsea. The Toffeemen are 200/1 to win the title.
A last-gasp home defeat by Brentford on Sunday means West Ham are down to ninth in the table. David Moyes needs to keep Declan Rice and Michail Antonio fit and if he can, there is every chance that the Hammers could enjoy a remarkable season. They are 200/1 to win their first title.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication