Super Sunday Sees Chelsea Favoured to WinJake Cooper | 18 Jan 2017
Chelsea is the bookies’ odds-on favourite to win the Premier League, while Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United fell from grace on Super Sunday. Chelsea played Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea beat Leicester 3-0, while Sunday saw Everton clobber Man City 4-0 at Goodison Park, as well as a 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford.
In the first half of the game at Old Trafford, Liverpool’s James Milner coolly converted from the penalty spot to put the team ahead, but an 84th minute equaliser by Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put an end to their dreams of victory.
What This Means for Betting
The weekend’s interesting football results had numbers being crunched and more than a few changes made to the odds.
Five teams are odds-on to place in the top four positions, which means at least one short-price failure. Whether it will be Arsenal (4/6), Tottenham (1/2, winner), Liverpool (7/20, winner), Manchester City (4/6, general), or Chelsea (1/33, SkyBet) remains to be seen.
Punters can bet on Arsenal at 12/1 to claim the title, or they can back Chelsea at 8/13 in the title betting at some online bookies. They can back Tottenham at 8/1 after the team defeated West Brom 4-0, and they can back Liverpool at 13/2.
Other bookies took Manchester City to 16/1 from 8/1, but let punters back Manchester United at 25/1. Leicester’s dismal performance on Saturday had them drop to 16/1 at some online bookies for relegation, while Sunderland was taken from 4/9 to 1/4.
Hull’s victory over Bournemouth means punters can back them at ¼ to be relegated, while some bookies have put Swansea at 4/9.
Moving away from the Premier League, some bookies put Manchester United at 6/4 to place in the Champions League qualification. If punters want to back Everton, however, they can do so at 250/1.
Goal Scorer Odds Following Super Sunday
The action didn’t end there, of course. Following the weekend’s footie action, goal scorer odds were also adjusted. Perhaps the biggest change is that two players are joint-favourites.
Punters can back either Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose goals for the season already stand at 14, or Harry Kane at 3/1 for the League’s top goal scorer. Kane’s inclusion as a favourite was due to the three goals he scored for Spurs in Saturday’s game.
Punters can also back Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez at 15/2, Chelsea’s Diego Costa at 9/2, Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe at 33/1, or Romelu Lukaku at 17/1.