Premier League fixtures 2017/18: Punters pile into Spurs for title glory

Mauricio Pochettino's side finished runners up last season and are being backed to go one better in the new campaign


Tottenham will be crowned Premier League champions next season – if Paddy Power’s bettors are anything to go by.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, second to London rivals Chelsea last season, start their new campaign at newly-promoted Newcastle the weekend of August 12 and have attracted the highest number of bets (over 15 per cent of the market) according to our analysis.

Spurs are 7/1 fourth favourites behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who face an away trip to Championship runner-ups Brighton, to win what will be their first Premier League Trophy.

Reigning champions Chelsea, meanwhile, have attracted the most money – with one punter staking £5,000 (to return £22,500) on Antonio Conte’s side retaining their crown – as they host Burnley on the opening weekend. The Clarets are the least backed team to win the Premier League attracting just £24 – possibly more than Sean Dyche’s transfer kitty – if he stays.

Manchester United fans will be hoping that their Europa League win can kick-start a consistent title challenge this season as Jose Mourinho’s side look to get off to a winning start against West Ham at Old Trafford, where they’ll be hoping to improve on their 10 draws last season.

While Arsenal fans, resigned to another two years of Arsene Wenger’s reign face former champions Leicester with the Gunners at 11/1, the same price as Liverpool (who travel to Watford) to win the title next season. Having missed out on a Champions League place last season, the north London club are 10/11 with Paddy Power to finish in the top four this season.

Newly promoted Huddersfield are the punters’ choice to drop straight back to the Championship with around 20 per cent of all relegation bets being placed on David Wagner’s Terriers (4/7).

However, that hasn’t stopped loyal fans backing their side to win the title and Paddy Power will be forced to cough up £2.5million if Huddersfielddo a Leicester’ – and upset the odds again.

Elsewhere, Newcastle fans appear to be quite giddy about their return to the top-flight. The Magpies proving the sixth most popular bet for the title, and are the second most commonly backed side for a Champions League spot.

No pressure, Rafa.


1. Tottenham, 15.62% of bets
2. Liverpool, 12.23%
3. Arsenal, 10.56%
4. Man City, 10.2%
5. Chelsea, 9.97%
6. Newcastle, 8.47%
7. Man United, 8.01%
8. Huddersfield, 7.22%
9. Leicester, 4.32%
10. Brighton, 3.2%
11. Everton, 2.67%
12. Southampton, 1.09%
13. West Brom, 1.01%
14. Stoke, 0.97%
15. West Ham, 0.94%
16. Crystal Palace, 0.79%
17. Watford, 0.79%
18. Burnley, 0.64%
19. Bournemouth, 0.52%
20. Swansea, 0.52%


2/1 Man City
10/3 Man United
7/2 Chelsea
7/1 Tottenham
11/1 Liverpool
11/1 Arsenal


4/7 Huddersfield
6/5 Brighton
7/5 Burnley
13/8 Watford
23/10 Swansea
7/2 Newcastle
9/2 Crystal Palace
11/2 West Brom
11/2 Bournemouth

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