The Red Devils have been cut from 13/2 to 7/2 and the money keeps on coming...
Premier League Outright Betting
Paul Pogba’s move to Old Trafford hardly came as a surprise, but it was yet another signal of intent from the Red Devils – and punters haven’t been slow to side with them for the title. Louis van Gaal’s reign is a distant memory now thanks to the arrival of Jose Mourinho and summer signings Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and now Pogba.
At the end of May Manchester United were as big as 13/2 to win the Premier League, but a constant flood of money has seen the Red Devils cut to . A whopping 28 per cent of the bets in Paddy Power’s outright book are on Mourinho’s men to bring the Premier League title back to Manchester – despite United not finishing higher than fourth in the last three years.
Unsurprisingly giddy Liverpool fans are convinced that this is their year and Jurgen Klopp can finally deliver the Premier League trophy to the Reds. They’re in the betting, but 18 per cent of punters are convinced that Daniel Sturridge’s hamstrings will last long enough to fire them to glory.
Chelsea under the expert eye of Antonio Conte see themselves as the third best backed team in the book after strengthening their midfield with N’Golo Kante and splashing the cash on Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. If Eden Hazard and Co. can rediscover their form and put a line through last year then they could easily challenge the top of the tree at .
Manchester City fans would have been disappointed with only finishing fourth last season, and the club have responded by bringing in arguably the best manager in the world in Pep Guardiola. Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero will be chomping at the bit in Pep’s new style and the Citizens are Premier League favourites at . Yet punters aren’t overly keen to jump on board with just eight per cent siding with the 2013/14 champions.
Tottenham () and reigning champs Leicester () are both more popular than Arsenal () who have once again failed to secure any notable coups in the summer transfer market. As Arsene Wenger counts his pennies and ogles the wealth of talent at his disposal in midfield, his defensive injuries and lack of a world class forward alongside Olivier Giroud could well cost the Gunners glory – and punters seem to agree.
Elsewhere any punters hoping for another Leicester-style season appear to be siding with Middlesbrough. The Championship runners-up this season have seen a surprising amount of support at and would leave Paddy looking at yet another monster payout.
It couldn’t happen again, surely?