Premier League Odds, Futures Market: Tottenham Favored to Finish Top Four; EPL Title Odds Remain Flat
James Gill/Getty. Pictured: Tottenham standout Son Heung-Min celebrates a goal against Aston Villa.
It was a crucial weekend for the battles within the Premier League, with the title and top-four position races heating up, along with some relegation drama that were greatly impacted.
The biggest odds shift came in the race to secure a Champions League position, with Arsenal and Manchester United suffering surprising losses, while Tottenham battered Aston Villa in a 4-0 rout.
Heading into the weekend, Arsenal was in the driver’s seat to earn the fourth and final UCL spot with a game in hand on Spurs despite being level on points. The North London duo had a three-point cushion on United, which was a heavy underdog to overcome the teams.
However, after the results, Tottenham is now a -390 favorite at FanDuel to earn that final UCL spot. Rival Arsenal is listed at +220, while United now sits at +2600 to overcome the six-point gap it has with Spurs.
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At the top of the table, Manchester City and Liverpool squared off in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Oddsmakers held their projections fairly level after the result, as City’s one-point edge with seven games left is reflected in the odds. The Cityzens are favored at -240 to retain its title, while Liverpool is +185 odds.
If you believe in true miracles, Chelsea is 12 points back of City with a game in hand and the Blues are available at +43000 via FanDuel.
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Toward the end of the table, two results played a major role in a big odds shift at the weekend. Coupled with Burnley’s loss to 20th-placed Norwich City, 17th-placed Everton’s win over United created four points of separation between itself and the relegation zone.
As such, Everton moved all the way from +110 to be relegated to +250, while Burnley shifted from -120 to -290 odds. Oddsmakers believe its a foregone conclusion that aforementioned Norwich and 19th-placed Watford will be making a move to the Championship after the season.
FanDuel has Norwich listed at -6000 to be relegated and Watford at -1500 odds. Leeds is the lone other team that still has relegation in play, as the Peacocks are nine points clear of Burnley, though the Clarets have two games in hand. They’re listed at +1100 to be relegated.
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