Premier League revisited – what has changed after three games?

The first three games of the Premier League have been played, with some clubs happier than others with their start. For instance, Arsenal will view their opening three matches as a disappointment, while Manchester United and their fans couldn’t be happier at the start that they have made.

With the transfer window coming to a close and the international break taking place, now seems like a great time to take stock and assess how things have changed in Premier League betting.

Form

Manchester United’s amazing start has seen their odds shorten and understandably so. They have swept aside all the teams in-front of them thus far and show no signs of stopping. The likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have hit the ground running and Zlatan’s return has caused most fans of the Red Devils to get giddy with excitement.

They are now second favorites, at 9/4 with Ladbrokes and it’s hard to overlook their chances. With all the excitement at United’s amazing start, it is easy to forget that Manchester City are still unbeaten. They struggled to beat Everton in a 1-1 draw, but asides from that game they have looked incredibly impressive.

Jesus is hitting form and with the likes of David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, it would take a fool to write this side off. Pep knows how to get the best out the teams he manages and it isn’t a far stretch to believe that he may guide City to the title. They are currently hot favorites at 7/5 with Ladbrokes.

Man City v Liverpool Ladbrokes odds
Fig.: Ladbrokes odds Man City v Liverpool

Chelsea’s league start has been somewhat underwhelming and the current champions are not too fancied by the bookies to repeat the trick. They are priced at 11/2 to win the title again, but we wouldn’t be throwing too much money on a side that looked so heartless against Burnley.

They have also lost one of their best players in Diego Costa – he just doesn’t want any part of anything Antonio Conte has to offer. On the other hand, they did succeed where Man City failed; getting a win against Everton, so it might be a bad idea to write them off this early.

The North London sides haven’t given us too much to be hopeful of, with Arsenal’s struggling more so than their near neighbors. The Arsene Wenger situation needs to be sorted out as soon as possible; they no longer trust or believe in the manager. In regards to Tottenham, they do seem like a team that is struggling to get motivated and other sides will love playing in Wembley.

Liverpool, like City, have been going about their business in a quiet fashion. Klopp et all look excellent thus far and the fashion in which they have swept Arsenal aside should be a cause for great hope.

Betting tips

We are going for Liverpool; they have the players, with Mane and Salah proving to be world class players and Emre Can really growing into his role as a leader. They have the manager – Jurgen Klopp knows how to surprise the world and win leagues when he isn’t expected to. They also have the odds – they are priced at 3/1 with Ladbrokes to win the title and it’s a great bet. 

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