We are now well into the 2020/21 Premier League season and there have been some huge results already! We are bringing you the latest odds, from Paddy Power, on who will be crowned champions in May 2021.
Last season was a walk in the park for Liverpool, the finished champions on 99 points, 18 ahead of Man City. This season though, the blue side of Manchester will be hoping they can bridge that gap and regain the Premier Leauge trophy from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The title was pretty much over by Christmas. Liverpool were 13 points clear at the top and unbeaten. It took until the 29th February for Liverpool to lose their first game, when they went away to Watford.
The 2020/21 Premier League will hopefully be a closer affair this season. All of the big sides spent a lot of money in the transfer window and some huge names have joined the Premier League to make it even stronger!
Man City – 1/2
Just a month a go, City were priced at over 2/1 and now they are the outright favourites at 1/2. Peps side are in great form of late having won their last five games. A lot of this is down to their defence. They have found a new partnering in Stones and Dias who have conceded just one goal in ten games. In the Premier League, usually, the best defence wins the league and City certainly have that at the moment.
Manchester City went into this season with lots of experience on how to win the Premier League. Guardiola is an experienced manager in terms of league winnings teams and this will have a huge impact. They have two titles in the last three seasons, unlike Liverpool who won their first last season!
The club brought in Spanish forward Torres from Valencia, Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ruben Dias from Benfica. Torres was signed as a replacement for Sane, whilst Ake and Dias came in to add to City’s weak defence. On top of this City has a good squad with depth and plenty of cover for multiple positions should any player get injured. City look set for a good year and will definitely be up there, if not top, come May.
Pep’s side didn’t start the season well but it is now all coming together. The only issue they have is a lack of an out and out goal scorer. Aguero has been injured and Jesus hasn’t been on top form. They can still win the league without, it may just not be by four or five goals each week like we are used to.
Liverpool – 7/2
Klopp and his team were full of confidence going into this season after having won their first Premier League last year. 99 points saw them absolutely storm to their first title, which was wrapped up with six games to go.
They have a very good starting eleven but it is back up players where they are lacking. They have multiple players in midfield, but it’s their defence and attack that doesn’t have a great deal of back up. Liverpool made three signings in the summer. Tsmiskas came in as cover at left-back, Thiago was their big summer signing from Bayern who will strengthen them and Jota was the surprise signing from Wolves.
Liverpool didn’t get off to the best start though defending their title. They lost Van Dijk and Gomez to big season-long injuries and have dropped points in five out of 12 games already. Liverpool need to sign a centre back in January so that either Fabinho or Henderson can return to midfield. At 7/2, it’s a very interesting price for a side who are by no means out of this title race and still have the quality to go on and retain the title.
Manchester United – 7/1
Solskjaer seems to have helped turn United around since his rocky start at the club. It went well for him at the start and then after that form dipped again. However, since then United have picked up and managed to finish third in the Premier League last season.
The transfer window this summer wasn’t their best as they missed out of some big targets. Van De Beek, Telles and Cavani all joined the club but it was Jadon Sancho and a new centre half that Solskjaer really wanted. His side has had some rocky performances and their captain Maguire hasn’t hit the ground running this season.
However, they somehow find themselves top of the Premier League at the moment. No one expected United to mount a title charge this season, but their away form has seen them right up there. If they want to really challenge for the title though, they need to start picking up points against the big sides. They have just three points from five games against the ‘Top Six’, which is something that won’t win you a Premier League title.
Spurs – 20/1
Tottenham went through huge change last season after a poor start under Pochettino. This meant the end of the Argentine’s manager at Spurs and they brought in Jose Mourinho. The season carried on being up and down but eventually, Mourinho got some consistency and they finished sixth in the league.
There is no doubting the ability that Spurs have in their squad and they have only increased this by bringing in Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Doherty, Reguillon and Gareth Bale. These are all players who will help the squad in different ways. Spurs also managed to keep hold of their most influential players in Kane, Dele and Son, who on their day can be unplayable.
Keeping Kane fit for a full season is key. He has started the season really well along with Son and for this reason, Spurs are top of the table. Mourinho is getting some really big results already this season and if they can turn up against the lesser sides then there’s no reason they can’t mount a serious title challenge.