The Premier League season began with few surprises, as last term’s top five clubs all won and newcomers Cardiff and Fulham were both beaten. Champions Manchester City survived a few second half alarms, mainly caused by Ederson’s wayward passing, as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Unai Emery’s Arsenal at the Emirates, while earlier on Sunday Liverpool swatted aside West Ham at Anfield.
The manner of the Reds’ 4-0 win, featuring yet another goal for Mohamed Salah and two for Sadio Mane, persuaded most bookmakers to shorten Liverpool’s title odds, with most firms clearly expecting a two-way fight between last season’s two most dynamic teams.
City remain the favourites to be the first back-to-back champions in a decade at 8/13* across the board, with Liverpool now in to a best price of 7/2* with Ladbrokes and William Hill. All of the other runners are priced in double figures, beginning with Manchester United and Chelsea, who are each available at 14/1*.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|