Leicester genuine title contenders after going two points clear at top of Premier League
Leicester City fans continue to live the dream after Saturday’s win over Stoke City elevated them two points clear of Manchester City.
The Foxes have to be taken seriously as Premier League title contenders, with a 3-0 victory against the Potters illustrating that they are continuing to get the job done, while it’s noticeable that their defending has improved compared to earlier in the campaign.
At the start of the season, the bookies were prepared to offer 5,000/1 that Leicester would win the 2015/16 Premier League title, although those odds have gradually tumbled and Paddy Power are now as short as 7/1 that the Midlands side pip their title rivals.
However, Ladbrokes take a dimmer view of Leicester’s chances and offer 9/1 about City claiming the title, although a top four tilt looks very feasible and Boylesports go 4/7 that they manage a top-four finish.
“We are top of the league and it is a huge achievement for this club,” said Danny Drinkwater, who scored his first goal in the Premier League.
“The points are proof we deserve to be there. If anyone doubts us still it is up to them – as long as we keep proving them wrong.
“There has not been much negative stuff around us this season, but the boys will talk about it if a team or whoever has been talking badly of us. Then we will be the first ones looking to put it right.”
Manchester City are the Premier League title favourites, with bet365 offering 5/4 about Manuel Pellegrini’s side claiming the spoils.
The return of Sergio Aguero has made a big impact, with the Argentine scoring twice to ensure City came away with a share of the spoils at Upton Park.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are out to 2/1 with BetVictor to win the title after Sunday’s defeat against Chelsea, with Diego Costa scoring the only goal of the game.
Tottenham are the other team who could feasibly win the title this season, with Spurs a 9/1 chance with Ladbrokes to claim the title.