Arsenal two points behind Leicester City after Monday night win against Manchester City
Arsenal are hot favourites to win the 2015/16 Premier League title after beating Manchester City on Monday night, with Arsene Wenger’s team holding a four-point advantage over Manuel Pellegrini’s team.
Paddy Power offer 11/10 about the Gunners claiming a first title in twelve years, with bet365 quoting even money and Ladbrokes going even shorter at odds of 5/6, with the latter clearly thinking that Arsenal are now the team to beat.
There is plenty to like about the Gunners despite the absence of Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck. In addition, Alexis Sanchez has been in and out of the team, with the Chilean struggling with injury.
Even so, Leicester City sit top of the Premier League after seventeen games played, with the Foxes now a best price 11/1 with bet365 to enjoy an unbelievable title success.
Claudio Ranieri’s team head to Anfield on Boxing Day and the bookies are happy to go 11/4 about the Midlands side despite their excellent away form which has seen them win six and draw three of their nine games on the road.
Paddy Power think they are strongest contenders at 11/4, with one bookmaker having already stumped up a small fortune after a punter backed Leicester to be top at Christmas at odds of 1000/1.
As for Manchester City, surely they will come again and Paddy Power offer 2/1 that Pellegrini’s side overhaul Arsenal at the top of the table, although they were slow to get going at the Emirates and only shone in the final twenty minutes of the game.
There does appear to be just three teams in contention, with Manchester United an 18/1 chance (Ladbrokes) to win the title, while Sky Bet make Tottenham Hotspur a 20/1 poke.