Almost half of all bets have gone on the Reds to end their 28-year drought next season.
The inevitable was finally confirmed yesterday as Man City were crowned champions, although slightly surprisingly it was West Brom’s victory against Man Utd at Old Trafford that confirmed silverware for Pep Guardiola’s side.
With the title done and dusted for this season, thoughts have already turned to 2018/19 and bookmakers have immediately installed City at odds-on to become the first team to retain their title since Manchester United in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Man Utd are third in the market and in terms of favouritism, with 14% of punters having some money on at a best price of 6/1.
Finally, Burnley are attracting love, with some people no doubt thinking of the Leicester fairytale of two years ago. The odds are ten times shorter for the Clarets than they were for the Foxes that fateful campaign, with 500/1 the best price you will get for lightning to strike twice. 12% of punters have gone for it, a bigger percentage than Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs!
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “It’s been a fantastic campaign for Pep Guardiola’s City, but if the gap can be closed by the rest it could well be Liverpool that does it. No team wants a Premier League title more badly and we’ve seen in the Champions League particularly how good they are. Having City’s number three times this season, it could be one heck of a title race next season.”