Premier League top four odds: Leicester and Chelsea drift as Man Utd and Wolves are cut

Premier League top four odds: Leicester and Chelsea drift as Man Utd and Wolves are cut

Nuno Espirito Santo's men are the big market movers as the race for the top four is shaken up again.

The race for the top four took a seismic turn following last night’s Premier League fixtures, with both current occupiers of the Champions League spots, Leicester and Chelsea, both dropping points.

An uptick in form from both Manchester United and Wolves post-Project Restart has seen both sides odds cut dramatically, with the former now odds-on.

But who are the favourites to finish in the top four? Oddschecker has taken a look at the market, ahead of the run-in.

Alongside Liverpool clinching the league, Man City have all but confirmed their spot in second place and are 1/1000 to finish in the top four this year.

That leaves two hotly contested spots for arguably six sides, with Manchester United now the biggest favourite (apart from Liverpool and City).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stunning form has seen them cut from 7/4 into 1/2 in the space of a week, and now have a 67% of Champions League football next season.

Chelsea’s shock defeat to West Ham last night has sent their odds drifting, but they still remain 8/15 odds-on favourites to finish in the top four.

Leicester, who were a whopping 1/7 for top four before starting back, are now 11/8 odds-against in the race for the UCL.

Wolves are the biggest market movers, with scintillating form forcing bookies to cut odds from 8/1 all the way into 3/1.

On the periphery of the betting, North London sides Tottenham and Arsenal can be found at 40/1 and 150/1 respectively.

Leading football stats site, WhoScored.com, revealed that only Liverpool have lost fewer matches than Wolves (6), who were ten points back on third pre-lockdown and are now just three.

United are their highest-rated team in the Premier League since Bruno Fernandes' debut.

Wolves have kept seven clean sheets in eight matches since the start of February, which is unsurprisingly the most in the Premier League in that time.

Manchester United are second for clean sheets in that time, with six - incidentally, the first game in that run of eight was the 0-0 between the two sides.

Both teams have conceded just two goals in total in that eight-game spell.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: "We have a titanic battle for the top four on our hands, and Manchester United's momentum has seen them leapfrog into the driving seat.

"Chelsea's defeat at West Ham, coupled with Leicester's recent woes, has opened the door for United and Wolves, setting up a grandstand finish to the season."

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