60% of all bets in the last 24 hours have backed them…
Punters are backing a Leicester City-style title win for massive underdogs Aston Villa, prompting bookies to cut odds on Dean Smith’s side.
Villa are the most backed to win the title since last night
Just weeks ago, on October 3rd, Aston Villa were a whopping 1,000/1 to win the Premier League this season.
However, with Villa the only team with a 100%-win record, the side are now just 66/1 to win the league title.
In fact, some bookies are going one step even further, cutting odds into as short as 33/1 that John McGinn, Ross Barkley and co lift the league trophy.
That’s due to the heavy percentage of bets placed on the Villians, with 60% of all title race bets in the last 24 hours all backing Villa.
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Man City have been cut back into odds-on favourites
There’s been movement elsewhere in the market following Virgil van Dijk’s injury, with Man City subsequently shortening into 19/20 odds-on favourites.
Liverpool have slid out quite substantially in the market, from favourites to 11/4 second-favourites without their captain and starting centre back.
Tottenham are also big market movers, despite dropping points to West Ham, cut from 50/1 pre-season into just 14/1 third favourites this campaign.
Leading football stats site, WhoScored.com, revealed that Villa have now amassed over a third of their points from last season (35) in their first 4 matches.
It’s also the first time they’ve started a season with four consecutive wins since way back in 1930.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Despite escaping relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, Aston Villa are suddenly finding themselves on a rampage.
"The summer transfer business conducted at Villa Park has been exceptional - leading to a marked defensive improvement - and if they continue performing as they've done thus far, those dreams of Premier League glory may start becoming just a little more vivid.
“Dean Smith’s side now find themselves shorter with some bookmakers to win the league (33/1) than to be relegated (35/1) – in an unbelievable turn of events.”
Premier League winner 2020/21
- Man City – 19/20
- Liverpool – 11/3
- Tottenham – 14/1
- Everton – 22/1
- Chelsea – 25/1
- Manchester United – 33/1
- Arsenal – 33/1
- Aston Villa – 66/1
- Leicester – 100/1