With this week’s announcement that Premier League soccer will return to action without fans in attendance on June 17, oddsmakers have begun to adjust prices accordingly.
One of the team’s that has seen their odds shorten as a result of the announcement is Tottenham, as their odds to finish top four in the league have gone from +1600 to +1200 at William Hill.
That’s a shift in implied probability from 5.9% to 7.7%.
Spurs currently sit eighth in the table with 41 points through 29 games. Chelsea is holding onto fourth with 48 points through 29 games with 7 points separating the two.
A major factor in the recent shortening of odds is the expected return of Harry Kane. Kane had surgery to repair an injured hamstring early in the year and had missed extended time because of it. Fortunately for Tottenham, the time off has given Kane the time needed to fully recover from the injury, and he should be good to go when play resumes.
Kane’s return has also impacted the top goal scorer market as his odds have drastically shortened to score the most goals in the league.
Kane was +20000 in most UK markets to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer. Now, UK bookmaker SkyBet has shortened his odds to +1800.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy currently leads the league with 19 goals. Kane has 11 goals on the year.