Premier League Odds: More Wagers On Leeds United To Finish In The Top Four Than Manchester United
Premier League – Top Four Finish Odds
Leeds United supporters are a loyal bunch, and that loyalty is regularly showcased in the betting markets. However, even with the huge odds disparity between Leeds United and their rivals, Manchester United, we didn’t expect the 2019/20 Championship winners to have accounted for more bets in the top four market this month.
Manchester United are the 3rd favorites in the betting market, and online US sportsbooks have Ole’s men at -200 to finish in the top four which implies a 66.7% chance of doing so. United finished third last season, someway behind the top two but their goals was always to finish in the top four. Since then they’ve strengthened their midfield by signing for Ajax start Donny van de Beek, and there’s no doubt the Red Devils will strengthen even further over the next few weeks.
Leeds United finally managed to gain promotion to the Premier League last season, Bielsa’s team ended up 10 points clear of West Brom who finished in second place. Leeds haven’t wasted time strengthening their squad, and have made marque singings in Rodrigo, Helder Costa and Robin Koch. Despite the odds suggesting there’s more chance Leeds are relegated than finish in the Premier League top four, they have proved a popular bet over the last few days.
Since the start of September, Leeds United have accounted for 5.6% of all bets placed in the Premier League Top Four Finish odds market, which makes them the seven most popular bet in the market, but more importantly has made them a more popular option than Manchester United. It’s close, but Man United have only accounted for 5.3% of bets in the same period. Leeds have also been more popular than, Leicester, Wolves and Southampton.
Given their success in the FA Community Shield it’s unsurprising to find Arsenal as the most popular bet in the top four betting market. They’re followed by Chelsea and Everton who have both been very active in the transfer market in the last week or so.