Premier League Odds: Ranking the Four Most Likely Winners
For anyone who is unfamiliar with European soccer, the English Premier League is the world's, top-flight soccer league. There are 20 teams in the Premier League and each team plays 38 matches in the season that runs from August to May. The Premier League rankings often switch among the top four throughout the season but we have the latest rankings here after two months.
Since being formed in 1992, a total of 49 clubs have competed in the Premier League. Manchester City is the reigning Premier League 2020-2021 winner. The year before, Liverpool F.C. was crowned champions of the Premier League in 2019-2020. Each of them are in the top four of our Premier League rankings but where do they land?
Since its formation in 1992, only seven clubs have won Premier League titles. The champions include Arsenal (3), Chelsea (5), Manchester United (13), Manchester City (4), Liverpool (1), Blackburn Rovers (1), and Leicester City (1). The Premier League rankings typically feature these clubs.
Manchester City has won the English Premier League title in three out of the last four seasons. They currently are the favorites to defend their trophy and sit on top of the Premier League rankings. Two months into the season we take a look at the latest Premier League rankings.
Premier League Winner Odds 2021-2022
Premier League Winner Rankings
1. Manchester City (+150)
The defending champions currently are ranked number one according to the latest odds. Although they sit third on the table (standings) behind Chelsea and Liverpool oddsmakers know the champions aren't losing any ground. Off to a slow start because of all the players they had returning late to action from the busy summer of Euros and the Copa America Championships. They signed Jack Grealish this summer with the possibility of bringing in a striker in the next winter transfer window. They missed on Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane but they remain atop of the rankings nonetheless. The Man City defense was dominant a year ago as they kept an insane amount of clean sheets. So far they have allowed just three goals, tied for the least in Premier League to start the season. The biggest win for City came at Chelsea just two weeks ago. It was a 1-0 victory and Manchester City proved they are still the team to beat.
2. Chelsea (+350)
Coming second on our list is Chelsea. The Blues are currently sitting on top of the Premier League table. They are tied with Manchester City also allowing just three goals to this point. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has done an amazing job since he arrived in January. Chelsea was one of the best teams in the Premier League in the second half of last season, as they won the Champions League and reached the FA Cup final. They defeated the current number one in our rankings Man City in the aforementioned Champions League finals. Defensively and at the midfield they are well-organized, Jorghino and N’Golo Kante are machines in Tuchels formation. They also signed Belgian striker and last season's Serie A top goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea now has an elite finisher around the goal to pair with the likes of Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Hakeem Ziyech, and Timo Werner. You can easily argue Chelsea is currently the most organized club in the world at the moment. One of their most impressive performances this season didn't come from a win it came from a draw against Liverpool. On the road, before halftime, Chelsea was red-carded because of a handball. They managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw while down a man exhibiting the extreme organization of the team.
3. Liverpool (+450)
The most recent champions other than Manchester City, Liverpool have come out strong to start the season. Liverpool currently is second on the table behind Chelsea. Manager, Jurgen Klopp has added in Ibrahima Konate to help with their defensive woes and the returns of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez coming back has been a massive boost. They have scored the most goals (17) and have had three draws, two coming against their toughest opponents, Chelsea and Manchester City. The ability of Liverpool's attack to get shots on goal has been great so far and the defense is coming back into form as it was back in 2019. Will they ever reach that same height of domination is yet to be determined though as they didn't defeat City or Chelsea.
4. Manchester United (+2000)
Manchester United has won the Premier League more than anyone else, having been crowned champions 13 times. United made a huge statement this summer bringing back superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester City dropped out of the running for Ronaldo and United swapped and convinced the Portuguese superstar to return to the club he played with 12 years ago. Man U sits fourth on the table and in our rankings. They have had an interesting start to the season but are now hampered by injuries. Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane will miss some time and that will certainly affect its defense in the coming weeks. The trio of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, and Ronaldo is flat-out lethal but they have had some issues in chemistry as a whole. They can be contenders if it all comes together and the injuries don't continue to mount up.