Man City odds-on favourites in 2020/21 Premier League winner betting

Will Man City earn the Premier League back from Liverpool next season?

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Liverpool finally ended 30 title-less top-flight years as the Reds lifted the Premier League trophy without kicking a ball.

Chelsea did them a favour by beating Manchester City in midweek, to confirm the inevitable, that this season’s trophy was indeed going to Anfield.

Can the Reds deliver as well next season?

So the dust will now settle on all that. Liverpool can take things easy and watch those behind them scrap it out for final positions in the league table.

But what about next season. Will Jurgen Klopp’s men be able to pull off a title defence?

Well the odds on that happening have been released and the Reds at 7/4 at Betfair to win the 2020/21 Premier League* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020).

Premier League 2020/21 winner odds at Betfair*

Man City 5/6
Liverpool 7/4
Chelsea 10/1
Man Utd 14/1
Tottenham 50/1
Arsenal 80/1
Leicester 80/1
250/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020)

Reds are second-favourites only

But that is not in the position as favourites, because Manchester City are in at 5/6* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020).

Liverpool cruised to this season’s Premier League title. They got the job done with seven games to spare, only losing once all term up until this point.

It has been nothing short of a stroll in the park for them and they have raised the bar significantly. But will they be the ones to beat when the 2020/21 season kicks off?

Man City’s European non-adventure

A key to the odds in Premier League 2020/21 betting could be all down to the fate of Manchester City in Europe. As it stands, they are barred from the UEFA Champions League for a couple of seasons.

If that holds up against their appeal, then what that will naturally mean is a lighter workload than Liverpool.

That can often be a huge factor in domestic title races as top players remain fresher for longer deep into the season.

Another question here is will it be Pep Guardiola’s last season in charge at the Etihad too?

If so, that could galvanise a big response out of them after having been fairly below their usual standards this season.

Chelsea to come into the frame?

Worth a note are Chelsea from a current 10/1 position* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020).

Sure, that’s a hefty lump of a price, but Frank Lampard’s Blues are the third favourite in the 2020/21 Premier League winner betting. Some bookies have them out at 18/1 if you shop around.

Even through the financial difficulties that the Covid-19 pandemic has delivered to clubs, Chelsea have been bold with their transfer policies.

They have secured the services of RB Leipzig hotshot Timo Werner, who Liverpool was interested in.

They have also got exciting winger Hakim Ziyech arriving from Ajax as well, to add to Christian Pulisic who joined in January.

While those are in the bag, the Blues have also been linked with Jadon Sancho, Alex Telles and Ben Chilwell during the off-season.

So under Frank Lampard, they are assembling a very good young squad. Will it be enough to push for a league title?

Others in the picture

Manchester United are a distant 14/1 quote to put together a title challenge* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020).

It would take a massive leap up from them as they are currently only scrapping to try and muscle their way into a top-five finish in this season.

The overall quality of their squad will not likely muster up a lot of confidence from backers that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will lead them to the title.

Once the season ends all those rumours about Paul Pogba moving away will get fired up and the Reds don’t look to be in a big-spending mood.

Such is the state of play at the moment that the other two in the so-called Premier League Big Six are monstrous outsiders.

Spurs are currently 50/1 with their north London rivals Arsenal out at 80/1, the current same price as Leicester* (betting odds taken from Betfair at 21:37 GMT on Sunday, June 28th 2020).