By News Team
18th November 2020
What a 2020/21 Premier League season it’s been so far.
There have been plenty of goals and excitement as we close in on the first quarter of the campaign.
Whether you’re backing a team for the title or relegation this season, we have a wide range of Premier League outright markets, and have taken a look at who’s in the running for some of the key ones.
Premier League Winner Odds
It’s been quite the start to the season, with the race for the title after eight games arguably the most open it’s been for a long time. Just three points separate first spot to sixth, with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester top of the pile on 18 points, one clear of Spurs and Liverpool, following three straight wins and with Jamie Vardy continuing to fire home the goals.
The early leaders are currently 25/1 for a repeat of their 2016 triumph – fifth favourites – though perhaps more realistically, it’s Manchester City who lead the way in the betting at 11/8. After an inconsistent start by their usual standards, they sit 10th with just three wins from seven games, with this reflected by the fact that their odds have drifted slightly from earlier on in the season.
Reigning champions Liverpool are next in the betting at 7/4, with their odds having shorted a little since earlier in the campaign – that despite a season that has so far seen them sit on the wrong end of a 7-2 hounding by Aston Villa and lose their entire first-choice defensive line-up to injury. There’s sure to be plenty more twists and turns yet in this title race, with Chelsea (15/2) and Spurs (8/1) rounding off the early favourites.
Top Goalscorer in the Premier League 2020
If you thought the title race had got off to a flier, then the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot is even more perfectly poised at this early stage of the season. Not one, not two, not three, but four players currently share the lead at the top with an impressive eight goals each – Jamie Vardy, Son Heung-Min, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mohamed Salah, with Vardy netting his haul in seven games compared to the other trio’s eight.
Having won the award twice in the last three seasons, it’s Liverpool forward Salah who sits at the top of the betting and is currently priced at 7/2. Sitting alongside him at the same price, however, is another man yet to be mentioned: Harry Kane. While Kane has scored one goal less than the aforementioned quartet from his eight Spurs appearances, he’s also assisted a further eight to take his goal involvement tally up to a remarkable 15. Following behind those two in the betting are last year’s winner Vardy (6/1) and Everton striker Calvert-Lewin (7/1).
Premier League Relegation 2020
While it’s been pretty open at the top end of the table, down the bottom there’s four teams that at this early stage already seem destined to be set for a long season. West Brom, Burnley and Sheffield United make up the bottom three and are also still without a win so far in what has been a poor opening to the campaign for the respective clubs.
You can add to that list 17th placed Fulham, who, while having picked up one victory so far this season, have also looked for the most part like a team set for a relegation battle. Despite currently sitting outside of the drop zone, Scott Parker’s team are the favourites to go down at 3/10. Next in line are West Brom at 4/11, with Sheffield United (5/6) and Burnley (Evens) following closely behind.