It has taken just one weekend for the Premier League title odds to shift significantly, Manchester City’s comfortable triumph at West Brom meaning they now take over as favourites at 15/8 with Skybet at the expense of champions Chelsea (2/1, Winner.com), who only managed a home draw against Swansea.
Those prices are likely to move again on Sunday given that the two teams face-off at the Etihad Stadium and again it’s City that are again considered jollies, this time at 23/20 via Betfred while Jose Mourinho’s troops are 14/5 (BetVictor) to strike an early blow in the race for top spot.
Inevitably, Stan James’s 5/2 about it finishing all square will attract cash and indeed Mourinho would probably settle for a point so there’s also set to be money for bet365’s 7/2 marked against a score draw.
If there is to be a winner, the hosts would appear to be the most likely candidates in light of the pair’s respective results last time out but the Blues know how to grind out results and they’re more than capable of returning from Eastlands with a share of the spoils.
Subsequently, a case can be made for a 1-1 scoreline at 13/2 courtesy of BetVictor, especially as that was the result in both of last season’s meetings between the two, and it’s 5/6 (888Sport) for the two teams to find the net.
Man City and Chelsea to draw 1-1 – 13/2 (BetVictor)