Each set of fans are open to laughing at the constantly changing attitudes of their rivals, when considering how high up the table they could eventually finish. The Premier League is practically over through the thundering attempt seen by Manchester City, but who finishes in those all-important three places below makes for an interesting fight up until May.
Not just a website that keeps an eye on the readily changing football odds, Footy Accumulators also maintain a page for the latest Premier League betting tips, where they offer predictions over who they expect to shine in England’s highest tier on a weekly basis.
It was hoped that The Gunners could return to their usual spot in the top four after suffering an uncharacteristic fifth place finish last season but a lot of their troubles have continued, now landing them at sixth, with a nine-point gap being the minimum before they can consider leapfrogging Chelsea.
The hype surrounding the simply sublime signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as the equally as intriguing acquisition of Henrikh Mkhitaryan when considering his faultless link-up play alongside the Gabonese striker in past years, is already a fair factor in Arsenal’s chances of showing more domination in the remaining games of the campaign.
In allowing Alexis Sanchez to leave, Arsene Wenger has rolled the dice on selling one of the league’s most talented players, with it potentially working in his favour through relinquishing a once damning black cloud over the Emirates.
The Gunners are likely to joust alongside all of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the top four. It’s not as horrendous a challenge as it looks on paper though, as Manchester United have arguably been tailing off from Jose Mourinho’s returning urge to play defensively ahead of all else, and Chelsea could be set to get back to winning ways but have had clear issues, with it being reportedly enough to see Antonio Conte’s job on the line if their slump continues.
Considering all those decisive variables, the bookmakers’ current odds for a top four finish are worth considering, with most of them providing a price of 14/1, which has them down as the largest priced side that they’ve included in the running. The gap between them and Chelsea now stands at seven points, with Conte’s men given odds of 4/5 to finish where they stand, and Tottenham Hotspur in fifth oddly enough gifted odds only as high as 1/3. Top place Manchester City are unsurprisingly out of contention through their sixteen-point lead over second place Manchester United, who are gifted odds of 1/8 to stay in the top four. Liverpool are second lowest price with odds of 1/7.