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Evaluating the early 2021-22 Premier League Title Odds

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Less than a quarter of the way into the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, teams are tightly jostling for position at the top end of the table. Form at this early stage of the season can often be difficult to judge, which makes comparing the outright winner odds at bookmakers all the more interesting.

This is why visiting SBO can make all the difference, as they have produced an extensive online guide listing the best betting sites available, no matter which country or international region you hail from. All the most important factors are taken into account, such as which sites offer the most competitive odds, which bookmakers are top of the league for mobile betting, along with where the best promotions and bonus offers can be found.

During the course of the season, fans will undoubtedly be keeping a keen eye on all the live Premier League action, therefore SBO has dedicated pages covering the competition itself, plus tips and advice on locating betting sites with the best bet builders and bet editing options. Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at the always popular outright betting markets, comparing odds for the leading EPL contenders midway through October 2021.

Manchester City

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As reigning 2020-21 Premier League champions, the side managed by Pep Guardiola were always going to be favourites heading into the new campaign. Their £100 million capture of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa set the summer transfer window ablaze, yet the club was unable to land any of their other top targets, missing out on Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

City lost their opening encounter of the 2021-22 season away against Tottenham Hotspur, although they have produced steady form to keep themselves within the top four. The Citizens will undoubtedly be there or there abouts, although they offer little value for outright bettors, priced at low 1.91 odds with the majority of leading bookmakers, including 888 Sport and bet365.

Chelsea

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Since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel in January 2021, Chelsea have improved significantly. They finished as runners-up in the FA Cup final and went on a spectacular continental run, reaching an all-English Champions League final, beating the hot favourites Manchester City to lift the iconic trophy. Some believe that had the German coach arrived sooner, the Blues might even have seriously challenged City for the Premier League title.

Adding the £97.5 million capture of Romelu Lukaku to an already potent attacking force, indicates that Chelsea will not be underestimated as genuine Premier League challengers this season. As early leaders in mid-October, the Blues are certainly living up to expectations, best priced as 3.75 contenders at betway and 10bet. However, they were held 1-1 at Liverpool and beaten 1-0 at home against Man City, raising some doubts whenever they face main rivals.

Liverpool

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After what proved to be a phenomenal 2019-20 run to the Premier League title, their first topflight championship since 1989-90, Liverpool were unable to defend their crown and largely disappointed throughout the subsequent 2020-21 campaign. Losing star defender Virgil van Dijk for most of the season didn’t help, although now the towering Dutchman has returned to action, the Reds have recovered their colossal talisman at the back.

Jurgen Klopp certainly had high expectations heading into the 2021-22 campaign, despite limited transfer spending with just the £36 million arrival of Ibrahima Konate, another centre-back to shore up defensive options. After the first seven games of the season, Liverpool also remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and the top scorers with 17 goals. The Reds look firm outright options and solid value, priced at 5.50 with Unibet and Mansion Bet.

Manchester United

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Not since the legendary tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson have Manchester United lifted the title, although there seems to be a growing impetus about the team under his former pupil, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils have steadily improved under the Norwegian coach, while the return of Cristiano Ronaldo was regarded as a massive coup in the summer, accompanied by forward Jadon Sancho for £73 million and centre-back Raphael Varane for £34 million.

Those signings clearly show that Manchester United mean business this season, marking their ambitions to be genuine Premier League challengers once again. That said, doubts do remain about whether Solskjaer is the right man to guide the Red Devils to the title, amidst mixed early form. Nevertheless, they do offer great value in the outright markets, with highest odds at 21.00 for the title with Mansion Bet and 10Bet.

Surprise Contenders?

Despite making an awful start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, losing their opening three games, Arsenal appear to have recovered well and are making a charge for the top four. The side led by Mikel Arteta could offer good speculative value at 151.00 odds with Betfair. Speaking of taking a punt on outsiders, following a great opening run that has nestled Everton within the top six, the Toffees at 251.00 at Paddypower and Skybet could be worth a look.