Leicester City have been installed as joint favourites to claim the Premier League crown following their sensational 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes moved five points clear at the top of the table by beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side at the weekend and Leicester – who were rated as a 5000/1 chance with the odds compilers to take the title at the start of the season – can now be backed at just 19/10 (2.90) with NetBet to be crowned as champions.
Next up for the league leaders is a trip to north London where they will take on fellow joint favourites Arsenal.
The Gunners moved within five points of the Foxes with a comfortable 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon and those who fancy Wenger’s men to claim the Premier League crown should move quickly, for the 19/10 (2.90) quote offered up by NetBet for Arsenal to win the title is sure to contract should the north Londoners get the better of Leicester City in Sunday’s crunch clash at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, also find themselves within five points of the Premier League summit after claiming a hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford at White Hart Lane last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team are chalked up as a 5/1 (6.00) chance with NetBet to top the Premier League this term and, with Spurs having won six matches in succession in all competitions, there is no doubt that the price will attract some support from punters.
Tottenham go head-to-head with fourth-placed Manchester City this weekend and Pochettino’s men will be determined to heap yet more misery upon Pellegrini’s side.
City suffered a 4-1 thumping when the two teams met at White Hart Lane earlier in the campaign but, with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero in fine form, the men from Manchester will fancy their chances of bouncing back on home soil.
Pellegrini’s charges are a 13/4 (4.25) chance with NetBet to claim their third Premier League title in five years and that price, too, is likely to shorten considerably, should City see off Spurs on Sunday.
There is no doubt that Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes are in the driving seat, given that they hold a five point lead over their title rivals with just 13 matches to go, while Leicester have lost just two of their 25 league fixtures this term.
However, there are sure to be plenty of twists and turns between now and the conclusion of what has been a remarkable season in the top flight.