Manchester City made it three in a row last season. Can they make it four? Let’s check out the Premier League winner odds for this season.
It was English Premier League glory once again for Manchester City last season. They ended up finishing five points clear of their nearest rivals, Arsenal, in what was a fairly straightforward season towards the end.
The victory was secured with two games still to play, following Arsenal’s defeat to Nottingham Forest, which made it mathematically impossible for the Sky Blues to be caught.
The season saw a significant contribution from Erling Haaland, whose acquisition was viewed by many as a guarantee of City’s triumph.
Despite a strong start with goals pouring in, City’s season was not without its challenges.
They started conceding goals at an alarming rate early in the season. Plus they racked up an unusual number of losses and draws, including a 2-1 loss to Brentford, which could have ruined their chances at the League title.
However, a tactical adjustment by Pep Guardiola marked a turning point in the season and put them back into contention.
It also helped that the pressure at the top did not sit well with Arsenal, who crumbled in the face of City’s challenge.
Both teams are in a similar position this time around. But can City hold on to the title or will it finally be prised from their hands by either Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspurs?
2023-24 Premier League Winner Odds
Manchester City – 4/6
They may not have had the best start and are currently being bested by Spurs and Arsenal but Manchester City are still favourites with the bookies to win the Premier League.
Sure, it’s early in the season, and anything can happen but with Haaland firing on all cylinders, unless their rivals can pull a rabbit out of the hat, it could be City’s again.
Arsenal – 4/1
They absolutely bottled it last season. All they had to do was hold their nerve and the title was theirs. But it was not to be.
This time around they have come out fighting and have already beaten City, taking three valuable points with it.
So can Mikel Arteta’s players step up and win their first title in twenty years?
They were only five points adrift last season so the gap isn’t so big that they can’t overcome it.
Liverpool – 11/2
The dominance of Liverpool has taken a bit of a blow in the last few seasons. Finishing fifth in 2022-23 means they missed out on automatic Champions League qualification which would have been a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp.
But they remain undeterred and expectations are high at Anfield especially with their new midfield line-up.
In fact, their four biggest signings ahead of this season were all midfielders – Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo.
Between them they cost a hefty €172 million between them but is it enough for Liverpool to climb up the table and take back the title?
Tottenham – 10/1
Always the bridesmaid but never the bride. Tottenham have spent years knocking on the door of the Premier League title and even Harry kane couldn’t get them over the line.
But with Kane gone and a new manager, things are looking better than ever for Spurs. They currently sit at the top of the table and are, so far, unbeaten.
This is the best start to a Premier League campaign in years and a damn site better than their 8th place finish last season.
New signings in attacking midfielder James Maddison and centre-back Micky van de Ven have already started reaping dividends.
So at this rate is it still all to play for and Spurs, just might make across the finish line as the Premier League winners.
Newcastle United – 40/1
Newcastle United’s prospects for the 2023-2024 Premier League season look promising.
The club’s new ownership has invested significantly in the squad, with notable signings like Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood adding depth.
Moreover, Newcastle’s management, under Eddie Howe’s leadership, has been praised for its strategic approach towards on-field tactics, all of which could see them seriously challenge this season.
All that said, Newcastle United are more likely to finish around fifth position which could still potentially offer a place in the Champions League due to the new format.
Brighton – 66/1
Brighton & Hove Albion’s chances in the Premier League for the 2023-24 season seem to be a topic of discussion among football enthusiasts and analysts.
Brighton had a commendable performance in the 2022-23 season, finishing in a club-record 6th place, which was a significant improvement from their 9th, 16th, 15th, and 17th place finishes in the preceding seasons respectively.
Additionally, they secured a spot in the Europa League, which all bodes well for the club.
They’ve signed some impressive players including Joao Pedro, James Milner, Mahmoud Dahoud, Bart Verbruggen, and Igor all of whom will strengthen the squad.
They finished 6th last season so can they improve on that in 2023-24? So far so good, they’re hanging in there and might just be the team to cause a bit of an upset.
Manchester United – 80/1
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The once great Manchester United are now a staggering 80/1 to win the league, just eight games in.
So where has it all gone wrong? yes, the club is plagued by injuries but fans could be forgiven that with a squad of more than 30 players, there would still be enough cover.
Throw in new signings like Rasmus Højlund and Mason Mount (costing a whopping €140 million between them) and you’d expect some return.
But so far so not good for the Red Devils as they languish mid-table with four wins and four loses from eight games.
Ten Haag has a lot to deal with but fans are fed up. If United can turn it around and find their way back into the top four, all may be forgiven but until then…
And The Rest
Given how the Premier League has started, it is almost impossible to imagine any team, outside of those mentioned above, being able to take the title from Manchester City.
Sure, Aston Villa and West Ham have kicked off their campaigns in style but as the season moves on, things will only get increasingly more difficult.
But football is fickle and anything can happen on the day. A couple of extra surprise wins and they could be whizzing up the table in no time.