Gamble on City to win title gathers pace

THE gamble on Manchester City to win the Premier League gathered pace on the eve of the season starting with a number of bookmakers cutting the title favourites justifying their tag as market leaders.

The last remaining best odds of 9-5 disappeared with 7-4 now the top City price and Coral spokesman John Hill said:“Premier League punters are quite unanimous on who they think will win the title this season as City are the team which have attracted the most bets by some distance.”

Betway clipped Arsenal hotshot Alexandre Lacazette from 12-1 to 10-1 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer, while the same firm make Ousmane Dembele 2-11 to transfer to Barcelona before the close of the summer transfer window.

Dembele refused to turn up for training with Borussia Dortmund and another player in demand is Tottenham’s Danny Rose following a hard-hitting interview where he criticised the club.

Rose is 1-2 with Hills to stay at Spurs and 3-1 to head to Manchester United.

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Getafe v Alaves

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Getafe's five home fixtures have all been against teams in the top seven after 11 games of the season but a clash with struggling Alaves should be far easier. Narrow defeats to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, along with victories over Real Sociedad (2-1) and Villarreal (4-0) suggest Getafe can inflict a tenth defeat in 12 league games on the shot-shy visitors.

 

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