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.

Match in Focus

12:00 Sa 23Sep SSMI

Atl Madrid v Sevilla

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sevilla haven't conceded a league goal since the 35th minute of their opening game
Expert verdict
Sevilla have made the most of a soft sequence of early-season fixtures, winning their last four league games to nil, but bookmakers expect that fine run to end at Atletico Madrid's new stadium. However, Atleti limped to a 1-0 win over Malaga in their first game at their new home and it will surely be a less intimidating venue than their old fortress at the Vicente Calderon.

 

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