Blackpool are the favourites for the Premier League title

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They were expected to prop up the Premier League table, but Blackpool’s incredible first season in the Premier League puts them in with a chance of winning it.

The Premier League handicap betting gave Blackpool a 51-point advantage at the start of the season, and if you add that to their current 28-point total, the Tangerines are on 79 points.

Manchester United were given a +2 handicap at the start of the season taking their current total to 56, 23 points behind Blackpool, and that is why Man Utd are 25/1 to win the Premier League and Blackpool 5/4 in the Premier League handicap betting.

The Premier League handicap betting offers punters the chance to back clubs that aren’t involved in other betting markets, and new customers to Ladbrokes.com can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.

Sunderland are Blackpool’s nearest contenders in the betting market at 7/2, and they have a +36 handicap taking their total to 73.

Blackpool’s recent dip in form – they have lost their last five games – suggests that Blackpool’s run has come to a standstill, and while it would be a fairytale ending if Ian Holloway’s side were to win the league, punters should look to Sunderland or Arsenal.

Arsenal were given a +10 point lead at the start of the season, and in seasons where they’ve finished second or better in the Premier League since 2000, they’ve average 83 points.

With a 10-point handicap, Arsenal will be around the 90-point mark come the end of the season, leaving Blackpool likely to need 12 points or more to top the handicap table.

Arsenal look a great bet at 4/1 in the Premier League handicap betting and punters should look to Arsene Wenger’s side to make them a strong return.

A £25 stake on Arsenal winning the Premier League handicap would return £125. New customers can sign up here for a free Premier League bet worth £25.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.