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Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal look most likely top three

| 26.03.2012

There are now realistically six permutations as to how the Premier League top three will finish this season and it is hard not to believe that the final standings will not replicate the current order.

It is 11/10 that Manchester United win a 13th Premier League title this season, with Manchester City having to settle for second and Arsenal holding off fellow Londoners Tottenham and Chelsea in third.

Many punters will still believe that Manchester City can overhaul their neighbours, given that they are currently only a point adrift and still have a home game against them to come on April 30th.

Manchester City are 100 per cent at home this season in the top flight and their success over Chelsea was their 20th in succession at Eastlands, a new Premier League record.

However, there is still just over a month until this crunch clash and in this time there are reasons to believe that Manchester City may slip further off the pace.

Manchester United have not only been in this position before on numerous occasions, but are certainly the form team at present, winning eight of their last nine in the league, including all of their last five.

Meanwhile, their upcoming fixture list is far easier than that of Manchester City, as three of their next four games are against opposition battling relegation.

Furthermore, their trip to Eastlands is their only remaining game against a team positioned in the top seven of the league standings and they have more fixtures left at Old Trafford than on the road.

Manchester City still have to travel to both Arsenal and Newcastle and have only won two of their last eight Premier League away games.

It is 7/2 that Manchester City do win a first Premier League title, with Manchester United taking second and Arsenal taking third.

For punters believing Tottenham will still finish third, 3/1 is the price they chase home Manchester United and Manchester City in that order, while it is 6/1 they come third with the top two flipped.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.