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Premier League title odds: City favourites to retain crown

| 25.07.2021

Defending champions Manchester City face Tottenham on the opening day of the new season on August 14 and we’re taking a look at the Premier League title odds.

City start their campaign as 4/6 hot favourites to retain their title but runners-up Manchester United are just fourth in the betting at 7/1.

The Red Devils get under way with a tasty home fixture against old foes Leeds, so let’s take a look at some of the key matches and Premier League title odds for next season.

City favourites to retain title

Manchester City won their third title in four seasons with three games to spare and eventually finished 12 points clear of arch rivals United.

The first Manchester derby will take place at Old Trafford on November 6, two weeks after United host Liverpool.

Liverpool were not certain of finishing in the top four until the final day of the season but defeat for Chelsea at Aston Villa meant the Reds came third.

Mo Saleh Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s men will start their season against Championship winners Norwich and are 9/2 to wrest the title back from City’s grasp.

The first Merseyside derby takes place on November 30 at Goodison Park, with the return scheduled for April 23.

Chelsea ended the season on a high by winning the Champions League for the second time in 10 years after Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game against Manchester City in the Porto final.

The Blues have made giant strides since replacing Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel, who steered the club from ninth to fourth and also led them to the FA Cup final.

Tough start for Blues

The west Londoners welcome managerless Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge on the opening day but face Arsenal and Liverpool in the following two fixtures.

Chelsea are available at 5/1 in the Premier League title odds to finish top of the pile for the sixth time in 16 seasons.

Of the outsiders, Leicester begin their season at West Ham as they look to erase the memory of missing out on the top four on the final day of the season for a second successive year.

The Foxes are available at 33/1 to repeat their miraculous 2015-16 title-winning campaign while managerless Tottenham, who finished seventh last season, can be backed at 40/1.

Spurs and Arsenal fans will have already pencilled September 25 and January 15 in their diaries for the north London derby.

Arsenal ended eighth in the table last season and are 66/1 to finish ahead of the pack but they have an interesting start at Premier League newcomers Brentford, who are 1,000/1 to win the title like Norwich and Watford.

The Hornets take on Aston Villa at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the campaign.

View the latest Premier League title odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner