With Jurgen Klopp’s side maintaining their unbeaten ways through 10 matches, they are undoubtedly making strides to be among the best of the best in Premier League right now and their intense pace isn’t going unnoticed across the football betting exchange. But are they the best bet to win it all?
It’s early days yet and there’s a lot of football to be played, both domestically and internationally that is sure to take its toll over the course of the season. Jurgen Klopp’s side is off to a great start by snapping up 28 points out of a possible 30 as it chases a first Premier League title since 1990, and, one has to consider, if there ever was a manger likely to end the drought and pull off the long-awaited feat, the German is that manager.
Underscoring Liverpool’s chances are favourable odds. Bookmakers quote Liverpool on the shortest odds in outright win markets to lift the coveted Premier League title by season end, anywhere from 10/11 to 4/5. Meanwhile, two-time defending champions Manchester City emerge as a close second-best bet at around EVEN money. Manchester City is currently second in the table with 22 points out of a possible 30.
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It’s evident that the market is tipped as a two-horse race between Liverpool and Manchester City at the moment. Football markets are fluid though and bookmakers react to whatever the status quo might be from matchday to matchday, but, if things fall to plan and according to widely held expectations, then Jurgen Klopp’s stiffest competition is going to be from familiar foe Pep Guardiola this season.
The pair of managers are familiar foes having locked horns previously in Bundesliga and Champions League (to name a few) before each respectively crossed the Channel to ply his wares in England’s top-flight.
The Catalan’s mandate was clear from the beginning of his tenure in 2016: to elevate Manchester City into the world’s football elite. Since taking over, Guardiola has led Manchester City to back-to-back domestic titles, improving the clubs’ tally to four titles in seven years. A third straight title would certainly further underscore their pre-eminence in England’s top-flight.
This season, Liverpool burst out of the gates in stellar fashion. They are riding high atop the Premier League table behind a 9-1-0 record, a run of form that was topped up this weekend with a pivotal win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Three crucial points that have Liverpool pulling six points ahead of Manchester City in the standings and restoring the status quo that emerged following matchday 8 when Pepe Guardiola’s side succumbed to a second defeat in domestic action.
The way the Premier League betting market is tipped it’s a bit of nose-hair-splitting situation between the tandem, essentially reflecting what transpired last season with Guardiola’s side reigning supreme over the Premier League by the narrowest of margins over Klopp’s inspired Reds.
Two years in which Guardiola has guided the Citizens to the Premier League title, they’ve recorded the highest points totals in English football history as well. Putting a metaphorical exclamation point on their emerging dominance in domestic action.
Last season, Guardiola’s Citizens denied Klopp’s Reds bragging rights in England’s top flight as they held off Liverpool by a point in the table to clinch the title. They won out down the stretch, winning seven on the trot to finish atop the standings.
Then again, Klopp brought Liverpool one of the most coveted prizes in football, if not the ultimate trophy – the European Cup. Ho Hum. Bet Guardiola would love to see his grinning reflection mirrored in the gleaming surface of the Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens (UEFA Champions League Cup) again. It’s been a long time since he has.