Can Leicester City lift the Premier League title? The bookies certainly think so
Leicester are now favourites to lift the Premier League title following their weekend win against Manchester City
February 8th, 2016
This is turning into one of the most surprising Premier League seasons ever. Reigning champions Chelsea have been utterly dismal and look destined to finish the campaign in the bottom half of the table. Manchester United have been dull as dishwater and remain far short of a Champions League berth, while Leicester City continue to shock by putting Manchester City to the sword at the Etihad in their latest outing and opening up a five point gap between themselves and the chasing pack at the top of the Premier League table.
It’s hard to imagine who would have backed Leicester City to lift the Premier League title, that is apart from some optimistic Foxes fans. With Bet365 going 5000/1 for such an outcome, it wasn’t going to happen, was it?
Well move on a few months and with the middle of February fast approaching, Leicester are now favourites to go all the way this season and grab their first ever Premier League title, Sky Bet going as low as 7/4 that the title goes to the King Power Stadium in May.
Indeed, many pundits were claiming that whoever won at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon would go on and win the Premier League. Well Leicester City won and with relative ease, putting three into the home net before Manchester City pulled one back.
Indeed, the hosts had previously lost just three times at the Etihad since the start of the season across all competitions and the Foxes will head into their next match against Arsenal brimming with confidence.
The Gunners’ 2-0 win at Bournemouth leaves them not far behind Leicester in the Premier League winner market with Ladbrokes going 15/8 that the crown heads to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal currently sit third in the league table with just goal difference separating them from local rivals Spurs (5/1) in second position.
Premier League outright winner – Best Odds
Man City 7/2
Man Utd 40/1