Manchester City cut to 4/7 for Premier League title success
Manchester City remain undefeated in this season's campaign
August 31st, 2015
Who can stop Manchester City as they sweep aside everyone before them this season? Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now just 4/7 to storm their way to the Premier League title following an opening four matches in which they have scored ten times without reply.
The Citizens continued their great start on Saturday afternoon with a routine 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Watford, Raheem Sterling scoring the opening goal two minutes into the second half and Fernandinho adding another for the hosts just nine minutes later to seal the points.
Jose Mourinho would have been confident of sealing his second win of the season at Stamford Bridge, however his 100th game in charge ended with Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace clinching maximum points thanks to a 2-1 win and as such, Chelsea sit eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City after the opening four games.
Indeed, it now seems as though the Blues have completely lost their grip on the Premier League title at this early stage of the season, a fact on which the bookies certainly agree. Bet365 go just 1/2 that the Premier League title goes to Manchester City whilst Arsenal, who sealed another three points thanks to a 2-1 win at St James’ Park, are 6/1 to claim the crown with the same firm.
Chelsea’s surprise defeat sees Mourinho cut to 8/1 to be the next top flight manager to be dismissed. Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat remains firm favourite at 11/4, although his price has lengthened following the Black Cats’ draw against Aston Villa at the weekend.