Premier League Season Debut Leaves Bookies ReelingPublished October 11, 2015 by Florin P
English football giants struggle in a Premier League debut littered with surprises
The best English teams have strengthened their starting formation during the season break, hoping to challenge Chelsea for the lead. The fact that the reigning champions are struggling in the second half of the tables is the result of a sudden and unexpected meltdown, rather than stiff opposition.
With the interest for the Premier League being tremendous among English football fans, bet365 Sports, Winner Sports, 888 Sport and other bookmakers saw an influx of punter activity. English football fans are known for their commitment, which quite often extends to backing their favorites, even when they start with a second chance. There were plenty of major upsets so far, so high odds paid well over these rounds.
The City of Manchester Reigns Supreme
Football fans from Manchester always had at least one reason to be happy, as either United or City made a bid at the title. 7 match days into the Premier League season, these teams are virtually tied for the lead, with Manchester United one point ahead. The Red Devils lost a single match so far and that was also the only game in which they allowed two goals, otherwise their defensive was outstanding.
Manchester City came out firing on all cylinders and after winning five games in a row, something took a turn for the worse and the team started to concede plenty of goals. Their misery extended in the Champions League, but following the narrow margin victory over M’Gladbach, morale has been restored.
London Teams Stay Within Striking Distance
As mentioned above, Chelsea disappointed its fans so far, but Mourinho’s side is not to be underestimated and can always make an impressive comeback. Meanwhile, Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal stay within striking distance of the leaders, while the two teams from Liverpool are not far behind.
Everton and Liverpool will square off this weekend in a Premier League classic and the winner will have a decent chance at leapfrogging five opponents.