iBet: Long term Premier League betting
Long Term Premier League Markets
Aside from the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy tonight (which I don’t bet on), football wise this week it’s all about building up to a big night of World Cup qualification on Friday. That gives me a chance to take a breath and look at some of the long term Premier League markets. Our bet on Everton to win the Premier League without the Big Six at 11/4 is looking good (now 4/6). The best price you will get about Manchester City retaining their title is 6/4, with Manchester United 9/4, Chelsea 11/4 and Arsenal a best of 12/1 with Ladbrokes. Spreadex have pitched City’s season points tally at 81.5-83 (they totalled 89 last season). Despite propping up the table with only two points, QPR can still be backed at 5/2 for relegation, although Mark Hughes is the 5/4 favourite to be the next manager to leave his post (Stan James and BetVictor), with Southampton’s Nigel Atkins interesting at 100/30 with Coral. Robin Van Persie (5 goals) is 100/30 favourite with Paddy Power to win the Golden Boot, with Fernando Torres (4) 13/1, Sergio Aguero (2) 9/1 and Luis Suarez (5) and Carlos Tevez (3) available at 12/1. Demba Ba leads the charts with six goals, and is a best price of 25/1 with BetVictor, which could be value. I’ve backed Lukas Podolski (now 25-1) each way. Man City are 5/4 to be the top Premier League scorers again this season while Norwich, who are shipping goals for fun, can be backed at 5/2 with Stan James to have the worse defence this season.
Lionel Messi is just favourite at 10/11 to be Spanish La Liga top goalscorer, with Cristiano Ronaldo 11/10. Both have scored eight league goals already, as has Falcao from Atletico Madrid. He’s 10/1 but is being chased by some of the world’s biggest clubs and may move in the January transfer window.
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