Our team takes an in-depth look at the Premier League futures markets ahead of Matchweek 1 this weekend.
Will Manchester City claim another league title or is there a roughie within the midst that can stake its credentials as a genuine title chance?
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Manchester City will start the shortest price favourite for quite some time prior to a ball being kicked in the 2021 Premier League season.
The Citizens strengthened their squad with the signing of star England midfielder Jack Grealish and may even sign English striker Harry Kane by the time this transfer window closes.
Pep Guardiola will be licking his lips at what lies ahead for his team this season, but the price for City looks horrific unders given it had a lot of favours last year.
A team who had no favours last year was the 2019/20 champion Liverpool.
Captain and league champion Virgil Van Dijk will make his long awaited return from a serious knee injury which saw him miss the majority of last season.
Constant injuries to key players throughout the season scattered the hopes the Reds had of scoring back-to-back league titles, but they are clearly the biggest threat to City and look great value at the current price.
Manchester United also looks like a bet at the $9 being brandied about in the early futures market.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had his squad boosted by the imminent signing of gun French centre-half Raphael Varane.
His signing alone will bolster the United defence and could prove a major cog in United’s ability to win its first league trophy since 2012-13.
Chelsea has also boosted its credentials to win the league with the signing of gun Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku.
The European Champion is definitely a winning chance this season, but the current price looks to account for a Lukaku signing.
His goal-scoring form comes in Serie A which is a league where the style of football is completely different to that of the Premier League.
Liverpool to win at $6
Manchester United to win at $9