League Betting Odds and Tips
| The worlds richest and most watched
football league in the world, The Barclays Premier League, is entering
the final third of the 2014/15 campaign in what appears to be a two-horse race
for the coveted title.
While much attention will be on whether the
trophy will be paraded around the streets of south west London or the Etihad
Stadium come the 24th of May, it is the relegation battle that is shaping up to
be one of the most open in years, with the fight for survival expected to go
right down to the wire.
The Premier League remains the most popular
league on a global scale, highlighted by a television audience of close to 5
billion people, with 98% of matches available through more than 80 broadcasters
outside of the UK.
Talking in monetary terms, the Premier Leagues
global rights, come in at around £5.5 billion, with the Asian market
contributing around £2 billion.
Defending champions Manchester
City are expected to earn around £100 million this season from the
television rights, while some of the smaller clubs can expect to earn in the
region of £30-£50 million for the right to play in the
When you take that final statistic into account, one can
understand how important Premier League status has become in financial terms.
There is simply too much at stake for the bottom clubs, survival is the only
option and with only ten-points separating the bottom half of the table, the
battle at the bottom is set for another thrilling climax.
Time to have a
look at the peer-to-peer odds that
WBX will offer through their
live betting exchange, on the overall outcome of the 2014/15
Premier League season.
PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER
champions Manchester City and Jose Mourinhos Chelsea, appear to be the
only clubs in the running for the 2014/15 Premier League title, which is
clearly reflected in WBXs market leading odds, with Chelsea at
1.28 and Manchester City at
This doesnt mean to say that surprise
package Southampton, currently lying in fourth place at
320.0, Manchester United in third at
55.0 and Arsenal currently in fifth at
36.0 couldnt upset the odds with a late season surge.
After-all Liverpool racked up an impressive 41 points in the last third of the
2013/14 season, to finish in second place, two points behind eventual winners
Easier said than done when you to take into account
the, Suarez-Sturridge goal scoring exploits that saw Liverpools final
third run fuelled by an additional 48 goals, a scenario that is unlikely to be
repeated by the chasing pack this season.
Leaders Chelsea are currently
three-points better off than at the same stage last season and if they can
muster up another 33 points from their remaining games, (which is what they
achieved in the final third of last season), one wonders whether 85 points will
be sufficient considering City tallied 86 in last seasons winning
On the other hand, it may very well be enough if Manchester
City equals their final third points tally of 36 from last season, which
will leave them two points off the pace on 83.
If City is going to get
in a position of strength come the final three matches of the season, then one
expects the magnificent Sergio Aguero will have to take full responsibility
from a goal-scoring perspective.
Looking at the last five matches of the
season for Chelsea and City, Mourinhos team probably has the more
difficult finish of the two clubs.
Chelseas run-in includes
Arsenal (A), Crystal Palace (H), Liverpool (H), West Brom (A) and Sunderland
(H), while City takes on, Aston Villa (H), Tottenham (A), QPR (H), Swansea (A)
and Southampton (H).
Liverpool and Arsenal could very well be pushing
for Champions League football and will be targeting all the points they can get
their hands on over the final stretch, the outcome of these two fixtures
possibly deciding Chelseas fate. The other three fixtures will also give
Chelsea something to think about, with West Brom, Sunderland and QPR expected
to be scrapping for relegation which will unquestionably raise their intensity.
Much like Chelsea, City could face a Southampton and Spurs gunning for
Champions League football, and again three teams in Villa, QPR and Swansea that
could be fighting for survival.
Another supporting factor in
Chelseas title credentials worth pointing out, are statistics that show
John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic featuring in the top five defenders, Hazard
and Fabregas who occupy the top two spots in midfield and Diego Costa who tops
the table in front of goal, key players from back-to-front outperforming the
rest in the league.
Whatever the outcome, Chelsea do look well placed to
lift a fifth title and first since the 2009/10 season.
Chelsea to the title in the 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons and has since captured
a further two league titles in Italy with Inter Milan and one in Spain with
Real Madrid. It is tough to see the experienced Portuguese manager letting this
one slip, however laying against a late season slip up on
WBX might be worth a
With only 9-points separating Leicester
at the bottom and Everton in twelfth, it is anybodys guess as to who will
be in the Championship next season.
WBX shows Burnley at
1.48, Leicester at
1.72 and QPR at
1.65, as the most likely teams to lose their all-important
Premier League status.
West Brom at
5.6, Hull at
1.99, Aston Villa at
3.55 and Sunderland at
WBX, all avoided relegation last season by the skin of their
teeth and are expected to be involved in a dogfight once again. Looking at odds
to lay against teams involved in the relegation battle will open up some pretty
Diego Costa at
1.94 is well placed to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink, Didier Drogba (twice) and Nicolas Anelka, all former Chelsea
players to win the Premier Leagues Golden Boot.
Citys Sergio Aguero, at
2.78, manages to overhaul the Brazilian, then a knock-on
effect could very well be a second consecutive title for Manuel
Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez, has been
nothing short of sensational since his arrival from Barcelona at the start of
the season. His work-rate off the ball and devastating goal-scoring exploits
have been quite staggering and in a class of their own for much of the season.
Sanchez is at
13.5 to follow Thierry Henry (four) and Robin Van Persie, as
the only other Arsenal players to win the Golden Boot, a price definitely worth
looking at on
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