Arsenal and Leicester title favourites heading in to big weekend
Arsenal and Leicester find themselves the favourites with the bookmakers as the Premier League season approaches a potentially defining weekend of action.
After Leicester beat Manchester City 1-3 away in a simply stunning result, they went six points clear at the top of the table which is some achievement given many bookies had them as favourites for relegation at the start of the season and a staggering 5,000-1 to win the league. Claudio Ranieri's men are now a best priced 5/2 with Ladbrokes to go on and complete what would be one of the most unlikely title victories in English football history. The likes of BetVictor and Skybet see them as favourites offering them at 7/4 and 15/8 respectively.
Arsenal closed the gap on the Foxes to five points the following day with their 0-2 win at Bournemouth and the pair meet at the Emirates on Sunday in what could be a pivotal game in the title race. Not since 2004 and the year of the Invincible's have Arsenal lifted the Premier League trophy and as has been said on many occasions, this season has presented a great opportunity for the Gunners. BetVictor and Coral both have Arsenal at a best price of 9/4.
Sunday also sees a meeting the other two sides currently occupying the Premier League's top four. Manchester City host Tottenham at the Etihad and it will be interesting to see just how City respond after their humbling by the Foxes. That defeat saw odds on City winning the league drift, where for so much of the season many considered them the team to beat. Manuel Pellegrini's side now can be found at best price 7/2 with both BetVictor and Paddy Power.
Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side have won many admirers this season and currently find themselves second in the league. Bet365 have them at 5/1 to claim a first Premier League crown and with just three defeats all season in the league, that certainly seems a favourable price. The former Southampton boss has moulded a really good, young side together and with Harry Kane firing in the goals, who knows where they could finish.