Manchester City Favored But Tottenham Most Popular Bet to Win EPL Trophy

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  • The Tottenham Hotspur are the most popular bet to win the 2022 EPL title with 23% of the bets and 32% of the total betting handle at +1200 odds.
  • Manchester City is still the odds on favorite to win at -145 odds and they rank second in betting handle with 23%.
  • 2022 Community Shield winner Liverpool is the third most popular bet with 15% of the bets and 15% of the money.

Liverpool took the first silverware of the season when it defeated Manchester City 3-1 last weekend to win the 2022 Community Shield. Manchester City is still the minus-money odds-on favorite to win the 2022 English Premier League title. However, neither the Reds nor the Citizens are the most heavily-bet team to win the English top flight.

Tottenham Most Popular Bet

Despite taking the loss, Manchester CIty’s odds only took a minor hit and they are still the minus money betting favorites to win the Premier League trophy. City entered last weekend’s match with -150 odds to win the EPL title. Despite losing to the Reds, Manchester City is still the -145 odd-on favorite to win it all this season with Liverpool chasing them at +245.

Manchester City, however, isn’t the most popular bet to win the Premier League trophy. With 23% of the total betting handle, the Citizens rank only second behind the Tottenham Hotspur who have 32% of the total money wagered. The Hotspur are also the most popular bet as far as betting tickets are concerned with 24%. Arsenal has the second-most bets at 19% while Liverpool is third in both tickets and handle at 15% in both departments.

Tottenham opened with a +2800 odds to win the EPL title with striker Harry Kane spending much of last year complaining about his team’s ability to challenge for a title. However, after bringing in six quality players including Ivan Perisic and Richarlison during the transfer window, the Hotspur are now listed at +1200, or third behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

Arsenal in a Good Mood Entering the Season

Meanwhile, Arsenal enters the season in a good mood after defeating Sevilla 6-0 in the Emirates Cup, going undefeated in preseason, and Gabriel Jesus recording a hat trick in their first game at the Emirates. The Gunners opened with +4000 odds and are now down to +3300 in the latest BetMGM odds board. Aside from having the second-most betting slips at 12%, Arenal is 5th in betting handle with 9.8%.

One spot ahead of Arsenal on the EPL odds boards is Chelsea who is currently listed at +1600 odds. The Blues are 4th in tickets with 12.3% and handle at 10.6% but join Chelsea and Tottenham as the only teams with double-digit percentage in both betting tickets and total money wagered. Title favorite Manchester City lags in tickets and is just 5th with 7.6% of the total bets.

The other teams receiving a share of the betting pie are Manchester United at +2000 which has 6.2% of the betting tickets and 3.6% of the betting handle. Newcastle which has drifted from +6600 to +15000 owns 3.1% of the bets and 1.9% of the handle. Aston Villa which has improved to +25000 from +4000 has 2.5% of the tickets and 0.7% of the money.

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