Football By Joe Crilly

Leicester Third Best Backed Side For The Premier League…And BEST BACKED For The Drop!!!!

Claudio Ranieri has suggested that his side should be 6000/1 to win the Premier League this season a longer price than they were at the start of last season – in fact they are just 25/1 with William Hill. They have been backed by 8.5% of all people who have bet on the Premier League winners market and are the third best backed side in the book behind Manchester United (15.1% of all wagers on the market) and Liverpool (8.8%).

“Mr Ranieri has tried to play down the likelihood of Leicester following up their stunning Premier League win of last season with a successful title defence this upcoming season, yet our punters are backing them to get the job done for a second season in a row,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Interestingly, however, Leicester have been the single best backed side to be relegated from the Premier League this season. 41.1% of all wagers in the relegation book have been for Leicester.

“Even after their fantastic season last time out, Leicester are a shorter price for the drop than they are to win the title,” said William hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Our punters are filling their boots on the Foxes to go down this season with 41% of them backing them. The next best backed side are Bournemouth with 10% of all bets.”

Premier League winner: 9/4 Manchester City; 10/3 Manchester United; 6/1 Arsenal; 6/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Liverpool; 9/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Leicester; 66/1 West Ham; 100/1 Everton; 100/1 Southampton; 500/1 BAR

Premier League relegation: 5/6 Hull; 10/11 Burnley;; 5/4 Middlesbrough; 2/1 Watford; 2/1 West Brom; 11/4 Bournemouth; 11/4 Sunderland; 4/1 Swansea; 11/2 Crystal Palace; 10/1 BAR