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.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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