Saturday 1 October 2016

What odds of another first-time Premier League champion next season?

Published 03/05/2016 | 11:56

Leicester upset the odds with their Premier League triumph
Leicester upset the odds with their Premier League triumph

Leicester famously began last season as 5000/1 outsiders to win the Premier League title.

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The Foxes' remarkable success will give hope to all those other teams for whom dreams of a first Premier League crown suddenly do not seem so fanciful.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the odds of another first-time winner next season.

Tottenham: Surely the most likely of those teams never to have won the Premier League to break their duck after pushing Leicester close - 7/1

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp has made a real difference to the mood at Anfield and the Reds could well challenge - 10/1

West Ham: Still pushing for a Champions League place this season after an impressive campaign under Slaven Bilic - 80/1

Southampton: Another creditable season from the Saints under Ronald Koeman - 100/1

Everton: Underwhelming this season but certainly have the players to do much better next season - 150/1

Stoke: Set for a top-10 finish and boast some standout talents - 300/1

Crystal Palace: Have fallen away in the league but have shown their quality with a run to the FA Cup final - 500/1

Burnley: Sean Dyche's side are back after clinching promotion with victory over QPR on Monday - 1000/1

Swansea: Finishing safely in midtable after flirting with relegation. Likely to have a new manager - 1000/1

Bournemouth: An impressive showing from Eddie Howe's team in their debut season in the Premier League - 1000/1

Watford: Quique Sanchez Flores' men have overachieved but the ambitious Hornets could well appoint a new manager - 1000/1

West Brom: Steady but unspectacular from Tony Pulis' men this season - 1000/1

And the odds on Leicester retaining their title? Not surprisingly rather shorter at 40/1.

(Odds from Paddy Power)

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