Saturday 29 April 2017

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

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.

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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