MANCHESTER CITY are favourites to win a third Premier League title in a row next season as the 2019/20 fixtures are released.
Pep Guardiola’s side won the first English domestic treble ever last season as they secured the title, FA Cup and League Cup.
And Manchester City kick off their title defence with a trip to West Ham in August.
Their first big test comes later that month as Champions League conquerers Tottenham visit the Etihad.
League contenders Liverpool await in November – and their European success has sparked claims Jurgen Klopp’s side could clinch silverware next season.
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But Guardiola has been backed to lead his side to three consecutive league wins for the first time since rivals Manchester United did it 10 years ago,
According to Betfair, City are 4/6 odds-on favourites to win their third title in a row.
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Their nearest competition is Liverpool, who finished just one point behind the champions in a final-day thriller last season.
The Champions League winners have been put at 12/5 to get their hands on a first top-flight title for 30 years.
The latest title odds comes as:
- Guardiola is planning a sabbatical
- City face a battle with United for a £62million star
- Eden Hazard was sent a 14-word verdict by Guardiola
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But the rest of last season’s top six face a challenge.
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “The countdown to the new Premier League season is well underway and following today’s announcement of fixtures we now have an idea of how things could potentially play out.
“For fans of Spurs (14/1), Chelsea (20/1), Manchester United (20/1) and Arsenal (30/1) it isn’t pleasant reading.
“The teams will have to pull off an against the odds story if they they want to be crowned Champions.”
At the other end of the table, the promoted sides are also facing bad news.
Sheffield United are favourites to drop straight back down at 4/6, according to Betfair.
And Championships winners Norwich are second on the list at 10/11.
While Aston Villa, who beat Derby 2-1 in the play-off last month, have been put at 6/4.
Last season’s survivors who have been put most likely to drop are Burnley (15/8), Brighton (2/1) and Newcastle (4/1).
Premier League Winner 2019/20
Manchester City – 4/6
Liverpool – 12/5
Tottenham – 14/1
Chelsea – 20/1
Manchester United – 20/1
Arsenal – 30/1
Wolves – 150/1
Everton – 150/1
Newcastle – 175/1
Leicester – 225/1
West Ham – 325/1
Sheff Utd – 500/1
Aston Villa – 500/1
Southampton – 500/1
Norwich – 500/1
Watford – 500/1
Brighton – 500/1
Crystal Palace – 500/1
Burnley – 500/1
Sheffield United – 4/6
Norwich – 10/11
Aston Villa – 6/4
Burnley – 15/8
Brighton – 2/1
Newcastle – 4/1