Premier League Betting: West Ham single figures for relegation, City odds-on for title

Slaven Bilic is not enjoying a great start to the season
Slaven Bilic is not enjoying a great start to the season

There were just a handful of games but a shedload of goals in the Premier League today. Joe Dyer rounds up the action and the betting implications...

"The defeat leaves Slaven Bilic's side one place above the relegation zone after five Premier League games. With the club suffering major teeting troubles settling into their new ground and the defence in disarray the season has the potential to develop into a tricky one."

West Ham's tricky start continues after Baggies go on rampage


West Brom are regularly the shortest price in the under 2.5 goals list and even with leaky West Ham in town punters were not predicting a goalfest at The Hawthorns today.

But a goalfest is exactly what they got with the home team a scarcely believable 3-0 up at the break, and four ahead just 10 minutes into the second half. New signing Nacer Chadli was on the scoresheet twice.

The visitors recovered a bit of face with a quick-fire double via Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini to make it 4-2, but the goals ended there meaning the Hammers have lost by that same ridiculous scoreline in consecutive matches now. Correct Score backers who took a chance on the 4-2 home win were matched at a high of 170.0169/1

The defeat leaves Slaven Bilic's side one place above the relegation zone after five Premier League games. With the club suffering major teeting troubles settling into their new ground and the defence in disarray the season has the potential to develop into a tricky one. The Hammers have gone into single figures in Betfair's Relegation market, trading at 8.415/2 at the end of the 3pm kick-offs.


City make it win no.5 and are comfortable title favourites

Manchester City won by a four goal margin last time they entertained Bournemouth and they repeated the dose as Pep Guardiola's side continued their fine start to the campaign with a 4-0 defeat of the south coast side.

City are now odds-on to win the title at 1.748/11 with all five Premier League games won so far, 15 goals scored and just four conceded.

Liverpool are considered nearest title challengers following their impressive win at Chelsea in the Friday night match. Goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson took Jurgen Klopp's side to a deserved defeat of the Blues. At 8.27/1 Liverpool head up the challengers to City in Betfair's title betting with Manchester United 9.28/1 and Chelsea 11.2.


And, as expected, Arsenal and Leicester pick up wins...

Following a poor start to the season Arsenal are into the top four for the first time after defeating Hull today. Arsene Wenger's side have now won three Premier League games on the bounce to wipe clean memories of .

Alexis Sanchez
was both hero and villain, the Chilean scored a brace but saw a penalty saved. A 79th minute spot kick despatched by the in-form Robert Snodgrass gave the 10-man home side an unexpected route back into the match, but late goals from the Gunners killed the match. Indeed Arsenal's fourth, scored by Granit Xhaka, came so late that in-play backers of Over 4.5 were rewarded at a high of 2.01/1

The Gunners are 16.015/1 to put it all together into a Premier League-winning season.

Last season's title winners Leicester were another side that struggled in the early weeks of the campaign but a 3-0 Champions League win in midweek helped to shrug off last weekend's heavy defeat at Anfield and the Foxes were 3-0 winners again, with Burnley beaten for the third time in five top-flight games. Islam Slimani, Leicester's club record signing, struck a brace in the win.

Burnley are odds-on to suffer another top-flight relegation.

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