The 2018/19 title race was an all-timer, as Liverpool and Manchester City pushed one another all the way to the final day, with City holding their nerve throughout the closing stages to win the league by a single point.
History may just be repeating itself in the Premier League in 2021/22, as the league's two powerhouses are again engaged in an incredible race. For the second time in four seasons, City and Liverpool's fight will be decided on the final day, with the defending champions of England a point up on the Reds after 37 matches.
Let's find out what the books think of the race between Liverpool and City with the latest look at Premier League odds.
English Premier League odds
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks, are current within a five-minute delay. Compare Premier League odds before betting to ensure you get the best number. Analysis below may not match live odds.
Favorite to win the Premier League
Manchester City (-700)
City were gifted a path to the title on May 7, when Liverpool dropped points in a draw against Spurs at Anfield. However, Liverpool haven't done so since, while City returned the favor over the weekend as they drew with West Ham. As a result, the title will be decided on the final day with Man City a point ahead of Liverpool and holding a superior goal difference.
It may be 2022 but Liverpool need Steven Gerrard to come to their rescue yet again. The legendary former captain will lead his Aston Villa against Man City on the final day, while Liverpool will face Wolves. With City holding a six-goal edge in GD, finishing level on points won't be enough — to wrestle the title back, the Reds need to jump City.
Past English Premier League champions
Last season, Manchester City clinched their third Premier League title in four seasons. Here are the previous Premier League Champions over the last 10 years:
|2020-21||Manchester City||Manchester United|
|2017-18||Manchester City||Manchester United|
|2012-13||Manchester United||Manchester City|
|2011-12||Manchester City||Manchester United|
Understanding EPL betting odds
EPL futures odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason due to player transfers and injuries. Once the season begins, title odds will change as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt or suspended. Sportsbooks will also adjust EPL odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.
EPL futures odds will usually look like this:
- Manchester United +350
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $350 if Manchester City wins the EPL Championship. If it's close to the end of the competition, or a club has been particularly dominant, you might see them with a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds.
- Liverpool -500
This means that you would need to bet $500 to win just $100 on a Liverpool championship.
Above we have posted the American odds for EPL. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
Premier League Odds FAQs
Manchester City cruised to the title a year ago, winning the league by 12 points.
Under its current construction, Manchester United have won nearly three times more than the next closest team, at 13. Expanding it to include the previous structure, Man United still hold the most first division titles at 20.
Since its new formation in 1992, the Premier League has seen seven different winners.