We have just passed the halfway point in the Premier League season so now is a good time to take stock and assess how each team is doing in the table. Putting VAR aside, it has been another fantastic campaign so far.
Here is a look at three teams who have really excelled and should be backed with the bookmakers to end the season well.
It is absolutely no surprise to see Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp has put together an excellent team in Merseyside that has used coming agonisingly short of the title last season to become even stronger.
What has been so impressive about Liverpool is the manner of their dominance. They have won 19 of their opening 20 games and have yet to taste defeat.
Liverpool effectively have one hand on the trophy now as they are as short as 1/50 in the English Premier League betting with Paddy Power. They are, though, a much more backable price in the Champions League at 4/1, where they also have a great chance of defending their trophy.
Sheffield United were many people’s bankers to be relegated from the Premier League this season. The Blades were expected to struggle after being promoted from the Championship in the 2018/19 campaign.
The bookmakers made Sheffield United odds-on to go down before a ball was kicked in August and the Yorkshire club have made a mockery of those odds.
The Blades are eighth in the latest table, two points behind Manchester United, who are in fifth place. They have had excellent wins over Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace, while they have also held Chelsea and United in high-scoring draws.
Chris Wilder’s side are where they are on merit. They are available at 4/6 to finish in the top half of the table at the end of the season, which is a great bet as they are one of the most consistent teams outside of the top four.
Given what they achieved on their return to the Premier League last season – qualifying for the Europa League – it was always going to be difficult for Wolverhampton Wanderers to match what they achieved. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are doing just that though.
Wolves are seventh in the table, just six points behind fourth place Chelsea who are very much in their reach. The Midlands-based club have reached the last 32 of the Europa League and will face Espanyol in the next round of that competition. They are available at 12/1 in the outright market where they are seen as strong challengers for the trophy.
As long as fixtures don’t pile up too much for them over the next few months, Wolves can set their sights on their highest league finish in a number of years. They are 20/1 to end the season in the top four which is worth a punt, while if you are looking for a safer bet, take them at 23/10 to finish in the top six.
Hopefully, the Premier League season ends exactly as you want it to but one thing is for sure, it will be full of drama and excitement.