Man City favourites to retain Premier League title

Defending champions Manchester City are the favourites to retain their Premier League title on the eve of the start of the 2019-20 season.

Pep Guardiola’s side picked up an incredible 98 points last season but only pipped Liverpool to the title by a single point.

The Citizens have made a few defensive signings over the summer, including holding midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid, right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus and left-back Angelino from PSV Eindhoven. It is worth noting that they have not signed a single centre-back though, despite Vincent Kompany leaving, and neither John Stones nor Nicolas Otamendi looking too secure over the past couple of seasons.

The best price you can find on Manchester City to win the 2019-20 Premier League is 1.50 with Betfair.

Many punters will prefer the price on second favourites Liverpool, who have odds of 4.20 with Betfair ahead of Friday night’s season opener at home to newly-promoted Norwich City.

Jurgen Klopp has been surprisingly quiet during the summer transfer window, but does have Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from injury, whilst Divock Origi came good at the end of last season. The German coach must be happy with last season’s squad heading into the new campaign. And after winning the Champions League, who could blame him?