An early look at the bookmakers’ favourites to win the 2024/25 Premier League title

By on July 8, 2024

The summer is here and while many top players have been competing at the European championships, clubs have been formalising their plans ahead of the 2024/25 season. It’s sure to be a busy few weeks ahead as managers reshuffle their squads to try and wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City.

For the second consecutive campaign, Arsenal pushed City close last season but Pep Guardiola’s men got over the line to win their fourth consecutive title. The Gunners will be desperate to go one better next season but the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Newcastle United will all be hoping to improve and mount serious title charges.

Let’s take a closer look at who are the bookmakers favourites to compete for the Premier League title in 2024/25.

Man City 11/10

If we look at the sports betting markets, it’s no surprise to see that Man City the 11/10 front-runners to retain the title once again. Guardiola has built a formidable side at the Etihad Stadium and they just know how to get the job done. With Erling Haaland banging in the goals, Kevin De Bruyne the chief creator and Rodri anchoring midfield, it’s going to be difficult for anyone to stop City in 2024/25.

Arsenal 15/8

Runners-up for the past two years, Arsenal are currently the bookmakers second favourites for the title at odds of 15/8. Mikel Arteta has done remarkably well to turn things around at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners finished 8th in his first season in charge, but Arteta has overhauled the squad and finished just two points behind City last year. If Arsenal can add one or two more top class players to their squad, they might just be able to wrestle the title away from City.

Liverpool 7/1

After spending years going head-to-head with Man City, Liverpool have fallen away in the past two years. Jurgen Klopp has also left and been replaced by Arne Slot, so it’s going to be interesting to see how he gets on in his first season in England. The Reds still have an experienced squad packed with quality, but Slot will need time to reshape the team to his liking. Nevertheless, Liverpool are still the 7/1 third favourites to win the title next season.

Chelsea 20/1

After a disastrous start to the 2023/24 campaign, Chelsea finished well and ended up finishing 6th – just three points behind Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino was perhaps unfortunate to lose his job but new boss Enzo Maresca will be backed in the transfer market this summer and Chelsea should be a serious force once again next season. The title is probably beyond them, as odds of 20/1 suggest, but the Blues should be in the mix for the top four next year.

Tottenham 33/1

Ange Postecoglou enjoyed a solid first year in the Premier League having taken over at Tottenham last summer. Spurs lead the way early on but fell away in the second part of the season and had to settle for 5th. The Aussie’s gung-ho style of football will need to be tempered if Tottenham are to be a serious contender for the title, and the bookmakers think so as well with Spurs priced as the 33/1 fifth-favourites.

Man Utd 25/1

Man Utd endured a tough 2023/24 campaign and it was a miracle Erik ten Hag survived after guiding the club to a disastrous eighth-place finish. A shock win over Man City in the FA Cup final saved the Dutchman his job, but the pressure will be on ten Hag to improve their league form this season. United need to overhaul their squad so there is a lot of work to do before they can be considered serious title challengers. Man Utd are currently priced at 25/1 to win the title, but those odds will shorten if they can sign a few top players this summer and start the new season well.

So, looking at the odds, bookmakers believe it will be a two-horse race for the 2024/25 Premier League title with Arsenal once again Man City’s closest competition. Liverpool could join them to make it a three-horse race but it’s a long way back to the chasing pack with Chelsea, Spurs and United all at least 20/1.