New Favorites to Take 23/24 EPL Top Four Place – September Update
A lot has changed after the first month of the English Premier League, as the top-four race is heating up, and the odds have been changing rapidly. Only two points are the difference between the top 4 teams right now in the EPL, and some of the preseason favorites are seriously struggling.
Pre-season Top-4 Odds: What Has Changed?
Nothing much has changed when it comes to Man City, Liverpool, and Arsenal finishing inside the top four. They are all big favorites to get it done, and their odds are so low. Manchester United came into this season as the fourth favorite to finish in the top-4, but the team hasn’t looked up to their potential, especially with the injuries they have gotten.
Chelsea and Newcastle were close behind Man United, but all of them are in the bottom half of the Premier League table. Instead, Tottenham are currently second in the EPL despite being the eighth favorite to finish in the top four before the season starts.
September 2023 Odds for Premier League Top-4 Finish
Here are the odds for which club will finish inside the top four without Man City, Liverpool, and Arsenal:
- Tottenham @ 3.0 (2/1)
- Newcastle @ 3.25 (9/4)
- Brighton @ 3.25 (9/4)
- Manchester United @ 3.80 (14/5)
- Chelsea @ 4.50 (7/2)
Tottenham Hotspur have had a surprising start to the season when everyone thought they would struggle without Kane. They are currently in second place, and if they keep their current form, then their chances are high. Newcastle United are one of the struggling teams so far, but their schedule was one of the toughest.
Brighton have already beaten Newcastle and Man United this season, so they will have good chances if they keep beating those direct opponents for the top 4. Manchester United have a lot of injuries and are unlikely to finish that high if they don’t bounce back from their bad form.
Chelsea’s chances were much better a month ago, as explained in our Premier League season predictions. They are also struggling with injuries and team chemistry, and that’s why they are in the bottom half of the table.