With the first part of the season almost over as we head into the Christmas period fixtures, we take a look at the odds for a top four finish in the Premier League.
With Tottenham flying high at the top of the Premier League table with just one defeat in 11, Jose Mourinho’s side are 1/3 to finish in the top four at the end of the season.
With Harry Kane and Son Heung-min forming one of the most exciting partnerships in the campaign, Tottenham are looking likely to finish the year in their best form for a long time, with the latter currently second on the top goal scorers list so far this season with 10.
Sitting in second spot, current champions Liverpool can be found at 1/12 with Paddy Power or 1/14 elsewhere on acebettingsites.co.uk to finish inside the top four, which looks to be the safest bet on this list.
The titleholders have struggled with injuries and positive coronavirus cases so far this season, with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara all affected by the latter.
Virgil van Dijk suffered a season-ending injury after damaging ligaments in the early stages of the Merseyside derby on October 17, while Joe Gomez underwent surgery to correct the knee injury that he suffered in England training.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side have continued with their strong performances, with Diogo Jota a stand-out player for the Reds.
With the same odds, six-time champions Manchester City are six points behind league leaders Tottenham but are likely to finish top four according to the bookies.
The Etihad Stadium side haven’t failed to make the top four since the 2009/10 season.
Chelsea, who have been backed by Klopp as Premier League title favourites, have also had a fine start to the season recording six wins, four draws and one loss, and can be found at 1/4 to finish in the top four with Paddy Power, or 4/11 with William Hill.
2015/16 champions Leicester City, who finished fifth in the 19/20 season just four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, are a huge 4/1 to finish inside the top four by the end of the current campaign (or 9/2 with William Hill!).
Brendan Rodgers’ side currently sit fourth in the Premier League table with seven wins and four losses and look to be a good price.
Manchester United can be found at 7/5 and 11/8 to finish inside the top four, with a Champions League spot a must for the Old Trafford side to have a somewhat successful season.
Everton, who enjoyed a quick spell at the top, are 12/1 to finish in the top four, but have quickly slipped down to ninth place in the table with recent defeats to Leeds United, Manchester United and Newcastle, while drawing 1-1 with Burnley. Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains the top goalscorer with 11, and will be looking to help his team bounce back to their best form.
Arsenal. who haven’t finished inside the top four since the 2015/16 season, are also 12/1 with Paddy Power and Betfair, while William Hill are offering smaller odds at 9/1.
If you’re looking for a Leicester-like miracle bet, Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham are all 1000/1 to make the top four.
If you fancy something a little more likely, Wolves are as high as 22/1 with Paddy Power to finish inside the top four, while they favour Aston Villa at 20/1 (28/1 elsewhere).