A meaningless international break for a series of predictable World Cup qualifiers has disrupted the momentum of the Premier League. England will beat Malta and Slovakia during the break and qualify for the finals in Russia.
When the serious business starts again the weekend after next there could be new favourites for the Premier League. Most of the money has been for Manchester United and they could swap places with City in the betting.
United have made the perfect start and look strong in all areas of the field. In winning their first three matches the side have scored 10 goals without conceding. If Jose Mourinho’s side can turn the draws from last season into wins he can maintain his record of winning the title in his second season at a club.
The manager pointed out that United won their opening three fixtures in the league this time last season but finished sixth. However, the current squad look much stronger and are not reliant on one player as they were last season with Zlatan! Romelu Lukaku should score 25 goals given an injury free season but there are plenty of goals throughout the rest of the squad.
City have not done much wrong but after a comfortable opening day win at Brighton they have shared the points with Everton at home and only secured the three points at Bournemouth by scoring in added time on added injury time. The mayhem that ensued showed that even at this early stage City realise can’t fall too far off the pace.
It’s odds-on a Manchester club wins the Premier League and once the proper action begins again the Reds can pull away from the Blues!
Manchester United are 2/1 with Betbright to win the Premier League!