Ahead of the return of the Premier League, bwin have priced up an array of match bets concerning who will finish higher from two or three predetermined teams.
Of the offerings available, it’s hard to doubt the brilliant value to be had in backing Chelsea to sit above Arsenal and Tottenham come the campaign’s close.
It pays at 1/2 which, when compared to the 12/5 and 6/1 of the other two teams in this three-way tussle, looks an incredible price.
Those to have backed this particular bet would’ve copped a profit in each of the previous three seasons and there’s no reason to doubt it coming in for a fourth on the spin.
Last term Chelsea finished 12 points ahead of Arsenal and a whopping 23 clear of Tottenham.
Something miraculous will have to happen in order for the Lilywhites to overturn this enormous deficit in 2015/16; they haven’t improved their team anywhere near sufficiently enough to overhaul their west London rivals, who haven’t obviously weakened a squad that was the best in the land last year.
Indeed, it’s highly unlikely Mauricio Pochettino has even considered the possibility, let alone thought about how to achieve the aspiration.
Then there’s Arsenal, who haven’t finished higher than third since 2004/05 and even then they wouldn’t have won this particular three-club battle.
To realistically land this bet, Gunners backers will need the north Londoners to win the title, as seeing Chelsea slip to third or below is simply too difficult a concept to grasp.
After signing world-class net minder Petr Cech from the Blues, many believe Arsene Wenger’s men are now equipped with the required tools to claim a long-awaited fourth Premier League title.
But it’s naïve to think the addition of a goalkeeper alone will enable Arsenal to overhaul Chelsea, with questions still remaining unanswered regarding their defensive-midfielders and strikers.
It’s also worth noting that they had a first-rate keeper last time around too in David Ospina, yet, as already observed, they finished some distance behind the eventual champions.