CHELSEA are champions and the relegation fight is decided, but there are a few markets still to be settled for the 2016-17 English Premier League season.
Manchester City (-10000) and Liverpool (-1250) are odds on at Sportsbet.com.au to finish in the top four, but two wins for Arsenal could see them storm in at +400 if either the Sky Blues or the Reds stumble on the home stretch.
Those tipping the Gunners to sneak in at the last can get +450 on Liverpool to miss out and some +2500 on City, who have a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Arsenal have Sunderland and Everton to negotiate, City have West Bromwich Albion and Watford, and Liverpool play relegated Middlesbrough on the final day.
The other race yet to be sorted is the one for the EPL golden boot.
Romelu Lukaku leads the way at -357.14 with 24 goals, but the Everton striker is not quite home and hosed.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (+333) is two goals back with two games to play, while Alexis Sanchez at +1100 (21 goals), Diego Costa at +5500 (20 goals) and Sergio Aguero at +10000 (18 goals) are all outside chances.
Looking ahead, punters may be surprised that Chelsea are not automatic favourites in the early 2017-18 Premier League betting.
Sportsbet has Man City as the team to beat at +250 outright odds, with crosstown rivals Manchester United – headed for a sixth-place finish this term despite heavy investment in preseason – next in line at +300.
Antonio Conte’s Blues complete the podium at +333, while Arsenal at +900 have slipped behind both Liverpool (+750) and Spurs (+850) in the bookies’ estimations.
Those looking for a Leicester City moment can get +50000 odds on Stoke City, West Brom and the promoted pair of Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United.
2017-18 Premier League outright betting
+250 – Man City
+300 – Man United
+750 – Liverpool
+850 – Tottenham
+900 – Arsenal
+6600 – Everton
+20000 – Leicester, Southampton
+50000 – Brighton, Newcastle, Stoke, West Brom
Top four in EPL 2016-17
-10000 – Man City
-1250 – Liverpool
+400 – Arsenal
To miss the top four
-833.33 – Arsenal
+450 – Liverpool
+2500 – Man City
2016-17 Premier League top goalscorer
-357.14 – Romelu Lukaku
+333 – Harry Kane
+1100 – Alexis Sanchez
+5500 – Diego Costa
+10000 – Sergio Aguero
All markets provided by Sportsbet.com.au
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