EPL Front-Runners All in Action on Saturday

Published on March 4th, 2016 2:15 pm EST
The four teams that currently have a decent shot of winning the English Premier League title - Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City - are all in action on Saturday. With time running out on the season, Saturday's action could go a long ways in determining who will be standing at the top of the league at the end of the season.

Saturday's marquee match will see Tottenham playing host to Arsenal in an early afternoon game. Tottenham is currently sitting in second place in the table, three points behind Leicester City, while Arsenal is currently six points back of the lead. Needless to say, a loss for Arsenal on Saturday would likely doom their chances of winning the EPL title this season.

Leicester City, which has defied all expectations by leading the EPL after 28 games, is on the road against Watford on Saturday. Despite the fact that Leicester City is leading the table, bookmakers have this contest as essentially a coin flip as Watford has outperformed expectations so far this season. Leicester City would do themselves a big favour by winning on Saturday at Watford.

Lastly, Manchester City will be playing host to Aston Villa in what should be a very winnable game for the club. Manchester City currently has a game in hand on the rest of the clubs that they are chasing, and a win against Aston Villa on Saturday will allow them to gain some ground on their rivals.


According to the oddsmakers, the contests between Tottenham/Arsenal and Watford/Leicester are expected to be very close (Tottenham is +140 to win, Arsenal is +210 to win, Watford is +180 to win and Leicester is +163 to win), while Manchester City (-450) is expected to win easily.


Leicester City is currently the narrow favourite to win the English Premier League title at +175, while Tottenham is close behind at +200. Arsenal is currently listed at +350 to win, while Man City is +750.

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