As the Premier League returns today, two clubs with massive followings around the world will be a part of the return to football when Manchester City takes on Arsenal today at 3:15 p.m. ET live on NBC Sports Network.
City are second in the EPL table, but will not win the title this year as Liverpool are a massive 25 points clear with just nine matches remaining. They still want to compete for a trophy in the UEFA Champions League, and a win today helps assure them a spot in the top four to head back to that competition next year, but otherwise most of their remaining schedule is academic.
For Arsenal, there’s still a spot in the Europa League to compete for, with a very outside chance of the Champions League as well. Right now The Gunners are +1600 to get back to the biggest club competition in the world next season, but they’ve still got quite a following from bettors, with 14% of bets and 21% of handle on them to move up five places in the table in their last 10 games and make it there.
Here are the odds and bet splits for today’s match with Manchester City and Arsenal:
Manchester City -315: 65% handle, 74% bets
Tie +460: 4% handle, 6% bets
Arsenal +750: 31% handle, 20% bets
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