Manchester City seem to have all-but won the league after just nine games of the season.
The Citizens beat Burnley 3-0 on Saturday afternoon and are now five points clear at the top of the table already, having won eight games and scoring a whopping 32 goals in the process.
Although the season is still so young, Pep Guardiola’s men have a very real chance of underlining their dominance by winning the title with a 19-point cushion over second place – and breaking Manchester United’s record for the biggest title-winning margin.
City can be backed in at a tempting 20/1 (21.0) on bet365 to finish over 18.5 points above the runners up, which would eclipse United’s 18-point gap over Arsenal in the 1999/2000 season when the Red Devils recorded 91 points to the Gunners’ 73.
Man City have already come away from Stamford Bridge with three points and had no trouble dispatching Liverpool at home in a 5-0 hammering back in early September.
Their success can largely be put down to consistent performances from the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne – arguably one of the best players in the world right now – who have all set the league alight, along with Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also making Guardiola’s life very easy.
In fact, it is very difficult to see where they will lose this campaign and an unbeaten season is also quoted at 20/1 (21.0), which would be a tremendous achievement even without a gap of 19 points or more above second.
The inconsistency of other teams around them, as evidenced by Manchester United’s 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town and Chelsea’s loss at Crystal Palace, provides City with a perfect shot to steal another record away from their neighbours in red.
A 20/1 (21.0) price on bet365 of Manchester City to win the title by over 18.5 points could well pay dividends to punters who are willing to take a chance on the team with the second-best Premier League record after nine games of all time.