Premier League Betting: bet365 pay out on Manchester City to win the title

Bernardo Silva, Manchester City away, Premier League 2020-21
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Pep Guardiola's rampant outfit are 10 points clear at the top, prompting the online bookmaker's League Winner Early Payout offer to be activated

Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Everton on Wednesday night put them 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and moved them closer to a third title in four seasons.

Phil Foden’s opener was cancelled out by Richarlison, but second-half strikes from Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva extended City’s winning run to 17 games in all competitions and 12 in the top-flight.

The result means Pep Guardiola’s men are now just 1/66 (1.03) to win the league and bet365 have already taken the step of paying out on them thanks to their ‘League Winner Early Payout’ offer.

The offer pays out if the team backed takes a lead of 10 points or more in a selected league and all other teams have played the same number of games, or cannot get within 10 points using games in hand.

All bets made on City in the ‘To Win Outright’ market before October 16, both singles and as part of multiples, have been paid out as they are now 10 points above their nearest challengers, Manchester United.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “An early defeat against Spurs saw Man City languishing in the bottom half and you’d have got a big price on them being 10 clear in mid-February after those dropped points against West Brom just before Christmas, but they’ve won every game since that 1-1 draw while their rivals have floundered.”

Indeed, Man City have been imperious since a 1-1 draw against the Baggies on December 15 left them sixth in the table, collecting 36 points from a possible 36.

Ilkay Gundogan Man City 2020-21

Perhaps the most impressive part of their current run is the nine clean sheets they have kept in the process, affirming their status as the best defence in the league by some distance.

Unsurprisingly, their attacking prowess continues to be strong with 31 of their 49 goals this season coming in those 12 matches as they look to be the division’s top scorers for the fourth consecutive campaign.

Ilkay Gundogan has scored 10 times in the last 12 games, stepping up in the absence of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, with the latter being injured since mid-January.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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