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.
Manchester City -315: 65% handle, 74% bets
Tie +460: 4% handle, 6% bets
Arsenal +750: 31% handle, 20% bets
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