In this first half of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Manchester City is already ten points clear at the top of the table. Manchester City is on course to win their sixth Premier League title, having demolished the hype surrounding a three-horse race to take a ten-point lead.
Pep Guardiola has steered his team to astonishing consistency yet again, with the club currently on the 11-game winning streak in the Premier League. They have scored a league-high 53 goals in 21 games this season while conceding the fewest (13).
In fact, they have only lost four points in 17 games, which is five more than the next best teams, Chelsea and Liverpool, who both have 12.
When you consider that City has gone the majority of the season without a recognised striker in their starting lineup, it’s possible to argue that we’re watching one of the Premier League’s greatest-ever teams.
Meanwhile, Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham, and Manchester United are vying for a place in the Champions League, with the Gunners currently in fourth place. There is a scramble at the bottom of the table as several teams look increasingly likely to be relegated. Here are predictions of how the season will end according to a top leading Asian sportsbook provider Vwin99 :
With Man City currently leading second-place Chelsea by such a large margin, it is difficult to see Pep Guardiola’s side failing to win the Premier League for the fourth time in five years.
Chelsea and Liverpool have both dropped crucial points in recent weeks, and it appears that securing second place will be their primary focus.
The top four
Liverpool is the most likely to catch City at this point, but with that seeming overly ambitious, I expect them to finish second.
Injuries to Ben Chilwell and Reece James will impact Chelsea for the rest of the season, forcing them to settle for third place.
Fourth place is particularly up for grabs, but we believe Arsenal will take it.
The Gunners’ form has significantly improved since the start of the season, and their young stars will be crucial in the coming months.
The top six
West Ham has had a fantastic season so far, but we believe qualifying for the Champions League will be too much for them.
Tottenham Hotspur’s results have improved under Antonio Conte, and it isn’t easy to imagine the Italian not having success upon his return to England. Meanwhile, it would not be surprising if Manchester United fails to make the top six.
Despite only losing one match since Ralf Rangnick’s arrival last month, the Red Devils’ performances haven’t improved significantly, and some of their players’ attitudes may make it difficult for them.
Norwich City and Burnley will almost certainly be relegated to the Championship. Neither side appears capable of turning their season around, particularly the former, and would require a very impressive January transfer window to have much of a chance.
The final relegation spot is difficult to predict, but it is likely to be shared by Newcastle and Watford. This depends entirely on how the Magpies’ transfer window plays out; if they can bring in several players prepared to fight for relegation, they may have a chance.
Bringing in big names who have never been through the struggle and are most likely only interested in the money could have the opposite effect.