MANCHESTER CITY have been installed as the early favourites to win the 2020-21 Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola’s side finished way off the pace set by the rampant Reds last season and were all-but out of the title race by January.
But the bookies reckon Man City will bounce back in a big way this season – despite finishing 18 points adrift last term – and are the early favourites to lift the trophy at Evens.
The fixtures for the 2020-21 season were released on Thursday morning.
And immediately Man City were made favourites for the title with Ladbrokes.
City were supposed to kick off their season on September 12 by hosting Aston Villa.
But due to their 2019-20 season only just finishing thanks to their participation in the Champions League, that has been postponed.
Guardiola and Co will instead start against Wolves a week later, on September 19.
Reigning champions Liverpool – who start their season at home to newly-promoted Leeds – are the early second-favourites at 6/4.
Manchester United follow at a more-distant 10/1, with Chelsea 14/1.
The bookies clearly don’t fancy Arsenal after their appalling 2019-20 league campaign.
Mikel Arteta’s men have been priced-up at 50/1 – along with arch-rivals Tottenham.
Leeds and Leicester are both 100/1 shots, with Wolves 200/1 and Everton 250/1.
Everyone else is currently priced at 500/1.