Chelsea were convincing in their first match of the 2014/2015 English Premier League season, handily beating Burnley 3-1. As a result, they remain the betting favorites to win the title. Here are the latest odds from Bovada.
Coming into the season, Chelsea was a 7/4 favorite with Manchester City sat at 2/1 odds just behind Jose Mourinho's squad. With both teams winning their opening matches by two goals, oddsmakers seem to have decided that Chelsea's win was the more impressive of the two.
While this means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, it does provided some added value to those looking to back City, who looked solid in their 2-0 win over Newcastle United despite missing a few key players and actively allowing Martin Demichelis on the field.
Also noteworthy here is the dropoff in Manchester United's odds to win the league title. They started the season in the neighborhood of 5/1 odds, but their shock loss to Swansea City has dropped them to 9/1 odds after just one match. After watching that team struggle against a midtable side, such a change seems one hundred percent warranted.
Just sayin': Jozy and Sunderland at 2500/1 is going to pay off nicely though.