The Premier League has returned from the World Cup break and is pushing through the second half of the season with renewed vigor.
Teams are now energised for the second half push, and now hope to achieve the respective goals afforded to them by their first half finish.
The likes of Arsenal and Man City remain the clear frontrunners for the Premier League title, while Liverpool, Tottenham, and Newcastle may be consigned to settle for a Top Four battle. At the other end of the table, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are the obvious choices for the drop, but a number of other teams are still in the mix and must tread carefully.
The Sporting News brings you an updated look at the current picture for each battle across the Premier League table.
Odds current as of Wednesday, December 21, 2022. Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), & Ladbrokes (Australia).
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Who will win Premier League title in 2022/23?
Despite Arsenal leading the table at the World Cup break, holding a sizable five-point lead over Manchester City, it’s the latter who are the betting favorites to win the title by a significant margin.
The betting market still does not yet trust the Gunners, who have just a single defeat through 14 matches so far in the Premier League season. Newcastle are two points back of that, and Spurs another point behind in fourth, but neither are given much of a chance to challenge for the top.
Who will finish top four and qualify for Champions League?
Manchester City, despite being five points back of the top spot, are not only the clear favorites to win the title, but are thought such a lock to finish top four, that some bookmakers aren’t even offering odds on them to finish in a Champions League place.
Arsenal, with their significant lead, are also thought very likely to finish strong even if they fail to lift the trophy.
Liverpool, all the way back in sixth in the table, are considered third favorites, while Spurs are about even-money to secure top four and Newcastle just behind. Manchester United are also considered contenders, while Chelsea are over a 3/1 underdog.
Who will suffer Premier League relegation?
Teams at the bottom of the Premier League table will be scrambling to avoid the drop, which comes with serious financial implications. Some will look to spend now in the January transfer window to position themselves better for the final half push.
Despite sitting 14th in the Premier League standings, Bournemouth are still joint-favorite to suffer the drop, as the crowded bottom sees them sit just a single point above the relegation zone. 20th-placed Wolves are third-favorite to go down, with 18th-placed Nottingham Forest behind them.
Everton and Southampton are thought to be battling for survival, while Leeds and West Ham are not given nearly the same chance to go down, despite sitting 15th and 16th respectively.
Premier League 2022/23 TV channels, live streams
|Hong Kong||—||Now TV|
|India||Star Sports||Disney+, Hotstar, JioTV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport||Astro Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport||Sky Sport Now, Sky Go|
|UK||Sky Sports, BT Sport||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime|
|USA||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||fuboTV, Peacock|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).
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