Ladbrokes have announced a predicted Premier League table based on the percentage of bets made over the summer and it makes for rather bizarre reading.
First off, Manchester City, who won the title in record-breaking fashion last season, are down in fourth place behind Manchester United and Arsenal, while Liverpool are expected to be crowned champions.
The Reds have had a mightily impressive summer transfer window, signing the likes of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alisson, but they have not won the title in its current format before.
West Ham, another side who have spent big under new boss Manuel Pellegrini, are predicted to finish about London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea who, amazingly, have been placed below newly-promoted Wolves.
Predicted Premier League table according to % of bets:
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 25, 2018
In terms of the relegation battle, Huddersfield’s fairytale has been backed to continue, with Fulham and Cardiff also staying up. But it is bad news for Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth, with many believing they will be in the Championship next season.