The race for the top four in the Premier League promises excitement

This year's Premier League threatens to be one of the most boring in the last two decades when talking about the title race. Liverpool are alone at the top of the standings, with Leicester and Man City way behind with minimal chances of reaching Jurgen Klopp's men. However, what is more intriguing to the neutral is the battle for the top four – and the Champions League spots that come with it.

Right now, five teams are chasing that place, with Chelsea holding it at the moment. The Blues are also the biggest favourites for clinching it, with odds of 4/5. Tottenham are behind them, 11/8, and Man Utd emerge as the third candidate at 9/2. Wolves' top-four prospects are priced at 10/1 while struggling Arsenal sit at 20/1. Also, don't forget Sheffield United, who are the biggest surprise this season, and the favourite of many neutral fans. Websites like offer up to 50/1 for them reaching one of the top four places.

A lot is at stake for all of the above-mentioned teams. Arsenal can't allow another year without Champions League football and it's a similar situation for Man Utd. Wolves, though, are a rising force in English football. They often play their best football against the top sides, as evidenced by their victory over Man City recently. Spurs' Mourinho and Chelsea's Lampard will of course want to be a part of Europe's elite competition next season.

However, if you are more positive about which teams will not make the top four rather than those who will, the bookies also have an offer.

Arsenal lead the list with odds of 1/66, and after the Gunners come Wolves with 1/16. Utd are also closer to the Europa League according to the bookmakers, 1/7, while Spurs sit at 4/7. Odds for Lampard's Chelsea are at 8/11, and if you think that Leicester might lose their pace and drop out the Champions League zone, that bet has a value of 4/1.

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