Juventus have drifted out to 3/1 to win Serie A after slumping to a dismal 1-1 draw with newly promoted Benevento on Saturday. Alvaro Morata put the Bianconeri 1-0 up, but Gaetano Letizia equalised on the stroke of half-time. Juventus could not find a breakthrough in the second half, and their misery was compounded when Morata was sent off deep into stoppage time.
Juventus remain unbeaten in Serie A this season, but they have drawn five out of nine games thus far, and sit fifth in the standings. They won their ninth consecutive Serie A title last season, but manager Maurizio Sarri was sacked after just a year in the role, as his team regularly put in underwhelming performances.
Club legend Andrea Pirlo was parachuted in to save the day, but he has no previous experience as a manager, and the Bianconeri still look unconvincing. AC Milan and Inter Milan have made a strong start to the season, while the likes of Roma, Napoli and Atalanta still look dangerous, so Juventus’ chances of winning a 10th title on the bounce are in jeopardy.
Paddy Power and Betfair now have a market leading 3/1 on Juventus. The best price available on Inter is 5/2 with William Hill, while AC Milan are now just 4/1 with Bet365 and various others. Napoli are 7/1, Atalanta are out at 16/1, and Betway has 20/1 on Roma.
Bookmakers also think Celtic will struggle to win a 10th consecutive title in Scotland this season. Rivals Rangers are back in business under Steven Gerrard, and they have stormed to the top of the SPL table after securing 13 wins and two draws from their opening 15 games.
Rangers are unbeaten in all competitions and they lead a Europa League group that also features Benfica. They are surging with confidence now, and they are best priced at just 3/10 with 888 Sport to win the title.
Celtic have nine wins, three draws and one defeat from 13 games so far. That defeat came at the hands of Rangers. They are 11 points behind Rangers, although they do have two games in hand. Yet fans are concerned by the Hoops’ recent form. They have just two wins from their last five SPL games, and they have suffered some humiliating Europa League defeats, leaving them rock bottom of their group.
Celtic are now out at 11/4 with Bet365 and various others to win the title, with hopes of 10 in a row fading fast. Neil Lennon could soon be sacked as manager, and former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is now the 17/10 favourite with Paddy Power and Betfair to replace him.
The odds on Donald Trump winning the 2024 US presidential election have been slashed after bookies received a flurry of bets on the MAGA man. Joe Biden became president elect after taking 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 earlier this month. Trump refused to concede, branding the election “rigged”, but his legal efforts to overturn the result have crashed and burned.
Now he says he will step aside if the Electoral College officially declares Biden as the winner, but he refuses to concede, as he continues to argue his case for widespread voter fraud. Some commentators believe he will continue to maintain a firm grip on the GOP, and his loyal and passionate base could well earn him the Republican Party nomination in 2024.
Bookmakers have taken a high volume of bets on Trump winning the next election, and the odds on him have been cut from 12/1 to just 6/1. Betfred currently has a market leading 7/1 on him.
Biden is 4/1 to secure a second term, although vice president elect Kamala Harris is the 4/1 joint favourite, suggesting 78-year-old Biden could step aside and allow his 56-year-old running mate to take centre stage in four years’ time. Republicans Nikki Haley and Mike Pence are priced at 12/1 and 16/1 respectively, popular Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Osacio-Cortez is also 16/1 and Dwayne Johnson is 16/1.