Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd... or even Leicester? Soccer Saturday pundits pick their PL champions

We asked the Soccer Saturday pundits to predict who will win the Premier League after the most unpredictable of starts to the season.

Leicester seized the opportunity to go top of the league last weekend after Manchester City and Arsenal suffered defeats to Liverpool and West Brom respectively, while Tottenham and Chelsea also made up ground to improve their outside chances.

Here's who the panel rate as favourites for the title after 13 games...

Premier League title odds:

Premier League title odds:

Man City 11/8, Arsenal 15/8, Man Utd 7/2, Spurs 22/1, Liverpool 25/1, Chelsea 66/1, Leicester 150/1

Paul Merson

Francis Coquelin injured himself in a tackle with Claudio Yacob
Image: Merse thinks Francis Coquelin will be a big loss for Arsenal

I don't want to use the term 'lack of respect' but Manchester City get complacent. City have it in them and they could have lost by a lot more to Liverpool. Why was Nicolas Otamendi not playing? I just couldn't believe he didn't play. However, I still make them favourites because with David Silva and Sergio Aguero back they're the best team going forward.

I only count Arsenal out now because if you'd asked me which player they can't cope without it's Francis Coquelin. It says it all that his replacement Mikel Arteta gave away the free-kick, scored an own goal then went off injured. His car probably broke down on the way home as well, it was that kind of performance. I said they had to bring a world class defensive midfielder in the summer and I really think that defines their title campaign.

Mathieu Flamini also used to be a top player but they're on the other side of an age to ask them to do that role in the Arsenal team... they haven't got the legs to do it. They just need to hang in there until they get their players back. I made it head-or-tails but City must be favourites now.

I've also got to give United credit where it's due. They have belly about them. If they're not playing well they can grind out a result and there's a lot to be said for that, especially compared with Arsenal's failure to do the same at West Brom.

Merse predicts: Man City to win the Premier League (Sky Bet odds 11/8)

Charlie Nicholas

Image: Jamie Vardy's form (left) and Chelsea's struggles are two big talking points

Leicester can't keep this going and Manchester United, for me, are going to find themselves in trouble soon with all the situations they're getting themselves in.

Some people might criticise the Premier League quality this season but this is the most exciting and unpredictable one I can remember. Nobody right now will pick the same top four. It goes from one dramatic situation to the next - continuing with Leicester taking on United this weekend.

Charlie backs the Gunners

Charlie backs the Gunners

Agree with Charlie? Find Sky Bet's range of Premier League odds here.

Whatever happens it's just a brilliant season and there's so many fantastic conversations to be had and so many interesting angles. From Jamie Vardy's phenomenal form to Jose Mourinho's nightmare start to the season.

As it stands I'm sticking with Arsenal. The reason is because they've already had to cope with the losses they've had, with so many injuries. Arsenal will get more players back soon and then we'll see what they've got.

Charlie predicts: Arsenal to win the Premier League (Sky Bet odds 15/8)

Phil Thompson

Louis van Gaal celebrates victory victory over Wolfsburg with Chris Smalling
Image: Thommo thinks Manchester United are the best team defensively

It's so difficult to pick a favourite right now after another remarkable weekend. The situation seems to be changing so dramatically every week.

I still think Arsenal will be in the mix and they have quite a few players coming back now, although Coquelin's lay-off is a real blow for them, while United are the best team defensively this season.

City are still not strong enough in defence beyond their starting line-up but they have so many quality players going forward, with Silva set to return and Aguero getting his fitness back, so I'm sticking with them.

Thommo predicts: Man City to win the Premier League

Le Tiss predicts...

Le Tiss predicts...

Find out Matt Le Tissier's 13/1 Sky Bet tip for Chelsea v Maccabi here.

Matt Le Tissier

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring his fourth and team's fifth goal
Image: Man City's chances could depend on Sergio Aguero's fitness

Well it's so tough to call right now, but it probably all comes down to one man - Sergio Aguero. If he stays fit and plays for the rest of the season then City win the title, it's as simple as that. If I was running Sky Bet then I'd have them as my favourites, but it's certainly not an easy decision to make.

I think it will be United, who just keep grinding out wins, and Arsenal just behind them with Tottenham following in the top four.

Le Tiss predicts: Man City to win the Premier League

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