Following Leicester City’s 3-1 away victory at Manchester City this past weekend, the bookies have installed the Foxes as title favourites for the first time, 25 games into the season. But does their meteoric rise to the summit owe much to the failings of the Premier League’s “elite” clubs in 2015/2016?
Aston Villa have been unable to take advantage of weak visitors to Villa Park. Interestingly, the benefits of playing at home are less obvious in the Premier League, with teams displaying consistently good away form.
Looking at the form of each team’s opposition, Wolves have led a charmed life to date with the 3rd most favourable fixtures both home and away. The division’s top teams have had to do it the hard way, whereas Bolton and Charlton have wasted good advantages.