It has become a feature of recent championships that bookmakers call the outcome before it actually happens, although Betfred have sometimes called it too quickly in the past, including last season when they paid out on Manchester United, only for Manchester City to overhaul their rivals over the final six games.
Paddy Power have decided the Manchester United will be champions, paying out on Saturday night following Manchester City's 3-1 defeat by Southampton.
Betfred made their decision after Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Everton on Sunday, with figurehead Fred Done saying on Twitter: "I'm paying out early again. 12 point gap and 12 games left, it's over. I won't be wrong this year."
Top Six Standings after Sundays Games :