What a weekend it was in the Premier League and with the teams at the top of the division enjoying varied results, the landscape of the outright market has changed significantly for Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle United, while at the other end, Norwich City, Southampton, Reading and Wigan Athletic remain favourites for relegation.
Manchester City are now the clear, outright favourites for the Premier League after Roberto Mancini’s side won and local rivals Manchester United lost in a dramatic Saturday of top-flight action. City left it late to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage, with Edin Dzeko’s winner giving the Citizens a 2-1 success which saw their odds trimmed from 33/20 to 3/2 to win the title.
After City’s victory, United lost for the second time this season as Tottenham gained their first victory at Old Trafford since 1989, winning 3-2 in a pulsating clash. That defeat, the first at home for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men since New Year’s Eve, has seen their title odds lengthened to 2/1 from 33/20. Spurs are now in to 50/1 to win the title, from 66/1, following their stunning triumph.
Chelsea remain third favourites after winning 2-1 against Arsenal at the Emirates in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday. Juan Mata’s winner means the Blues are now 3/1 for the Premier League crown, in from 15/4 before the weekend’s action. Meanwhile, the Gunners have been pushed out to 11/1 from 8/1 following the home defeat.
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It was a good weekend for both Merseyside clubs, with Everton and Liverpool winning comfortably. The Toffees’ 3-1 victory over Southampton at Goodison Park leaves Everton in second place and David Moyes’ men are now 66/1 to win the Premier League. That is the same price as Liverpool, who won their first league match under Brendan Rodgers with a fine display at Carrow Road, a Luis Suarez hat-trick sealing a 5-2 win over Norwich.
That heavy defeat for the Canaries leaves them winless this season and Chris Hughton’s team are now 3/4 to be relegated (from 4/5). Reading are slightly shorter (at 7/10) after their 2-2 home draw with Newcastle, while Southampton are also odds-on after their defeat against Everton, priced at 19/20 from 6/5.
Wigan Athletic are 8/5 fourth favourites for the drop after losing 1-0 at Sunderland.
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