Market movers: Man City industry best 7/2 for Premier League title
Manchester City are now an industry best 7/2 with Coral to win the Premier League outright, following a shock defeat to West Ham United.
Previously 5/2 before the Hammers stunned them, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have lost further ground on leaders Chelsea, who came away from Old Trafford with a draw. Jose Mourinho and the Blues are now odds-on at 4/11 (from 1/2) to be crowned champions, despite being pegged back in stoppage time by Manchester United.
Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils, meanwhile, have seen no major change in their odds for a top four finish. Wins for Arsenal and Everton, plus a drab draw for Liverpool and defeat for Tottenham have kept this market relatively stable.
Newcastle United have found form, taking seven points from the last nine, and as a result their odds for relegation have lengthened to 7/1, coinciding with a shortening for a top 10 finish. Alan Pardew’s side were 6/1 to end the campaign there just a few days ago, but have since tumbled to 7/2.
Across the northeast, Sunderland’s slump continues and their odds to go down are into 2/1 (from 11/4). Gus Poyet has hinted at a rift between himself and the board over defensive recruitment, with the Black Cats continuing to make errors at the back.
Beleaguered Burnley are now strongly odds-on at 1/7 (from 1/4) to make their Premier League stint last just one season. Sean Dyche’s Clarets were once again humbled at home, as Everton breezed by them.
Finally, there has been major market movement as a result of Real Madrid’s victory over El Clasico rivals Barcelona. Los Blancos have replaced the Catalan giants as the favourites to win La Liga at an odds-on price of 5/6.
Barca are now 6/5, having suffered their first loss and conceded their first domestic goals of the campaign. Reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, are long 16/1 shots to retain the title.