Merseyside clubs see odds shorten in PL title and top four markets
Coral now make Liverpool 7/4 to be Premier League champions after they trounced Tottenham and went top of the table. Other results were pretty much perfect for Brendan Rodgers’ Reds and their Merseyside rivals Everton.
The Toffees came from behind to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage 3-1, and are now 5/2 shots for a top-four finish.
Roberto Martinez’s men are now four points behind Arsenal, with a game in hand, and face the Gunners at Goodison Park next.
Despite drawing 1-1 at the Emirates, Manchester City remain odds-on 8/11 favourites to reclaim the title, because they have games in hand on the sides around them.
Chelsea have slipped behind Liverpool in the betting, and are now 7/1 shots to win the trophy after losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace, so Jose Mourinho believes their chance has gone.
Arsenal are 150/1 outsiders to end their decade-long wait for a league trophy, but they remain odds-on 2/7 favourites for a top-four finish. North London rivals Tottenham have drifted out to 33/1 to claim a Champions League place after their second drubbing of the season by Liverpool.
Reigning champions Manchester United are 40/1 outsiders to crash the top four, despite thrashing Aston Villa 4-1. Up next for David Moyes’ men is a Champions League quarter-final with holders and 7/4 tournament favourites Bayern Munich.
Felix Magath’s Fulham are now massively odds-on at 1/8 to lose top-flight status after 13 seasons. Cardiff (2/7) and Sunderland (4/5), who host West Ham (20/1) next, are also favourites for relegation.
Palace, who have never stayed up in the Premier League era, come next in the market at 27/10. West Brom are 11/4 shots to go down under Pepe Mel after snatching a last-gasp leveller against Cardiff.
Norwich (3/1) lost heavily at Swansea (20/1), but Stoke have reached 40 points by beating Hull (16/1) and are deemed safe. Villa, who have been relegated from the Premier League, are 25/1 outsiders.
A special market on Liverpool’s finishing position has been opened by Coral. Odds of 13/8 say the Reds will end the season second, and they are a 9/2 chance to beat both of their title rivals Chelsea and City.