Liverpool close in on title favouritism after free-scoring Watford rout
Liverpool are closing in on Manchester City as Premier League title favourites, according to the latest odds.
For the first time in 916 days, Liverpool are top of the table.
Arsenal were eased a point to 6/1 following their draw with Spurs, but the bookies reckon they will land the spoils over the course of the season as it’s 2/5 they finisher higher than their rivals, who are 7/4 for the North London bragging rights.
City’s slip at home to Boro was great news for one Ladbrokes customer however, with the late equaliser landing a five team ‘match result and both teams to score’ accumulator, paying £18,646 from £3.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Liverpool were the clear winners in the title race this weekend. The Reds could easily become favourites after the next round of fixtures should they score a hatful and City drop points again.”
He added: “The results definitely went the way of the bookies over the weekend but one customer had the foresight to back Boro to get a point at the Etihad and was rewarded handsomely as a result.
You can read all about the successful punter’s five-fold here.
Liverpool meanwhile, can now rest safely in the knowledge that they’re topping the table for at least the next two weeks while Premier League duties take a backseat for the international break.
Ladbrokes latest betting
Premier League winner
Manchester City – 11/5
Liverpool – 11/4
Chelsea – 3/1
Arsenal – 6/1
Tottenham – 18/1
Manchester United – 22/1
Season match bet
Arsenal – 2/5
Tottenham – 7/4
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing