Tue, Sep 26, 9:20am by Staff Writer
Manchester City once again put on a masterclass in the EPL this weekend. They cruised to a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. Maintaining their impressive start to the season to go outright at the top of the table on points difference.
A resolute Palace side, still without a goal in six losses, looked like they might be able to frustrate the hosts with some solid first half defending. Once the deadlock had been broken, however, City were completely in control of the game. Bigger tests await for City, including an upcoming clash against Chelsea, but they once again saw their odds shorten for the title this week from $1.91 to $1.83.
The red half of Manchester were forced to work hard to keep up the pace with City as they battled to a 1-0 away win against Southampton. Romelu Lukaku was on hand again to hand United the victory with a first half finish. Lukaku is proving to be more than worth his transfer tag for Jose Mourinho as he scored his 6th EPL goal for the season. United remain at $3.30.
Despite wins for Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool they are no closer to the title with Sportsbet. Chelsea have recovered from a dismal opening day loss against Burnley to now stand at $5.50. A 4-0 win over Stoke saw no change in their price, whilst Spurs are still at $13 after a scrapping to a 3-2 away win over West Ham.
Liverpool reignited their season after four straight losses in all competitions had seen pressure begun to increase on Jurgen Klopp’s men. They had to do it the hard way against a resolute Leicester side that had beaten them comfortably in midweek in the League Cup. The return of Philippe Coutinho with a beauty of a goal saw Liverpool over the line but they remain at $23 for that first elusive EPL title.
Arsenal round out the top six with Sportsbet at $26 after a solid 2-0 win over West Brom this weekend. Alexandre Lacazette was the star of the night as he slotted to goals to see his side home. They still sit six points off the pace though behind both Manchester clubs but it is a long season and Arsenal have been here before.
After six games, not many people would have predicted that Watford would be sitting in 6th place on the EPL ladder. Yet there they are after a thrilling last-minute win over Swansea. Richarlison was the hero for Watford as he scored in the 90th minute. Despite their position on the ladder they are well down the odds for the title at $501 but crazy things have happened in the EPL.
Man City 1.83
Man Utd 3.30
West Ham 326.00
West Brom 501.00
Crystal Palace 501.00
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