Tue, Mar 6, 9:15pm by Staff Writer
Manchester City moved closer to officially securing the EPL title with a hard fought win over Chelsea at the Etihad. The away side offered little in attack as they looked to scrape a draw from the Champions elect. City are as low as $1.005 now to win the league.
Whilst the 1-0 loss may have saved a little face for Chelsea, compared to their rival’s big losses to City in recent weeks, the result has left them adrift of the top four. Crucially they are now five points behind Spurs who sit in the much coveted 4th place on the ladder. Pressure has been increasing on Antonio Conte in recent weeks and the manner of this defeat has not sat well with pundits and fans. They may now struggle to make the top four priced at $3.40.
Across London, Arsene Wenger has seen the pressure gauge increase rapidly after Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Brighton this weekend. Back to back 3-0 losses to Manchester City in the League Cup Final and an EPL fixture can be excused but the most recent loss has hurt Wenger’s standing at the club. Calls for his resignation have increased as they sit well off the pace from the top four 13 points adrift of Spurs and at $61 for a top four finish.
A comfortable 2-0 win for Spurs helped them edge away from their rivals as they look to secure Champions League football for next season. Indeed, they are priced at $1.14 to do so. Huddersfield were unable to challenge the home side as Son Heung-min struck in each half to claim the victory.
Mohamed Salah’s 32nd goal in all competitions for Liverpool this season, set his side on the way to invaluable 2-0 win over Newcastle. The win temporarily put them above Manchester United into 2nd place on the ladder. A top four finish appears secure for Jurgen Klopp’s men, but they are still in need of silverware to confirm their improvements under the German manager. They stand at $1.05 to finish the year in the top four.
Manchester United reclaimed 2nd place in the EPL in the last game of the weekend as they edged past relegation threatened Crystal Palace. The Red Devils had to come from two goals behind and needed an injury time winner from Nemanja Matic to steal a 3-2 victory. A poor first half performance was turned around in the second to keep United safely in the top four priced at $1.04 to finish there.
For Palace, however, the result meant they stayed in the relegation zone. After going ahead against United they shot up the league but Matic’s winner keeps them in danger of the drop at $2.70.
A goalless draw away to Southampton was not enough to boost Stoke’s hopes of survival. They remain in danger in the bottom three priced at $1.72. Despite only sitting a point above Stoke, Southampton appear to be less in danger priced at $4.20.
West Brom remain rooted to the bottom of the EPL and appear a certainty to be playing in the Championship next season. they are eight points from safety and stand at $1.04 after a loss to Watford over the weekend.
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