Tue, Mar 20, 12:23pm by Head Editor
With the FA Cup quarter finals played this weekend, there was a shortened fixture list for the EPL. Regardless of the quantity, there was still lots of quality action and drama at the top and bottom of the table.
Liverpool were the only side in the top four who played this weekend. They took the opportunity to close the gap on second placed Manchester United to just two points. Following their loss to United, it was massively important that Liverpool got back to winning ways to keep up the pressure on their rivals.
Mohamed Salah ran riot scoring four goals in the 5-0 hammering of Watford at Anfield. The Egyptian striker has now scored 25 goals in the EPL this season and continues to impress. Salah is favourite to be top goalscorer in the EPL at $1.14. Roberto Firmino got his name on the scoresheet as well, as Watford had no answer to Liverpool’s attacking threat.
Liverpool moved to a $1.05 to secure a place in the top four. Whilst Watford seem set for a mid-table finish and are at $2 to finish in the top ten.
West Brom remain rooted to the bottom of the league following their 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth. They shortened to just a $1.005 to be relegated as they sit ten points away from safety.
Jay Rodriguez gave the strugglers the lead just after half time, but they were unable to hold on as Bournemouth hit back. An 89th minute free kick from Junior Stanislas sealing the comeback win for the home side. The win moved them to 10th and they stand at $2.20 to finish in the top ten.
Crystal Palace boosted their chances of survival with victory over Huddersfield Town. In freezing conditions, Palace took their opportunities to seal a much needed 2-0 win to move out of the relegation zone, at least for the time being with Southampton and West Ham now having a game in hand. They are priced at $6 to be relegated.
Whilst Huddersfield have fallen into the relegation scrap sitting in 15th just three points outside. They need to rapidly change their fortunes if they are to avoid the drop back to the Championship. At $2.50, they are one of the favourites, however, to be relegated.
A 30th minute red card for Charlie Adam did little to boost Stoke’s hopes of retaining their EPL status. Two goals for Everton’s Cenk Tosun condemned them to a second straight defeat with no wins in the last five for Stoke. They sit three points from safety priced at $1.36, with things looking bleak for the Potters.
For Everton the win keeps them in joint 8th place on the ladder. At $1.12, they seem set for a top ten finish but realistically they are a side that are aspiring for European football.
Sportsbet EPL Markets
Top Four Finish
Man Utd $1.01
West Brom $1.005
West Ham $2.88
Crystal Palace $6
Top Ten Finish
Crystal Palace $12
West Ham $34
West Brom $176
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