Tue, Aug 28, 10:07am by Staff Writer
Liverpool has firmed to win the 2018-19 English Premier League title after recording a 1-0 win against Brighton on the weekend.
The Reds are into $3.60 from $4 to win the Premier League at Sportsbet and have won their first three matches to sit atop the standings.
A goal to Mo Salah midway through the first half was all that separated the two sides, despite Liverpool owning 70 per cent of the possession.
Title favourites Manchester City were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Wolverhampton in Saturday’s early fixture.
A Willy Boly goal just before the hour sent the Molineux momentarily into raptures, before Aymeric Laporte equalised for City and the match finished a draw.
City is $1.67 to win the Premier League title. Newly promoted Wolves are now priced at $501 after beginning the season a $201 title shot.
Arsenal got their first win of the new Premier League season and the first under new manager Unai Emery.
The Gunners had to come from behind against West Ham after falling behind early through a Marco Arnautovic goal. Goals to Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck, as well as an own goal by Issa Diop ensured a Gunners win. They are $51 to win the title.
West Ham is now winless through three games and at the foot of the Premier League table. They are the only side without a point this season.
Manchester United’s poor start to the new campaign continued, as they were thrashed 3-0 at Old Trafford against Tottenham on Tuesday morning.
The Spurs struck three times in the second half, with two goals to Lucas Moura and one from Harry Kane sealing the result.
Spurs are $13 to win the title, while United have drifted from $26 to $51 after that result.
Rafa Benitez’s defensive strategy did not pay dividends for Newcastle against Chelsea on Monday morning. The Toon buckled late, conceding to Eden Hazard before an 87th minute own goal by DeAndre Yedlin cruelled the home side, after they drew level through Joselu.
Chelsea is three-from-three this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri and are third favourites to win the title at $11 at Sportsbet.
Fulham got their first win of the new campaign with a 4-2 win against Burnley in an entertaining encounter at Craven Cottage.
The Whites took the lead with an absolute stunner by Jean Michael Seri from outside the box in the fourth minute.
Burnley is struggling under the weight of their Europa League midweek fixtures. After losing 3-1 to Olympiacos in Greece on Thursday, they now must overcome a two-goal deficit at Turf Moor on Thursday to remain in European competition.
The two teams favoured to be relegated at season’s end, Huddersfield and Cardiff, played out a nil-all draw at the John Smith’s Stadium. It was the visitors who had nearly three times as many shots as the Terriers, but neither side could find the back of the net.
Bournemouth came back from two goals down to draw with Everton at the Goldsands Stadium. A red card to new Everton striker Richarlison just before half-time looked to have the Cherries in the box seat.
Goals to Theo Walcott and Michael Keane gave the Toffees an unlikely 2-0 lead.
Adam Smith was given a straight red in the second half, with both teams playing the final 30 minutes with 10 men.
Josh King and Nathan Ake each found the back of the net in a four-minute sequence to ensure each side left with a point.
Southampton’s wretched run of form continues, this time losing 2-1 to Leicester at St Mary’s.
A goal to England international Harry Maguire in stoppage time sealed the comeback win for the Foxes, who were without Jamie Vardy and trailed 1-0 after a Ryan Bertrand goal in the 52nd minute.
Watford remains undefeated after a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Sunday night. Goals to Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas gave the Hornets a commanding 2-0 lead.
Wilfried Zaha scored in the 78th minute to give Palace hope, before a late header by Joe Ward missed by just centimetres to deny the Eagles a point.
EPL Title Odds – Sportsbet
Manchester City $1.67
Manchester United $51
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