Wed, Dec 27, 7:49pm by Staff Writer
Manchester United lost more ground on rivals City at the top of the EPL after conceding a late equaliser against Leicester. Whilst City continued their winning streak with ease against Bournemouth.
United has come from behind to lead Leicester 2-1 heading into the final stages of the game. Two goals from Juan Mata had restored their hopes of victory following Jamie Vardy’s opener. Things were not to work out for the Red Devils, though as Harry Maguire scored the equaliser.
Leaving United 13 points adrift from City and down to $19 to win their first title since Sir Alex Fergusons retirement.
City, meanwhile, remain in cruise control as they dominated Bournemouth at home to head into the festive season with plenty of cheer. The 4-0 victory continued their fine form as they pulled further away at the top of the league and shortened to a $1.01 to win the title.
Chelsea failed to close the gap on second placed United as they battled to a draw with Everton on Merseyside. Despite dominating the game Chelsea were unable to come away with all three points. They are now priced at $76 for the title.
A thrilling Friday night (GMT) encounter between Arsenal and Liverpool did little to boost either sides hopes of securing an elusive title. The 3-3 draw came after Liverpool had led 2-0 at one stage. Their defensive frailties have been well documented this season and again cost them vital points in the race for the title and European places.
Liverpool stand at $91 with Arsenal at $101. With both sides 20 + points of the pace of Manchester City.
At the bottom of the table, Swansea were able to grab what could be a vital point in the battle to stay in the EPL. The managerless club managed a draw at home against Crystal Palace courtesy of substitute Jordan Ayew. They remain favourites for the drop at $1.14.
West Brom are priced at $1.91 following their 3-1 loss at Stoke City. The home side were in as much need of a win as the Baggies and came out on top. Easing pressure on their boss Mark Hughes whilst condemning West Brom to more struggles.
Newcastle remain in danger of relegation although they produced the necessary goods to come away from West Ham with all three points. Despite the win they are priced at $2.88 with West Ham’s worries easing as they now stand at $4.33.
With lots of football over the festive period all could change in a matter of days as the matches come thick and fast.
EPL Winner – Sportsbet
Man City $1.01
Man Utd $19
West Brom $1.91
West Ham $4.33
Crystal Palace $4.33
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