Tue, Feb 6, 9:55am by Staff Writer
The race for the EPL title has been shortened to a six-horse race with Sportsbet. Although in reality Manchester City should have the Premiership wrapped up as they remain 13 points clear at the top with only 12 games left to play.
Despite a draw with Burnley this weekend which gave hope to their rivals, City still stand at $1.01. The two dropped points will be of little concern in the title race unless a massive collapse follows, with City now turning their attention to adding trophies to their expected EPL victory.
A first EPL and FA Cup double for City is priced at $3.75, with the Carabao Cup instead of the FA Cup at $1.61. Although the one City fans and the owner really desire is the Champions League, which would truly mark them as a presence on the European football scene. A double of EPL and Champions League is priced at $3.60.
Manchester United took what little advantage is on offer with City’s draw as they comfortably beat Huddersfield Town at home. The 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez on his home debut strengthened their second place position. Jose Mourinho may have publicly conceded the title race but privately they will be looking to chip away at City’s lead.
United are priced at $46 for the EPL title.
The pressure has been piled on to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as they lost 4-1 to Watford. Conceding three late goals after Eden Hazard had drawn ten-man Chelsea level in the 82nd minute of the match. They now sit in fourth place in the league only a point above Spurs priced at $126 for the title. The most interesting price surrounding Chelsea, however, is $1.25 for Antonio Conte to be the next EPL manager to leave his post. Whether that is sacked or resigned remains to be seen.
Controversy surrounded top four contenders Liverpool and Spurs. Two late penalty decisions in the match at Anfield have been in the spotlight as Harry Kane missed one but converted the other to claim a draw. The contentious penalty decision left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp particularly irate as they looked to solidify their place in the top four and spot in next season’s Champions League.
Liverpool and Spurs are well of the pace in the title race priced at $226.
Whilst Arsenal are well and truly out of the race for the EPL title they have set their sights on a place in the top four. Of the top six sides Arsenal were arguably the busiest in the January transfer window and new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on target in his debut. Coupled with an Aaran Ramsey hat trick which saw Arsenal run riot over Everton. They are priced at $501 for the title.
EPL Outright Markets
Man City 1.01
Man Utd 46.00
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