Tue, Oct 17, 8:34am by Staff Writer
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City continued their relentless dominance of this year’s English Premier League this weekend. As they demolished Stoke by seven goals to two. With the International break seeming to have little effect on City’s players.
The odds on them winning the title continue shorten on a weekly basis as they once again moved from $1.67 to $1.36.
Even more impressive than the result, was the fact that City were able to do it without star striker Sergio Aguero. Guardiola appears to have moulded this side into a defender’s worst nightmare with goal scoring threats throughout the team.
City’s closest rivals the moment, Manchester United, held on to claim a point against Liverpool at Anfield. They now lie two points off the pace in second place.
Liverpool dominated the match but could not find a winner with United goalkeeper David de Gea in fine form. United could only register one shot on target the whole game in the goalless stalemate. Meaning they went from $3.30 for the title to $4.20. Whilst Liverpool dropped again to $36 and down 8th on the table.
Having moved all of their home games to Wembley as their new ground is built, Spurs fans would be worried about their record at the ground. They finally registered their first win at the national stadium in the Premier League this weekend.
Christian Eriksen scored the goal that edged them past a determined Bournemouth side. Spurs moved up to third on the ladder but to $14 from $12 for the title.
Crystal Palace provided the surprise of the weekend, breaking both their goal drought and winning record. They shocked Chelsea to register a 2-1 win, with their first goals of the season and gaining their first points of the year. That result saw Chelsea drop from $9.50 to $17.
Watford continue to be the team threatening to break into the usual top six teams in the EPL. A controversial penalty brought them back into the game against Arsenal with a late goal from Tom Cleverley sealing the win.
They are now up to 4th on the ladder in front of both Arsenal and Chelsea, yet remain priced at $501 to win the league. That result has seen Arsenal join rivals Liverpool on $36 from $26. Their struggles for consistency continue in the league as they try to mount a serious attempt on the title.
EPL Winner – Sportsbet
Man City $1.36
Man Utd $4.20
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