Tue, Sep 19, 9:05am by Staff Writer
Both Manchester United and City continue to rampage ahead in the English Premier League. The two sides sit on top of the league on equal points, equal goals scored and conceded. With City top by virtue of the alphabet.
City backed up their demolition of Liverpool last weekend, as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick to see off Watford. The 6-0 rout showed signs that Pep Guardiola is starting to get the best out of his players after disappointment last season.
The odds for City to win the title to continue to shorten on a weekly basis with this week’s performances seeing the price down to $1.91 for $2. The real challenge for City will now come as the games come thick and fast with the Cup competitions. Do they have the squad depth to compete on all fronts?
Across the city of Manchester at Old Trafford, United out their setback against Stoke behind them as they welcomed Wayne Rooney back by easily dispatching of his Everton side. They once again rallied late to put some shine on the score line as they ran out 4-0 victors. With three of those coming in the last ten minutes of the match.
Despite the result United remain at $3.30 to claim their first title since Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Whilst there was plenty of goals in these two contests, elsewhere there was a number of draws and low scoring victories as the rest of the league tries to keep up with the men up North.
Three of the Manchester sides rivals were all held at home, with Chelsea drawing against Arsenal, Liverpool being pinned back by Burnley and Spurs held goalless at Wembley.
Spurs continue to be in the race priced at $13 whilst Liverpool stand at $23. As is so often the case these two sides were being talked as real title contenders this season. They can produce the performances against the top sides but the EPL is won not by beating the top six but winning the tough matches against the mid-table sides.
EPL Winner (Sportsbet)
Man City $1.91
Man Utd $3.30
West Ham $326
West Brom $501
Crystal Palace $501
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