Tue, Oct 31, 11:53am by Staff Writer
On a weekend when Manchester City continued their winning form, a clash between their two closest rivals was pivotal. Manchester United took on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford with neither side wanting to fall off the incredible pace set by City.
United bounced back from last week’s loss to Huddersfield Town to beat Spurs with a late goal from Anthony Martial. They have scored more goals in the last ten minutes of games this season than anyone else in the EPL. This could well prove to be one of the most crucial. In a game with limited chances as both sides defensive structures held, Martial’s miss-hit winner found the back of the net.
The win solidified United’s chase of first EPL title since Alex Ferguson’s departure as they moved to $7 from the previous week’s $12.
For Spurs who are now eight points behind leaders City, they have dropped to $12 from $10.
City maintained their position at the top of the league, picking up another three points away to West Brom. They didn’t have everything go for them though as the Baggies applied lots of pressure in the final stages of the match. The home side scored late on to make it 3-2 but had not given themselves enough time to push for a draw. City remain at $1.17.
Chelsea battled to a 1-0 away win at Bournemouth. With Eden Hazard the star of the show grabbing their winning goal. It wasn’t enough to affect their price for the title as the reigning Champions remain on $17, eleven points behind City in fourth place.
Rounding out the usual top six, Liverpool and Arsenal both saw their prices drop despite wins. Arsenal edged past Swansea City, 2-1, whilst Liverpool had a convincing victory over Huddersfield at Anfield. Yet they Arsenal now stand at $56 with Liverpool further off the pace at $67.
Back to back losses for early season surprises Watford have seen them drop out of the top six down to 8th. A 1-0 home loss to Stoke has dented their hopes of cracking into the European qualification spots but there is plenty of time left in the season. They remain on $501 to lift the EPL title.
EPL Winner – Sportsbet
Man City $1.17
Man Utd $7
Crystal Palace $501
West Ham $501
West Brom $501
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