Tue, Sep 4, 10:57am by Staff Writer
Three teams have maintained their perfect record after the opening month of the season, with Liverpool atop the English Premier League standings by goal difference.
The Reds are $3.50 to win the Premier League and notched another win on the weekend, this time against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Goals to Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ensured Liverpool had a 2-0 lead heading into half time. A goalkeeper error by Alisson gave the Foxes a sniff as Rachid Ghezzal scored just after the hour, but they couldn’t find a second goal.
Watford continued their blistering start to the season, recording their best win yet with a 2-1 win against Tottenham at Vicarage Road.
The Hornets came back from a goal down in the second half as Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart found the back of the net for the home side. They are $276 to win the Premier League.
The loss is Tottenham’s first of the season and they are $15 to win the Premier League.
Chelsea left it late to grab the three points against Bournemouth on Sunday morning. Goals to Pedro and Eden Hazard in the final quarter of the match sealed the result. Chelsea is $11 to win the Premier League.
Arsenal notched successive victories in a pulsating 3-2 win at Cardiff against the Bluebirds. The Gunners twice led by a goal before being pegged back by a determined home side.
Arsenal is $51 to win the Premier League. Cardiff are favourites to be relegated at $1.36.
The pressure on Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho will ease, although perhaps only temporarily, after his side’s 2-0 win at Turf Moor against Burnley.
A first half brace to Romelu Lukaku propelled the Red Devils to victory, after their calamitous 3-0 loss to Tottenham last Tuesday. United is $41 to win the Premier League.
It has been a tough start to the season for Burnley. They are in 19th spot on the table and without a win this season. They were also bundled out of the Europa League on Friday morning, which could come as a blessing for their league form. The Clarets are $2.50 to be relegated.
Title favourites Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday morning.
An early Raheem Sterling goal was cancelled out by Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin, with the scores locked at half-time.
Kyle Walker scored early in the second half to give City the win and they are in fourth spot on the table and $1.67 favourites to win the Premier League.
At the other end of the table, Newcastle is winless after four matches and in 18th spot.
Wolves stole a 1-0 win against West Ham late in stoppage time in a dour match at the Olympic Stadium.
That result leaves West Ham on the bottom of the table and without a point from its first four games. They are $3.75 to be relegated this season.
Fulham squandered a 2-0 advantage at Brighton on Sunday morning to draw two-all with the Seagulls.
A Glenn Murray brace grabbed the hosts a vital point in a clash of two sides who are likely to figure in the relegation battle.
Huddersfield Town drew first blood against Everton through Philip Billing, but the Toffees answered back almost immediately through Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Those two goals were just two minutes apart and that was all the scoring to be had at Goodison Park, with the two sides sharing the points. The Terriers are one of the favourites to be relegated this season at $1.62.
Crystal Palace was without Wilfred Zaha and struggled against Southampton at Selhurst Park.
It was the Saints’ first win of the season, as Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored in a 2-0 win for Southampton.
EPL Title Odds
Manchester City $1.67
Manchester United $41
West Ham $3.75
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