Tue, Sep 25, 2:19pm by Staff Writer
Liverpool has continued its hot start to the 2018-19 English Premier League season with a 3-0 win against Southampton on the weekend.
The Reds were at their brilliant best with three first half goals to put the result beyond doubt.
They have shortened to $2.63 to win the Premier League after goals to Joel Matip, Mo Salah and an own goal by Saints defender Wesley Hoedt. It caps a wonderful week for Liverpool, who triumphed 3-2 against PSG in the Champions League midweek.
It has been a challenging start to the new campaign for Southampton, who narrowly avoided relegation last season. They have had one win this season and taken five points from six games.
Manchester City crushed relegation favourites Cardiff 5-0 in Wales in a dominant performance on Sunday morning (AEST).
City are $1.72 favourites to win the Premier League, crushing the Bluebirds who had only 22 per cent possession and two goals on goal for the match.
Cardiff is $1.33 to be relegated this season.
Chelsea’s five-game win streak to start the season ended after a stalemate against West Ham on Sunday night.
It was the Hammers who had the best of the goal scoring chances in the match, but neither side could find the back of the net.
Chelsea is $15 to win the Premier League and host Liverpool in a top four clash this weekend.
Tottenham got back in the winner’s circle after a crushing midweek defeat to Inter Milan.
Spurs prevailed 2-1 against Brighton thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. Spurs are $41 to win the Premier League.
Manchester United had 62 per cent of the ball against Wolves at Old Trafford, but were unable to find a second goal against the newly promoted side, drawing 1-1.
Joao Moutinho equalised for the visitors midway through the second half as they held on and secured a point.
Leicester fell behind 1-0 at home to Huddersfield when Mathias Jorgensen scored in the fifth minute, but goals Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy earned the Foxes a deserved 3-1 win.
The Terriers had only two shots on target for the match and are at the bottom of the table after six games. They are $1.33 to be relegated this season.
Arsenal has continued its good recent form with a 2-0 win against Everton on Monday morning.
The Gunners defeated Ukrainian side Vorskla Polska in the Europa League on Friday morning as two second half goals in the space of three minutes sealed the result. They are $81 to win the Premier League.
Burnley grabbed its first win of the season with a commanding 4-0 win against Bournemouth at Turf Moor.
The Clarets had struggled to balance Europa League qualification with league commitments this season and failing to qualify for the Europa League may be a blessing in disguise for the club.
They were back to their defensive best and showed a ruthlessness in attack not seen since last season. The side remains among the favourites to be relegated at $2.88.
It was a poor afternoon for the Cherries, who had picked up 10 points from their first five games, their best start in the Premier League.
There was word that Crystal Palace talisman Wilfred Zaha might be a late scratching for the Eagles for their match against Newcastle at Selhurst Park.
Zaha reportedly suffered an injury during the warm up, but was able to take his place in the starting side as Palace drew with the Magpies.
It was only Newcastle’s second point earned this season as they are in 18th spot on the table and $4.33 to be relegated.
Watford squandered a one-goal advantage to draw with Fulham on Saturday night.
The Hornets had the best of the chances in the match and should have put the result beyond doubt at half time.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for the Cottagers late in the second half and they almost snatched victory late when a shot parried off the post and out of play.
EPL Title Odds
Manchester City $1.72
Manchester United $41
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