It seems a win in the Premier League just maintains the status quo at the moment, as it’s pretty much as you were for Chelsea following their much expected defeat of Fulham at the weekend.
The Blues are now a best price of 5/4 with Boylesports to win the Premier League after extending their lead at the top to 4 points (6 points over Manchester City, who have 2 games in hand) over the weekend.
Manchester City may well have lifted the Capital One Cup, but in doing so they are falling behind Chelsea in fixtures and points. City may well have the games in hand, but you still have to win them, and that’s no guarantee at this stage of a hectic season. All this has resulted in Manchester City being made 13/8 second favourites with Paddy Power (for anybody still interested in the quadruple, Paddy Power have City at 200/1).
Chelsea will have played again before City next kick a ball in the Premier League, meaning the next time City play they could be 9 points behind Jose Mourinho’s men. Imagine the sort of mind games he will be coming out with if that situation arises?
Liverpool continue to shorten in the betting, they are now into a best price of 11/2 with Coral, and are shortening all the time. Saturday seen another impressive performance and win, and for all those pundits who keep saying they concede too many goals to win the league, Brendan Rodgers’ men kept a clean sheet!
Despite being level on points and games played with Liverpool, Arsenal are a mile behind in the betting. Arsenal are 20/1 with the majority of bookmakers (they are as short as 16/1 with some), which seems remarkable when you consider that they are no more out of (or in) the equation than Liverpool are.
It’s probably the manner of the performances that are effecting the odds at the moment, and the respective fixture list’s. Although Liverpool still have to play Manchester City and Arsenal, both games are at Anfield. While Arsenal have a tricky run coming up in their next three matches, with consecutive away trips to Tottenham and Chelsea, followed by the visit of Manchester City to the Emirates.
If Arsenal are still in contention after that, there is no way that 20/1 will still be available.