Last night seen Manchester City take a giant leap in their pursuit of their second title in 3 years. Sometimes a win means more than just the 3 points you get, and last night’s 3-0 victory at Old Trafford was one of those results.
By winning last night, City not only overcame a tricky match in which 3 points were far from guaranteed, they also sent out a message to Chelsea that they are well up for this fight.
City are now only 3 points behind Chelsea, with 2 games in hand, and a 13 goal better goal difference – all this sees them as favourites in the betting at a best price of Even money with Coral (they are 5/6, 10/11 with most other bookies).
City still have a lot of work to do, and they have to visit the Emirates on Saturday – and despite what anybody says, they can’t take this fixture lightly. Chelsea are away at Crystal Palace on the same day, so it could all change again this weekend. Chelsea are a best price of 12/5 with Skybet (£30.00 Free Bet Available).
Onto Liverpool, and the countries form team are now into a best price of 7/2 with William Hill. They entertain Sunderland at Anfield tonight, where a win will take them back up to second in the table, 1 point behind Chelsea with the same number of matches played.
Liverpool are well regarded as the third team in this – now – 3 horse race, but the form they are currently in, they can beat anybody at the moment. Both City and Chelsea have to visit Anfield this season, but will Liverpool be able to continue this remarkable run throughout the rest of March, all through April, and into May?
That is a big ask, but when you look at it another way it is only another 8 matches, and Liverpool have had no European distractions, so in theory should be the fresher team.
Whatever perspective you look at it from though, the remainder of the season is unlikely to pan out in the way we expect it too. There will probably be plenty more twists and turns in this so far very entertaining and exciting Premier League season.