Premier League on Betfair: Leicester back level at the top on a night of high scores

Olivier Giroud scored twice to help Arsenal to a 3-3 draw at Anfield
Olivier Giroud scored twice to help Arsenal to a 3-3 draw at Anfield

On a night of big-price correct scores it's Leicester who grab the headlines after winning at White Hart Lane, while Arsenal and Man City drop pints against the two Merseyside clubs. Mike Norman has the details...


To Win the Premier League;

- Man City 2.3211/8
- Arsenal 2.6213/8
- Leicester 15.014/1
- Tottenham 20.019/1
- Man Utd 23.022/1

Leicester have moved back level at the top of the table after securing a late 0-1 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Claudio Ranieri's men, who prior to tonight had lost just one of their last 16 away games, were once again underestimated in the Match Odds market, being matched at a high of 6.05/1 prior to kick-off just to win the game.

But those who sided with this season's surprise package had to wait until seven minutes before the end of the match to see Leicester take the initiative, Robert Huth heading home the goal that would eventually win the game.

The Foxes were matched at 18.017/1 to win the match 0-1.

After Tuesday night's superb 3-3 draw between Newcastle and Manchester United in front of the live cameras it was Liverpool and Arsenal's turn to serve up a TV treat, the two sides playing out a 3-3 draw at Anfield.

Firmino scored twice for The Reds but a goal from Aaron Ramsey and a brace from Olivier Giroud looked to have won the points for Arsene Wenger's side.

But with just a few minutes remaining second half substitute Joe Allen scored with a crisp volley to level the scores at 3-3, rewarding those who backed that scoreline at the massive price of 130.0129/1.

Title favourites Manchester City drew a blank at home to Everton, the 0-0 Correct Score in this encounter was matched at 25.024/1.

After the latest round of fixtures featuring the title contenders Man City remain the favourites to win the Premier League at 2.3211/8, just ahead of Arsenal at 2.6213/8. Leicester now trade as third favourites at 15.014/1 ahead of Tottenham, 20.019/1, and Manchester United, 23.022/1.


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At the other end of the table Sunderland secured a magnificent 2-4 win over relegation rivals Swansea - a scoreline that was matched at a whopping 390.0389/1 - at the Liberty Stadium, 24 hours after Aston Villa had won just their second game of the campaign and Bournemouth had lost 1-3 to West Ham.

In addition to Newcastle's draw on Tuesday night and Norwich's 3-1 loss at Stoke this evening it means the fight for survival is back looking like it rests between six clubs.

Villa are still well adrift at the bottom of the table and are hugely fancied to go down, available to back at 1.111/9 in the Relegation market, but just five points now separate Norwich in 15th place and Newcastle in 19th.

Sunderland can be backed at 1.434/9 to go down, with Newcastle the other side trading at odds-on at 1.9110/11, while Swansea, Norwich, and Bournemouth can be backed at 2.747/4, 4.03/1, and 5.85/1 respectively.


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Elsewhere tonight Southampton's poor form improved somewhat with a 2-0 home win over Watford, but Guus Hiddink's faint hopes of a Top 4 Finish look done and dusted already after Chelsea were twice pegged back to draw 2-2 with West Brom, a scoreline that was matched at 40.039/1.

The Blues can now be backed at 11.010/1 to finish in the top four, while even a Top 6 Finish is looking beyond them at 3.814/5. If you fancy Chelsea's season to get even worse however, you can have a speculative wager on them to be relegated at odds of 80.079/1.


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