Premier League on Betfair: Liverpool leads the way after win at Wembley
Liverpool make it five wins out of five as they, and Chelsea close in on Manchester City in the Premier League Outright market...
Simply the best
Liverpool's odds have been cut from [4.2] to [3.85] in the Premier League Outright market as they remain unbeaten, without dropping a single point after their 2-1 victory away at Tottenham.
The Reds' remained dominant and in control across the 90 minutes, nabbing their first goal in the 39th minute. Second-choice goalkeeper, Michel Vorm, couldn't keep Georginio Wijnaldum's header out of the net, Michael Oliver pointing to his watch to confirm it passed the goal line much to the Kop's delight. The second goal came within ten minutes of the second-half restart; Roberto Firmino getting onto the scoresheet and his second of the season, after a shoddy bit of Spurs defending.
Tottenham's second lacklustre performance on the bounce will be worrying, especially after such a superb win away at Manchester United. The visitors kept them quiet in front of goal with Spurs only creating three shots on target from 60% possession, the latter was Erik Lamela's goal in the 93rd minute where it was too little, too late. Spurs have moved out from [21.0] to [38.0] to win the Premier League, and have drifted a touch from [1.6] to [1.8] to finish in the Top 4.
And in the blue corner
Chelsea aren't far behind after matching Liverpool for five wins out of five. They came back from a 1-0 defecit to win 4-1 at home to Cardiff, thanks to an Eden Hazard hat-trick and Willian putting the icing on the cake with the fourth. As you can imagine, Hazard has been slashed from [44.0] from the start of the day, to [8.2] for Top Goalscorer after his routing of the Bluebirds.
The market is still further out on The Blues compared to Man City and The Reds in terms of winning the title. They are still third favourite, floating around the [11.0] point.
Manchester United take the sting out of Watford
Manchester United end Watford's 100% record with two quick goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling in the first half to win 2-1. De Gea saved all three points from a last gasp effort from Christian Kabasele in the dying moments of injury time, which also saw Nemanja Matic sent off for the Red Devils.
Is this the end of Jose Mourinho's bad run of form? The market says no, as he's still favourite in the Premier League Sack Race at [3.15]. As they move within the same points as Tottenham and Arsenal, but are eighth in the table due to their goal difference.
Their result has also seen them become more favoured in the Top 4 Finish market as they go from [2.54] to [2.24].
Aguero shoots ahead
Manchester City showed why they're still favourites for the league at [1.8] as they started their brief, easier run of domestic fixtures with a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham. Sergio Aguero did not score but has shortened to [4.0] after Harry Kane didn't do anything in his match and now the Argentinian is favourite to be this season's Top Goalscorer at [4.0].
It's Howe for now
Bournemouth have been this season's quiet surprise package, with only one loss in their opening set of fixtures. They kept momentum going with a 4-2 win at home to Leicester, Scotsman Ryan Fraser netting a brace as The Cherries went 3-0 within the first half. The victory sees them up above the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in sixth position. They're now [8.0] to stay in the European qualifying spots.
Arsenal making gains
Arsenal get their third victory in a row, 2-1 away at St James' Park. This win sees them move up the table with the same points as Tottenham, but have the nerves settled at the Emirates? The market is believing in them ever so slightly with their Top 4 market being cut to [3.0] from [3.6].
Usual suspects for relegation
Defeat for Cardiff and Huddersfield's 1-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace, have seen their relegation odds shrivel up even further to [1.38] and [1.43] respectively. To add insult to injury, the Terriers have not scored at John Smith's Stadium in their last five Premier League home games and without a win in their last nine (D4 L5). Newcastle's loss has not seen them move in the relegation market but that could change should West Ham and/or Burnley win tomorrow.