Premier League on Betfair: Saturday strolls for title contenders

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy scored a brace as Leicester maintained their unbeaten start to the season

The Premier League Winner market has already developed into a two-horse race after easy wins on Saturday for Liverpool and Man City. Mike Norman has the details...

"The 3-0 triumph over the Clarets saw Jurgen Klopp's men return to the top of the table and their odds shorten slightly to win the title, now available to back at 3.9."

It's 65.064/1 bar Manchester City and Liverpool to win this season's Premier League after the big two recorded resounding wins over Brighton and Burnley respectively on the same weekend that Chelsea and Manchester United dropped points from winning positions, and Arsenal and Tottenham lost ground when drawing 2-2 in the north London derby.

Already a two-horse race for the title

Man City are available to back at 1.454/9 to retain their title after goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Segio Aguero (two) and Bernardo Silva secured a 4-0 victory over the Seagulls, a result that took the defending champions top of the Premier League table ... for approximately two and a half hours.

At the same time as Pep Guardiola's men were saying their goodbyes ahead of the international break, Liverpool were strutting their stuff at Turf Moor as a Chris Wood own goal, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino fired the Reds to their 13th consecutive league victory, their fourth straight win to start this season's campaign.

The 3-0 triumph over the Clarets saw Jurgen Klopp's men return to the top of the table and their odds shorten slightly to win the title, now available to back at 3.9.

With Chelsea (120.0119/1 in the PL Winner market) squandering a 2-0 lead at home to Sheffield United in drawing 2-2, and Manchester United (160.0159/1) playing out a 1-1 draw at Southampton, it means that Arsenal and Tottenham - both available to back at 65.064/1 - are the only other clubs trading at under 100.099/1 in this season's title race.

Golden Boot promises to be a fascinating battle

Just four games into the new season and the league's big stars have already made their way to the top of the goalscoring charts.

Aguero is setting the pace with six goals to his name following his brace against Brighton and the Man City striker is the 7/2 favourite in the Betfair Sportsbook's Top Goalscorer market, just ahead of Mo Salah (three goals) at 4/1 and his City strike partner Raheem Sterling (five goals) at 9/2.

Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored their third league goal of the season in Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Emirates and are available to back at 4/1 and 7/1 respectively.


Tammy Abraham can be backed at 12/1 after he scored his third and fourth league goals of the season in Chelsea's disappointing draw with the Blades, while Jamie Vardy (three goals) was cut to 13/1 after he scored a brace in helping Leicester maintain their unbeaten start to the season thanks to a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki failed to score in a game for the first time this season as the Canaries went down 2-0 at West Ham, but the 29-year-old already has five goals to his name and can be backed at 20/1 to win the Golden Boot.

Elsewhere in the Premier League

Not surprisingly, Man Utd 2.6213/8 and Chelsea 3.613/5 drifted in the Top 4 Finish market following their failures to take all three points on Saturday, and it's Tottenham 1.68/13 and Arsenal 1.910/11 that are fancied along with Man City and Liverpool to finish in the top four this season.

The big movers however are Leicester, who can now be backed at 7.26/1 (from a high of 22.021/1) to finish in the top four after Brendan Rodgers' men moved up to third in the table following Saturday's victory over the Cherries.

At the other end of the table Newcastle shortened to 2.6613/8 in the Relegation market after playing out a 1-1 draw with Watford 3.613/5 at St James' Park. Sheff Utd remain the favourites to go down at 2.3411/8 ahead of Norwich 2.447/5 and Aston Villa 2.942/1 who lost 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

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