Another great weekend of Premier League action is over and with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defeated, wins for Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have pulled the top three further away from the pack in the outright betting. At the other end of the table, a win for Norwich City means that Reading are now the shortest priced team for relegation, with Southampton, Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa also in the mix.
Chelsea remain top of the table after an impressive 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in a pulsating match at White Hart Lane and are now just 9/4 (in from 57/20) to win the Premier League. The Blues are four points clear at the top of the table, having dropped just two points all season. The defeat leaves Tottenham a 66/1 chance for the title, out from 40/1.
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Manchester City remain the favourites after grabbing a vital win over West Brom at the Hawthorns, even though their odds have drifted slightly. Ten-man City came from a goal down to win 2-1 but bwin has now lengthened the champions from 3/2 to 8/5 to retain the title. Near neighbours Manchester United are still 2/1 after a 4-2 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford.
A surprise defeat for Arsenal has seen them drift from 10/1 to 18/1 in the outright market. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Norwich City at Carrow Road and are now as big a price as they have been all season after falling ten points behind leaders Chelsea.
That win for Norwich means they are no longer favourites for relegation. A first league victory of 2012/13 has seen the Canaries go from 13/20 to 3/4 for the drop. Reading are now the favourites in the relegation market at 7/10 after losing 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.
Southampton lost their seventh match of the season to remain in the drop zone on just three points. You can now get 17/20 (from 4/5) on the Saints making an immediate return to the Championship following their 4-1 loss to West Ham at Upton Park.
A 1-1 draw at home to Everton leaves Queens Park Rangers bottom of the table and Mark Hughes’ side are 11/5 (from 9/4) for relegation.
Wigan are 8/5 for the drop after losing 2-1 to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, while a 1-0 defeat for Aston Villa away at Fulham means Paul Lambert’s side are 12/5 for relegation.