Manchester United are odds-on favourites for Premier League glory after the weekend’s action, which has seen changes in the title odds for Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. At the other end, none of the bottom six won and Southampton, Reading and Norwich City are still the shortest prices for relegation, with Queens Park Rangers, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa also prominent in the betting.
Manchester United are 9/10 to win the Premier League after coming from behind to win yet again, this time beating Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Red Devils came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to a late Javier Hernandez winner and have gone from 11/10 to 9/10 with bwin as a result.
Their nearest rivals are Manchester City, who are now 43/20 – out from 2/1 – to retain their title despite picking up three points at home to Spurs. That 2-1 win at the Etihad leaves the champions two points behind United. Spurs are 100/1 to win the league, the same price as before kick off.
Chelsea are the big drifters in the market, going from 5/2 to 13/4 after failing to beat Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. A late Luis Suarez goal gave the Reds a 1-1 draw, and Roberto Di Matteo’s side are now three points off the top of the table.
Arsenal also drifted after a 3-3 home draw with Fulham which leaves the Gunners in eighth position, 11 points behind Manchester United. Arsene Wenger’s side are now 66/1 to win the league, out from 28/1.
Everton’s good start continues and the Blues are now 100/1 to win the Premier League. The Toffees came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Goodison Park and are now fourth in the table.
At the other end, Southampton are 1/2 favourites for the drop after a 1-1 home draw with Swansea City left the Saints in the relegation zone. Nigel Adkins’ men were 3/5 before the match and are just ahead of Reading in the betting. The Royals are odds-on at 3/5 (from 7/10) after a 0-0 draw at home to Norwich, a result which leaves Brian McDermott’s side winless. That scoreline at the Madejski also means the Canaries are still 5/4 for the drop.
Like Reading, Queens Park Rangers are without a win after 11 games and are bottom of the table, five points from safety, after a 1-0 loss to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Rangers are now 7/5, from 7/4, to be playing Championship football next season.
Wigan Athletic are still 5/2 for relegation after a 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at the DW Stadium, while Aston Villa’s defeat to Manchester United has seen their odds for the drop go from 2/1 to 11/5.