Manchester United are now their shortest price of the season to win the Premier League after extending their lead over Manchester City to nine points, while a mixed weekend for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Arsenal and Liverpool has seen changes in the odds for a top four finish. At the other end, Queens Park Rangers are now favourites for relegation, ahead of Aston Villa, Reading, Wigan Athletic and Southampton.
Manchester United have gone from 4/25 to 2/25 to win the Premier League after going nine points clear of rivals Manchester City at the summit.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won at Craven Cottage when Wayne Rooney’s late winner was enough to beat Fulham 1-0, while the champions, who are now 13/2 from 4/1, were held to a 2-2 draw by Liverpool at the Etihad.
Chelsea are still as short as 1/5 (from 1/10) for a top four finish despite a 3-2 loss to Newcastle United at St James’ Park, but Tottenham are now just a point behind in fourth after a 1-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Spurs are 9/10, in from 11/10, to finish in the Champions League places.
Arsenal are evens (from 6/5) to do likewise after a late 1-0 win over Stoke City at the Emirates left them four points off fourth, while Everton lost ground with a 3-3 draw against Aston Villa at Goodison Park and are now 9/2 from 7/2 for a top four finish. Liverpool are still 13/2 after that draw against Man City.
At the bottom of the table, QPR are now the favourites for the drop at 1/2 (7/5 to stay up) after a 0-0 draw with Norwich at Loftus Road which leaves Rangers in 20th place, six points from safety.
Aston Villa are 3/5 (from 31/50) despite that point at Goodison Park and are 6/5 to stay up, while Wigan make up the bottom three after a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Southampton at the DW Stadium. The Latics have gone from 13/10 to 17/20 to go down (17/20 not to), while Saints are now 2/1 from 7/4 for relegation and are 17/50 for survival.
Reading are the big movers in the table after their 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Madejski opened up a two point gap to the bottom three.
The Royals are still 31/50 to be relegated, however, out slightly from 1/2.