Chelsea have all but wrapped up the Premier League title, but there remains some interest in the battle to finish in the top four following Arsenal’s win over Manchester United.
The Gunners can move to within four points of Liverpool if also successful at Southampton in midweek and they will still have played one game less than the Reds.
A run of eight defeats in their last 17 games in all competitions had seen Arsene Wenger’s side slip down the table, but goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck gave them a lifeline on Sunday.
Arsenal were cut to 4/1 in the Premier League top four odds after that victory followed Liverpool’s goalless draw with Southampton at Anfield.
“We always have hope – hope dies last,” said Xhaka. “It’s up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I’m convinced that we can do it.”
United were eased out to 14/1 for this market after Jose Mourinho suggested it would now be “impossible” for the Red Devils to make the leading quartet, with the Europa League their priority ahead of another tough trip to Tottenham.
Liverpool remain hot favourites at 1/5 to secure a Champions League spot, despite being left to rue James Milner’s missed penalty against the Saints.
The Reds travel to West Ham next and finish off by hosting Middlesbrough, with Milner insisting: “This is a team and a club that needs to be in the Champions League.
“We will be in Europe, but the Champions League is where everyone wants to play. Hopefully we will get a bit of luck and finish the job.”
Manchester City are 1/50 to join Chelsea and Spurs in the top four following a 5-0 rout of Crystal Palace.
Premier League top scorer odds
The top of the Golden Boot table remained the same after both Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane drew a blank over the weekend, with Everton and Spurs both going down 1-0 at Swansea and West Ham respectively.
Lukaku retained a three-goal advantage and is 7/50 to prevail going into the Toffees’ final two fixtures against Watford at home and Arsenal away.
Spurs have an extra fixture and Kane is 7/1 to overhaul his rival over games against United at White Hart Lane and Leicester and Hull on the road.