Liverpool 6.50 to win Premier League
Liverpool left it late to seal the three points at Goodison Park, although Sadio Mane’s poked finish from close range means that the Reds are still firmly in the title race.
Jurgen Klopp’s side leapfrogged Manchester City and Arsenal on Monday night which means they sit second in the Premier League for Christmas, with the German now considering how to bridge a six-point gap.
Bet365 offer 6.50 that Liverpool are champions this season, with 37 points from 17 matches a pretty healthy return and it will encourage the Reds that they have already played away to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Philippe Coutinho is also expected to return soon, with the defence starting to look a lot more solid and Ladbrokes make Liverpool a 6.00 chance, with Stoke City arriving at Anfield on 27 December.
However, Chelsea remain firm favourites at 1.73 with William Hill and it’s hard to see Antonio Conte’s men being stopped at the moment, with the Blues having now enjoyed eleven straight victories.
Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante might be missing for the Boxing Day clash against Bournemouth, although Chelsea are still strong favourites to beat the Cherries and continue their relentless march towards regaining the title.
The pretenders have been falling away in recent weeks, with Arsenal having lost consecutive matches which now means they are nine points behind the league leaders.
The Boxing Day clash against West Brom looks pivotal in terms of the Gunners remaining in the title hunt and it might not be easy against a Baggies side who will be out to get a positive result of their own.
Arsenal are 12.00 with Ladbrokes to win the Premier League title which now looks a tall order, although the bookies think that Manchester City stand a better chance and they are 6.00 with bet365.
The Pep Guardiola factor has given them more favour with the operators although the plain fact is that City won their first ten matches of the season in all competitions and now look fairly ordinary by comparison.
City are two points better off than Arsenal although they have a gap of seven points to bridge between themselves and Chelsea, with that recent game at the Etihad fairly telling in terms of the gap.
Manchester United have been one of the form teams in recent weeks and they are thirteen points behind Chelsea at the moment, with bet365 offering 21.00 that the Red Devils get the title won from a long way back.
Tottenham Hotspur are even bigger at 29.00 although Mauricio Pochettino’s side are hard to beat and those odds might look big if Chelsea do start slipping up in the Premier League.