Hills think duo will miss out

  • Last Updated: January 31 2013, 11:11 GMT

The Premier League saw one of its best games of the season so far as Arsenal and Liverpool drew 2-2 at the Emirates.

Arsenal and Liverpool are not fancied to make the top four
Arsenal and Liverpool are not fancied to make the top four

William Hill are doubtful either side will make it into the Champions League this season as Arsenal are 5/4 for a top four finish with Liverpool 6/1.

It is Arsenal who Hills think will qualify for Europe's premier competition next out of the two at 2/7.

"Liverpool have shown improvement this season and will definitely have their eyes focused on some form of European football next season, but could they pip Arsenal to Champions League or will both teams have to wait to battle it out next season?" said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Spurs currently lead the race for the final Champions League spot (with Manchesters City and United as well as Chelsea seemingly having the top three spots sewn up) and they are 11/10 to finish in the top four.

Luis Suarez set the ball rolling for Liverpool by scoring the first goal of the evening but despite this, he is still only the 5/2 second favourite to score the most goals in the Premier League this season, with Robin van Persie the 8/11 favourite.

Manchester United defeated Southampton at Old Trafford as last year's Premier League runners-up once again took the initiative in the title race and they are now 1/6 to lift the Premier League trophy with Manchester City 7/2.

Frank Lampard is 6/4 with Coral to still be at Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2013/14 season following his goal in Chelsea's 2-2 draw away to Reading.

The strike sees Lampard take his goal tally to nine goals for the season, and just one short of becoming the first player in Premier League history to score at least 10 goals in 10 consecutive Premier League seasons.

Having been two goals up, the draw for Chelsea sees manager Rafa Benitez come back under the spotlight.

It's 5/6 for Benitez to still be at Chelsea at the start of next season (5/6 he's not).

"Everybody needs a little bit of luck and that's exactly what we got this evening," said spokesman Tim Reynolds.

"Reading's comeback against Chelsea was a great result as the Blues were very heavily supported prior to the match and were also in the majority of tonight's multiples.

"We also had some bets rolling over onto Chelsea from Tuesday night's games so there were a few cheers from the Coral office when Adam Le Fondre equalised in the dying seconds of the match."

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Tottenham are 11/10 at Coral to finish the season in the top four after they came from a goal down to draw with Norwich.

The result means Spurs remain four points clear of rivals Arsenal and it's 5/6 for Spurs to finish this season above the Gunners with Arsenal now 6/5 to finish in the top four.

As Manchester United extended their lead at the top it's 1/6 for them to go on and win the league with Manchester City 4-1.