Tottenham drift for top-four

  • Last Updated: April 8 2013, 8:04 BST

Tottenham have drifted out to 7/5 for a top-four finish with Coral after Sunday's 2-2 draw at home to Everton.

Tottenham: On the drift for top-four finish
Tottenham: On the drift for top-four finish

The price move comes after a weekend that saw Chelsea and Arsenal both claim victories.

Chelsea beat Sunderland 2-1 on Sunday to move above Spurs on goal difference and into third with a game in hand.

The Blues are 1/4 across the board to end the campaign in a Champions League qualification spot.

Arsenal were 2-1 winners at West Brom on Saturday and sit fifth but they have only a two-point deficit to Spurs and a game in hand.

Arsene Wenger's side have been cut again for a place in the top-four after Sunday's games and can be supported at 2/5 with Stan James and BetVictor.

Everton and Liverpool - who drew 0-0 at home to West Ham on Sunday - have both drifted in the top-four market to 12/1 and 40/1 respectively.

Coral's Tim Reynolds said: "With Manchester United and Manchester City near enough guaranteed to finish first and second in the Premier League, all eyes are on who will finish third and fourth in the table.

"Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are realistically the only clubs with a good chance of ending the season in a Champions League qualification position, but who will occupy those spots, is hard to predict.

"From the betting you would expect Chelsea to finish in the top four so the battle looks to be between Arsenal and Tottenham on the final spot.

"The Gunners do have a game in hand over their rivals Spurs, so the advantage does look to be with Arsenal."

In the relegation market, QPR were hit by late equaliser from Wigan in the 1-1 draw at Loftus Road and are cut further to 1/20 for the drop with Stan James.

Bottom-of-the-table Reading are the 1/66 favourites to go down with William Hill after defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

Paolo Di Canio's time at Sunderland started with the loss at Chelsea and his side have plenty of work to do as they sit level on points with third-bottom Wigan.

Sunderland are 17/10 to be relegated with Ladbrokes while Paddy Power have Wigan at 2/1.

Aston Villa enjoyed a 3-1 win at Stoke on Saturday and are now out to 7/2 for the drop, while Newcastle's 1-0 victory over Fulham has seen a drift to 40/1 with bet365.

Stoke and Norwich can be backed at 8/1 and 12/1 respectively.