Suarez stars on favourites' day

  • Last Updated: December 22 2013, 10:28 GMT

Luis Suarez is just 1/6 for the Premier League Golden Boot after his brace for Liverpool triggered a good day for football punters.

Luis Suarez: Just 1/6 for the Golden Boot
Luis Suarez: Just 1/6 for the Golden Boot

Sky Bet reported that the five best-backed teams all won, with Liverpool leading the way before Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle and Derby made it a Saturday to forget for the layers.

City were cut to a best of 5/4 for the Premier League title with Boylesports following their 4-2 success at Fulham, while United range from Stan James' 12/1 to a general 16s following their 3-1 victory over West Ham.

Liverpool end the week top of the table with Arsenal and Chelsea set to take each other on in the latest Monday Night Football, and Brendan Rodgers' side are general 11/2 shots for the title and 4/7 for a top-four finish.

Suarez took his total to 19 for the season in a 3-1 win over Cardiff and in the process extended his lead over the injured Sergio Aguero to six goals.

Cardiff meanwhile are into 5/2 for relegation with manager Malky Mackay on the brink of the sack according to reports, while Fulham are third in the betting at 11/10.

Crystal Palace, who lost 3-0 to Newcastle, have been cut to a general 1/4 and Boylesports' 4/11 could come under pressure, while Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Norwich saw them trimmed to 8/13 with that firm and bet365.

Newcastle meanwhile are no bigger than 12/1 to finish in the top six and 50/1 for a Champions League spot.

  • Updated at 1030 GMT on 22/12/2013.