10/1 bar three in title-race betting

  • Last Updated: January 1 2014, 10:51 GMT

Liverpool are out to 10/1 for the Premier League title after they lost to Chelsea, who are 4/1 second-favourites.

Chelsea secured a massive win against Liverpool
Chelsea secured a massive win against Liverpool

Liverpool took an early lead through Martin Skrtel but Chelsea drew level when Eden Hazard finished well from the edge of the area.

Samuel Eto'o then provided a rare goal from a Chelsea striker to put the home side in front at half-time, a position from which they were able to stifle Liverpool and a frustrated Luis Suarez.

The result sees Chelsea move back ahead of Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League betting, after the Gunners had earned a hard-fought victory over Newcastle thanks to a solitary goal from Olivier Giroud.

Paddy Power and Betfred have Chelsea and Arsenal alongside each other at 4/1, but at best prices it's 4/1 Chelsea and 9/2 league leaders Arsenal.

Position Player Score
1 Arsenal 42
2 Man City 41
3 Chelsea 40
4 Everton 37
5 Liverpool 36
6 Man Utd 34
7 Tottenham 34
8 Newcastle 33

Liverpool meanwhile have been eased to a general 10/1 although they remain ahead of 14/1 chances Manchester United, despite back-to-back wins for the reigning champions.

Manchester City continued their march towards the top with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, and they're strong favourites at a best of 23/20 with Boylesports - Ladbrokes have them odds-on at 10/11.

Everton and Tottenham complete the realistic challengers after wins for both on Sunday, and they're now available at 50/1 and 80/1 respectively. A top-four finish is likely to be the priority for both, however, and they're 7/2 and 9/2 to achieve it.

Bookmakers appear to believe that City, Chelsea and Arsenal will fill three of the first four places, but the battle for the other looks fascinating. Liverpool are now out to 10/11, with United 11/10.

Position Player Score
10 Hull City 23
11 Swansea 21
12 Stoke City 21
13 A Villa 20
14 Norwich 19
15 West Brom 18
16 Cardiff 18
17 C Palace 16
18 Fulham 16
19 West Ham 15
20 Sunderland 14

At the other end of the table, Palace are no bigger than 4/6 for relegation despite a spirited effort at the Etihad Stadium, while bet365 go 21/20 about Sunderland after they came from two goals down to snatch a point at Cardiff.

Cardiff were cut to a best of 15/8 with Ladbrokes as a result, and they're behind only the aforementioned pair and Fulham, who are into 11/8 having been thrashed by Hull.

  • Posted at 1920 GMT on 29/12/2013.