Liverpool 6/4 in places for title

  • Last Updated: March 30 2014, 18:18 BST

Liverpool are as short as 6/4 to win the Barclays Premier League after another free-scoring victory against Tottenham.

Liverpool: Closing in on Manchester City in title betting
Liverpool: Closing in on Manchester City in title betting

The Reds were gifted an early advantage when Younes Kaboul put the ball into his own net, and when Luis Suarez doubled the lead on 25 minutes the game was effectively over as a contest.

Further second-half strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson gave Liverpool a 4-0 win and saw them cut to 6/4 for the title by BetVictor and Stan James for a first Premier League title, with 15/8 the best and general price.

Manchester City are odds-on favourites at a best of 5/6 with BetVictor after they could only draw with Arsenal on Saturday, but Chelsea are out to 15/2 with the same firm following their shock defeat at Crystal Palace.

Coral have Liverpool at 7/4 to win the title but 15/8 to remain unbeaten and the firm's Nicola McGeady commented: "Liverpool are rapidly closing the gap with Man City at the head of the betting, and after today's convincing win, momentum behind Brendan Rodgers' men has rocketed."

Liverpool took their tally to 88 goals for the campaign in Sunday's win and William Hill make them just 6/5 to break the record of 103 in a single season.

"Liverpool are in fantastic form as we reach the final furlong of the season and this year's title race is going down to the wire," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "The superb SAS partnership could see them break records on the way to a title that many thought could not be possible at the start of the season."

At the other end of the table, Fulham's 3-1 defeat at home to Everton leaves them with a mountain to climb to avoid relegation and they're 1/7 for the drop with bet365 and BetVictor, with Cardiff next at 2/7 after they salvaged a draw at West Brom (3/1) on Saturday.

Palace's victory means they're out to 3/1 with bet365 and Ladbrokes with Sunderland the other team in dire trouble at odds-on across the board ahead of Monday's clash with West Ham.

Everton's win saw them cut to 3/1 for a top-four finish by Sky Bet and bet365 but Ladbrokes are happy to take them on at 4/1, with Arsenal no bigger than the 2/7 quoted by Coral and BetVictor.

Below are the run-in fixtures for the current top five:

LIVERPOOL (Pld 32 Pts 71 GD +49)

Apr 6 - West Ham A
Apr 13 - Manchester City H
Apr 20 - Norwich A
Apr 27 - Chelsea H
May 3 - Crystal Palace A
May 11 - Newcastle H

CHELSEA (Pld 32 Pts 69 GD +38)

Apr 5 - Stoke H
Apr 13 - Swansea A
Apr 20 - Sunderland H
Apr 27 - Liverpool A
May 3 - Norwich H
May 11 - Cardiff A

MANCHESTER CITY (Pld 30 Pts 67 GD +52)

Apr 5 - Southampton H
Apr 13 - Liverpool A
Apr 16 - Sunderland H
Apr 21 - West Brom H
Apr 27 - Crystal Palace A
May 3 - Everton A
May 7 - Aston Villa H
May 11 - West Ham H

ARSENAL (Pld 32 Pts 64 GD +19)

Apr 6 - Everton A
Apr 15 - West Ham H
Apr 19 - Hull A
Apr 28 - Newcastle H
May 3 - West Brom H
May 11 - Norwich A

EVERTON (Pld 31 Pts 60 GD +18)

Apr 6 - Arsenal H
Apr 12 - Sunderland A
Apr 16 - Crystal Palace H
Apr 20 - Manchester United H
Apr 26 - Southampton A
May 3 - Manchester City H
May 11 - Hull A

  • Posted at 1815 GMT on 30/03/2014.