Liverpool 1/6 for Premier League

  • Last Updated: April 21 2014, 10:06 BST

Liverpool are just 1/6 to end their wait for a Barclays Premier League title after their defeat of Norwich City on Sunday.

Liverpool are almost over the line in the Premier League
Liverpool are almost over the line in the Premier League

The Anfield club last won the top flight in 1989/90 before it became known as the Premier League but Steven Gerrard's long wait for a title with his home town club may almost be over.

Liverpool were cut to just 2/7 after Chelsea's surprise defeat at home to Sunderland on Saturday and they didn't slip up on their visit to Carrow Road although the struggling Canaries did push them all the way.

The bookmakers reacted by cutting the Reds to a general 1/6, with Manchester City at 11/2 and Chelsea 33/1 (Betfair Sportsbook).

"This title is Liverpool's to lose now and the odds indicate that they will get over the line," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

They are five points clear with three games in their campaign to go and Coral make Liverpool 4/7 to remain unbeaten in those fixtures, while they are 11/4 to pick up maximum points.

"The betting suggests Liverpool have one hand on the trophy now. They still have three games to see out but they are showing no signs of slipping up," said their John Hill.

Liverpool will host title rivals Chelsea in their next game on April 27 before visiting Crystal Palace and entertaining Newcastle United.

The defeat also saw Norwich cut for relegation and the East Anglian outfit are 2/9 from 1/3 for the drop.

Norwich are just two points above Cardiff and Fulham and four clear of Sunderland who have a game in hand.

The Londoners are out to 8/15 (general) from 2/5 on the back of that result but the layers don't envisage any respite for the Bluebirds, who are 1/6 for the drop, but the Mackems are out to 5/6 (general) after fine results against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Hull City have also been cut for the drop after being brushed aside by Arsenal and Steve Bruce's men are now as short as 28/1 from 80s but remain more widely available at 50/1 and a best of 66/1 with Ladbrokes.

The result had little impact on the odds for the FA Cup Final for which they are 5/1 chances with the Gunners generally available at 8/13.

Arsenal still have a one-point cushion over Everton in the race for fourth place after both sides claimed fairly comfortable Easter Sunday wins.

The Gunners, who barely had to come out of second gear to win 3-0 at Hull, are 1/5 (general) to claim the final Champions League spot, with Roberto Martinez's Everton 4/1 after they defeated Manchester United 2-0 at Goodison Park.

David Moyes' United can no longer mathematically finish in the top four this season after another humbling loss.

  • Updated at 1010 BST on 21/04/2014.