City out to 15/2 for title

  • Last Updated: February 4 2013, 16:53 GMT

Manchester United are no bigger than William Hill and Coral's 1/8 to win the Premier League after rivals Manchester City dropped points on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard's goal ensured Liverpool gained a point
Steven Gerrard's goal ensured Liverpool gained a point

City took the lead early on against Liverpool but eventually had to come from behind for their 2-2 draw, one which leaves them nine points behind their rivals.

As a result they're out to 15/2 with bet365, comfortably the biggest price they've been since the start of the season.

United remained on track with a 1-0 win at Fulham on Saturday evening, and they're as short as 1/12 and generally just 1/10 to win back the title.

QPR are favourites for relegation after they failed to beat Norwich on Saturday before Reading picked up another three points by beating Sunderland.

Harry Redknapp's side dominated for large periods in Saturday's early kick-off but couldn't break the deadlock after Adel Taarabt missed a second-half penalty, and they're now 1/2 to go down with most firms.

Reading on the other hand won for the fourth time in six games thanks to a late strike from Jimmy Kebe, and they're as big as 8/11 with Boylesports, Ladbrokes and Coral.

Aston Villa are second-favourites in places despite having gained a point at Goodison Park in a game they led 3-1 with just ten minutes left only to draw 3-3.

Ladbrokes and Sky Bet have Paul Lambert's side as 4/7 chances to go down but plenty of firms quote 4/6.

There's more significant disagreement over the prospects of Wigan after they salvaged a point against Southampton as while Paddy Power offer 6/5, bet365 and bet365 make them odds-on at 5/6.

Saints meanwhile continue to drift and can now be backed at 11/5 with Boylesports, with Ladbrokes offering 7/1 Norwich and William Hill 12/1 about Newcastle after their victory over Chelsea.

The latter result was one which looked to confirm that the title will stay in Manchester as Chelsea are now 150/1 in the outright betting.

Of greater concern to interim Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez may be the threat from behind and his side have drifted to 1/5 to finish in the top four, with Arsenal cut to 6/5 by BetVictor following their hard-fought victory over Stoke.

Everton's failure to beat Villa saw them drift to 7/1 with Ladbrokes, and it's Spurs who are now in pole position at evens with Blue Square after a Gareth Bale strike saw them beat West Brom.

Liverpool have crept into the picture despite having yet to beat a side ahead of them in the table, and they're now as short as 9/2 with William Hill although BetVictor lay 8/1.