Man City back to title favourities

  • Last Updated: February 11 2014, 23:26 GMT

Manchester City are Sky Bet's favourites for the Barclays Premier League title after Chelsea could only draw with West Brom.

Mourinho watched his Chelsea side draw at West Brom
Mourinho watched his Chelsea side draw at West Brom

Chelsea appeared to be cruising after Branislav Ivanovic's first half strike but their failure to kill off the game came back to haunt Jose Mourinho's men as Victor Anichebe equalised in the 87th minute and they could easily have conceded a second as the Midlanders continued to press forward in the closing stages.

The draw means that Chelsea failed to take the opportunity to go four points clear of their title rivals and as they sit just two points above Arsenal, and three points ahead of Manchester City, there is likely to be more change in the markets on Wednesday evening when the other main contenders are in action.

Sky Bet reacted quickly ahead of Wednesday's games and pushed Chelsea out to 6/4 to be champions.

As a consequence, Manchester City regained outright favouritism without kicking a ball, and are now 6/5.

Manchester City are firm favourites to get the better of Sunderland at the Etihad on Wednesday though the markets rate the match between Arsenal and Manchester United as a much closer affair.

The Gunners will attempt to quickly forget their 5-1 defeat against Liverpool and while the men from Anfield have played down talk of winning this season's championship, they are odds-on to come back with all three points from their trip to Fulham

Having taken an unlikely point against Manchester United at the weekend, Rene Meulensteen attempts to produce another shock result in his attempt to get the Cottagers off the bottom of the Premier League.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Cardiff grabbed what could be a vital point against Aston Villa but it was bad news for Chris Hughton's Norwich.

The Canaries edged closer to the relegation zone following a 2-0 defeat at West Ham and Sky Bet now go 13/8 about them taking a drop into the Championship.

Following a third victory on the bounce, the pressure looks to have eased upon Sam Allardyce and the Hammers are 7/1 in the same market.

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