The top six in the Premier League keep on winning – except of course when they play each other!
That’s happened all through December, costing Betfred close on £4million.
And 2017 hasn’t started any better for the bookie, with high-riding Arsenal and Tottenham both triumphing in their respective New Year’s Day London derbies against Crystal Palace and Watford respectively.
There was a little respite with away wins for Bournemouth at Swansea and West Brom at Southampton on Saturday, but sixth-placed Manchester United kept their 12-game unbeaten run going with a last-gasp 2-1 victory over lowly Middlesbrough at Old Trafford and leaders Chelsea ended 2016 with an impressive 4-2 Stamford Bridge victory over Stoke.
Manchester City – outright odds-on title favourites at Betfred in September – are finding life tougher than esteemed boss Pep Guardiola could have imagined and he was tactically outthought by one of his great managerial rivals, Jurgen Klopp, who fired Liverpool to a potentially pivotal 1-0 win at Anfield.
With straightforward triumphs for Arsenal and Spurs, the Anfield result sent City tumbling out of the top four to fifth for the first time this season – and they are now 15/2 for the title at Betfred, with six points clear Chelsea favourites at 4/6, second-placed Liverpool 4/1 and United 20/1.
Two goals apiece from in-form England players Harry Kane and Dele Alli were enough to inspire Spurs to the 4-1 win at Watford and they are 20/1 to be champions.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Sam Allardyce’s relegation-haunted Palace will never be forgotten after Olivier Giroud scored a brilliant scorpion opener – replicating Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s wonder goal against Sunderland – only there was no question over whether the Frenchman was onside!
The Gunners, now up to third, are 10/1 for the title at Betfred.
Odds subject to change.