Premier League title odds change following Manchester City win over Liverpool

Premier League title odds change following Manchester City win over Liverpool

There has been another shift in the Premier League title odds after Manchester City’s 2-1 victory against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium last night.

The bookmakers can now barely split the top two in the betting, indicating that the title race could go right to the wire this time. Current champions City desperately needed a win to cut the gap to four and Leroy Sane’s late winner ensured that the title race is well and truly on. Anything other than a win would have made it very difficult and Jurgen Klopp will be disappointed that his side missed the chance to go 10 points clear.

Prior to kick-off last night most bookies had Manchester City at 7/4 to lift the title for a second successive season, with Liverpool out as 4/7 favourites. However those odds are now much narrower, with Pep Guardiola’s side cut to around 5/4 to win it whilst the Reds have drifted to 4/5.

Despite only being six points behind leaders Liverpool, the bookmakers still do not rate Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of seriously challenging for the title. They are priced as high as 20/1 to win it with Sky Bet.

Leroy Sane celebrates scoring Manchester City’s late winner, which has changed the balance of the title race.

It was a dramatic game at the Etihad with several key moments. Sadio Mane hit the post with his first half chance before John Stones and Ederson got their wires crossed and between them almost scored an own goal, with goal-line technology saving them after confirming the ball was 11mm away from fully crossing the line.

Soon after Manchester City pounced, with Sergio Aguero nicking in ahead of Dejan Lovren at the front post and smashing the ball past Alisson. The Reds responded in the second half and equalised when Roberto Firmino nodded in after Andrew Robertson’s pull back.

A draw would have seen City remain seven points behind their rivals, but Leroy Sane managed to find a winner following Raheem Sterling’s pass which means that with 17 matches remaining just four points separate the two teams.

That goal has certainly breathed new life into the title race and we expect plenty more twists and turns before the trophy is handed out in May.