Liverpool defeated Manchester City at Anfield today 3-1.
While City started strong, the game was never really in doubt after Fabinho’s master-strike in the 6th minute.
WHAT A STRIKE FABINHO 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/y5bQxukx2W
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 10, 2019
Stats may show an even match, but the chances Liverpool created were bigger–and they finished them well.
Liverpool are now eight clear of second place Leicester. Chelsea are also eight points back in third. Man City are 9 points back in fourth place.
Liverpool Premier League Title Odds
Despite being 8 up on second place Leicester and 9 up on fourth place City, Liverpool are still only -240 to win the Premier League.
Fourth place Manchester City, who are in fourth place, still have the second best odds despite being in fourth place. City are priced at +225.
Chelsea, who are in third place, which is ahead of fourth place Manchester City, are +2500. Leicester, who are in second place, which is two spots ahead of fourth place Manchester City, are +3300.
Should Liverpool be heavier favorites?
Liverpool have played all of the other “Big 7” clubs (Leicester, Chelsea, fourth place Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United). They’ve taken 16 out of a possible 18 points.
Fourth place Man City have only played two of the Big 7. They’ve taken 1 out of a possible 6 points from those teams.
Liverpool’s -240 are in-line with 538’s probability model.
However, ClubElo has viewed this Liverpool team as superior–and one of the five best of all-time.
The bottom-line is: fourth place Manchester City have a very steep climb to get back in contention.
Where to bet the Premier League in the US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.