Premier League on Betfair: Leicester 15/1 for title as Foxes keep up the Liverpool pursuit
Leicester City continued their fine run of form with a win at Aston Villa to keep their title hopes alive...
Flying Foxes 15/1 to win the title
Manchester City may have potentially dropped out of the title race but there's no evidence of Leicester City slipping up any time soon.
While the champions were rocked by neighbours United in Saturday evening's Manchester derby to drop a massive 14 points behind pace-setters Liverpool, the Foxes had no such problems in their local showdown with Aston Villa.
A brace from Jamie Vardy, accompanied by goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans took the flying Foxes to an eighth consecutive win in all competitions, six points clear of City and eight behind Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp's side, easy 3-0 winners at Bournemouth on Saturday, are still the hot favourites to be crowned 2019-20 champions but Leicester, who have been backed at the maximum price of 1000.00 on the Betfair Exchange are in to 16.00 and may soon trade shorter than 11.00 City. A pair of winnable games - Norwich at home and Everton away - are next up followed by a massive pair of fixtures over the festive period. First up is a trip to The Etihad before Liverpool visit on Boxing Day.
In Vardy they have a goalscorer in red-hot form, with 11 goals across the last eight top-flight fixtures and 16 in total. The former England forward is five goals ahead of Tammy Abraham and trades as 2.32 favourite to finish as Golden Boot winner. >>> 160316282
Spurs the outsider bet for top four
While City may not be winning the title this season they should be safely ensconced in the top four come the end of the season alongside Liverpool and Leicester, but there could be a fascinating scrap over which team completes the quartet.
Chelsea are the current occupants of the final Champions League slot, and the fourth shortest team in the betting behind the top three, but Frank Lampard's young team suffered another unexpected setback when losing 3-1 to Everton in Duncan Ferguson's first game in charge of his beloved Toffees. The London side had gone off as 2.02 favourites to win but stumbled again, less than a fortnight after losing at home to West Ham.
Spurs made the most of the slip by thumping Burnley 5-0 - a score that was backed at 65.00 on the Exchange - while United will have got their fans very excited all of a sudden after adding City to their list of scalps following the win over Spurs in midweek.
But, despite trailing United by a point, it is Jose Mourinho's Tottenham, who have won three of four Premier League games under his tenure, that Betfair customers consider most likely to usurp Chelsea. The Lilywhites are 2.90 ahead of 4.60 United.
Wolves - who drew 2-2 at Brighton to join United on 24 points - are [23.0] to make the top four.
Canaries and Saints defeated
At the bottom of the table, both Norwich and Southampton suffered setback defeats today having both held the lead. The Canaries sit above only Watford in the table, and five from safety, after losing 2-1 to Sheffield United. The Blades were backed at 9.00 in-play on the Betfair Exchange.
Southampton are just one place above Newcastle having suffered a very similar fate. Danny Ings had put the Saints ahead but saw his team concede twice to go down to defeat. Steve Bruce's side touched 15.00 in-play on the Exchange.
Norwich are 1.25 to go down, Southampton are [3.3].
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