The Premier League title race is now at an intense and interesting point. After 23 games, Liverpool are at the top of the standings with 60 points and look like they are aiming to finish the season on a high. As things stand, the Merseysiders are in line to win their first top-flight title in the Premier League era, at preseason odds of 9/2. An incredible achievement considering the club has no finished higher than 4th over the past 4 seasons.
In this article we’re going to look at teams who might be able to challenge the Reds for the top spot, as well as speculating what it would take to be crowned Premier League Champions.
Manchester City are not far behind Liverpool with 56 points, having played the same amount of matches.
At this stage, it looks like the League title will be a two-way race between Liverpool and Manchester City. There are still 15 games left this season and there could be a lot of twists and turns along the way. You can back City to win the Premier League at 11/10 with Sportingbet.
Tottenham are currently nine points adrift of Liverpool in third place on the standings, and have an outside chance of challenging for the top-flight.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are set to be without Harry Kane for a few games due to injury, which will hurt their ambitions as the front man has scored 14 goals this season. To add further salt to the wound Spurs are in the midst of an injury crisis, targeting a solid top four finish will be a more realistic target for them this term than will be aiming for the League title. You can back Spurs to finish in the Top 4 at a rather short 1/5 with Sportingbet
Race for the Premier League Top 4
The race for a place in the top four promises to be one of the most intense in the Premier League era, with fourth place Chelsea (1/2), fifth place Arsenal (35/10) and sixth place Manchester United (7/5) all looking like they are more than capable candidates for final position in the Top 4.
Man City v Liverpool showdown
On paper, City have on of the best side in the League this season. Pep Guardiola’s charges are even stronger than Liverpool on paper, and are the only side to record a victory in the league over Jurgen Klopp’s side up to this point. The reason why they are behind the Reds is because of sloppy play during their defeats against Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.
The biggest difference between the sides is that Klopp’s Liverpool have simply executed the basics better. If City want to win the League this season, all they can hope for is for Liverpool to slip up while they execute the basics right and learn from their three defeats so far.
Liverpool meanwhile need to just continue playing the brilliant brand of football that they are currently playing. Klopp’s side are currently favourites to lift the title at this point and it really is theirs to lose. You can back the Red’s to win the Premier League at a tempting 7/10.
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