City 5-4 for title after thrashing Liverpool

MANCHESTER CITY underlined their status as Premier League favourites with a 5-0 victory over Liverpool – a 90-1 chance in the pre-match correct-score betting.

The Citizens took advantage of the first-half sending-off of Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, easing to a wide-margin win thanks to Sergio Aguero’s opening goal and braces for Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane.

Pep Guardiola’s men are 5-4 for the title while Liverpool, who must pick themselves up for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sevilla, are out to 16-1.

Manchester United found things harder at Stoke, where they were held to a 2-2 draw in the 5.30pm kick-off.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for the Potters who frustrated backers of United at 8-15.

The correct score was a 20-1 chance before kick-off at the bet365 Stadium and although the point took the Red Devils back to the top of the table, they were eased to 5-2 for the title.

There were fewer problems for the big guns in the 3pm kick-offs as Harry Kane scored twice in Tottenham’s 3-0 win at Everton and N’Golo Kante hit the winner for Chelsea against his former club Leicester.

Arsenal, the shortest-priced team on the Premier League coupon at 4-11, made no mistake in a 3-0 home victory over Bournemouth but Watford sprang a 5-1 shock with a 2-0 win at Southampton.

Champions Chelsea are 9-2 to retain their title with Spurs 16-1 and Arsenal 22-1.

German striker Pascal Gross scored twice as Brighton recorded their first Premier League win, beating West Brom 3-1.
T

he Seagulls started the weekend as evens favourites for relegation while the next two in the betting for the drop – Burnley and Crystal Palace – meet at Turf Moor on Sunday.

Match in Focus

12:00 TODAY SSMI

Atl Madrid v Sevilla

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sevilla haven't conceded a league goal since the 35th minute of their opening game
Expert verdict
Sevilla have made the most of a soft sequence of early-season fixtures, winning their last four league games to nil, but bookmakers expect that fine run to end at Atletico Madrid's new stadium. However, Atleti limped to a 1-0 win over Malaga in their first game at their new home and it will surely be a less intimidating venue than their old fortress at the Vicente Calderon.

 

Competitions

Whether it's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or the Champions League, Soccerbase will ensure you don't experience a big cup upset

Teams

Agonising over Aberdeen?
Yearning for Yeovil? Our database is crammed with every football club you could possibly wish for

Players

A plethora of players ranging from Adebayor to Zamora. All you need to know to find out who is the best bet to score next

Referees

Card-happy control freak?
Astute arbiter? Make the right decision on any referee with the help of our specialist pages

Managers

From Allardyce to Zola, our massive manager database, with histories and win ratios, is sure to get your vote of confidence