Manchester City still odds-on favourites for the Premier League despite Liverpool going top

Brendan Rodgers's men secured their eighth consecutive victory against Tottenham on Sunday but the bookmakers still make Manuel Pellegrini's side the market leaders
With the three realistic title contenders playing in instalments this weekend, there were numerous changes in the Premier League title odds.

Chelsea's 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace prompted Jose Mourinho to declare that his side were no longer title contenders and, although that statement may have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, odds of 7/1 (8.0) on the Blues turning it around tell their own story. If the Blues are going to win the division, they will certainly need their rivals to make mistakes along the way.

That result will have buoyed Manchester City, who were just 2/5 (1.40) to win the title after David Silva put them 1-0 up at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday's late game, but Manuel Pellegrini's men were unable to hold onto their lead as they had done in midweek against their city rivals.

Despite only taking a point from their game with Arsenal, bet365 still make Manchester City the 4/7 (1.67) favourites to be crowned Premier League champions. A huge factor in that pricing appears to be the fact that the Manchester club still have two games in hand over Chelsea and Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers's side now sit top of the table by two points after another resounding victory over Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. A 4-0 win at Anfield was as much of a sign of intent from the Reds as it was a reflection on how much Spurs have struggled against the top sides this season, no matter which manager is in charge.

bet365 make Liverpool a joint-industry-best price of 15/8 (2.88) to win their first Premier League title, their first top-division crown in 14 years. The bookmakers certainly seem keen to try to keep Manchester City short in the market, despite Liverpool's serene progress.

High-profile games are often billed as title-deciders by fans and media alike but Manchester City's trip to Anfield on Sunday April 13 could be just that, especially with Pellegrini's men set to make up their extra league games after that encounter.

Luis Suarez is now as short as 1/100 (1.01) with bet365 to finish as top Premier League goalscorer after his 29th goal of the domestic campaign against Spurs.

The nearest contender is his team-mate Daniel Sturridge, who is priced at 25/1 (26.0) to overhaul the nine-goal difference that would be needed for the England international to finish as the season's leading scorer.

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