Premier League Odds: Title odds-on to be decided by fewer than four points

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With little to separate Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table, bet365 believe the title race could go down to the wire this season

Liverpool's win over Fulham has given the Reds a two-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table.

With Manchester City having a game in hand though, Pep Guardiola's side remain 2/5 (1.40) favourites to retain their domestic crown. bet365 are 2/1 (3.0) about the Reds claiming a first top-flight title since 1990.

Last season saw the Citizens romp to victory in emphatic fashion, triumphing by a staggering 19 points. No team in Premier League history has been so dominant in a single campaign.

This term looks set to go down to the wire, though, and bet365 have re-opened their market on the winning margin as the international break takes centre stage for the next 10 days.

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1-3 points is odds on favourite at 5/6 (1.83). Given both leading contenders are holding their nerve with eight matchdays to go plus the fact they don't play each other, it's understandable to see this as the odds-on favourite. If both teams were to win each of their remaining games, the reigning champions would come out on top by 98 points to 97.

City claimed the title by two points in 2013-14, but every season since then it has been decided by at least seven points. That seems unlikely to be the case this time around unless there is a spectacular collapse from either leading contender.

Both teams have some testing clashes to come, not to mention the prospect of the pair potentially squaring off in the Champions League final.

Liverpool host Tottenham, Chelsea and Wolves while Manchester City’s toughest games on paper come in the form of a home game against Spurs and a derby against their fiercest rivals at Old Trafford.

Premier League Winning Margin Odds

Either team to win by 4-6 points is 2/1 (3.0) with 7-9 priced at 9/1 (10.0) with the online firm. Three of the last six Premier League seasons have seen a team come out on top by a double-digit margin but that's a 50/1 (51.0) shot this time around.

An interesting runner could be the 8/1 (9.0) about either team winning the division on goal difference.

Manchester City famously did so in 2011-12 with a dramatic final day display against QPR, winning their first Premier League title and denying their local rivals another top-flight crown in the process.

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

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