Manchester United just won’t give up.
Just when we thought the English Premier League was over, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United gave Manchester City their third home loss of the season, and Manchester United was able to get back into the race.
Let’s take a look at what happened in the last fixture and how the online sports betting odds for what’s coming are set.
English Premier Breakdown
Still Manchester City’s Yard
Yes, Manchester City surprisingly lost to Leeds United 1-2, but they still have an 11-point advantage over Manchester United. The “Citizens” have played one game more than the “Red Devils”, but an eight points gap wouldn’t be bad either.
Manchester City lost two of their last five domestic games, that’s why everybody’s thinking they’re more focused on winning the UEFA Champions League Odds, and to be honest, we can’t blame them.
Manchester United took advantage of their neighbor’s loss and defeated Tottenham 3-1 on the road. The “Red Devils” have 11 straight English Premier League games without losing, but they’re also trying to win the UEFA Europa League.
The “Red Devils” will be facing Burnley next Sunday as huge favorites -300, while Manchester City will take a break to face Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi Finals.
That’s it, that’s the English Premier League title race, because Leicester City is in third place with 56 points after losing their second straight game to West Ham United, and 18 points is just too much.
West Ham has had an incredible season. Right now, they’re in fourth place with 55 points, and if they manage to keep the momentum going, they would play next season’s UEFA Champions League.
They’re favorites to beat Newcastle next Saturday.
“Contenders” because none of the following teams are fighting for the title, but they’re fighting for a Champions League or Europa League ticket.
Chelsea returned to the winning column by beating Crystal Palace 4-1. The “Blues” are in fifth place with 54 points, two points more than Liverpool, who defeated Aston Villa 2-1 to grab their third straight victory.
Chelsea’s next game will be on Tuesday, April 20 against Brighton, while Liverpool will be on the road against Leeds United on Monday, April 19. The “Reds” are favorites -145 at the current English Premier League Odds.
Tottenham lost to Manchester United and fell to seventh place with 49 points. Jose Mourinho lost 10+ English Premier League for the first time in his career. The “Spurs” won just two of their last five games, and next Friday they’ll be facing Everton with the odds slightly by their side.
At the Bottom
Mathematically, Sheffield United can still avoid relegation, but the “Pirates” have lost their last four games in a row and have only 14 points, 10 points less than Albion and 12 points less than Fulham, the other current relegation zone tenants.
This weekend, Sheffield United will be on the road against Wolverhampton, and the Wolves dominate the current line with a -150 value. Fulham will be facing Arsenal, also on the road, and the “Gunners” come in as favorites -140.
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 19
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 19
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 16
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 14
- Patrick Bamford (Leeds United): 14