Arsenal lose favorite status after draw with Liverpool


Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta are still 6 points clear at the top of the English Premier League table. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Arsenal lost their status as favorites to win the English Premier League with the draw at Liverpool.

The Gunners took a 2-0 lead but were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw for Liverpool after a late goal from Roberto Firmino as the Reds managed to take a point out of contention. Arsenal’s lone point had a major impact on the team’s betting odds. Arsenal started the game at -140 to win the league at BetMGM and are now +110 to win the league.

Manchester City odds have reversed Arsenal. The Citizens were +110 before the weekend and are now -140 after an easy win over Southampton. That victory over the Saints came days before City throttled Bayern Munich 3-0 at home in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Although Arsenal are no longer favorites to win the league, Arsenal still hold a 6-point lead over Manchester City with eight games remaining in the season. But City also have a game on their hands and there is still a game between the two teams on April 26th. If the teams scores match, City wins their game in hand and also beats Arsenal then the two teams would be level on points after that game and the Citizens would have a huge advantage in goal difference department.

relegation chances

Southampton are now overwhelming favorites to be one of the three teams relegated from the Premier League.

The Saints are -900 to go down after that loss to City and sit at the bottom of the EPL rankings. Southampton have 23 points from 30 games and are 6 points clear of safety with eight games to go.

The other two relegation spots are currently occupied by Leicester City (25 points) and Nottingham Forest (27 points). Forest are level on points with Everton but are 10 goals behind on goal difference.

Forest are currently the No.2 favorites to be relegated at -250, while Leicester City sit at -140 to be relegated. The Foxes are looking unlucky at the moment and could have good value at this number. Everton are +175 to be relegated while Bournemouth (30 points) are +200 to be relegated.

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