After nine wins in 10 games, Manchester City have shifted into their shortest price in three months to claim the 2018/19 EPL title.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are back to their dominant, relentless best.

After another three points on the weekend – this time a more timid 1-0 away win against Bournemouth – the Sky Blues have shortened even further in Palmerbet’s EPL title market. The win moved them into $1.35, their shortest price since early December. After three months in second, they feel they’re finally back where they belong.

Tight at the back

Perhaps most pleasingly for City fans has been their resolute defending. Everyone is well aware of their attacking riches, but Guardiola has really sured-up the back four. With four clean sheets in a row, they’re closing the gap on Liverpool to be the league’s best defensive unit. They say defence wins you championships, and in City’s case if the likes of Laporte, Stones, Otamendi and Kompany can keep things compact until May, then they’ll be lifting the EPL trophy yet again.

Reds slide continues

As much as City have been sublime, Liverpool seem to have lost their cutting edge. Jurgen Klopp’s side have drawn four of their last six games. Their latest – a 0-0 effort in the Merseyside Derby on the weekend – saw them slip further in Palmerbet’s title market. After the draw against Man United on Feb 25, Liverpool moved from $2.20 to $2.60. Now, they’ve shifted all the way out to $3.20.

Klopp desperate for attacking threat

After leading by as much as 10 points, a series of lacklustre performances has fans worried. Not that they’d admit it. Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t worried, but the memes about Liverpool’s ‘botching’ of another title race continue to flow.

The important point is, Klopp’s side has been far from poor. The front three of Salah, Firmino and Mane, however, have failed to gel as they did earlier in the season. In four of their last six EPL games, the Reds have finished with one goal or less, hardly the attacking unit they’re noted as being.

Top four heats up

While City and Liverpool slog it out for the EPL title, recent results has seen the battle for fourth – and now third – heat up. Just two weeks ago, Spurs were at an almost unbackable $1.11 to finish in the top four. Nine points clear of Man United in fourth, it seems inevitable they would stay there and lock-in a Champions League spot. But having secured just one point in their last three games, the tide has turned. All of a sudden Spurs (61pts), United (58pts), Arsenal (57pts) and Chelsea (56pts) are separated by just five points.

Spurs still remain favourites (of the four) to finish in the EPL top four, currently $1.35 with Palmerbet. Chelsea are next at $1.80, then United ($2.00) and Arsenal ($2.80).

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