Palmerbet Sports Team looks at a dominant Liverpool who, on the back of a 3-1 win over Man United at Anfield, have closed the EPL title price gap with Man City.
Well, we can’t say we’re really surprised, can we? Sure, Liverpool v Man United is always an assured rugged contest. Over the years, no matter what position each side occupies on the table, form goes out the window. But this year was different. Few could see United getting a result at Anfield, and for good reason. While a goalkeeping howler from Alisson meant the Reds did their best to keep their arch rivals in the contest, they would prove far too strong, running out 3-1 winners. The shrewd punters picked up Liverpool’s pre-game $1.57 price with Palmerbet with relish. But what now? Well, as we detail below, the price gap between the Reds and EPL title favourites Manchester City is at its closest point this season. Some players are even predicting they could replicate Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’…
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 19, 2018
A narrowing divide
Liverpool started the EPL season as $4 title chances with Palmerbet, behind the more favoured City at $1.62. As the season has progressed, however, they’ve slowly dwindled that gap. While City themselves have shortened into $1.40, Jurgen Klopp’s side have, after the win against United, moved into $3.20. The gap is now the closest it has been since the EPL season began on August 10. They sit just one point ahead of City, but their scintillating form is showing no signs of abating. Despite all this, Klopp maintains that ‘only City can stop City’. Mind games from the German manager? Almost certainly.
NEW: Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester City remain title favourites.https://t.co/tulSNQGC6Y
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) December 18, 2018
Test at Molineux
Excusing the boring cliche, but before Liverpool speak of going unbeaten, they truly do need to take each game as it comes. The first of which is against Wolves this Saturday morning (07:00 AEDT). The Reds start as strong $1.50 favourites in that one, although seventh-placed Wolves should provide a solid test. Two-goal hero against United Xherdan Shaqiri goes into that clash as a $2.88 chance with Palmerbet to be an ‘anytime goalscorer’. Additionally, ‘Over 2.5 goals’ is currently at $1.83 for those who think the nets will bulge at Molineux.
Should Liverpool win that clash, they’ll stay top into Christmas Day. And in the last four EPL seasons, those who’ve enjoyed their Christmas lunch in first place have been, four months down the line, in the exact same position.
If @LFC beat Wolves on Friday, they are guaranteed top spot on Christmas Day…
The last 4 sides to lead the #PL on 25 December have gone on to win the title
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 19, 2018
We all know Liverpool’s incredible record in European competitions, and after scraping through a tough group containing Napoli and PSG, Klopp’s side have made the knockout stages yet again. This week they were drawn against Bayern Munch, which, if we look closer, is a good outcome.
Bayern aren’t the barnstorming behemoths of world football they once were, and are languishing six points behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. In fact, the pair are locked at $1.90 in Palmerbet’s Bundesliga Title market. As a result, Liverpool shouldn’t (and won’t) fear them. With Klopp they have a manager who knows Bayern’s philosophy back-to-front, and will look to attack like they did against City in last year’s semi-final. While markets aren’t out yet for that clash (the first leg is in February), the Reds are $11 chances to win this year’s Champions League title with Palmerbet, behind City ($4), Barcelona ($5.50), Juventus ($7) and PSG ($7.50).
As a Bayern fan, it's actually painful to see Liverpool fans celebrating drawing us. 3 years ago, they would have been shaking. We've lost too much respect in Europe lately. Board is responsible for persisting with finished players + hiring incompetent people for major roles.
— Sami (@Samiasanmia) December 17, 2018