Manchester United twice came from behind against Tottenham although wins for the Gunners, Manchester City and Chelsea this weekend means that they trail the trio heading into a hectic fixture schedule, with bookmakers dubious that David Moyes can lead his charges to another title success.
BetVictor free bet offer 12/1 about a United triumph, although City are a best price 17/10 with Boylesports after a convincing 3-0 win against Swansea which elevates Manuel Pellegrini’s team to third in the table.
The Citizens trail Arsenal by six points and remain unconvincing on the road despite a 100% record at the Etihad Stadium where they have scored a grand total of 29 goals in their seven games played.
Whether City should be title favourites is open to question although firms are starting to see the race as a three-team one and Chelsea can’t be ignored after their 3-1 win against Southampton which saw them come from behind to register all three points.
Jose Mourinho has had his difficulties since returning to Stamford Bridge, although home form has been almost as convincing as City with six wins and a draw on the board, while the Blues are second in the table.
Perhaps the 7/2 with BetVictor could be worth taking on the basis that Mourinho already has a couple of Premier League titles under his belt, while Juan Mata has been restored to the first team alongside Oscar and Eden Hazard.
Manchester United tried their hardest to get a third goal against Spurs to close the gap on the teams at the top, although they are now fifth favourites with some bookmakers after their inability to win, while Liverpool are also on the drift.
The Merseyside club were surprisingly beaten 3-1 at Hull City which sees the Reds drop down to fourth in the table and level on points with Everton, with the Toffees available at 150/1 to win the title compared to Liverpool’s best price of 14/1.
As for Tottenham, they remain in ninth place and are now out to 66/1 to win the league after falling a full ten points behind north London rivals Arsenal, with Newcastle and Southampton sitting above them in the pecking order.