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Leaders Liverpool drift in title betting

December 2, 2008 — Liverpool were pushed out to 7/2 by Betfred to win the Premier League title this season despite going one point clear at the top of the table with a 0-0 draw at home to West Ham.

The fact the Reds failed to win a second successive league match at Anfield prompted their odds to be extended, with the Hammers matching Fulham by shutting out Rafael Benitez’s side.

Chelsea are 11/10 favourites after falling to their 2-1 defeat at home to Arsenal, while of the ‘big four’ Manchester United have had the best of the last two rounds of matches and are in to 15/8, with the Gunners at 16/1.

Aston Villa are odds-on at 10/11 to finish highest without the ‘big four’ ahead of 4/1 shots Manchester City, who owe their position in the market to the anticipated cash splash at Eastlands in the transfer window.

Nicolas Anelka and Cristiano Ronaldo are dominating the Premier League top goalscorer betting even though they have each drawn a blank in their last two games, while Robin van Persie is 12/1 after his Stamford Bridge double.