Liverpool are 2/5 favourites in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions after maintaining an eight-point lead at the top of the table over the weekend.
The Reds had to ride their luck at times at Crystal Palace, but goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ultimately helped to secure a 2-1 success.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have only dropped points once in the Premier League this season and the German admitted the start to the campaign has exceeded his own expectations.
“We are four years together,” Klopp said. “I know a lot about my team, we just know what we want and we know what we have to do for it.
“It’s so difficult to get 37 points from 13 games. If you asked me is that possible, I would say no, but now we are here.”
Manchester City are still rated as Liverpool’s biggest threat at 11/5 after staying nine points off the pace with a 2-1 triumph over Chelsea.
N’Golo Kante put the visitors ahead, but the champions replied through Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.
“We won against a top side,” Pep Guardiola said. “Chelsea over the last 20 years have always been a good team.
“We didn’t give up last season and that’s why we won again. Maybe we are going to lose (this season) but this team will never give up. This team tries.”
Foxes stay in the hunt
Leicester stayed in second place on 29 points thanks to a 2-0 victory at Brighton and they have been trimmed to 25/1 in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions.
Jamie Vardy set up Ayoze Perez for the 64th-minute opener and then netted himself with a re-taken penalty for the Foxes, who are 11/25 to make the leading quartet.
Brendan Rodgers beamed: “What’s great now is that our supporters are singing ‘we’re going to win the league’ in the most competitive league in the world, so that tells you where they’re at, the confidence that they have and the dreams that they have.
“For me, it’s keeping the team focused, because you have to work, what you’ve done in the previous 12 games has gone, it’s being judged on today and I thought we put in a terrific performance and another clean sheet for us.
“In the last five [Premier League] games we’ve scored 15 goals and conceded one – that’s the hunger in the team and we need to keep that going.”
Tottenham are 12/5 for a top-four finish after Jose Mourinho enjoyed a 3-2 win at West Ham in his first match in charge.
Eric Dier said of the new boss: “His record is unbelievable and he transmits that confidence. The way he speaks, you believe it, you feel it from him.
“I hope we can win a lot of games and do as well as possible. We’re really happy that if someone was to replace [Mauricio] Pochettino it was him, with that winning mentality.”
That put Spurs on 17 points alongside Manchester United, who are out to 5/1 in this market following a 3-3 draw at Sheffield United.
Arsenal are a point better off after being held to a 2-2 stalemate at home by Southampton and they are 6/1 to end up in the leading quartet.
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