Premiership Update - The Decisive Stage

March 13, 2019

Premiership Update - The Decisive Stage

Latest English Premier League (English Premier League) football updates, predictions, Betting updates and Casino and Gambling involvement.

The Premier League enters the decisive stage with two sides going head-to-head for the ultimate prize. Manchester City and Liverpool have singled out as the only real candidates to win the trophy.

Pep Guardiola's men are enjoying a purple patch having picked up six straight Premier League triumphs, scoring 16 goals while conceding just two in the process. On the other hand, the inexplicable drop off in form has seen Jurgen Klopp's crew failed to wrap up all three points in four of their previous seven league outings (W3, D4).

After sitting top of the table for over three months, the Reds have handed the first place to the reigning holders after series of underwhelming performances. With just one point disparting the two outfits, the champions will probably be decided in the final fixtures.

Nonetheless, the Citizens seem to be in the driver's seat, at least according to Bet365 that currently rate them as 9/25 favorites to claim the title. Meanwhile, the Merseysiders are given 9/4 chances of overthrowing bitter rivals in the final eight match days.

It is a deja vu all over again for the Liverpool fans as things stand right now. Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah seem to be walking in the footsteps of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, and Raheem Sterling, who came close to winning the title back in 2015. However, under Brendan Rodgers' tutelage, the Merseysiders have lost the title race despite having the lead for the majority of the 2013-14 campaign.

The history seems to be repeating itself, as Jurgen Klopp's players appear to be on the verge of losing the most prestigious English silverware yet again.

Although his club could end up trophy less in another fruitless campaign, Mo Salah is still running for the Premier League Golden Boot, trailing Manchester City's Sergio Aguero by one goal. Given his recent goal drought, the Egyptian is currently placed as 3/1 favorite to claim the flattering award, while the Argentinean stands at 3/2, according to Bet365. For those who rather prefer instant pleasure and entertainment, you can go visit online casino games on Lvbet, and enjoy some quality time. Meanwhile, if you still believe in Tottenham Hotspurs' Harry Kane to beat the other contenders, he is lurking in the shadows at 333/100.

Apart from those sides involved in the title contest, four clubs are currently running for the remaining two Champions League promotion slots. Sitting third, with a four-point lead over sixth-placed Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur seem to be the most likely candidates to qualify for the most prestigious club competition in Europe. While Bet365 put the Spurs on 61/100 to finish in the top four, Chelsea (1/1) are the second biggest underdogs in this race. However, Maurizio Sarri's men have one game in hand, and a potential triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion may propel them back to the Champions League promotion territory.

The resurgent Manchester United, who have lost just one Premier League game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival, are at 137/100 to accomplish their goal of reaching the European top-tier competition, while Arsenal sit at 18/25 to finish in the top four. The recent H2H encounter between the Red Devils and the Gunners may have been a potential season-changer for Unai Emery's men, who have regained the top-four status, creating a two-point gap on United.

Even the most die-hard Manchester United fans can't guarantee their team is going to qualify for the Champions League in spite of their strong run since Jose Mourinho's farewell. Given the fact the Premier League endures one of the most uncertain closings in recent years, the fans unable to handle the weight may want to try to relax on starburst and relieve the pressure. The same goes for the Liverpool supporters, who are desperate to see their idols lifting the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years.

As for the relegation battle, deeply rooted in the danger zone, Huddersfield Town and Fulham are already doomed, while Cardiff City, Burnley, and Southampton fight tooth and nail to preserve the elite status. Given the recent displays from the aforementioned trio, the Saints seem to be the one with most chances of staying in the English top flight for another season, while the Bluebirds could be heading back to Championship after just one year in the top tier.