Looking back over the weekends action we pretty much called it right except for the draw at Anfield where Liverpool came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Aston Villa.
Arsenal is still top of the table on 50 points yet myself and just about every other pundit out there does not see the Gunners winning the Premiership however should they be able to take all three points at Anfield on February 8th I might just reconsider my position.
The firm favorite of course is Manchester City, and why not! Apart from a dodgy few away games at the start of the season they have just about annihilated every team that they have played at the Etihad scoring plenty of goals as they did again last Saturday beating Cardiff City 4-2.
Currently the Citizens are the bookies favorites to win the title, and mine as well at 10/11 with William Hill yet I am going to hold off on placing a bet until after I watch the match against Chelsea on February 3rd at the fortress Etihad in Manchester.
The Blues did a fine join on Sunday beating Manchester United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, and showed that they could soak up the early pressure from the Red Devils before taking control of the game.
A tip for all of you people that like to bet in-play is that when Chelsea is leading a match in the second half and Blues boss Jose Mourinho substitutes an attacking midfielder for Nigerian international John Obi Mikel it is a sign that the Portuguese manager is content with the score line and is only interested in playing the match out.
Chelsea is currently 5/2 with William Hill, and should they come away with a draw at the Etihad, which is what they will be playing for just as they did earlier in the season against Manchester United when they ground out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford I would take them to win the title as just like Real Madrid in La Liga they are coming good at the right time.
The real battle of course will be for 4th place and assuming Arsenal will finish 3rd it will be between Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham and while all three clubs desperately want Champions League football Liverpool knows that they could risk losing the Premierships leading goalscorer Luis Suarez should they fail to qualify.
Liverpool owners the Fenway Sports Group in Boston are well aware of this also and will provide the funds for Brendan Rodgers to bring in players that can hit the ground running who are capable of taking the Reds back in Europe which is why I will bet Liverpool to finish in the top four at 4/5 with William Hill.
Liverpool takes on Everton at Anfield on Tuesday the 28th of January in the second of this seasons Merseyside derby’s which is always a hard fought affair and following that unlike the clubs above them they have no European commitments to worry about.
Having already played their two most difficult matches away to Manchester City and Chelsea over the holidays their toughest remaining away match will be against Manchester United at Old Trafford on the 15th of March.