Liverpool are slight favourites at 3/2 in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions following a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.
The Blues can be backed at 8/5 for the title after that result left them five points adrift of the Reds, although they do have a game in hand.
Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead with a spot-kick as they dominated the early exchanges, but Gabriel Jesus levelled just after the half-hour mark.
Kevin De Bruyne then missed a penalty in an absorbing first period, before the tempo slipped after the interval.
Jurgen Klopp commented: “City usually have more clear-cut chances, today they hadn’t and that’s a compliment to my boys.
“I loved the energy level of both teams. It was a proper, proper fight on the highest level.
“That means you deny the opponent, with the quality we have and the quality they have. I’m really happy with the result and the performance.”
City manager Pep Guardiola also declared himself content with the outcome and his side’s start to the season.
He said: “I am maybe happier than ever. In 12 games, we lost one in all competitions.”
Foxes head into break on top
Leicester are one point above Liverpool at the top of the table after edging out Wolves 1-0 and they are 28/1 in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions.
Jamie Vardy’s 13th-minute penalty proved enough to give the Foxes a third straight victory in this competition, even though he missed a second spot-kick.
Brendan Rodgers beamed: “It’s been an incredible start, I’m so happy for the players. We couldn’t have asked for a better start.
“I have always said failure is learning and if anyone says us not getting into the Champions League last season was failing, then OK. For us, it was about learning and developing.
“It’s going to be tough to sustain that with the injuries we’ve had but we have played 12 games and won nine in all competitions.
“It has been an incredible focus. Our idea is to sustain that, but I can’t promise.”
Leicester return from the international break with a mouth-watering trip to Anfield.
Tottenham are just a point behind and quoted at 8/1 after Harry Kane’s late header clinched a 1-0 triumph at West Brom.
Spurs are now unbeaten since the opening day of the season and, with four successive away wins, appear to be contenders.
“We try to win, we don’t care about the others,” said Jose Mourinho. “I just want the team to play match after match – and then at the end of the season, let’s see where we are.”
Tottenham’s next game sees them take on Manchester City in London.
Chelsea continue to impress
Chelsea are three points off the summit and 8/1 after recovering from an early setback to beat Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell were on target, while summer signing Hakim Ziyech set up three of those goals.
Frank Lampard said of the 27-year-old Morocco star: “He has given us an extra edge and a different threat.
“He’s been out for a long time, so it’s been really impressive how quickly he’s hit the ground running.
“He gives us a different style in terms of the left foot off the right side. It’s something we haven’t had much of in recent years.”
Manchester United are still down in 14th place but a 3-1 victory at Everton highlighted their potential and the Red Devils are 33/1 for the title.
“We reacted well to two poor results,” commented Harry Maguire. “We knew this was an important game to get three points. We reacted well, but it is only a start.”
Arsenal are out to 66/1 after a 3-0 home loss to Aston Villa left them 11th and Mikel Arteta admits his team cannot compete unless they start scoring more goals.
He said: “We certainly are getting in some situations but the end product is something we have to improve.
“What is certain is that with these numbers, scoring this amount of goals, it is impossible to be fighting with the top teams.”
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