Are they a ‘little horse’ or a ‘jaguar’?
After the 'little horse' guff, Jose now says Man City is 'a Jaguar'. Jose Mourinho. He does love a shit analogy. pic.twitter.com/8TJ1VEvG38
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 9, 2014
What a smug shit.
Speaking of which, Liverpool fans can be rightly optimistic after Saturday’s annihilation of Arsenal. That first-half was some of the most devastating attacking football we’ve seen this season.
Readers of the Paddy Power Blog (hello, granny) will know we’d tried to steer punters towards a 33/1 Martin Skrtel tip against Arsenal. He’s been kicking us where it hurts all season.
The tattooed Slovakian centre-back had already hit the onion sack twice this year but at big prices. We always see cash for him – big lad up for the corners and all that flannel and if it clicks it costs us plenty.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 9, 2014
Three Paddy Power online customers had the correct half-time score of 4-0. Take a bow. Two had a Skrtel hat-trick at 500/1. Close call. There were 66 bets on the correct score of Liverpool to win 5-1 at 100/1. In your face, Stupid Punt.
But can Brendan Rodgers’ side actually beat Chelsea (5/4), Manchester City (7/5) or Arsenal (13/2) to the title?
Some Liverpool fans seem to think so…
Spurs 0-5 Liverpool Liverpool 4-0 Everton Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal Yup.
— LiverpoolFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) February 9, 2014
Do Liverpool supporters have the same confidence in their team as fans of the other top-four-types?
Chelsea and Manchester City (by some distance) have taken the bulk of the cash for the title so far, followed by Manchester United (no laughing at the back).
— LFC USA (@LFCUSA) February 9, 2014
Overnight, since we revised the market, we saw a steady flow of online bets on Liverpool at 12/1 to win the Premier League. There were no big individual bets but it’ll sting Paddy Power for many, many pounds if Liverpool do win the league (but not as much as say, Manchester United, who are currently a drifty 100/1).
- So, on Sunday, Paddy Power decided to push Liverpool to joint best 14/1 outright on the Premier League.
That looks like a decent price now to these eyes. Liverpool’s closet rivals in the betting are Arsenal who are available at 13/2, although Liverpool are five points behind, their form and easier run of fixtures could mean they are the value bet in this market.
Liverpool have been as short as 11/2 this season when they topped the table at Christmas, and were 28/1 before the campaign kicked off.