EPL – Matchweek 29 in Review

Matchweek 29 of the 2021/22 EPL season saw the title race tighten yet again, while Everton dropped further into the mire.

Here’s how it looked for punters: 

City slip again

For a third time in their last seven games, title favourites Manchester City dropped points as the EPL title race yet again constricts. A 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace ($5.50 pre-game with Palmerbet) meant the gap with second-placed Liverpool cuts to just four points. And given Jurgen Klopp’s men have a game in hand, that lead could soon be just one.

Once $1.03 near certainties to claim the 2021-22 EPL title, City — who hit the woodwork on numerous occasions against Palace and were generally considered unlucky not to grab three points — are now out to $1.36 with Palmerbet. They had left the door open. Now it’s full ajar.

Mid-week blockbuster

Just as City have lengthened, Liverpool have come screeching into contention. Distant $10 EPL title hopes less than two months ago, Klopp’s side are humming. Eight wins on the bounce — the latest a 2-0 win at Brighton as $1.50 H2H favourites — has them into $3.30. The result at Selhurst Park makes Wednesday night’s (Thursday morning AEDT) clash between Liverpool and Arsenal all the more important. The Gunners, who themselves have hit a purple patch with five wins in a row, are coming off a crucial 2-0 win over Leicester (after also starting as $1.50 pre-game favourites). Despite playing away from home, Liverpool start that clash as $1.91 fancies.

Toffees in the mire

It had been coming. Everton have flirted with the EPL relegation zone for much of the last month. And now, they’re right on the edge of it. Another loss at home, this time to Wolves despite starting $2.30 favourites, now sees the Toffees on equal points with 18th-placed Watford (22 points). In what was a terrible weekend for Everton fans, not only did they lose at home but both Watford and Leeds — fellow relegation chances — bagged three points. Once $21 outsiders to be relegated, Everton are now considerable chances of dropping down.

Frank Lampard has a huge job ahead of him.

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