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Alexis Sanchez now 9/1 in Premier League top scorer market

| 12.01.2015

Coral have cut their price on Arsenal’s in-form attacker Alexis Sanchez being Premier League top scorer to 9/1 (from 14/1) following his double against Stoke City.

The Chile forward now has a dozen league goals in his maiden campaign in England, and sits just three behind current leading marksman Diego Costa (now 8/11 from 4/5 and odds-on favourite).

Sergio Aguero, who made his return from injury for Premier League champions and 5/2 title chances Manchester City, is 2/1 to be top scorer.

Behind this South American-born star trio, is uncapped English talents Charlie Austin (11/1) of QPR and Spurs striker Harry Kane (33/1).

City dropping points at Everton has allowed Chelsea to extend their lead at the top to two points, and their status as odds-on favourites in the title race is strengthened now at 2/5 from 4/7.

In the top four finish betting, Manchester United’s home defeat by Southampton means the Red Devils drift from 1/4 to 4/9, while the Saints see their odds halved from 11/4 to 11/8 thanks to that Dusan Tadic winner (and bearing ripped abs scoring celebration).

Liverpool racked up a narrow win at Sunderland and, as a result, they are in to 5/1 (from 13/2) to once again end the campaign in the Champions League places.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are rated equal odds-on 4/9 chances with Louis van Gaal’s United for the top four following a handsome home victory against Stoke, a side they have struggled with of late.

In the relegation battle, new managers appear to be doing the trick with both West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace lengthening for the drop.

Tony Pulis’ Baggies are now 10/3 (from 2/1) following a vital home win over Hull City, while Alan Pardew’s Eagles sit 2/1 (from 13/8) after a 2-1 comeback victory against Spurs.

Aston Villa’s abject loss at basement club Leicester City results in their odds to go down being halved to 11/4, while the fighting Foxes remain odds-on 5/6 second-favourites behind Burnley (8/11).

Sean Dyche saw his Clarets beat QPR, who are cut to evens (from 13/8) to go down, in a real relegation six-pointer, and that spirit will stand the Turf Moor team in good stead.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.