Michael Carrick’s early strike and a Robin Van Persie penalty in the second half gave the champions-elect a 2-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium, condemning the Potters to a sixth defeat in seven and Tony Pulis’s charges remain just three points above the drop zone.
Sunderland were in deep trouble but their tremendous 3-0 Tyne-Wear derby triumph over rivals Newcastle has seen them drift from 13/8 to 11/2 with William Hill to go down.
Meanwhile, Wigan were in cup action over the weekend and they’re 13/8 at the same firm to slip into the Championship with Aston Villa a 5/2 chance following the draw with Fulham.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Betrescue, “Sunderland may just have secured Premiership football with their fantastic victory over local rivals Newcastle.”
William Hill Premier League Odds:
Top Four Finish: 1/500 Man City, 1/5 Chelsea, 1/3 Arsenal, 11/8 Tottenham, 5/1 Everton
Relegation: 1/150 Reading, 1/66 QPR, 13/8 Sunderland, 13/8 Wigan, 3/1 Aston Villa, 6/1 Stoke, 8/1 Norwich, 25/1 Newcastle, 50/1 Southampton
William Hill Premiership 2013-14: 6/4 Manchester United, 13/8 Man City, 9/2 Chelsea, 12/1 Arsenal, 16/1 Tottenham, 40/1 Liverpool