Everton are 8/5 at Ladbrokes to finish in the top four and 2/1 to bring Champions League football to Goodison Park after they beat Arsenal 3-0.
The Toffees dominated the Gunners from the off meaning their fate is in their own hands in terms of that crucial fourth spot in the Premier League, but with an easier run-in on paper, Arsene Wenger’s men remain favourites at 4/6 via BetVictor.
If Roberto Martinez’s side do secure a top four berth then bookies believe they’re more than capable of rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite by qualifying for the Champions League group stage, an outcome Ladbrokes rate at 2/1.
The firm has also cut the odds for Wenger to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer to 5/2 while his team are 7/5 to win the FA Cup and end up in the top four and 15/8 for the opposite to be the case.
Speaking to Betrescue, Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We still favour Arsenal for fourth as a result of the run in. Despite that we expect punters to side with Everton at the bigger price.”
He added: “The prices for Arsenal to throw it away this season and Wenger to leave this summer are closely linked. Anything other than an FA Cup victory and a top four finish will see his price to leave cut again.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Top 4 finish
Everton to reach the Champions League group stages next season 2/1
Arsenal to fail to win the FA Cup & finish outside the top four 15/8
Arsenal to win the FA Cup & finish inside the top four 7/5
Arsene Wenger to leave this summer 5/2
In the race for the title, Liverpool have been cut to 13/8 by William Hill after their 2-1 triumph at West Ham.
With just five matches remaining, Liverpool top the pile but rivals Manchester City still have two games in hand on the Reds, hence they’re Hills’ 8/11 favourites to be crowned champions but much could depend on the pair’s meeting at Anfield on Sunday.
“Liverpool are starting to believe and they have destiny in their own hands,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Betrescue.
William Hill Premier League Betting:
8/11 Man City, 13/8 Liverpool, 7/1 Chelsea