Tottenham Hotspur bookies' Premier League title favourites for first time
Tottenham have been installed as the bookmakers' favourites for the Premier League title for the first time this season after Leicester's 2-2 draw with West Brom on Tuesday.
Spurs, who have won six games on the bounce, now have their fate in their own hands and can go top of the Premier League table for the first time outside of August in their history if they win at West Ham on Wednesday.
Bet365 have cut Spurs to 7/4 to claim a first championship since 1961, while Arsenal are now second favourites at 5/2 ahead of their match against Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Spurs 7/4- bet365 (@bet365) March 1, 2016
Man City 9/2
Man Utd 100/1. pic.twitter.com/6JHhcIt0n7
Leicester remain three points clear at the top, but slipped to 3/1 after Craig Gardner's brilliant 50th-minute free kick rescued a point for struggling West Brom at the King Power Stadium in a match dominated by the hosts.
The Foxes dropping points has also sent Spurs to the top of the ESPN Soccer Power Index for the Premier League title for the first time.
With Leicester City's home draw, Tottenham (!) is now Soccer Power Index's Premier League title favorite. pic.twitter.com/PTB3eXgCEG- Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) March 1, 2016
Manchester City are fourth favourites with the bookies at 9/2, while Manchester United are a distant fifth at 100/1.
Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri said Spurs are the favourites for the title before the midweek games, but Spurs head-coach Mauricio Pochettino described the Italian's comments as a "joke".