Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City clinched their third Premier League title in bizarre fashion last weekend as their impressive 3-1 win at Wembley against Tottenham was followed up by Manchester United’s humbling 1-0 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion – who only notched their 4th win of the season at Old Trafford. Liverpool and Chelsea picked up points in their top 4 pursuits whilst Burnley closed the gap to Arsenal in 6th place to only 2 points with a home win against Leicester.
Despite their win at Manchester United, West Brom look too far adrift to stake a survival claim whilst Southampton & Stoke are now 5 & 6 points away from safety respectively with just a handful of games to be played.
Here are our picks for the midweek round of fixtures in the Premier League:
04:45 Brighton vs Tottenham – AMEX Stadium
Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 humbling at the hands of Manchester City as they look to secure their place in the top 4 for next season. Brighton currently sit 13th – 7 points above the relegation zone and Chris Hughton will be hoping his men can reach their 40 point target as soon as possible and they will be needing a response in front of their home fans after losing to rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday. Spurs have had another fine season, epitomised by their 4th place standing and 7 point lead over 5th placed Chelsea and with the FA Cup semi-final to look forward to, the prospect of silverware is still very real this season. Brighton are plucky at home but Tottenham should have too much for the Seagulls here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and both teams to score ($3.2) – BET NOW
Tottenham to win 3-1
04:45 Bournemouth vs Manchester United – Vitality Stadium
Manchester United ($1.81)
Jose Mourinho takes his charges down to the south coast in what promises to be a pivotal week for the Portuguese juggernaut. Having ultimately come up way short in the title race, they will be eager to get back into form before their FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham looming large. The Cherries have showed real determination all season in preserving their top flight status and with 38 points to their name, they look all but safe this term despite a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out. Bournemouth will be relishing the opportunity to tackle United at home but reds should bounce back and pick up the points here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.45) – BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
04:45 Burnley vs Chelsea – Turf Moor
Chelsea travel to Lancashire to take on the form team in the Premier League in Burnley. The Clarets have been so impressive this season – sitting in 7th place, only 2 points behind Arsenal in 6th leaving Sean Dyche in contention as one of the managers of the year in the Premier League following their latest winning streak – leading the form table with 5 wins on the spin. Antonio Conte managed to galvanise his troops to an incredible comeback at the hands of Southampton on Saturday, coming from 2-0 down to clinch a famous 3-2 win. Although they are currently 7 points adrift in the race for Champions League football next term they have the FA Cup as a target this term so they will want to put down a marker here and keep their decent run of form going. Chelsea may well have one eye on their impending FA Cup semi-final and could well rotate here, something which will encourage in-form Burnley.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw ($3.58) – BET NOW
04:45 Leicester City vs Southampton – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.34)
Claude Puel welcomes his former team to the King Power stadium and he will be relishing the chance to heighten their relegation worries after being acrimoniously sacked by the Saints last summer. Leicester have fired up the league under Puel and currently sit in 8th position after an impressive second half of the campaign but they will be eager to bounce back from their disappointing defeats to Newcastle and Burnley in recent weeks. Southampton are still fighting on two fronts meaning every game is crucial and the manner of their last two defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea (both 3-2) could have significant ramifications on their Premier League status. The Saints have a FA Cup semi-final on the horizon and need to start picking up league points but Leicester could add another nail into their league status coffin here.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match and both teams to score ($4.75) – BET NOW
Leicester City to win 2-1
EPL Week 34 (Midweek) Multi Bet
We’re backing all four midweek results as a four-fold with a betting stake of $50:
Brighton vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
Burnley vs Chelsea – Draw
Bournemouth vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Leicester City vs Southampton – Leicester City to win
Pays $23.05 for all to win
A $50 wager would pay out $1152.50 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW