All 20 Premier League teams are in action as the end of the season looms large and there are relatively few scores to settle in terms of the table. Manchester City continued their dominance at the top of the league, stretching their lead back to 16 points following their demolition of Swansea. Chelsea look to have a lot to do in pursuit of Tottenham in the race for Champions League football whilst West Brom, Stoke & Southampton all need to start picking up points immediately if they are to avoid the drop
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
21:30 Liverpool vs Stoke City – Anfield
Stoke City ($11)
Liverpool welcome struggling Stoke to Anfield with their impending Champions League semi-final against Roma sure to be on their minds. Having something to play for in April is a welcome change for Liverpool fans this season and their league form looks to have been affected by their European exploits as West Bromwich Albion came from 2-0 down last time out to earn a point against Jurgen Klopp’s men. The prospect of relegation has become very real for Paul Lambert and Stoke City who currently sit 19th in the table, 5 points from safety, with only 3 games left to play. Their performances have lacked energy and vigour all season and they need some inspiration quickly and they will be hoping they can catch out a distracted Liverpool here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($2.8) – BET NOW
Liverpool to win 3-1
00:00 Burnley vs Brighton – Turf Moor
Two teams who will be looking forward their summer breaks face off in Lancashire on Saturday afternoon. Burnley have been so impressive this season – sitting in 7th place, only 4 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 unbeaten streak – leading the form table unbeaten in 6 games. 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 their performance against Tottenham last week will give them huge encouragement. This could be an entertaining game between two teams that are assured of Premier League football next term and should play with the shackles off but Burnley very rarely lose at home.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match and both teams to score ($5.5) – BET NOW
Burnley to win 2-1
00:00 Crystal Palace vs Leicester City – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.1)
Leicester City ($3.9)
This could be a crucial day in terms of survival for Crystal Palace and Roy Hodgson who’ve been threatened with relegation all season but continue to defy the odds in their quest for survival. Palace are 7 points above the drop zone with 3 games left to play and can all but secure their Premier League status here. Leicester have fired up the league under Claude 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 results in recent weeks and they have relied too heavily on Jamie Vardy for goals this season. This could be a very even game between two sides with contrasting styles.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($5.05) – BET NOW
00:00 Huddersfield vs Everton – John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town can secure their Premier League status as they welcome a beleaguered Everton side to West Yorkshire. Huddersfield have impressed in the Premier League, the Terriers are 16th, with 35 points and will need to keep battling if they are to maintain their top-flight status and they are infamous for their good home atmosphere under David Wagner. Everton have been uninspiring under Sam Allardyce in recent weeks and they don’t appear to have much to play for but they performed well against Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby before a solid draw with Swansea last weekend. Everton have has their problems on the road and Huddersfield will be keen to cash in here.
Betting tip: Huddersfield Town to win the match ($2.7) – BET NOW
Huddersfield Town to win 2-1
00:00 Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($1.85)
West Bromwich Albion ($5)
This could be the day in which West Brom are finally put out of their misery as they travel to the North East to face in-form Newcastle. Rafa Benitez’s men now have 41 points to their name following their incredible win over Arsenal last time out and Premier League safety is assured in the North East already. Darren Moore inspired West Brom to only their 4th win of the season against Manchester United and followed it up with a point against Liverpool. They look totally doomed and resigned to playing Championship football next season but they are finally showing some much needed resilience as the season draws to a close. Despite the Baggies upturn in form, Newcastle are in superb nick and should win comfortably here.
Betting tip: Newcastle United to win the match and both teams to score ($4.25) – BET NOW
Newcastle United to win 3-1
00:00 Southampton vs Bournemouth – St Mary’s Stadium
A South Coast derby awaits on Saturday as Bournemouth travel to Southampton. The Saints fell short in their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and their lack of goals all season looks to be having significant ramifications on their Premier League status. The Cherries meanwhile 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 back to back defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United. The Saints need to start picking up league points before it’s too late but how Bournemouth would love to push them a step closer to Championship football next term. This could be a fiery encounter.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($5.65) – BET NOW
02:30 Swansea City vs Chelsea – Liberty Stadium
Swansea City ($7.3)
Mathematical survival is the order of the day in South Wales as Swansea, who aren’t clear of relegation trouble yet, welcome Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium. With 33 points from 34 games they are on course to just avoid the drop and they will be desperate to cling on to their 4 point lead from the chasing pack and recover from their thumping at the hands of Manchester City last time out. Antonio Conte has had a much better week in charge of the blues with away wins at Southampton & Burnley in the league being backed up with a 2-0 FA Cup Semi Final win on Sunday. Although they are currently 5 points adrift in the race for Champions League football, they will want to put down a marker here and keep their decent run of form going. Swansea are a resilient bunch but Chelsea should have too much quality and confidence after a good week.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($3.15) – BET NOW
Chelsea to win 3-1
23:15 West Ham United vs Manchester City – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham ($8.5)
Manchester City ($1.44)
The Champions travel to the capital looking to continue their rich vein of form as Manchester City take on West Ham United. The mood around the Etihad has been buoyant since clinching their 3rd league title and few would argue that City have been far and away the best team in England this season and Pep Guardiola is sure to want to see his team build upon their remarkable 16 point lead here. David Moyes has galvanised West Ham since his arrival at the end of last year. The Hammers are 15th, 6 points above the relegation zone and they showed incredible resilience to score an injury time equaliser against fellow strugglers Stoke in their last home game but succumbed to a rampant Arsenal last time out. West Ham will be well up for this but City generally operate on a different level to most other Premier League teams.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match with a -2.5 Asian Handicap ($2.8) – BET NOW
Manchester City to win 4-1
01:30 Manchester United vs Arsenal – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.5)
Jose Mourinho faces off against Arsene Wenger for the final time at Old Trafford with the Frenchman having announced his intention to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. United came through their FA Cup semi-final against perennial chokers Tottenham and can now focus on finishing 2nd in the Premier League – their highest league position for half a decade. Arsene Wenger has ultimately paid the price for not winning over the fans domestically – epitomised by their position down in 6th place – but his Arsenal side continue to impress in their quest of Europa League glory this season and could spring a surprise with his future now seemingly decided.
Betting tip: Match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($7.45) – BET NOW
05:00 Tottenham vs Watford – Wembley Stadium
The chase for a top 4 spot and the fight for survival takes centre stage in North London on Monday night as a beleaguered Watford side travel across the capital to take on Tottenham who will still be reeling from their FA Cup semi-final defeat. Spurs have had another fine season, epitomised by their 4th place standing and 5 point lead over 5th placed Chelsea but their failure to deliver a trophy will once again be levelled at their squad. Watford started the campaign incredibly well but a drastic dip in form cost Marco Silva his job and Javi Gracia hasn’t really been able to address the demise as the Hornets currently sit 12th in the division with 38 points from 35 games played and any sort of positive result here should be enough to secure Premier League football next season. Tottenham are winless in 3 and can bounce back and play up to their tag of ‘flat-track bullies’ here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and keep a clean sheet ($1.95) – BET NOW
Tottenham to win 3-0
EPL Week 36 Multi Bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-fold with a betting stake of $50:
West Ham vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
Swansea City vs Chelsea – Chelsea to win
Newcastle vs West Bromwich Albion – Newcastle to win
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Liverpool to win
Pays $5.41 for all to win.
A $50 wager would pay out $270.5 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW