All eyes turn to the battle for survival in the Premier League in the penultimate set of fixtures. Stoke’s 10 year stay in the top flight came to an end last time out whilst West Brom, Southampton & Huddersfield all strengthened their survival hopes by picking up points last weekend. Swansea meanwhile find themselves in the bottom 3 following a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
04:45 Swansea City vs Southampton – Liberty Stadium
Swansea City ($3.25)
A classic relegation six-pointer awaits in South Wales with a win for either side sure to have a massive impact on their chances of survival. Swansea, have failed to win any of their last 6 PL matches and Saturday’s defeat to Bournemouth pushed them back into the bottom 3. With 33 points from 36 games they will be targeting matches like this to secure the points they need. 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 Saints need to start picking up league points before it’s too late and with 4 points from their last 2 league games they have climbed out of the drop zone – on goal difference from today’s opponents. This could be a very cagey game with two teams who have it all to play for.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw ($3.3) – BET NOW
04:45 Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town – Stamford Bridge
Huddersfield Town ($22)
The pursuit of Champions League football is on the horizon for Chelsea as they face off against Huddersfield. Antonio Conte has had a much better period in charge of the blues and has a cup final to look forward to later in the month. They are now only 2 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 and put pressure on the teams above them. Huddersfield Town can secure their Premier League status as with a win and whilst Huddersfield have impressed in the Premier League, they are 16th with 36 points and will need to keep battling if they are to maintain their top-flight status. Huddersfield were excellent against Manchester City but could struggle to maintain their levels here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match to nil ($3.15) – BET NOW
Chelsea to win 3-0
04:45 Leicester City vs Arsenal – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($3.8)
Arsene Wenger will be looking to finish his tenure in style as he takes his side to Leicester. The Foxes have steered clear of the drop under Claude Puel and currently sit in 9th position but they will be eager to bounce back from their disappointing results in recent weeks (1 point from their last 5 matches) and they have relied too heavily on Jamie Vardy for goals this season. Arsene Wenger has ultimately paid the price for not winning over the fans domestically – epitomised by their position down in 6th place and failure to pick up a single point away from home in 2018 and with their departure from the Europa League last week it’s been a disappointing season for the Gunners. This could be an even game between two teams with nothing to play for.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($4.6) – BET NOW
05:00 Manchester City vs Brighton – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.15)
The Champions will be looking to finish the season in style as Manchester City take on Brighton. 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 17 point lead here. Brighton currently sit 14th – with Chris Hughton’s men buoyant too after reaching their 40 point target against Manchester United on Friday evening with a famous 1-0 win. Their form over the last couple of weeks will give them huge encouragement but City should have too much here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.57) – BET NOW
05:00 Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Wembley Stadium
Newcastle United ($19)
The race for Champions League football is prominent once again as Newcastle travel to Wembley to face Tottenham. Spurs have had another fine season, epitomised by their 4th place standing and 2 point lead over 5th placed Chelsea but their failure to deliver a trophy will once again be levelled at their squad and they need a win here to press on with Champions League qualification. Rafa Benitez’s men now have 41 points to their name following and Premier League safety is assured in the North East already although they will be looking to bounce back from 3 defeats on the spin to Everton, West Brom & Watford. Spurs have more to play for here and should get the job done in their final game at Wembley.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and both teams to score ($2.8) – BET NOW
Tottenham to win 3-1
04:45 West Ham United vs Manchester United – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($5)
Manchester United ($1.83)
Jose Mourinho will be hoping his Manchester United side can put their inconsistencies behind them and have strong finish to the season as they travel to face West Ham United. David Moyes has struggled to win over the fans and players since his arrival but last week’s win at Leicester all-but secured their Premier League status for another year with the Hammers now 15th, 5 points above the relegation zone. United came through their FA Cup semi-final against perennial chokers Tottenham before clinching a last minute win over Arsenal before losing to Brighton – summing up a frustrating season for the Red Devils. They can now focus on finishing 2nd in the Premier League – their highest league position for half a decade before the FA Cup Final later in the month. Manchester United should have too much about them for West Ham here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($2.8) – BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
EPL Week 38 Multi Bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-fold with a betting stake of $50:
Manchester City vs Brighton – Manchester City to win
Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town – Chelsea to win
West Ham United vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Tottenham vs Newcastle – Tottenham to win
Pays $2.91 for all to win.
A $50 wager would pay out $145.50 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW