The Premier League once again threw up its customary mix of intrigue and shocks in midweek with only 2 of the League’s top 6 teams managing to win. Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth will be of grave concern for all connected with the club whilst Liverpool and Manchester City dropped crucial points in their respective title charges. Manchester United showed signs of faltering for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but their injury time comeback was reminiscent of years gone by whilst Fulham showed real resolve to come back at home against Brighton and ignite their survival bid.
Here are our picks for the twenty-fifth round of fixtures in the Premier League:
10:30pm Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Wembley Stadium
Newcastle United ($10)
Saturday’s Premier League program kicks off with a fascinating encounter between Tottenham and Newcastle. Tottenham showed real resolve last time out in the absence of Harry Kane and came back from 1-0 down to beat Watford in what could be a landmark moment in their season. They now sit only 7 points behind Liverpool – 2 behind Manchester City and will be looking upwards at the moment. Newcaslte are flying high in 14th following their famous 2-1 win over Manchester City and they too will have aspirations of climbing the table in 2019. This should be an intriguing encounter with Newcastle full of confidence but Tottenham should get the job done in front of an expectant Wembley.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match to nil ($2.72) – BET NOW
Arsenal to win 2-0
1:00am Brighton vs Watford – AMEX Stadium
Two sides well clear of the relegation scrap face off in what promises to be a real mid-table battle on the South Coast. The Seagulls let a two-goal cushion slip last time out at Fulham but still sit 13th in the table, 7 points clear of the relegation picture. Watford sit 9th in the table, and pushed Tottenham all the way last time out. Javi Gracia has overseen a transformation at Vicarage Road and they will be eager to remain in the top half come the end of the season. This should be a tight game with Brighton known for their defensive stability and it could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.6) – BET NOW
1:00am Burnley vs Southampton – Turf Moor
The relegation scrap comes in to sharp focus in Lancashire as 17th welcome 16th when Southampton travel to Burnley. The Clarets have clambered away from relegation trouble in recent weeks and were seconds away from a famous win at Manchester United last time out. Three wins from their last 5 Premier League games have indicated they are near to their best once again this season and they will be looking to pull away from trouble quickly.. Ralph Hasenhüttl has enjoyed an instant impact with Southampton yet they are still only four points clear of the dreaded drop zone following their entertaining draw with fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Both sets of players will fancy their chances here and it should be a real spectacle between two strong sides and it could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.45) – BET NOW
1:00am Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town – Stamford Bridge
Huddersfield Town ($15)
The pressure is mounting on Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea following their 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth and they will be keen to bounce back at home here. Chelsea are very much in the top 4 mix but their current standing of 5th will be concerning and they now sit seven points behind Tottenham in 3rd – a gap they will want to claw back quickly. Bottom side Huddersfield continue to struggle despite David Wagner being replaced by Jan Siewert in an attempt to pull away from the drop. The Terriers sit rock bottom of the Premier League table and are currently 12 points adrift of safety and currently look doomed with only 11 points acquired form their opening 24 games. Chelsea are low on confidence but should get back to winning ways against a Huddersfield side seemingly already consigned to the Championship next season.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match to nil ($1.95) – BET NOW
Chelsea to win 2-0
1:00am Crystal Palace vs Fulham – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.15)
Selhurst Park will host an intriguing London Derby on Saturday afternoon as Fulham travel to Crystal Palace in what promises to be a real basement battle. The Eagles have found form of late but still only sit 15th in the table – 4 points above the drop zone and they can strike a potentially decisive blow in the race for survival here. Fulham are very much in the relegation mix but the manner of their comeback win over Brighton will encourage Claudio Ranieri who will believe the great escape is achievable. With only 17 points and 4 wins to their name all season, the Cottagers will be eager to begin their survival push sooner rather than later. This should be an exciting encounter which Palace should just have enough for in East London.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match and both teams to score ($3.55) – BET NOW
Crystal Palace to win 3-2
1:00am Everton vs Wolves – Goodison Park
Goals look on the cards on Merseyside as Wolves travel to Everton in an intriguing mid-table battle. Everton bounced back from recent disappointments to beat Huddersfield on the road in midweek. The Toffees have been one of the most entertaining sides in the Premier League this season and currently find themselves in 8th place in the table. Wolves continued their impressive Premier League form with a 3-0 thumping of West Ham last time out and they now sit 7th in the table and will be looking up to the likes of Manchester United above them. With 7th taking on 8th, there looks to be very little to separate these two sides and it could well end up honours even at Goodison Park.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.25) – BET NOW
3:30am Cardiff City vs Bournemouth – Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City ($3.3)
It promises to be a poignant evening in Cardiff as they welcome Bournemouth to the Welsh capital in their first home game since the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala. Cardiff battled well at Arsenal but ultimately came up short and having only managed 1 win in their last 9 games they have slipped back into the relegation zone. The Cherries have enjoyed an impressive campaign under the stewardship of Eddie Howe their 4-0 thumping of Chelsea in midweek was testament to that and they now find themselves in 10th place in the Premier League table. The result may lack significance here and it could well be a draw between two sides opposing in style.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.15) – BET NOW
2:30am Leicester City vs Manchester United – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($3.8)
Manchester United ($2.15)
Leicester continue to take points off the top teams this season (drawing 1-1 with Liverpool) and look well placed to give Manchester United a run for their money on Sunday. The Foxes sit 11th in the table and have lacked consistency this season but don’t look in danger of slipping into relegation trouble. The Red Devils are unbeaten under their new manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer but had to show real resolve to draw with Burnley last time out. The reds continue to fight on three fronts and they will be hoping to pick up at least one trophy this season and finish in the top 4. Leicester will push United all the way but the Red Devils should just about edge this one.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.15) – BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
2:30am Manchester City vs Arsenal – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.32)
Super Sunday concludes with a potential classic between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. It feels like last chance saloon for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who find themselves 5 points behind Liverpool in the title race. They continue to fight on four fronts this term but need to start putting a run together in the Premier League if they are to defend their title. Arsenal find themselves in 4th place in the table – on goal difference and they will fancy their chances of troubling City on their home patch here. Whilst they continue to fight on two fronts, the Gunners will be keen to fend off pressure from the teams below them. City will be reeling from their defeat to Newcastle in midweek and could just about edge this one at home.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.55) – BET NOW
Manchester City to win 2-1
6:00am West Ham United vs Liverpool – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($9)
Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to West Ham as they look to push towards their first Premier League title. West Ham have suffered defeats to AFC Wimbledon and Wolves in recent weeks and they will be eager to bounce back in front of their home fans. The Hammers are 12th in the Premier League table and they will be eager to kick on during the second half of the season and avoid slipping down towards the relegation places. Liverpool currently sit 5 points clear in their title bid but their 1-1 draw with Leicester City last time out will be concerning for Jurgen Klopp’s men. With only the Champions League and Premier League to play for, expectation is high at Anfield. West Ham possess plenty of outlets to trouble Liverpool but the Reds look potent currently and should pick up all three points on the road.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($3) – BET NOW
Liverpool to win 3-1
EPL Week 24 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:
West Ham United vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Crystal Palace vs Fulham – Crystal Palace to win
Leicester City vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Tottenham to win
A $50 wager would pay out $469.18 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW