The Premier League midweek schedule returns following Manchester City’s Carabao Cup win over Chelsea to clinch the first silverware of the season. Manchester United and Liverpool shared a draw in the headline game of the weekend whilst Tottenham succumbed to defeat at Burnley. Elsewhere, Fulham and Huddersfield continue to be cut adrift at the bottom of the table and Claude Puel has become the latest manager to get the sack following Leicester’s home defeat to Crystal Palace.
Here are our picks for the twenty-eighth round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Cardiff City vs Everton – Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City ($3.9)
Cardiff will be hoping to bounce back from their heavy Friday night defeat to Watford as they welcome Everton to the Cardiff City Stadium. The bluebirds got pegged back last time out but have fought hard all season, particularly at home and will be hoping to pick up some points here. Everton have endured an inconsistent season but have plenty of fire power in their ranks. Marco Silva will be keen to see his side improve on their current standing of 11th. This could be a tight game that Everton should just about prevail from.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match and both teams to score ($4.35) – BET NOW
Everton to win 2-1
Huddersfield vs Wolves – John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield welcome Wolves in what looks to be last chance saloon for the Terriers. Huddersfield sit rock bottom of the Premier League table and with a 13 point gap between themselves and safety – they look consigned to the Championship next season. Wolves meanwhile are one of the most resolute sides in the Premier League and find themselves flying high in 8th position. Wanderers are unbeaten in their last 8 games in all competitions and should have too much for Huddersfield in front of their home fans here.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($1.85) – BET NOW
Wolves to win 2-0
Leicester City vs Brighton – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.95)
Leicester will be looking to bounce back from the sacking of Claude Puel here as they welcome Brighton to the King Power. Leicester have endured an inconsistent season – which is reflected by their league standing of 12th. They are a squad packed with quality and will need to start showing it with their league position still insecure for next season. Brighton meanwhile have slipped into relegation trouble (only 3 points clear) and need to start picking up wins under the stewardship of Chris Hughton. A fresh start could help Leicester here and they should have too much about them to see off Brighton’s plucky resistance.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.95) – BET NOW
Leicester City to win 2-0
Newcastle United vs Burnley- St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.15)
The battle for survival is top of the agenda in the North East as Newcastle host Burnley. Both sides have been in excellent form in recent weeks and are starting to climb away from trouble. Newcastle are 15th in the table – four points above the bottom three and they will be looking to build on their home win against Huddersfield last time out. Burnley beat Tottenham on Saturday and the Clarets have clambered away from relegation trouble in recent weeks and find themselves in 14th position and are starting to show signs of the form that propelled them to a 7th place finish last term. With only two points separating the sides, this could be a tight game between two well-organised sides.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.45) – BET NOW
Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal’s bid for a top 4 finish comes back into focus as they host Bournemouth at the Emirates. They are 4th in the table and continue to churn out big results – particularly at home and Unai Emery will be hoping his side can continue to battle in the Premier League and Europa League. The Cherries have enjoyed an impressive campaign under the stewardship of Eddie Howe and they find themselves in 10th place in the Premier League table. Their Achilles heel this term has been their away form and if Arsenal are close to their best, they should have too much for Bournemouth here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match and both teams to score ($3) – BET NOW
Arsenal to win 3-1
Southampton vs Fulham – St Mary’s Stadium
A huge game at the bottom of the table is in prospect on the South Coast as Fulham travel to Southampton. With Southampton in 18th position, they need to start stringing a run together and despite only being 1 point from safety, they need some inspiration here. Fulham meanwhile have been in the relegation mix all season and currently find themselves 8 points from safety 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. Fulham will put up a fight here but Southampton are a strong outfit, particularly at home.
Betting tip: Southampton to win the match ($1.95) – BET NOW
Southampton to win 2-1
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Stamford Bridge
London rivalry and Premier League supremacy is at stake as Chelsea host Tottenham. The blues will be looking to bounce back from their penalty defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup as they can now focus on the fight for a Champions League place next season. Spurs lost groun in the title race last time out by losing to Burnley and whilst they have dealt with the loss of Harry Kane with aplomb in recent weeks, they will need to be back to their best if they are to trouble Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. This has the makings of a draw between two sides, desperate not to lose.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.25) – BET NOW
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($3.3)
Manchester United ($2.35)
Manchester United’s pursuit of Champions League football will be tested as they travel to in-form Crystal Palace. The Eagles have found form of late and have climbed to 13th in the table and are 6 points clear of the relegation zone for the time being at least. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revolutionised Manchester United in recent weeks and the Norwegian will be hoping to keep his unbeaten domestic record intact. The Reds have rocketed up the table in recent weeks and are now in 4th place and should just about edge this one at Selhurst Park.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.65) – BET NOW
Manchester United to win 2-1
Liverpool vs Watford – Anfield
Premier League leaders Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways having only won 1 of their last 5 games in all competitions as they welcome Watford to Anfield. The Reds went back to the top of the table following a hard fought 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday and will want to kick on here. Watford meanwhile sit 7th in the table and Javi Gracia’s men have been in good form of late, epitomised by their 5-1 win over Cardiff City last time out. Watford won’t roll over for Liverpool but the Reds should pick up a crucial home win here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($2.35) – BET NOW
Liverpool to win 3-1
Manchester City vs West Ham United – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.17)
West Ham United ($21)
Manuel Pellegrini returns to Manchester City as he looks to derail their title bid. City are flying high after winning the Carabao Cup and currently sit 1 point behind Liverpool in the race for the Premier League. They will be hoping to clinch a win here with all 4 trophies still available to them this term. The Hammers have been inconsistent once again this season but showed resolve to come back and beat Fulham last time out to climb up to 9th in the Premier League table. West Ham will certainly trouble City but Pep Guardiola’s men should continue their quest for the title here in front of their home fans.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.2) – BET NOW
Manchester City to win 3-1
EPL Week 28 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:
Manchester City vs West Ham United – Manchester City to win
Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Arsenal to win
Huddersfield Town vs Wolves – Wolves to win
Liverpool vs Watford – Liverpool to win
A $50 wager would pay out $313.05 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW