The FA Cup takes centre stage once more in England this weekend but with COVID 19 impacting the schedule earlier in the season, some sides find themselves in Premier League action. Liverpool and Manchester City are neck and neck at the top of the table this term with just a handful of games to be played, it promises to be a serious battle to the finish line. At the bottom of the table, Burnley, Norwich City, and Watford have work to do in their respective survival endeavours, with Everton and Leeds in danger of being dragged into the mire too.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
Premier League Week 30 Preview
Wolves vs Leeds United – Molineux
Leeds United ($3.6)
Wolves will be looking to strengthen their pursuit of European football next term, as they take on Leeds United. The hosts have enjoyed an excellent campaign under Bruno Lage, and they look to be pushing the sides above them all the way in the race for top 6 or 7 finish this term. They take on a Leeds side that should be buoyed following their first win under new manager Jesse Marsch and survival is their priority here. This should be a closer game than many people think but Wolves should edge it in front of their home fans.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($2.2) Bet @ Sportsbet
Wolves to win 2-1
Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($3.1)
Arsenal will be looking to maintain their top 4 push as they travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa. The Villains have been in good form under Steven Gerrard, and they look to have a top half finish very much within their grasp this term. Arsenal meanwhile are steadily evolving under Mikel Arteta and they have a top 4 finish very much within their own hands. This should be an excellent game, between two sides that play good football, and a draw could well be on the cards at Villa Park.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($2.46) Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City vs Brentford – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.26)
Leicester City will be hoping to build on their progress in Europe as they take on Brentford. The foxes have endured an inconsistent season under Brendan Rodgers, but they are a side capable of producing excellent performances and they should be bang up for this against Brentford. The Bees however are a plucky outfit, who have impressed in their debut Premier League season, and they come into this one with no fear, safe in the knowledge they are all but mathematically safe from the drop. That could suit Leicester however, with the foxes expected to win this one.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($2.26) Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 2-0
Tottenham vs West Ham United – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
West Ham United ($5)
A London derby rounds off the programme as Tottenham host West Ham. Spurs have endured a poor season by their own standards, but they can still battle for a top 4 finish and a win here would do them a world of good in their endeavours. West Ham meanwhile should come into this one full of beans following their historic Europa League win over Sevilla in midweek and they could too sneak into top 4 contention if results go their way. This should be a very good game, with Tottenham most likely to pick up all three points.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.8) Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham to win 2-1
EPL Week 30 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Leicester City vs Brentford – Leicester City to win
Tottenham vs West Ham United – Tottenham to win
Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Draw
Wolves vs Leeds United – Wolves to win
A $50 wager would pay out $675.00 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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