Leeds picked up a famous win at Manchester City last weekend, to add some jeopardy to the Premier League title race but the blues remain in control, 11 points clear at the top of the pile. Manchester United kept touch with a strong win on the road at Tottenham, whilst Liverpool got back to winning ways with a late triumph over Aston Villa. West Ham’s excellent recent form continued, as they overcame a stuttering Leicester City side whilst at the bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle picked up big wins in their respective survival bids.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
Premier League Week 32 Preview
Everton vs Tottenham – Goodison Park
Two sides looking to keep their top 4 hopes alive face off as Everton welcome Tottenham. The Toffees have fallen off the pace a touch in recent weeks and the absence of Dominic Calvert Lewin threatens to curtail their early season progress. A win here though would propel them back up into the top 4 mix come the end of the campaign. Tottenham meanwhile were well beaten by Manchester United last weekend and look to be a side low on confidence. The Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City next weekend has now become the priority for Spurs but a result here would do them some good. This could be a tight game at Goodison Park, with the draw looking the most likely result
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.55) Bet @ Sportsbet
Newcastle United vs West Ham United – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($3.85)
West Ham United ($2.16)
Two sides battling at opposite ends of the table face off as Newcastle host West Ham, in what could be a huge game for both sides. Toon have improved massively in recent weeks and now have their Premier League survival very much in their own hands. Steve Bruce has been urging his side to take each game as it comes, and they will be looking to have a real crack at West Ham here. The Hammers meanwhile are flying high in 4th and their win over Leicester City last time out was a real indicator of just how far David Moyes’s side have come this term. This could be an excellent encounter and with West Ham flying high, they look too strong for Newcastle currently.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match ($2.16) Bet @ Sportsbet
West Ham United to win 2-1
Wolves vs Sheffield United – Molineux
Sheffield United ($6.4)
Wolves take on lowly Sheffield United, with both sides looking to finish the season strongly. Injury ravaged Wolves have endured a mixed season and look to be focusing their attentions on next year already. They will be looking to take the game to Sheffield United, who are all but down in the Premier League and they too, will be looking ahead to life in the Championship. With both sides seemingly playing for pride, anything could happen here, but Wolves’ quality should burn through and they should pick up a welcome three points here.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($1.73) Bet @ Sportsbet
Wolves to win 2-0
Arsenal vs Fulham – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be looking to continue their solid recent form as they welcome a Fulham side scrapping for their lives in the Premier League. The Gunners are in the last 4 of the Europa League and will be hoping to finish their domestic campaign strongly too. They welcome a Fulham side that can’t seem to find the results of late and now have a 7-point deficit between themselves and safety. Scott Parker always gets his side playing though and they will see this as a free hit across London. This should be a comfortable afternoon for Arsenal however, who look to be going well currently.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.78) Bet @ Sportsbet
Arsenal to win 3-1
Manchester United vs Burnley – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.39)
Manchester United will be doing all they can to keep the pressure on Manchester City above them, as they take on Burnley. With wins over Tottenham and Granada in the past week, United’s season looks to be finishing with a flourish and they will be looking to reduce the gap in the title race to 8 points here. Burnley meanwhile have blown leads in their last two league games and with their Premier League status not yet assured, they will be battling hard at Old Trafford here. The Clarets are always a tough side to come up against but United have the bit between their teeth currently and should prevail here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.39) Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United to win 2-1
Leeds vs Liverpool – Elland Road
Leeds will be hoping to build on their historic win over Manchester City as they take on Liverpool. The whites were good value for their win at the Etihad last week and Marcelo Bielsa has been reveling in all the plaudits coming his way this term. Leeds host a Liverpool side that crashed out of the Champions League in midweek and look to be ending the season without a trophy to their name. Finishing in the top 4 will now be their priority and they will see this as a huge game in terms of their seasonal aspirations. This should be an absolute cracker in Yorkshire and with Liverpool in decent form, the reds should just about get the job done here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.73) Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-2
Chelsea vs Brighton – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent recent form as they welcome Brighton. The blues have both FA Cup and Champions League semi-finals to look forward to and are full of confidence under Thomas Tuchel. This is a big game in terms of their top 4 hopes and they will be looking to nullify Brighton’s many threats. The Seagulls are not mathematically safe in the Premier League this term and are notoriously hard to beat. Chelsea look to have the bit between their teeth though and with the games coming thick and fast, should get the job done efficiently here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.65) Bet @ Sportsbet
Chelsea to win 2-0
Tottenham vs Southampton – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham host Southampton, in what could be an entertaining tie in North London. Spurs have endured an indifferent campaign and look to be meandering towards the end of the year in the Premier League. A top 4 finish isn’t beyond their reach, but they need to start picking up points more consistently if they are to make it. Southampton meanwhile have struggled in the second half of the season and their defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Monday was particularly chastening. They are not mathematically safe so should be scrapping hard in this one, but Spurs have plenty of resources and should pick up a comfy win here.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.71) Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham to win 2-1
Aston Villa vs Manchester City – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($9)
Manchester City ($1.43)
Manchester City are yet to assure themselves of the Premier League title and they face a tricky trip to Aston Villa in midweek. City continue to battle on four fronts, but they will be eager to get the league over the line as quickly as possible and their defeat to Leeds last weekend will give all the teams around them a renewed sense of hope. Villa meanwhile are missing Jack Grealish but continue to pick up points in their European football bid next term. Dean Smith’s men have been hugely impressive this term and will certainly trouble City, but the blues are a strong unit and should get the job done in this one.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.43) Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester City to win 2-1
Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.57)
West Bromwich Albion ($7)
The annual Leicester City wobble looks to be incoming and West Bromwich Albion will be the next side hoping to exploit it. The Foxes have their top 4 place in their own hands and a FA Cup semi-final to look forward to but have been struggling in the league in recent weeks. They play a West Bromwich Albion side full of confidence following back-to-back wins and Sam Allardyce has them dreaming of a great escape this term. The Baggies will push hard here but Leicester should be too good at home.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.57) Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 2-1
EPL Week 32 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Manchester United vs Burnley – Manchester United to win
Chelsea vs Brighton – Chelsea to win
Tottenham vs Southampton – Tottenham to win
Arsenal vs Fulham – Arsenal to win
A $50 wager would pay out $343 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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