Manchester City continued their stroll to the title last week with their impressive demolition of Everton leaving them just one win away from capturing their 3rd Premier League crown – and how the blues would love to clinch it this weekend as they face off against local rivals Manchester United. Liverpool terrorised City in their Champions League tie in midweek and will be looking to keep up their strong form as they travel to arch-foes Everton.
The relegation scrap continues to develop with Southampton & Stoke currently in the mire and with West Brom 10 points from safety, Alan Pardew paid the price with his job this week.
Here are our picks for the thirty-third round of fixtures in the Premier League:
21:30 Everton vs Liverpool – Goodison Park
Liverpool travel across Stanley Park to face off against Everton with the Reds riding the crest of a wave currently. Their 3-0 defeat of Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek evoked memories of the club’s glory years many moons ago and the reds will be looking to make sure they do not slip up in anyway here. Everton have been uninspiring under Sam Allardyce in recent weeks and they don’t appear to have much to play for, although with local pride at stake – it could be a real battle. With the formidable trio of Firmino, Salah and Mane Liverpool should have too much here and put the Toffees to bed.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($4) – BET NOW
Liverpool to win 3-1
00:00 Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Vitality Stadium
Crystal Palace ($3.06)
The Cherries showed real determination last time out to salvage a point in injury time at Watford and Eddie Howe looks to have masterminded his charges to yet another season of top-flight football. For Palace and Roy Hodgson however, the threat of relegation is looming large with the Eagles currently only two points and one place above the drop zone – having played a game more than some of their competitors. This promises to be an entertaining game between two good sides and it could well end with honours even.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($4.25) – BET NOW
00:00 Brighton vs Huddersfield Town – AMEX Stadium
Huddersfield Town ($5)
Two promoted sides face off on the south coast with both well in with a chance of staying in the Premier League for another season. Brighton currently sit 13th – 6 points above the relegation zone and Chris Hughton will be hoping his men can reach their 40 point target as soon as possible. Huddersfield have impressed too in the Premier League, the Terriers are 16th, with 31 points and will need to keep battling if they are to maintain their top-flight status. This could be a very cagey encounter between two dogged sides.
Betting tip: Under 2.5 goals in the game ($2.4) – BET NOW
00:00 Leicester City vs Newcastle United – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2)
Newcastle United ($4.35)
Two of the form sides in the division face off at the King Power in a classic mid-table battle. Leicester have fired up the league under Claude Puel and currently sit in 8th position after an impressive second half of the campaign. Newcastle have shown real resilience under Rafa Benitez and with 35 points to their name, Premier League safety looks a very attainable objective. Newcastle won’t make it easy for the Foxes but with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, Leicester should have too much quality here.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match and both teams to score ($4.15) – BET NOW
Leicester City to win 2-1
00:00 Stoke City vs Tottenham – Bet 365 Stadium
Stoke City ($12)
The prospect of relegation has become very real for Paul Lambert and Stoke City who currently sit 19th in the table, 3 points from safety, with only 7 games left to play. Their performances have lacked energy and vigour all season and Tottenham will be looking to capitalise upon that. Spurs have had another fine season, epitomised by their sensational 3-1 win at Chelsea last time out – their first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League era and with Harry Kane returning from his injury lay-off, Stoke could be in for a rather long afternoon.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and over 2.5 goals in the game ($4.75) – BET NOW
Tottenham to win 3-0
00:00 Watford vs Burnley – Vicarage Road
Two of the surprise packages in the Premier League face off on Saturday afternoon with their respective places in the top-flight all but assured for next season. Watford started the campaign incredibly well and despite a dip in form that cost Marco Silva his job, the Hornets sit 11th in the division with 37 points from 32 games played. The Clarets have been even more impressive this season – sitting in 7th place, only 5 points behind Arsenal leaving Sean Dyche in contention as one of the managers of the year in the Premier League. This should be a very even game between two teams with contrasting styles and they could well cancel each other out.
Betting tip: The match to end as a draw and both teams to score ($4.75) – BET NOW
00:00 West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City – The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion ($2.5)
Swansea City ($3.42)
Manager-less West Brom look totally doomed and resigned to playing Championship football next season. With many high earners on the books and an aging squad, the new manager looks to have a real task on their hands next season. They have only won 3 games all season and look to be playing solely for pride at the moment. Swansea aren’t clear of relegation trouble yet, with 31 points from 31 games they are on course to just avoiud the drop but this has the feeling of a classic relegation six-pointer. West Brom will need a reaction following the sacking of Alan Pardew but Swansea are a resilient bunch and they could capitalise here and clinch a crucial 3 points.
Betting tip: Swansea City to win the match ($3.42) – BET NOW
Swansea City to win 2-1
02:30 Manchester City vs Manchester United – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.95)
Manchester United ($4.33)
Pep Guardiola will be eager to see his team bounce back from their defeat to Liverpool as they welcome their arch-enemies to the Etihad in a potentially title-defining evening. City are a staggering 16 points clear of the chasing pack domestically and a win here would clinch their 3rd Premier League title and second trophy of the Guardiola era. United will of course be looking to spoil the party and Jose Mourinho’s men need to keep pushing in their pursuit of second place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification. City could be pre-occupied by their Champions League commitments and will have other opportunities to clinch the trophy in the upcoming weeks, which will encourage United.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.8) – BET NOW
23:15 Arsenal vs Southampton – Emirates Stadium
Arsene Wenger looks to have put his tumultuous month of March behind him as his Arsenal side continue to impress in their quest of Europa League glory this season. They look too far adrift in the race for the top 4 domestically but will want to keep their strong run of form going here. Southampton are immersed in the relegation picture and Mark Hughes looks to have a real job on his hands at St Mary’s. Next week’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley will provide a welcome distraction but the Saints need to start picking up poins fast if they are to avoid the drop. Arsenal should have too much about them here and put the Saints away with relative ease.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match with a -2.5 Asian Handicap ($3.25) – BET NOW
Arsenal to win 3-0
01:30 Chelsea vs West Ham United – Stamford Bridge
West Ham United ($13)
Antonio Conte looks to be limping towards the end of his Chelsea reign with his charges currently 8 points adrift in the race for Champions League football next term. Last week’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham could prove pivotal in this season and they only realistically have the FA Cup as a target this term. David Moyes has galvanised West Ham since his arrival at the end of last year. The Hammers are 14th, 6 points above the relegation zone and they will be relishing the chance to play in a London Derby here. Chelsea need to appease their fans and should get the job done against a plucky West Ham side.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.95) – BET NOW
Chelsea to win 2-1
EPL Week 33 Multi Bet
We’re backing four results this week as a four-fold with a betting stake of $50:-
Stoke City vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
Chelsea vs West Ham – Chelsea to win
Arsenal vs Southampton – Arsenal to win
Everton vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Pays $5.17 for all to win.
A $50 wager would pay out $258.50 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW