Manchester City edged out Aston Villa in midweek, to take a significant step towards the Premier League title and the blues now only need three more wins to be assured of a 3rd title in 4 years. Manchester United kept pace with a late win over Burnley, whilst Liverpool and Chelsea were held to draws by Leeds and Brighton, respectively. Sheffield United’s relegation was confirmed, whilst West Bromwich Albion and Fulham continue to occupy the remaining two drop zone spots.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
Premier League Week 33 Preview
Arsenal vs Everton – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal host Everton in what promises to be an intriguing encounter, between two sides on the cusp of qualifying for European football next season. The Gunners are still in the Europa League but continue to falter in the Premier League and look to be a long way off the pace. Everton meanwhile are a side capable of challenging anybody on their day, but recent results have stagnated somewhat, and their top 4 hopes look to be hanging by a thread. This should be a really good game between two sides capable of playing some great football and a draw looks to be on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool vs Newcastle United – Anfield
Newcastle United ($15)
Top 4 chasing Liverpool take on a resurgent Newcastle side in what promises to be a decent game at Anfield. As defending champions, Liverpool have been underwhelming this season, but a top 4 finish would yield a decent return for a side that have been hammered by injuries this term. They welcome Newcastle, who have won their last two games to climb away from relegation trouble and Steve Bruce looks to have masterminded an escape, although he will feel the job is not done yet. Liverpool have been poor at home in recent weeks, but they should see off Newcastle here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.28) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-1
West Ham United vs Chelsea – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($5)
A pivotal game in the race for a top 4 finish takes place at the Olympic Stadium as West Ham host Chelsea. The Hammers have been the surprise package in the division this term and still have their top 4 destiny in their own hands with just a few games to play. Chelsea meanwhile can’t seem to get the consistency needed in the Premier League, but with a Champions League semi-final and a FA Cup final to look forward to, it could still be an amazing season for the blues. This could be a superb encounter, and Chelsea should have too much for West Ham when it matters here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.83) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chelsea to win 2-1
Sheffield United vs Brighton – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United ($5.8)
Relegated Sheffield United host Brighton, who themselves are yet to secure their own Premier League status next year. The Blades have been abysmal all season and their points haul of 14 is testament to that. They will be hoping to build some momentum as next season looms, but things are looking rather bleak in South Yorkshire. Brighton meanwhile continue to scrap at the bottom of the Premier League and now have a 7-point cushion to Fulham below them. A couple more results is all it will take for the Seagulls and they look good value to win here.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($1.77) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brighton to win 2-1
Wolves vs Burnley – Molineux
Wolves take on Burnley in what could be a fiery encounter in the West Midlands. Wolves haven’t enjoyed their best Premier League season but with injuries throughout the squad, they will be looking to get over the line and build towards next season. Burnley meanwhile have endured a late season wobble and are now only six points above the drop zone. They were unfortunate not to take anything from a trip to Manchester United last weekend and the Clarets could well end up getting a valuable result here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.45) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leeds vs Manchester United – Elland Road
Manchester United ($1.87)
Leeds will be hoping to build on their historic results against Liverpool and Manchester City as they take on old rivals Manchester United. The whites have been one of the success stories of the season under Marcelo Bielsa and they will be hoping to take the game to another big side here. United meanwhile won’t have fully given hope of catching Manchester City at the top of the table, but they know there is no margin for error here. This should be an absolute classic, between two sides in good form but United should have too much in key areas for Leeds in this one.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.87) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester United to win 2-1
Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($1.94)
West Bromwich Albion ($4.5)
A classic Midlands derby is on the agenda as West Brom travel to Aston Villa, needing points in their survival bid. Villa pushed Manchester City all the way last time out and have enjoyed a great season but look to be running out of steam under Dean Smith. They will be keen to take the game to a West Bromwich Albion side that have picked up some decent results in recent weeks and Sam Allardyce has his men dreaming of a great escape. Simply by virtue of having more to play for, the Baggies could be very up for this one and a draw could be the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.5)
Crystal Palace ($9)
The annual Leicester City wobble looks to be incoming, and Crystal Palace will be the next side hoping to exploit it. The Foxes have their top 4 place in their own hands and a FA Cup final to look forward to but have been struggling in the league in recent weeks. Crystal Palace meanwhile are always a handful and with pace throughout the pitch, they will be looking to take the game to a Leicester side that have a congested calendar. Whilst this won’t be as routine as many people expect, Leicester do need to find form soon and should win this one.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 3-1
EPL Week 33 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Leeds vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Sheffield United vs Brighton – Brighton to win
Liverpool vs Newcastle – Liverpool to win
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – Leicester City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $310 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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