Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a Premier League title in midweek, following Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea and the reds are sure to have their sights set on a record-breaking season. Whilst City look to have a place in the top 4 sewn up, the race is on for Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Wolves – who are all pursuing Champions League football next season. At the bottom of the table, the likes of Watford, Brighton, Aston Villa and Bournemouth all look to be slipping towards the Championship – along with Norwich City who look too far adrift.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
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Norwich City vs Brighton – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($3.53)
With only 6-games to play in the Premier League it is very much now or never for Norwich who welcome Brighton to Carrow Road. The Canaries are 7-points adrift of safety and they were particularly abject in defeat to Arsenal in midweek. For Brighton meanwhile, this could be a crucial game in their survival bid. The Seagulls will be looking to continue to climb away from trouble and extend their 6-point gap between themselves and the drop zone. The enormity of this game is sure to inspire Norwich, but Brighton are a much better side and should leave East Anglia with all three points.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($2.3) Bet Now
Brighton to win 2-0
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.73)
Crystal Palace ($6)
Leicester City will be looking to cling on to their place in the top 4 as they take on Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are yet to win since the season restart and look to be wobbling as they try to fend off the challenges of Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves. Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace meanwhile have lost their last two games, which has taken some momentum out of their season. The Eagles sit 12th and they will be hoping to spoil the party here as they look to climb into the top half of the table. Both sides get the ball down and play on the front foot and whilst Leicester haven’t been in good form of late, they could get back to winning ways here.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.73) Bet Now
Leicester City to win 2-1
Manchester United vs Bournemouth – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.18)
Manchester United have looked in great form since the season restart and they look well set for a top 4 finish come the end of the campaign. The Red Devils sit 5th, just 2 points behind Chelsea in the race for a Champions League place next term and have the FA Cup and Europa league to focus on too. Bournemouth’s survival bid is faltering at the wrong time and they will be dreading the trip up to Salford. The Cherries are 19th in the table, with just 27 points to their name and the manner of their home defeat by Newcastle in midweek will be hugely concerning. This should be a very comfortable afternoon for Manchester United at home.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match to nil ($1.55) Bet Now
Manchester United to win 3-0
Wolves vs Arsenal – Molineux
Wolves will be looking to put pressure on the sides above them as they take on Arsenal. Nuno Esporito Santo’s side have been in fantastic form all season and they are now only 2 points off the top 4 in the Premier League. They were impressive in beating Aston Villa, West Ham and Bournemouth in their first 3 games back and look set to go all the way this season. Arsenal picked up a much-needed confidence boost on the road at Southampton last week before beating Sheffield United in the FA Cup to keep their dreams of winning a trophy this season alive. They also thumped Norwich City last time out and look to be finding form at the right time. This should be a very good game in the West Midlands and a draw looks very much on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) Bet Now
Chelsea vs Watford – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways as they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge. The blues were disappointing in defeat to West Ham last time out but with a place in the FA Cup semi-finals secured and a top 4 finish still in their own hands, they look well set under Frank Lampard this season. Watford meanwhile have only picked up one point in their first three games back in the Premier League and they only sit one point above the relegation zone. Nigel Pearson has masterminded a great escape of sorts so far for the Hornets but judging by their defeat to Southampton last time out, they still have plenty of work to do. Chelsea should have no issues at home here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.44) Bet Now
Chelsea to win 3-1
Burnley vs Sheffield United – Turf Moor
Sheffield United ($2.85)
Burnley take on Sheffield United in what promises to be an attritional encounter in Lancashire. The Clarets have won their last 2 matches against Watford and Crystal Palace and look to have aspirations of sneaking into a Europa League spot come the end of the season. By contrast, Sheffield United have really struggled since the season restart, failing to win any of their games and their defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup is sure to leave a bitter taste in the mouth. With both sides wanting points rather than needing them, this may be a bit of a dead rubber and a draw looks the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.1) Bet Now
Newcastle United vs West Ham United – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.74)
West Ham United ($2.85)
West Ham will be looking to continue their survival push as they travel to in-form Newcastle. Despite being well beaten in the FA Cup by Manchester City, Newcastle have been in great form since the season restart and have climbed up to 13th in the Premier League table as a result. For West Ham meanwhile, they need to keep picking up points, if they are to have any chance of staying up and their excellent win over Chelsea last time out is sure to do them a world of good. The Hammers have a 3-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone as things stand. With plenty to play for this could be cagey and a draw looks the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.41) Bet Now
Liverpool vs Aston Villa – Anfield
Aston Villa ($9.75)
Champions Liverpool will be looking to break the Premier League points record against relegation threatened Aston Villa. The reds have been in sublime form all season, only losing one top-flight game and their home form has been integral to their success. For Villa meanwhile, it is very much now or never as a 3-point gap has opened up between themselves and safety. They were in the game for long periods against Wolves last time out but ultimately came up short – particularly in the final third. Liverpool are way too good for most at home and they should see off Villa comfortably.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match to nil ($1.75) Bet Now
Liverpool to win 3-0
Southampton vs Manchester City – St Mary’s Stadium
Manchester City ($1.34)
In-form Southampton welcome Manchester City to St Mary’s on Sunday evening. The Saints are 14th in the league, 10 points clear of the relegation zone and they look to have assured their Premier League status this term. They won well on the road at Watford last time out and look to be building towards next season. Manchester City meanwhile saw their 2-year spell as Champions come to an end last week, but they bounced back very well to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals at the expense of Newcastle. They look to have 2nd in the table wrapped up and they are still heavily involved in the Champions League and with the Carabao Cup in the bag, it could still be an incredible season for Pep Guardiola’s men. Southampton could have a real go at City, but the blues should prevail if they play to their full potential.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($1.95) Bet Now
Manchester City to win 3-1
Tottenham vs Everton – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham and Everton face off with both sides chasing Europa League football next season. Spurs returned to winning ways at home to West Ham last time out, but they have endured a poor season by their standards. They sit 8th in the table and look to be settling for a Europa League placing this term. The Toffees have picked up 7 points from 3 games since the season restart and the manner of their 2-1 win over Leicester City in midweek illustrated the progress made by Carlo Ancelotti’s men this season and they will be eying up a top 7 finish. These two sides are well matched, and a draw looks the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.7) Bet Now
EPL Week 33 multi bet:
We’re backing three results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Liverpool vs Aston Villa – Liverpool to win
Manchester United vs Bournemouth – Manchester United to win
Southampton vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
Chelsea vs Watford – Chelsea to win
A $50 wager would pay out $156 if successful at the current odds Bet Now
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.