Ten teams in the Premier League are playing catch-up following a busy week of FA Cup fixtures in mid-March with the title, top 4 and relegation battle on the agenda once again in midweek. Manchester City will be looking to go back to the top of the table as the pursue Liverpool whilst Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham will all have eyes on their top 4 push. Meanwhile the likes of Fulham, Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Brighton will be hoping to climb away from safety as quickly as possible.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Watford vs Fulham – Vicarage Road
Relegation looks imminent for Fulham who are 16 points adrift and could have their fate sealed with a defeat here against Watford. The Hornets sit 10th following their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday but do have a FA Cup semi-final to look forward to so could rest some key men here. Scott Parker is in charge at Fulham but they look a side doomed, with only 17 points to their name – they look consigned to playing Championship football next term. They were thoroughly outclassed by Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime and will have to be at their absolute best to get anything here. Watford could rotate their squad but should stil have more than enough about them to see off Fulham here.
Betting tip: Watford to win the match ($1.7)
Watford to win 2-0
Wolves vs Manchester United – Molineux
Manchester United ($2.05)
Manchester United’s late surge to finish in the top 4 will be put to the test here as they travel to Wolves – a side to have already beaten them in the FA Cup this season. Wolves sit 7th in the table and have a fantastic first season back in the big time of the Premier League and have reached the last 4 of the FA Cup – which could be on their mind here. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent appointment in charge of Manchester United looks to have given them yet another boost and despite having to defend for large periods, they squeezed past Watford last time out. The Red Devils sit 5th in the table and look to have their sights set on a top 4 finish this season whilst they are still in the Champions League. United will need to be at their best here and could cash in on a Wolves side that have their sights on their impending Wembley trip.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.45) – Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-1
Chelsea vs Brighton – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to kick on towards the top 4 as they welcome struggling Brighton to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s inconsistency this season has been all too evident under Maurizio Sarri and they were a little fortunate to pick up all three points at Cardiff last time out. The blues sit 6th, a point behind Manchester United and Tottenham above them and they will be all too aware of the importance of picking up 3 points here. Brighton have reached the FA Cup semi-finals but are yet to assure Premier League safety yet and currently only sit 5 points above the relegation zone in what has been an inconsistent season for Chris Hughton’s men. Chelsea should have too much about them for Brighton here in what should be a comfortable home win.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match to nil ($2.2) – Bet Now
Chelsea to win 2-0
Manchester City vs Cardiff City – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.08)
Cardiff City ($51)
Manchester City will be looking to keep their quadruple dreams alive as they host Cardiff City at the Etihad. They had no issues brushing aside Fulham on Saturday and they will be hoping to pick up another comfortable win here with the FA Cup semi-final on the horizon next. Cardiff were desperately unlucky against Chelsea and Neil Warnock’s men sit 18th in the table, 5 points from safety in what has been a tumultuous season, on and off the field. Whilst Cardiff will be resolute and difficult to break down, Manchester City should have too much about them and should pick up all three points at home.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match to nil ($1.75) – Bet Now
Manchester City to win 3-0
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Crystal Palace ($7.5)
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be officially opened as Spurs take on Crystal Palace in a must win game for both sides. Tottenham are a side that have struggled in recent weeks and their heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Liverpool has left them in danger of slipping outside of the top 4 this season. They are still in the Champions League however and have a fit and firing again Harry Kane in their ranks. Crystal Palace have improved in recent weeks to climb to 13th place – 8 points clear of the drop zone and a result here will push them even closer to safety. Palace certainly have the resources to hurt a Spurs side low on confidence but playing in the new stadium could inspire Tottenham to a crucial three points.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match and both teams to score ($2.35) – Bet Now
Tottenham to win 2-1
EPL Week 33 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace – Tottenham to win
Watford vs Fulham – Watford to win
Chelsea vs Brighton – Chelsea to win
Manchester City vs Cardiff City – Manchester City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $177.63 if successful at the current odds – Bet Now