The Premier League title continues to be on a knife edge following wins for Manchester City and Liverpool last time out. Liverpool sit top but City have matters in their own hands with a game in hand and only a two point deficit. Elsewhere, the battle for the top 4 continues to intensify between Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea meanwhile at the bottom of the table, Cardiff continue to battle on in their survival pursuit.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Manchester City vs Tottenham – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.33)
In the third game between the two teams in 10 days, Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League exit. The blues still have the Premier League title in their own hands but now have to focus on a domestic treble following Tottenham’s gritty European performance. They know that any slip up is likely to cost them dearly with only 5 games of the season remaining. Tottenham will be hoping to build on their historic first Champions League semi-final appearance but will be fearful of any Manchester City backlash here as they try to ensure they finish in the top 4 too. This could be a very tight game at the Etihad but City generally find a way to win these games in the Premier League.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.33) – Bet Now
Manchester City to win 2-0
Bournemouth vs Fulham – Vitality Stadium
Two sides with their eyes on the end of the season meet on the South Coast as Bournemouth host Fulham. Bournemouth have struggled of late but their 5-0 thumping of Brighton last time out was a reminder of their talents when they piece things together. They have guaranteed their Premier League status this season and could play with the wheels off here. Fulham have been relegated but displayed real pride last time out in beating Everton 2-0. Scott Parker looks to have done enough to secure the job permanently and is already looking towards next season with his charges. Bournemouth should have too much fire power for Fulham here.
Betting tip: Bournemouth to win the match and both teams to score ($3.35) – Bet Now
Bournemouth to win 3-1
Huddersfield Town vs Watford – John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town ($4.5)
Relegated Huddersfield will be hoping to go down with a bang as they host Watford. The end of the season can’t come quick enough for the Terriers who have looked out of their depth all season but they will be keen to showcase their talents in their last few Premier League games. FA Cup finalists Watford lost out to Arsenal last time out and will be battling to finish the season in the top half of the table. The Hornets have impressed all season and should have way too much about them for a beleaguered Huddersfield side.
Betting tip: Watford to win the match ($1.87) – Bet Now
Watford to win 2-0
West Ham United vs Leicester City – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($3.4)
Leicester City ($2.4)
Two sides locked in the mid-table battle face off as West Ham United host Leicester City. Both sdies have been blighted by inconsistency and will be looking to finish the season in style here. West Ham have struggled to put a run of form together of late and have slipped into the bottom half under Manuel Pellegrini. Leicester City looked a team reborn under Brendan Rodgers but their result to Newcastle last time out was a chastening reminder of how difficult the Premier League is. This should be a very open game between two attacking sides and goals look guaranteed.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($5.2) – Bet Now
Wolves vs Brighton – Molineux
Two sides that endured FA Cup semi-final disappointment face off in the West Midlands. Wolves are laboring somewhat to the finish in the Premier League this season but have impressed in their first season back in the big time and will be hoping to finish in the top half. Brighton meanwhile are immersed in the relegation scrap following back to back defeats to Cardiff and Bournemouth. The Seagulls only sit 2 points clear of the drop zone and need to start picking up points quickly. This should be a very cagey game and Brighton could nick a crucial result on the road here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) – Bet Now
Newcastle vs Southampton – St James’s Park
Two sides that have battled for survival all season face off safe in the knowledge they are all but safe at St James’s Park. Newcastle picked up a big win at Leicester last weekend and sit in 13th position and Rafa Benitez has once more galvanized his troops on a shoe string budget on the North East. Southampton have impressed in recent times and their 3-1 win over Wolves last time out showed just how far they have come during the second half of the season. This should be an open game with both sides playing without shackles and it could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.25) – Bet Now
Everton vs Manchester United – Goodison Park
Manchester United ($2.34)
Two North West rivals face off as Everton host Manchester United. The Toffees have been in good form of late, particularly at home but their defeat to Fulham last time out was a chastening one for Marco Silva. The Toffees sit 9th in the table and will be looking to stay in the top half as the end of the season approaches. Manchester United find themselves in 5th following their 2-1 win over West Ham last time out. The Red Devils were eliminated by a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in midweek and they will be looking to bounce back here on the road in the Premier League.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.1) – Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-1
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Emirates Stadium
Crystal Palace ($6.35)
Two London rivals face off on Sunday with Arsenal hoping to find themselves in the Champions League shake up come the end of the season. The Gunners picked up a big win at Watford last time out and still have Europa League commitments to factor in to their thinking too. The Eagles have improved in recent weeks to climb to 12th place and with a significant gap between themselves and the bottom three. They pushed Manchester City all the way last week and will be keen to give Arsenal a run for their money here. This could be a very tight game but Arsenal should have enough fire power to get the job done at home.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match and both teams to score ($2.75) – Bet Now
Arsenal to win 3-1
Cardiff City vs Liverpool – Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City ($18)
Two sides needing points for very different reasons face off in South Wales as Cardiff host Liverpool. Cardiff have endured a couple of tough fixtures in recent weeks but bounced back magnificently in midweek, winning away at Brighton to reduce their deficit to two points in the battle for survival. Liverpool look well set to go all the way in the Premier League this season and despite not having matters in their own hands, continue to apply pressure to Manchester City and their win over Chelsea last time out was arguably their last biggest test in the Premier League run in. They also have a Champions League semi-final to look forward to and should pick up three more crucial points here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match to nil ($2.05) – Bet Now
Liverpool to win 2-0
Chelsea vs Burnley – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s top 4 push comes into focus as they take on Burnley on Monday evening. Chelsea haven’t had any issues against the lesser teams of late but the manner of their defeat to Liverpool last time out will concern them. Eden Hazard looks to be in the form of his life and with Europa League still on the cards it could be a good season for the blues. The Clarets have propelled themselves away from trouble in recent weeks and are now 8 points clear of relegation trouble. Their controversial 2-0 win over Cardiff last time out has all but assured their Premier League status and Chelsea could well capitalise on that at home here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.45) – Bet Now
Chelsea to win 3-1
EPL Week 35 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:
Huddersfield Town vs Watford – Watford to win
Cardiff City vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Everton vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Arsenal to win
A $50 wager would pay out $435.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet Now