Champions Liverpool got back to winning ways on the road in the Premier League with a win at Brighton last time out as they pursue a league points record. Manchester City took a step closer to confirming 2nd place with a thumping win over Newcastle whilst Leicester dropped points at Arsenal and Chelsea edged past Crystal Palace. At the bottom of the table, defeats for West Ham and Norwich could prove costly whilst Watford’s home win over the aforementioned canaries could go a long way to keeping them afloat.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
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Norwich City vs West Ham United – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($3.9)
West Ham United ($2.05)
It is last chance saloon for Norwich as they welcome West Ham to Carrow Road. The Canaries are 10-points adrift of safety and a defeat here would mathematically confine them to the Championship next season. They are yet to pick up a win since the season restart and look a team extremely low on confidence. The Hammers meanwhile are in a spot of bother themselves and need to keep picking up points if they are to have any chance of staying up. They have a 3-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone as things stand and will be eager to build on that here. This should be a comfortable away win for West Ham, who really need the points.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match ($2.05) Bet Now
West Ham to win 2-0
Watford vs Newcastle United – Vicarage Road
Newcastle United ($4.8)
Watford will be looking to take a huge step towards safety as they welcome Newcastle to Vicarage Road. The Hornets picked up their first win since the Premier League restart last time out over Norwich and now sit 3 points clear of the relegation zone with 4 games to play. Nigel Pearson has masterminded a great escape of sorts so far but there is still significant work to be done. Newcastle have been in great form since the season restart, but their unbeaten Premier League run came to an abrupt end on the road at Manchester City last time out. Newcastle won’t fold here at Watford but with the Hornets having much more to play for, they could prevail here.
Betting tip: Watford to win the match ($1.83) Bet Now
Watford to win 2-1
Liverpool vs Burnley – Anfield
Champions Liverpool will be looking to break the Premier League points record with only 4 games to play as they welcome Burnley to Anfield. The reds have been perfect at home all season they will want to take a step towards finishing the job off here. Burnley picked up an excellent win last time out against West Ham United, making it 10 points from their last 4 games. The Clarets are 10th and look to have aspirations of sneaking into a Europa League spot come the end of the season. Burnley could be a tough nut for Liverpool to crack but the reds are incredible at home and should win comfortably here.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match to nil ($1.75) Bet Now
Liverpool to win 3-0
Sheffield United vs Chelsea – Brammall Lane
Sheffield United ($6.5)
Two sides chasing European football next season face off in South Yorkshire as Sheffield United welcome Chelsea to town. The Blades picked up an incredible win over Wolves last time out, to propel themselves up to 7th as they chase a Europa League spot next season. They are still in the race for a top 6 finish and will see this game as a real opportunity against Chelsea. The blues meanwhile will be looking to curb their inconsistency as they won their last two games over Watford and Crystal Palace and stay in the top 4. They have a top 4 finish in their own hands, and currently sit in 3rd with 4 games to play. Both sides get the ball down and play on the front foot and that should suit Chelsea.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.25) Bet Now
Chelsea to win 2-1
Brighton vs Manchester City – AMEX Stadium
Manchester City ($1.34)
Brighton host second placed Manchester City as they look to climb away from relegation trouble. The Seagulls have opened up an 8-point gap between themselves and the drop zone in recent weeks and any sort of result would secure their Premier League status for next season. Manchester City meanwhile thumped Newcastle in midweek but their away form has been disappointing of late. The blues have lost their last 3 away games, but a win here would see them assured of a 2nd place finish. They also have the FA Cup semi-finals and the Champions League to focus on too, meaning Pep Guardiola could rotate his troops. That said, City should still have enough here to pick up a win here on the South Coast.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($1.9) Bet Now
Manchester City to win 3-1
Wolves vs Everton – Molineux
Two sides fighting for points to the finish face off as Wolves welcome Everton. Wolves have been in superb form all season but back to back defeats to Sheffield United and Arsenal have derailed their season slightly. They are 7 points off the Champions League places with only 4 games to play, meaning there is no margin for error for them between now and the end of the campaign. Everton have been in decent form since the season restart, illustrating the progress made by Carlo Ancelotti since the took over. They sit 11th and have aspirations of a top half finish come the end of the campaign. This should be a tight game, but Wolves tend to get the job done and should prevail here.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match ($2.13) Bet Now
Wolves to win 2-1
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($2.31)
Crystal Palace ($3.45)
Aston Villa will be desperate to kick start their survival bid as they take on Crystal Palace. The Villains will see it as very much now or never as a 4-point gap has opened up between themselves and safety. They have shown glimpses of decent form since the restart but now need to start picking up points. Palace meanwhile have lost their last four games, which has taken some momentum out of their season. They have slipped to 14th as a result and they will be hoping to put a spanner in the works for Villa’s survival bid. Palace will refuse to fold here and with Villa needing points, this could be a cagey draw at Villa Park.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) Bet Now
Tottenham vs Arsenal – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
A North London Derby with a unique backdrop takes place on Sunday as Tottenham welcome Arsenal. Tottenham have endured a poor season by their standards, epitomised but their turgid draw on the road at Bournemouth. They sit 9th in the table and look to be settling for a top half placing this term. The Gunners meanwhile have won 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions and are starting to show some really strong form. They pushed Leicester all the way last time out and Mikel Arteta looks to have finally got his team firing. With plenty of local pride of stake, this could be a cagey affair and a draw looks on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.59) Bet Now
Bournemouth vs Leicester City – Vitality Stadium
Leicester City ($1.71)
A crucial game in the race for a top 4 finish and the relegation scrap takes place on the South Coast as Bournemouth welcome Leicester City. The Cherries are 18th in the table, with just 28 points to their name and four points adrift in the relegation scrap. They showed real character against Tottenham last time out and they will need to show more of the same here. Leicester City picked up a decent point on the road at Arsenal last time out but they look to be wobbling a little as they try to fend off the challenges of Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves in the race for a top 4 finish, but they still have things in their own hands. This should be a very good game in at the Vitality and a draw looks very much on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4) Bet Now
Manchester United vs Southampton – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.3)
Manchester United have been 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 a points behind Leicester in the race for a Champions League place next term and have the FA Cup and Europa league to focus on too. Their thrashing of Aston Villa last time out was a real indicator of their excellent form. In-form Southampton meanwhile picked up an incredible home win over Manchester City before backing it up against Everton in midweek. The Saints are 12th in the league, mathematically safe and they will be looking to build some momentum towards next season here. Southampton will be difficult to break down but United are in great form and should win comfortably here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match to nil ($1.85) Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-0
EPL Week 35 multi bet:
We’re backing three results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Liverpool vs Burnley – Liverpool to win
Manchester United vs Southampton – Manchester United to win
Brighton vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
Norwich vs West Ham United – West Ham United to win
A $50 wager would pay out $190 if successful at the current odds Bet Now