Following Manchester City’s win at Crystal Palace and Manchester United’s postponed fixture against Liverpool, City have the chance to wrap up the Premier League title at home to Chelsea this weekend. Elsewhere, the race for the top 4 hots up once more with Leicester City, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool all battling it out for the remaining two places. The relegation scrap looks a done deal too, with Sheffield United already down and Fulham and West Bromwich Albion seemingly too far gone but in the Premier League, anything can happen.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
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Leicester City vs Newcastle United – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($1.44)
Newcastle United ($8.6)
Leicester City will be looking to maintain their push for a Champions League finish, as they host a resurgent Newcastle United side at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes have been in excellent form all season and their performances of late have warranted European football next term. They welcome Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side that were well beaten by Arsenal last week but look to have all but secured their Premier League status next season. This could be tighter than people expect but Leicester are a really good side and should win well here.
Betting tip: Leicester City to win the match ($1.44) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leicester City to win 2-0
Leeds United vs Tottenham – Elland Road
Leeds United ($3.65)
Tottenham will be looking to reignite their push for a top 6 finish, as they travel to Leeds. Hosts Leeds have enjoyed a solid season in their first campaign back in the top-flight and how they would love to end the season with a bang. Marcelo Bielsa is sure to be expecting plenty from his side and they will be taking the game to Spurs from the outset. Ryan Mason has tweaked things at Tottenham and their comfortable 4-0 win over Sheffield United last time out was an indicator of the progress made. A top 4 finish looks unlikely, but they will be eager to keep building momentum towards next season. This should be a really good game, with Spurs most likely to eke out all three points.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($2.07) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham to win 3-2
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United ($3.1)
Crystal Palace ($2.6)
Relegated Sheffield United will be doing all they can to finish the season with a modicum of pride, as they take on Crystal Palace. It has been a hugely forgettable campaign for the Blades, who have been sat dead last for months and have had one eye on the Championship since Christmas. They have only won 5 games all season but will be keen to take the game to Crystal Palace from the outset here. The Eagles have lacked fluency at times this season but are always a dangerous outfit and should relish Sheffield United coming on to them here. This should be a comfortable afternoon for Crystal Palace here.
Betting tip: Crystal Palace to win the match ($2.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Palace to win 3-1
Manchester City vs Chelsea – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($2)
The headline fixture of the weekend is a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final as league leaders City, take on Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. City have been the side to catch in the Premier League this season and with three trophies very much within their grasp, it could be a remarkable end to the season for the blues. Chelsea too are in the hunt for both the Champions League and FA Cup, and few would bet against them spoiling City’s title winning party here. They made light work of Real Madrid in midweek and appear to revel in the role of party poopers. This could be an absolute classic, with so many narratives spinning and a draw looks inevitable.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.55) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool vs Southampton – Anfield
Liverpool host Southampton, as they look to force themselves back into the top 4 picture. As it stands, it promises to be a dreadful campaign for the reds, who have been well off the pace all campaign and as defending champions, have dramatically underachieved. A result against a floundering Southampton side though would help their cause and the Saints have been in awful nick during the second half of this term. Injuries certainly haven’t helped their cause, but the Saints look resigned to a bottom half finish this term and they already look to have one eye on next season. This could be a very comfortable evening for Liverpool, who should win well at home.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.32) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-0
Wolves vs Brighton – Molineux
Two teams that have next season on their minds face off at Molineux as Wolves host Brighton. It has been an underwhelming campaign for Wolves, who are finishing the season with a whimper. They have been smashed by injuries all year but haven’t kicked on as many would have expected this term. Brighton meanwhile all but mathematically secured their Premier League status last weekend with a good win over Leeds, and they will be looking to climb as high up the table as possible, as the season draws to a close. This looks set to be a decent game, with a draw looking the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aston Villa vs Manchester United – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($4.8)
Manchester United ($1.8)
Manchester United will be looking to put their off-field problems behind them as they travel to Aston Villa. The hosts have been one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season and continue to pick up great results, as epitomised by their win at Everton last weekend. Relegation is absolutely not on the cards at Villa this season and they will already be looking ahead to next year. They take on a Manchester United side that have a Europa League final to look forward to but have fallen well short in the Premier League title race. This should be a really good game and with United potentially pre-occupied with their crazy fixture list, Villa could nick a point here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
West Ham United vs Everton – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($2.4)
West Ham will be looking to continue their top 4 push as they host Everton. The Hammers sit only three points outside of the Champions League places and have enjoyed a remarkable campaign under the tutelage of David Moyes. They take on an Everton side that too had aspirations of a top 4 finish, before a recent dip in form looks to have cost them dearly. They do have a game in hand on the sides above them though and a win here would potentially set the cat amongst the pigeons. This should be a very good game but with confidence high in the West Ham camp, they could prevail at home here.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match ($2.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
West Ham United to win 2-1
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion – Emirates Stadium
West Bromwich Albion ($7.6)
With the Europa League still on their mind, Arsenal will see their league tie with West Bromwich Albion as a welcome distraction. The Gunners won well at Newcastle United last weekend but have lacked consistency all season in the Premier League and are way off the pace. They welcome a Baggies side that could be relegated if other results go their way and despite putting up a fight under Sam Allardyce in recent weeks, look to have left it too late to turn things around. This could be a tight game, but Arsenal should get the job done in this one.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arsenal to win 2-0
Fulham vs Burnley – Craven Cottage
With a 9-point gap to overturn, Fulham look to have their work cut out in the Premier League relegation zone, but stranger things have happened. They play one of the only sides they can catch this weekend in Burnley and need at least a win here to have any real hope of staying up this season. Burnley meanwhile have been much improved in recent weeks and look to have all but secured their Premier League status for next season. They will want to hammer home their advantage here and with their away form being better than their home of late, they look overpriced to pick up a win here.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match ($3.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Burnley to win 2-1
EPL Week 35 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Leicester City to win
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – Tottenham to win
Liverpool vs Southampton – Liverpool to win
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion – Arsenal to win
A $50 wager would pay out $361 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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.