Following Leicester’s midweek win at Manchester United, Manchester City clinched their 3rd Premier League title in 4 years – underlining their domestic dominance under Pep Guardiola. With Fulham, Sheffield United and West Brom already relegated, the race for a top 4 finish has become the key narrative for the final few games of the season. Chelsea and Leicester have matters in their own hands but both West Ham and Liverpool will be looking to finish strongly and put the pressure on the sides above them as the campaign draws to a close.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
Premier League Week 37 Preview
Newcastle United vs Manchester City – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($13.5)
Manchester City ($1.32)
Newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City travel to Newcastle as they look to build towards their maiden Champions League final at the end of the month. The Toon have secured their Premier League status and have been playing with renewed freedom in recent weeks. They will relish taking on a City side that have stumbled in the league in recent weeks but have the league title already in the bag. With nothing to play for, this could be a very open game, but City should ultimately come out on top.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.32) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Manchester City to win 3-1
Burnley vs Leeds – Turf Moor
Two sides that have enjoyed decent seasons face off as Burnley host Leeds. The Clarets huffed and puffed their way to Premier League survival this term but in recent weeks have been their efficient selves, epitomised by their 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday evening. Leeds meanwhile have impressed throughout the campaign and their 3-1 win over Tottenham last time out was an indicator of just how far Marcelo Bielsa’s men have come this season. There will be very little to split these two sides and a draw looks to be on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Southampton vs Fulham – St Mary’s Stadium
With their Premier League status secured, Southampton will be looking to take the game to already relegated Fulham. The Saints have endured a rollercoaster season, that saw them in the top 4 at Christmas but they have faded badly and will perhaps be relieved to see the campaign come to an end, although they did beat Crystal Palace well in midweek. Fulham meanwhile have found the Premier League a bridge too far and will drop back down to the Championship at the first time of asking. Scott Parker will be expecting his side to show resolve however and whilst they will have a go at Southampton, the Saints should win this one.
Betting tip: Southampton to win the match ($2.2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Southampton to win 2-0
Brighton vs West Ham United – AMEX Stadium
West Ham United ($2.55)
West Ham travel to Brighton as they look to keep their hopes of a top 4 finish alive. Host Brighton have secured yet another season in the Premier League and they will be looking to build momentum towards the start of next season under Graham Potter. West Ham meanwhile have been a revelation under David Moyes, and they are still in contention to finish in the Champions League places. They lost at home to Everton last weekend in a potentially costly result and they will need to win here to keep their hopes alive. This should be a good game but with confidence high in the West Ham camp, they should sneak all three points here.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match ($2.55) – Bet @ Sportsbet
West Ham United to win 2-1
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($3.1)
Aston Villa ($2.42)
Two sides hoping to finish the season strongly face off as Crystal Palace host Aston Villa. Palace have had a solid season by their standards and with the contract of current manager Roy Hodgson coming to an end at the end of the season, the Eagles could be refreshed next term. They take on a Villa side that have picked up some incredible results this season but have ultimately run out of steam and the absence of Jack Grealish continues to hurt them. This should be an entertaining game with not much to play for and it could well finish honours even at Selhurst Park.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham vs Wolves – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham will be hoping to finish the season strongly as they host Wolves. Spurs have endured a rough season and are now under the stewardship of Ryan Mason following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. With much speculation about the future of Harry Kane too, it could be a real transitional off-season for Tottenham. Wolves meanwhile showed real heart to come back and beat Brighton last weekend and there appears to be a real resolve within the squad. They haven’t kicked on as many would have expected but they are a solid Premier League side these days. Tottenham don’t have much in the way of form, but they are strong at home and should win this one.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tottenham to win 2-0
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion ($14)
Already relegated West Bromwich Albion take on Liverpool, who are chasing a top 4 spot with all their might. The Baggies have come up short in the Premier League this season and will head back to the Championship with a rebuilding job to do. Liverpool meanwhile have been poor in the league this season as defending champions, with the reality of the work still needed to be done by Jurgen Klopp coming to the fore. They need to win all their games to have a hope of finishing in the top 4 and they should get the job done here against a struggling West Brom side.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.32) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Liverpool to win 3-1
Everton vs Sheffield United – Goodison Park
Sheffield United ($9)
Everton host bottom side Sheffield United as they look to continue to battle for a top 6 finish this term. The Toffees have been in the mix for a European finish all year but have perhaps run out of steam when it matters, although they do have some games in hand on the sides above them. They take on a Sheffield Untied side that have bombed hard in the league this season and have looked way out of their depth. A serious rebuilding job in the Championship looks to be on the cards for the Blades next year. Everton should win this one well and put pressure on side above them.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match ($1.73) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Everton to win 3-0
EPL Week 37 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Southampton vs Fulham – Southampton to win
Newcastle United vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
Everton vs Sheffield United – Everton to win
A $50 wager would pay out $250.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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