The Premier League title race rumbles on into the penultimate week following wins for Liverpool and Manchester City last time out. Elsewhere, the teams hoping to make it into the top 4 all dropped points with the race for Champions League football intensifying and following Fulham’s win over Cardiff – the South Walians now have a 4 point deficit to make-up on Brighton, with only 2 games to play.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Everton vs Burnley – Goodison Park
Two sides that have enjoyed strong second halves of the season face off on Merseyside as Everton host Burnley. Everton sit 9th in the Premier League table following their gritty draw at Crystal Palace last time out and they only sit 4 points behind 7th placed Wolves and may have one-eye on the Europa League next season. Burnley pushed Manchester City all the way last time out but it was ultimately in vein. Their strong recent form has elevated them to 15th in the Premier League table and they look to have something to build upon next season. This should be an entertaining clash with Burnley sure to be difficult to break down but Everton are a very strong side at home.
Betting tip: Everton to win the match and both teams to score ($3.45) – Bet Now
Everton to win 2-1
Bournemouth vs Tottenham – Vitality Stadium
Two entertaining sides face off on the South coast as Bournemouth host Tottenham. The Cherries have endured a tough second half to the season but have never been threatened by relegation and their 3-3 draw with Southampton last time out was indicative of their inconsistent form since the turn of the year. Tottenham meanwhile have the small matter of a Champions League semi-final to endure – with Ajax sure to provide a stern test but their wobbles in the Premier League are opening up the race for the top 4 this term. Their defeat to West Ham last time out will worry Mauricio Pochettino and he will be hoping for a response here. Tottenham have a lot on their plate currently and Bournemouth could get something here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($4) – Bet Now
West Ham United vs Southampton – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($2.38)
Two teams that have secured their Premier League statuses face off in East London as West Ham host Southampton. The Hammers sit 11th under Manuel Pellegrini and will still be reveling in their 1-0 win at Tottenham last time out. It has been a solid season for the Irons who will want to give their fans something to cheer about. Southampton sit 7 points clear of the drop zone following their entertaining 3-3 draw with Bournemouth and their improvements during the second half of the season have been impressive. They will be hoping to keep their good run of form going as they look to generate momentum going into next term. This will be an open game which West Ham should dominate at home and pick up all three points from.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match and both teams to score ($3.75) – Bet Now
West Ham United to win 2-1
Wolves vs Fulham – Molineux
Two promoted sides that have experienced very different seasons face off as Wolves host Fulham. Wolves picked up yet another result last time out, winning 2-1 at Watford to propel themselves into 7th and with a chance of picking up a Europa League place. Scott Parker has galvanized Fulham in recent weeks, with the Cottagers winning their last 3 games (over Cardiff, Everton and Bournemouth) and the future looks bright in West London. It is of course too little, too late but they will be hoping they can finish the season in style here. Wolves however will have other ideas and should pick up a comfortable home win at Molineux.
Betting tip: Wolves to win the match and both teams to score ($2.6) – Bet Now
Wolves to win 3-1
Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace – Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City ($2.7)
Crystal Palace ($2.8)
It’s very much last chance saloon for Cardiff as they host Crystal Palace needing a win to preserve their Premier League status. Cardiff currently sit 4 points behind 17th placed Brighton with 2 games to play following their disappointing defeat to Fulham last time out. Crystal Palace meanwhile have enjoyed a strong second half of the season and have secured their Premier League status under Roy Hodgson and currently reside in 12th place with 43 points to their name. Cardiff will be desperate for points but Palace love playing on the break and could certainly hurt Neil Warnock’s men.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.6) – Bet Now
Newcastle vs Liverpool – St James’s Park
Rafa Benitez will host his former employers as Liverpool arrive on the Toon needing 3 points to keep their Premier League title bid alive. Newcastle meanwhile have shown real resolve in recent weeks – particularly at home and have defied the odds to secure their Premier League status for another season. Liverpool meanwhile have reached the Champions League semi-finals yet again this year and are only one point behind Manchester City in the title race and have a big week on their hands here. Newcastle are safe so could play with some more freedom but Liverpool are consistent this season and should pick up another crucial three points on the road.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score ($2.25) – Bet Now
Liverpool to win 3-1
Chelsea vs Watford – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s top 4 pursuit is still in their own hands following their draw at Manchester United and they will be hoping to follow that up here against London rivals Watford. Maurizio Sarri’s men currently sit 4th in the Premier League table and also have an Europa League semi-final on the horizon this week to contend with too. Watford have wobbled a little in the league since securing their FA Cup final showdown with Manchester City and they have dropped to 10th but are always a difficult team to play against. Chelsea shouldn’t have too many problems picking up all three points in front of their home fans here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match and both teams to score ($2.75) – Bet Now
Chelsea to win 2-1
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United – John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town ($10.5)
Manchester United ($1.35)
Already relegated Huddersfield host Manchester United who need the points in their top 4 pursuit. The Terriers were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thumping from Liverpool last time out and will be eager to give their home fans something to cheer in their last Premier League home game. The race for the top 4 intensifies for Manchester United who have lost momentum in recent weeks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they are a side in need of some inspiration. United have been poor in recent weeks but should pick up a big win here in the context of their Champions League pursuit.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match to nil ($1.85) – Bet Now
Manchester United to win 2-0
Arsenal vs Brighton – Emirates Stadium
Another side in the top 4 mix Arsenal, host Brighton in what could be a nail-biter in North London. Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games (to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester City) and have conceded 9 goals in the process. They sit two points behind Chelsea in the race for a top 4 finish but need to get back to winning ways quickly with a Europa League semi-final on the horizon too. Relegation threatened Brighton picked up a big point at home to Newcastle last time out and currently sit 4 points clear of the drop zone with 2 games to play. Brighton know that a result here will propel them to safety but Arsenal should have too much about them here in front of their home fans.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match to nil ($2) – Bet Now
Arsenal to win 2-0
Manchester City vs Leicester City – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.16)
Leicester City ($21)
Another huge game in the title race concludes the programme on Monday evening as Manchester City host Leicester City. The blues are 3 wins away from an unprecedented domestic treble and look to have the bit between their teeth currently. Leicester meanwhile have improved significantly under Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League and currently sit 9th following their impressive 3-0 win over Arsenal. Leicester have been a bogey side at times for Pep Guardiola and he will not be relishing the fixture but City should have too much about them here.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match and both teams to score ($2.05) – Bet Now
Manchester City to win 3-1
EPL Week 37 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:
Chelsea vs Watford – Chelsea to win
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
Arsenal vs Brighton – Arsenal to win
Newcastle vs Liverpool – Liverpool to win
A $50 wager would pay out $187.76 if successful at the current odds – Bet Now