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Week 35 of the English Premier League will see several key matches between teams of similar form lines and ladder position.

Chelsea will be confirmed as 2014/15 Premier League champions if they can beat giant killers Crystal Palace this weekend, while a match between Tottenham and Manchester City arguably highlights the week’s fixtures.

We’re offering the best odds on all ten Premier League matches in Week 35!

Leicester City vs Newcastle

As recently as one month ago, Leicester City was anchored to the bottom of the Premier League table and clear favourites to be first demoted come season’s end, however an incredible run of four-consecutive victories has seen them lift to one point above the drop zone, and despite a mid-week loss to champions Chelsea, look good to return to winning form against a misfiring Newcastle in Week 35’s opener. Newcastle were clearly hurt by the loss of Manager Alan Pardew earlier this season and head to King Power Stadium off the back of seven heavy losses on the trot. In current form the foxes deserve to be clear favourites and should have no issue posting more success on Saturday night.

Footy Freaks
Leonardo Ulloa scores and Leicester wins: $4
Ayoze Perez scores and Newcastle wins: $11

Swansea City vs Stoke City

Swansea chalked up and impressive victory away from home last weekend and return to Wales to face an inconsistent Stoke City side who seem to have fallen out of form over the last month, since being assured Premier League survival. Nelson Oliveira opened the scoring for the Swans last weekend and was unlucky not to hit the back of the net another couple of times. Stoke drew with the lowly Sunderland at home last weekend, so seeing them win at one of the league’s toughest away venues this weekend is difficult.

Footy Freaks
Nelson Oliveira scores and Swansea wins: $5
Johnathan Walters scores and Stoke wins: $9

Liverpool vs Queens Park Rangers

Having clawed their way up the Premier League table following Christmas, Liverpool appeared serious title threats once more but have stumbled at the worst possible time; losing three of their last six and drawing another, and enter this match following a humiliating loss to Hull City. Club legends Steven Gerrard has only weeks left at Anfield and will surely want to guide his side to four wins from remaining games. QPR look all but confirmed for a return to England’s second tier next season and have struggled away from Loftus Road this season. Surely the Reds can post a needed win this weekend.

Footy Freaks
Mario Balotelli scores and Liverpool wins: $3
Charlie Austin scores and QPR wins: $21

West Ham United vs Burnley

West Ham have returned to their typical ‘mid-table’ style of football this season; posting some good results against commendable competition but crashing to heavy losses in other weeks. Winless since an unconvincing 1-0 triumph over Sunderland in March, the Hammers host bottom-of-the-table Burnley in week 35, who have also been unable to claim success since a shock win over Manchester City on March 14th. Having lost a key fixture with the similarly-placed Leicester last week, the Clarets simply need to win all their remaining matches and hope other results go their way, however West Ham will probably end their season at Upton Park this weekend.

Footy Freaks
Diafra Sakho scores and West Ham wins: $5
Danny Ings scores and Burnley wins: $7

Aston Villa vs Everton

Aston Villa has again struggled this season but have looked a far more convincing outfit since the arrival of Tim Sherwood mid-campaign, and while dropping the points to Manchester City in a thriller last week, will be flying high after securing an FA Cup final berth. Everton has also found competitive form of late; winning five of their last six and holding Swansea to a draw on the other occasion. European football is out of the question for the Toffees but they are still playing a good brand of football and are a great chance of winning this weekend.

Footy Freaks
Christian Benteke scores and Villa wins: $5
Romelu Lukaku scores and Everton wins: $5

Sunderland vs Southampton

Sunderland appeared to be doing enough to ensure Premier League survival approaching the closing stages of the season but have dropped key matches with closely-positioned competition in no fewer than four of their most recent matches and are now stuck in 18th position. Unfortunately for the Black Cats the situation doesn’t look like improving this weekend when the high-flying Southampton travel to the Stadium Of Light. Perched just one point below Liverpool and Tottenham, the Saints are a great chance of finishing as high as fifth this season and enter the Europa League next campaign. As a result, Southampton should have no issue taking another three points and remain great value for success at even $2 odds.

Footy Freaks
Jermaine Defoe score and Sunderland wins: $9
Graziano Pelle scores and Southampton wins: $4

Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United took a while to find their feet this season but have more than come into their own since Christmas and can finish as high as second this campaign. West Brom typically have never figured as much of a threat to the league’s big clubs but have managed to post healthy wins over similarly-skilled outfits more often than not. The Baggies are all but assured survival this season but are definitely not in the right form to bother United at home this weekend, particularly having lost to both QPR and Leicester in recent weeks.

Footy Freaks
Juan Mata scores and Manchester United wins: $4
Saido Berahino scores and West Brom wins: $21

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Chelsea all but confirmed themselves as Premier League champions with a comfortable win over Leicester mid-week and will lift the trophy if they take even a solitary point from their match with Crystal Palace this weekend. Palace have continued to punch away mid-table and look to have established themselves as a Premier League club for many seasons to come. Chelsea are understandably clear favourites to take out this match, however Palace are known as giant killers particularly at this point of the season, and are more than capable of delivering on a long quote of $8.50 to post an upset at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Footy Freaks
Cesc Fabregas scores and Chelsea wins: $5
Dwight Gayle scores and Palace wins: $26

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

In what has every likelihood of figuring as match of the week, Tottenham host Manchester City at White Hart Lane early Monday morning Australian time. Tottenham look a good chance of the Europa League once more this season while City returned to second on the ladder with a last gasp win over Aston Villa last weekend, albeit unconvincing by their standards. Spurs’ marksman Harry Kane remains tied atop Golden Boot standings with his Manchester City opposite Sergio Aguero and both men will be keen to find the back of the net in this fixture.

Footy Freaks
Harry Kane scores and Spurs win: $7
Sergio Aguero scores and City wins: $3

Hull City vs Arsenal

Hull City posted a shock 1-0 victory over Liverpool last weekend which saw them rise away from the danger zone and perhaps within a win of safety.  Arsenal have continued to roll along towards the top of the table and are the only club with any mathematical chance of catching Chelsea, albeit very slim. The Gunners have rarely been troubled by lowly teams this season and should figure as a fold in any Premier League multibet this weekend.

Footy Freaks
Abel Hernandez scores and Hull wins: $15
Alexis Sanchez scores and Arsenal wins: $3

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