Week 36 of the Premier League will see the battle for survival kick into top gear, with struggling teams offered only three more chances to prove they are deserving of a position in England’s top-flight.
Chelsea secured their fifth Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend and will be looking to continue their display of dominance when hosting Liverpool in Week 36.
We’re offering the best odds on all ten English Premier League matches in Week 36!
Everton vs Sunderland
Having maintained position away from the drop zone for most of the season, Sunderland are now in serious danger of demotion to the Championship following a poor run of form at the wrong point of their campaign; languishing in 18th position overall. Unfortunately for the Black Cats, things don’t look like picking up this weekend when travelling to the in-form Everton on Saturday night. The Toffees themselves haven’t posted their best campaign on record but have comfortably climbed up the ladder since Christmas and remain eleventh. Having suffered a shock loss to Villa last weekend, Everton will want to respond with three points and should have no issue doing son.
Romelu Lukaku scores and Everton wins: $4
Jermaine Defoe scores and Sunderland wins: $11
Hull City vs Burnley
Appearing likely to return to the Championship comes season’s end, Hull City pulled themselves out of the bottom three with consecutive wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool, and while dropping all three points to Arsenal in Week 35, will be confident of returning to the winner’s circle at home against bottom-placed Burnley. The Clarets have posted some good results in season 2014/15 however they have been few and far between, and have never really looked like a team capable of competing for an extended period on time in England’s top flight. Danny Ings has been a shining light for Burnley this season and will need to be on-song if his side is to take anything away from this match.
Dame N’Doye scores and Hull wins: $4
Danny Ings scores and Burnley wins: $9
Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City have maintained a typical ‘win one, lose one’ style for most of their season but arguably enter Sunday morning’s contest with Tottenham in campaign-worst form having won only one of their last six Premier League matches. Spurs were unlucky not to take anything from the match with Manchester City last weekend and remain a good chance of playing European football next year; currently sitting sixth overall. Harry Kane and Charlie Adam have both been potent in front of goal this season and will be hoping to extend their respective records in this match.
Charlie Adam scores and Stoke wins: $9
Harry Kane scores and Spurs win: $5
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle have been one of the league’s disappointments this season and have slipped to within only one win of the drop zone following the departure of Manager Alan Pardew. West Brom appeared to be preparing for another relegation dog fight of their own but have responded well to the task over recent weeks; particularly in beating both Crystal Palace and Manchester United away from the Hawthorns. The Magpies are winless since week 27 but have to take something from this match. As a result, we’re tipping the Tyneside club to return to winning form at good odds against the Baggies.
Ayoze scores and Newcastle wins: $6
Saido Berahino scores and West Brom wins: $6
Aston Villa vs West Ham
Aston Villa looked a real chance of dropping to the second tier following a horror start to the season however the arrival of Tim Sherwood has breathed life into the Midlands club, who have since qualified for the FA Cup final and moved up to a comfortable 14th on the Premier League table. Full of confidence following an impressive win over Everton away last weekend, the Villans host an inconsistent West Ham at Villa Park early Sunday morning, who do carry winning form into the fixture following a 1-0 triumph over Burnley. Having again done enough to stay away from the bottom three, the Hammers probably don’t have the form to beat a rampant Villa this weekend, who are sure to again be guided by key marksman Christian Benteke.
Christian Benteke scores and Villa wins: $3.50
Kevin Nolan scores and West Ham wins: $21
Leicester City vs Southampton
Leicester City’s incredible resurgence continued last week with a demolishing 3-0 win over the similarly-positioned Newcastle and the Foxes now sit 16th with a realistic chance of climbing as high as 14th, having won five of their last six matches. By no means played off the park by champions Chelsea in the other fixture, Leicester are proven against even the most polished of teams and will be confident of posting another win over the somewhat out-of-sorts Southampton on Sunday morning, who have slipped to seventh overall having been winless in their three most recent matches. This match seems to have draw written all over it, and current $3.25 odds are more than worth consideration.
Leonardo Ulloa scores and Leicester wins: $5
Graziano Pelle scores and Southampton wins: $7
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Crystal Palace have more than stamped themselves as legitimate Premier League mainstays this season, beating teams of similar form and ladder position more often than not and proving they are capable of beating even the competition’s best. Manchester United found great form following the Christmas break and climbed as high as second, but have lost their three most recent matches in spectacular fashion to drop back to fourth. Manchester United’s incredible squad means they have to be rated clear favourites, however we believe Palace at Selhurst Park offer the best chance of an upset of all Premier League underdogs this weekend and are more than worth a look at current $4.33 odds.
Dwight Gayle scores and Palace wins: $11
Robin van Persie scores and United wins: $5
Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers
Manchester City appeared to be in great position for a successful title defence only two months ago, but dropped vital matches to lowly opposition at the worst possible moments to fall out of contention. Having returned to form a little too late, the Sky Blues return to the Etihad Stadium this weekend to face the likely relegation-bound QPR on Sunday night Australian time. Charlie Austin remains fourth overall in Golden Boot standings and will surely have to hit the back of the net several times if QPR are any chance.
Frank Lampard scores and Manchester City wins: $2.50
Charlie Austin scores and QPR wins: $31
Chelsea vs Liverpool
In what looks likely to figure as the match of Week 36, newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea host fellow ‘Big 4’ club Liverpool at Stamford Bridge early Monday morning. Chelsea have displayed a rock-solid defence, slick midfield and potent strike force spearheaded by the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. Raheem Sterling has been the subject of interest of some of the world’s biggest clubs off the back of his form this season and undoubtedly figures as most likely to guide the Reds to a much-needed win in London.
Eden Hazard scores and Chelsea wins: $5
Raheem Sterling scores and Liverpool wins: $11
Arsenal vs Swansea City
In the final fixture of the Premier League Week 35, Arsenal return to the Emirates to face the always-dangerous Swansea City, who enter this fixture off the back of a good run of form. The Gunners remained the only club mathematically capable of challenging Chelsea for the title last weekend and look a great chance of finishing the season second overall. The Gunners are spoiled for choice with attacking options and Alexis Sanchez has made a huge impression in his first Premier League season for the club in scoring 16 times. Arsenal should win this match with relative ease.
Alexis Sanchez scores and Arsenal wins: $2
Nelson Oliveira scores and Swansea wins: $31