Just ten games remain in the Premier League season and the pressure is mounting on teams to make their move and rise up the table.
With the Carabao Cup Final postponing the League clash between Arsenal and Manchester City to the start of this round, both sides are being forced to pull double duty with games Friday morning and Sunday evening.
City could help solidify the top four this weekend with games against Arsenal and sixth placed Chelsea and potentially widening the gap between those teams and fourth placed Tottenham.
Elsewhere Liverpool have a chance to end Jurgen Klopp’s Magpie hoodoo when they face Newcastle Saturday evening.
Read on for our breakdowns and recommended EPL betting plays for all the Premier League action this weekend.
Week 28 match postponed due to Carabao Cup Final
Arsenal Vs Manchester City
Friday March 2, 6:45am, Emirates Stadium
Sunday’s loss at Wembley was about as embarrassing as it gets for Arsenal, completely outclassed and worst of all, they face the same opponents four days later in the league.
City are listed as strong favourites here however this does loom as a potential trap game with two massive fixtures coming up after this in quick succession.
It would not be a surprise if there was rotation from both sides in this game with City looking to preserve some of their stars ahead of games against Chelsea and Basel in the six days after this match while Arsenal just need a spark.
If you are looking for some signs of encouragement from a Gunners perspective, despite their poor record against other big six clubs, they have been decent at home and have lost just once in the eight League home matches against City.
Even so, it is too hard to see Arsenal having one of those everything goes right nights where they manage to upset the champions-elect and the odds on a City win are long (by their standards anyway).
Back Manchester City to Win @ $1.80
Burnley Vs Everton
Saturday March 3, 11:30pm, Selhurst Park
In an interesting little note, this fixture has not produced a single draw in the seven meetings since 2009.
Burnley claimed a 1-0 win October knocking off the Toffees at Goodison Park and now Everton have to go on the road where they have just one win and eight points so far.
This has the makings of a great game between top 10 sides with Everton potentially in line to overtake Burnley on the table with a win.
With Burnley having not won in the Premer League since December 13, they will need to find a way to rediscover defensive resilience and keep Everton at bay.
Something has to give in this game and a low scoring home win is the play here.
Back Burnley to Win @ $2.55
Leicester City Vs Bournemouth
Sunday 4 March, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Another enticing mid table battle on the cards at the King Power Stadium with Leicester looking for their first league win since January 21.
Bournemouth are on a nice run since the calendars switched over to 2018, picking up points in five of seven games.
The both teams to score market has hit in Leicester’s last four games and in 18 of their 28 all up.
For Bournemouth both teams have scored in seven of their last eight and 14 of their matches all up.
Even with a scoreless draw taking place in October, both are more than capable of scoring a few in this game.
Back Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.10
Southampton Vs Stoke
Sunday 4 March, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
The Premier League’s leakiest defence travels to one of the poorest sides at home in a relegation six pointer.
Stoke have won four of their last six against Southampton and in a tightly congested bottom half, picking up a win here is incredibly important for both sides trying to secure Premier League survival.
Both sides are on a decent run of picking up points, if not consistent wins with both having drawn or won in four of their last five.
Expect both managers to adopt a relatively cautious approach here and try to minimise the opponent’s shots on goal for a low scoring draw.
Back the Draw and Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.40
Tottenham Vs Huddersfield
Sunday 4 March, 2:00am, Wembley Stadium
Huddersfield have built up some solid momentum with back to back league wins to end their losing streak but are in for a whole different test in the form of Tottenham.
Their win over Crystal Palace might not have been overly pretty but they found a way to get three points while others around them fell backwards.
They say all streaks must come to an end, but it is unlikely that Spurs miss out on their eleventh straight win here.
Huddersfield have given up multiple goals in five of their last seven matches (all losses) and despite firing plenty of blanks against Palace, Tottenham will have better luck this time around.
Back Tottenham to Score 3+ Goals @ $1.95
Watford Vs West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 4 March, 2:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford’s home form is slowly starting to turn, picking up wins in their last two games at Vicarage Road.
They have a great chance to extend that run when West Brom come to town, a side with the equal lowest points total away from home, not to mention a four-game losing streak.
As the home side look to build a bigger gap between themselves and the relegation zone, look for them to come out hungry and find a way to get in early.
The value of a Watford win here is very enticing and worth jumping on.
Back Watford to Win @ $2.10
Swansea Vs West Ham
Sunday 4 March, 2:00am, Liberty Stadium
For all the good will that Swansea have built up lately, their demolition at the hands of Brighton last weekend brought them back to earth.
This weekend looms as a great chance at redemption however with several teams around them on the table having potential dropped points coming up.
West Ham’s last two away games have seen them lose 3-1 to Brighton and 4-1 to Liverpool and they are giving up over two goals per game on the road.
Swansea have not got a great history against West Ham however as they seem to be able to find a way to rattle them so in this game, look for honours to be split.
Back the Draw @ $3.00
Liverpool Vs Newcastle
Sunday 4 March, 4:30am, Anfield
One blotch on Jurgen Klopp’s copybook in his time with Liverpool is the fact he has been unable to beat Newcastle.
Perhaps it comes down to scheduling, facing Newcastle on the bounce after a big win on occasion or perhaps there is just something about their kit that brings out the worst in them.
Either way, they put an undefeated home record on the line when their bogey side comes Anfield hoping to end that hoodoo.
It will not come easy with the Magpies able to get points off the big teams as evidenced by their recent win over Manchester United.
Even as a neutral this will be a game well worth watching because of its upset potential or the look on Klopp’s face as he finally gets that elusive victory.
Back Newcastle Win/Draw Double Chance @ $4.20
Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Arsenal
Monday 5 March, 12:30am, Amex Stadium
Speaking of potential banana skins, how about Arsenal away to a promoted side?
When leaving the Emirates they are a totally different side, losing seven games out of just fourteen, to put that in context, the league’s top four have lost just eight away matches all season.
Brighton meanwhile are a tough opponent as they continue to work for a second season in the top flight and will have had this game circled on their calendars for a while.
This game just screams “get ready for Arsenal Fan TV after full time” as Brighton manage to take points and leave Arsene Wenger looking bemused on the touchline.
Back Brighton & Hove Albion Win/Draw Double Chance @ $1.91
Manchester City Vs Chelsea
Monday 5 March, 3:00am, Etihad Stadium
In January Pep Guardiola said that the busy English schedule was “killing” his players and demanded a break.
He more probably than not is less than impressed with his side having such a heavy week however they are closing in on securing the Premier League title and a win over Chelsea would put them one step closer.
Chelsea meanwhile are coming off their third loss in four matches, with pressure increasing on Antonio Conte.
They have allowed just 15 goals in 14 away games this season but are in for a big test against City’s potent forward line.
On another weekend this game has the potential to light up however given the busy schedule, this might not be one of those all out games and instead could come in on the lower scoring end of the ledger.
Back Manchester City to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.55
Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United
Tuesday 6 March, 7:00am, Selhurst Park
This round closes out with Palace facing their second straight top four opponent after losing to Tottenham by the narrowest of margins last week.
Their record against Manchester United is troubling, having only won a solitary League Cup match in the Premier League era back in 2011.
Earlier this year it was United running rampant at Old Trafford coming away 4-0 winners.
While Palace’s effort against Tottenham was commendable, they have not won in their last five games and it is hard to see United squandering the chances Tottenham received.
Back Manchester United to Win to Nil @ $2.40
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are two of the best managers in the world and they will do battle when Manchester City and Liverpool clash this weekend.
That is clearly the best game of the weekend, but plenty of other exciting clashes as well as a number of battles that could prove key in the relegation battle.
There are betting opportunities aplenty this weekend and you can find our tips for every single game below!
West Bromwich Albion Vs Arsenal
Saturday 18 March, 11:30am, The Hawthorns
Arsenal returned to winning form against Lincoln in the FA Cup and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Arsenal have won seven of their past 12 games as away favourites for a tidy loss and they have lost only the one game in this scenario.
West Bromwich Albion have been a fairly predictable this season – they have won as favourites and lost as underdogs.
The Baggies have won just one of their past six games as home underdogs and they have lost five of their past six games against Arsenal.
This is a clash that the market has got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.
Crystal Palace Vs Watford
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace won their last English Premier League fixture against West Brom and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
Winning as favourites has proven to be an issue for Crystal Palace this season – they have won only four of their past ten games as home favourites and are a very tough team to trust from a betting standpoint.
Watford played out a seven-goal thriller against Southampton in their most recent English Premier League clash and they have played well in recent weeks.
The Hornets have proven to be a profitable betting play as away underdogs over the past 12 months and they really are outstanding value to claim victory over Crystal Palace.
$4.33 is well over the odds and Watford are one of the best value bets of the weekend.
Back Watford To Win @ $4.33
Everton Vs Hull City
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Goodison Park
Everton are the shortest priced favourites in the EPL this weekend.
They have been nothing short of excellent in front of their home fans at Goodison Park this season and they cruised to victory against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
Everton have now won nine of their past 11 games as home favourites and they have not lost an EPL game at Goodison Park in the past 12 months.
Hull City scored a much-needed win over Swansea City last weekend, but this is obviously a much tougher challenge.
They have won only one of their past 14 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and it is tough to see them improving that against Everton.
Everton should cruise to a comfortable win.
Back Everton To Win To Nil @ $2.50
Stoke City Vs Chelsea
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Britannia Stadium
Chelsea continue to cruise towards the English Premier League title and they go into this clash with Stoke City as clear favourites.
Chelsea have won 10 of their past 14 games as away favourites for a clear profit and they have simply not lost these types of games this season.
Stoke City have struggled badly as home underdogs this season.
They have won just one of their past 9 games in this scenario, although they have taken a point from five of these clashes.
Backing Chelsea continues to be a profitable play and there is no reason to jump off this weekend.
Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $2.50
Sunderland Vs Burnley
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland have not scored a goal in the English Premier League for over a month, but they will still go into this clash as narrow favourites.
This really is a crucial game for Sunderland, but their record as home favourites really does not inspire confidence – they have won only three of their past seven games as home favourites.
Winning away from home has proven to be a massive issue for Burnley and they still have not won a game on the road this season.
Burnley beat Sunderland 4-1 at home earlier this season, but they are a different team away from home and I can’t possibly recommend a bet in this clash.
West Ham United Vs Leicester City
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Olympic Stadium
Leicester City continue to be a revelation since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri and they progressed to the quarter-finals stage of the Champions League earlier this weekend.
They will still go into this clash as underdogs and they have failed to win a game as away underdogs this season, but they have taken a point in four of those clashes.
West Ham have not won a game in the English Premier League for over a month and they were completely outplayed by Bournemouth last weekend.
They have won only six of their past 12 games as home favourites, but four of those games have ended up as draws.
These are two very evenly-matched teams and the draw really does offer genuine value at the current price of $3.25.
Back The Draw @ $3.25
Bournemouth Vs Swansea City
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Goldstands Stadium
Bournemouth returned to winning form against West Ham last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites,
The Cherries did their best to blow it against West Ham – they missed two penalties – but they still managed to get the job done late.
They have still proven to be a losing betting proposition as home favourites this season and it is tough to get them as short as their current quote.
Swansea City suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Hull City last weekend, but they go into this chance with a genuine chance of causing an upset.
Their record against Bournemouth is poor, but they are a profitable betting play as away underdogs and they are worth the gamble at the current price on offer.
Back Swansea City To Win @ $3.40
Middlesbrough Vs Manchester United
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Riverside Stadium
Manchester United are unbeaten in the English Premier League since October, but it is fair to say that they haven’t been overly impressive.
They will go into this clash as away favourites and this has been a position in which they have performed well over the past 12 months – they are 8-2-2 in this scenario.
Middlesbrough have proven tough to break down this season, but they are still yet to win a game as home underdogs.
They really have shown little to suggest that they are capable of mixing it with the best teams in the English Premier League and Manchester United really should claim victory.
I have generally opposed Manchester United this season, but you can’t ignore the value on offer in this clash.
Back Manchester United To Win To Nil @ $2.25
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Southampton
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, White Hart Lane
Tottenham have been extremely tough to beat at White Hart Lane this season and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Southampton did beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane last season, but Tottenham have since won 13 of their past 17 games as home favourites for a big profit.
Southampton have not been overly impressive in the English Premier League this season, but they go into this clash on the back of wins over both Sunderland and Watford.
This is obviously a much tougher challenge for Southampton and they have won just one of their past seven games as away underdogs for a clear loss.
Backing Tottenham at home continues to be a winning play and I will not be jumping off this weekend.
Back Tottenham To Win @ $1.67
Manchester City Vs Liverpool
Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Etihad Stadium
This is easily the game of the weekend and could play a key role in determining which side finishes the English Premier League season in second position.
Manchester City were bundled out of the Champions League by Monaco during the week, but they will still go into this clash with Monaco as clear favourites.
They have been a very tough team to trust from a betting standpoint this season – they have won just nine of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Liverpool have made a habit of beating the best teams in the English Premier League and they have won the past four games played between these sides.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have won two of their past five games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they are simply outstanding value to come away with the win this weekend.
These are the games that Liverpool have thrived in and they should win again.
Liverpool To Win @ $3.60