2020/2021 EPL Week 29 Preview

In this madcap, frantic season of Premier League football it is a strange sight to enter a weekend with only four fixtures on the list.

Thanks to the FA Cup Quarter Finals only a handful of Premier League matches will go ahead as the table almost reverts to parity in terms of matches played.

What football we will see is going to have a major impact at both ends of the table, as the relegation battle and race for European qualification enters its final two months.

Read on to see who we are backing in our Premier League preview.

Fulham Vs Leeds

Saturday 20 March, 7:00am, Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 – Leeds 2

If Fulham is to escape the Premier League relegation zone, this is the exact sort of match they need to win.

Scott Parker’s side is playing hard but their limitations are still very evident to anyone who watches them.

On the plus side, they now face a Leeds team that is almost certainly safe and has lost four of its last six matches, having been held scoreless in four of their last five.

When these sides met on the opening month of the season, Bielsa-ball was in full effect as Leeds triumphed in a 4-3 classic.

Fulham has improved defensively since that day, but this fixture is very much one that could go either way.

Having had plenty of experience against one another in the Championship as well, I’ll back plenty of goals as the market appears to be shading a lower scoring contest than I am expecting.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.00

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Newcastle

Sunday 21 March, 7:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 3 – Newcastle 0

It’s another match with plenty of implications on the relegation battle as Brighton and Newcastle sit perilously close to the drop zone.

So poor is Newcastle’s form, that Brighton finds itself as a heavy favourite despite only just ending a six match winless run.

The visitors come into this fixture having drawn their last three matches to make it nine Premier League points from a possible 39 since New Years’ Day.

Either Brighton is too short given their struggles or Newcastle cannot be backed at any price given how bad they are at the moment.

In a straight up tipping contest, I would take Brighton to win, but factoring in the odds, the value here clearly lies in a draw which could help both teams.

Back the Draw @ $3.50

West Ham Vs Arsenal

Monday 22 March, 2:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 3 – Arsenal 3

Apparently West Ham’s kryptonite in the last month plus has been teams from Manchester, so they will be happy to face Arsenal in a London Derby.

Perhaps the biggest in for West Ham this weekend is Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingaard, who has scored four goals in six appearances but had to miss last weekend’s defeat against his parent club.

Arsenal’s results have been just good enough to not make this an automatic pick of the Irons with four wins from their last five matches in all competitions including a North London Derby win over theirs and West Ham’s mutual foe Tottenham.

While they will be coming in on short rest from a Europa League tie with Olympiakos during the week (result TBC at the time of writing), they should be able to put up a decent fight in this match.

Both teams to score has hit in each of Arsenal’s last five matches (pre-Europa League) and I’ll back that to occur here as both sides are very capable going forward.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.70

Aston Villa Vs Tottenham

Monday 22 March, 6:30am, Villa Park

Aston Villa 0 – Tottenham 2

Aston Villa have entered Crystal Palace territory when it comes down to being a one man team.

Since Jack Grealish was ruled out with a leg injury, their form has plummeted with just one win in the last five Premier League matches.

Tottenham’s run was brought to a halt by Arsenal last weekend but you can almost throw out that performance given the circumstances and the fact it was a North London Derby.

Should Grealish play, I would give Villa a chance of a win, although the fact he has been out for so long makes me wonder if he will be able to hit the ground running.

With Spurs at their current price, I’ll back them to pick up another three points in their quest for a top four spot.

Back Tottenham to Win @ $2.30


2019/2020

Invincible no more, what can we expect from the Premier League champions-elect Liverpool this weekend?

After their midweek loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup, Jurgen Klopp’s side is just four wins away from their first domestic title since 1990 and they can move one step closer when the host Bournemouth early Saturday night.

Sunday night is where the biggest match of the weekend will take place as we get set for a massive Manchester Derby at Old Trafford and City then faces a quick turnaround for a midweek clash with Arsenal.

We have previews and betting plays for all eleven fixtures this weekend so read on and see who we are backing.

Liverpool Vs Bournemouth

Saturday 7 March, 11:30pm, Anfield

Liverpool 2 – Bournemouth 1

Some might be hoping the wheels are coming off at Anfield and in isolation, the numbers might suggest that is happening with three losses from their last four in all competitions.

Of course that is a fairly limited view to take and a response against Bournemouth at Anfield seems like the far more logical outcome.

Liverpool has won its last five matches against Bournemouth, either 3-0 or 4-0 so why not back history to hold as an indicator for a same game multi.

SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil & Over 1.5 Goals @ $2.49

Arsenal Vs West Ham

Sunday 8 March, 2:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 1 – West Ham 0

There might be a few changes from the side that defeated Portsmouth 2-0 in the FA Cup Tuesday morning, but Arsenal could throw out their Under 20’s and have a decent chance at coming away with a win.

While the visitors got back in the winners circle two weeks ago with a victory over Southampton, I’m more than happy to take them on under just about any circumstance.

Arsenal defeated West Ham 3-1 back in December and the Irons last four visits to the Emirates have all ended in defeat.

When you consider the fact they have not kept a clean sheet since January 2, this looks like it will be a great chance for Arsenal’s forward line to really stretch their legs and put up a big score as they commence the run home.

SGM: Arsenal Halftime/Fulltime & Over 2.5 Goals @ $3.01

Crystal Palace Vs Watford

Sunday 8 March, 2:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 1 – Watford 0

After one of the more unlikely wins in Premier League history, we are left to wonder what Watford will do for the follow up act this weekend.

While Palace is only on a two match unbeaten run (compared to Liverpool’s 44), it would be remiss of Watford to take this game lightly, but there is every chance they enter this game a little bit flat after the emotion of last weekend.

Palace has taken points from nine of their 14 home games so far this season and I can’t see them dropping this one on the back of two straight wins, but they have not defeated Watford since December 2017, losing three and drawing twice since that victory at Selhurst Park.

I can’t split these teams, so I’ll take a draw that puts both sides one point closer to Premier League survival.

Back the Draw @ $3.10

Sheffield United Vs Norwich

Sunday 8 March, 2:00am, Bramall Lane

Sheffield United 1 – Norwich 0

Despite Norwich upsetting Leicester last weekend, it’s not enough to have me backing them against the Blades here, even with the home side on short rest.

After just getting past Reading in the FA Cup on Wednesday morning, Sheffield can now turn its full attention back to a top four (or five) finish in the Premier League with a great chance to overtake Manchester United this weekend.

We’ll stick with the regular Sheffield United play as the story we have become accustomed to plays out.

The last time a Premier League match of theirs had more than three goals was November 25 and Norwich’s poor goal scoring record suggests they might struggle to break down a stout backline.

If they can keep Norwich scoreless (or at the very least to one goal) it’s hard to see Sheffield not winning this match either and while their attack is… somewhat limited, they should be able to take all three points.

SGM Sheffield to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.23

Southampton Vs Newcastle

Sunday 8 March, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 0 – Newcastle 1

Newcastle actually looked good during the week against Championship leaders West Brom and they will be hoping that gives their Premier League campaign a kick in the right direction after just one win since Christmas.

Southampton hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire either but their lows have been as bad as any team in the top division.

With both of these sides desperate to avoid losing I can see a very cagey, tight game playing out that struggles to generate enough highlights to fill three minutes.

Back the Draw @ $3.80

Wolverhampton Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 8 March, 2:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 0 – Brighton 0

Brighton continues to linger in the dreaded “back against them at all costs” territory as their winless run extended to eight matches with a 1-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace.

Wolves on the other hand had a huge 3-2 win away to Tottenham and could finish the weekend in fourth place if results go their way.

You have to like Wolves to win this one in spite of the 2-2 draw in late December, there is just no reason to think Brighton will take anything from this contest.

In fact, I’ll take Wolves to win with a one goal handicap since that forward line should be too much for Brighton’s backline to handle.

Back Wolves to Win -1 Goal @ $2.75

Burnley Vs Tottenham

Sunday 8 March, 4:30am, Turf Moor

Burnley 1 – Tottenham 1

There’s a decent case to be made for Burnley to pull off a surprise win here, Spurs have lost their last two league games and will be on short rest after an FA Cup match against Norwich.

Burnley on the other hand is unbeaten in its last six with four wins in that time and they could very easily spring an upset on form alone.

The market probably has these sides a little bit closer than I would like (at the time of writing at least) but I still find myself gravitating towards the home side here.

It’s rare to expect a Mourinho coached side to be outmuscled but Burnley has the size and power to really cause some problems here.

Back Burnley to Win @ $2.90

Chelsea Vs Everton

Monday 9 March, 1:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 4 – Everton 0

Everton really should have had a win over Manchester United and as long as they have not spent the last week stewing over that late disallowed goal, they could go one better against Chelsea.

Under Carlo Ancelotti they have shown an ability to compete with the big clubs and they should give Chelsea a real stern test here.

It’s a match the home side cannot afford to lose but I can’t take them with any sort of confidence here.

After a draining clash with Liverpool midweek, I’m expecting a letdown against the other Merseyside club.

Everything here is perfectly set up for Everton’s first league win at Stamford Bridge since November 1994 and just for good measure, I’ll also back the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin to continue his hot streak and score in this match.

SGM: Everton to Win & Dominic Calvert-Lewin Anytime Goalscorer @ $5.90

Manchester United Vs Manchester City

Monday 9 March, 3:30am, Stadium

Manchester United 2 – Manchester City 0

There might be a slight struggle going on in the minds of Manchester United fans heading into this one, either you lose the local derby… or help Liverpool clinch what is already their league title just a little bit earlier.

Funnily enough, there’s a lot more on the line for United here with City seemingly locked into second place for the time being.

A win would at worst consolidate fifth spot, given them an additional buffer there or even allow them to leapfrog Chelsea into fourth.

In December they stunned City with a 2-1 at the Etihad and with Bruno Fernandes firing in midfield, there is every reason to be optimistic about their chances of another victory here.

It would be going against recent history as United tries to claim their first league double over City since the 2009/2010 season.

We have not seen a draw in this fixture in the last three seasons but both teams to score has been a profitable play, hiting in four of the last five Premier League derbies.

If you’re looking for a tip then take City but it’s hard to have too much confidence in that outcome either way so take both teams to score instead.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.67

Leicester Vs Aston Villa

Tuesday 10 March, 7:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 4 – Aston Villa 0

For the second straight weekend, Leicester face a team in the relegation zone that presents a great “get right” opportunity for the side that is winless in its last four and goalless in its last three.

Any dropped points from this match should send the club into full blown crisis mode and suddenly put what was a certain Champions League place in serious jeopardy.

Thankfully for them, Villa is in dire straits and has the league’s leakiest defence which should allow a sputtering Leicester attack to catch fire again.

When these sides met earlier in the season it was a big win for Leicester and while their form isn’t quite as good as it was then, I can’t back against them against a team as poor as Villa.

Back Leicester Halftime/Fulltime @ $2.05

Manchester City Vs Arsenal

Thursday 12 March, 6:30am, Etihad Stadium

MATCH POSTPONED… AGAIN


2018/2019

It’s a massive weekend of Premier League derbies with two of the biggest rivalries in England bookending this round of fixtures.

Arsenal travels to Wembley as Tottenham hosts its final league game at the national stadium while Liverpool’s title credentials will receive another test in the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park.

With just ten rounds remaining the battles for the title, Champions League spots and relegation could all go in very different ways and this weekend could provide yet another shakeup.

We have previewed every game this weekend and found our predictions and same game multis.

Tottenham Vs Arsenal

Saturday 2 March, 11:30pm, Wembley Stadium

Tottenham 1 – Arsenal 1

After back to back Premier League losses to Burnley and Chelsea, Tottenham’s form is not all that encouraging going into their third clash with Arsenal this season.

The Gunners won the first meeting in early December 4-2 at the Emirates, while Spurs got their revenge winning the Carabao Cup tie a couple of weeks later 2-0.

Arsenal has won it’s last three in the League and is shooting for its first win away to Tottenham since 2014, which coincidentally was the last time a team won back to back North London Derbies.

While this form line does suggest Arsenal might actually have an edge in this one, there is still this nagging reminder that this is Tottenham’s biggest league game of the season.

That’s enough to convince me to throw out the form line and expect Spurs to win a game that will have a few goals in it.

Back Tottenham to Win @ $2.00

SGM: Tottenham to Win, Harry Kane First Goalscorer, Over 2.5 Goals

Bournemouth Vs Manchester City

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 0 – Manchester City 1

That’s four in a row without a win for Bournemouth after their belting at the hands of Arsenal during the week.

In 13 meetings with Manchester City, the Dorset based club has not won a single game and only been able to pick up a draw in 1989 and 1999 in Division 2.

Perhaps that’s why City are such heavy favourites for this game which means that punters will have to do a bit of a deep dive to try and find some value.

Four of the last six City victories over Bournemouth have been to nil and they have not conceded a goal in their last three Premier League matches.

With a full week off after this game the visitors will probably trot out a side very close to full strength even on the back end of a busy fortnight.

Back City to Win to Nil @ $2.15

SGM: City to Win to Nil, Under 3.5 Goals

Brighton and Hove Albion Vs Huddersfield Town

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 1 – Huddersfield 0

In a week full of derbies, perhaps this one should be tabbed as the “Aussie Derby” considering two of the Socceroos most influential players will take to the pitch here.

Huddersfield is celebrating its first win since late November and as they prepare to face an out of form Brighton side, there is every chance they could make it two in a row here.

One plus side of that victory is it means they will not be the co-worst team in Premier League history topping the 2007/2008 Derby side who managed a meagre 11 points.

Of course that win was not enough to jump off the bottom of the table, a place they have been anchored to since the festive period.

Brighton has picked up a grand total of two points in the 2019 calendar year so there’s certainly a case to be made for Huddersfield here, especially with Mooy returning to health.

Of course, the Terriers have been atrocious for most of the season though and one good performance isn’t enough to back them with any confidence, so avoid this game since Brighton looks way too short.

NO BET

Burnley Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 1 – Crystal Palace 3

The loser of Burnley and Crystal Palace might just find themselves back in a relegation battle by the end of this weekend as the sides sit in 14th and 15th place, tied on 30 points.

Last season Burnley conceded a ridiculously low 39 goals across the season but with 10 games remaining, they have already hit 50, which probably explains their drop to the bottom third of the table.

Working in their favour here though is the fact they beat Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park earlier this season and they have been decent at home, picking up five of their eight wins this season at Turf Moor.

Palace have been in good form themselves with a four game unbeaten run coming to an end at the hand of Manchester United during the week and this actually has the makings of a very competitive game.

Realistically if I had to lean one way, Burnley at home looks like a good value play, but there is something a bit better on offer with over 2.5 goals currently at over even money.

If one team gets on the scoresheet early we could have a shootout on our hands.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.15

SGM: Burnley Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Michy Batshuayi Anytime Goalscorer

Manchester United Vs Southampton

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 3 – Southampton 2

One of the big reasons Manchester United is back in the top four race is they are managing to beat the teams they are expecting to beat.

During the week United picked up another three points with a win over Crystal Palace and they enter their clash with Southampton as clear favourites… as you might expect.

The Saints moved out of the relegation zone with a midweek win and could stay above the fray even with a loss here as the trailing pack all have games this weekend that could be considered as “losable”.

A win for United here and if Tottenham beat Arsenal, they could find themselves back in the top four for just the second week all season.

Even with a wafer thin midfield through injury, United are still more than capable of beating a team like Southampton.

Back Manchester United to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.25

SGM: United to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Romelu Lukaku Anytime Goalscorer

Wolverhampton Vs Cardiff

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Cardiff 0

Wolves would not have been impressed with their performance in their defeat to Huddersfield during the week but they can bounce back with a win at home to another relegation battler.

Any chance of the 7th placed side taking this game lightly was well and truly erased after that defeat and you can expect a response here.

These sides have plenty of recent history spending the last few seasons together in the Championship before both being promoted this season.

Each of the last two seasons has seen the sides pick up a win each and Wolves look to be at very good value to end their three game winless run here.

While Cardiff aren’t quite an automatic back against team, it’s hard to have too much faith in them here.

Back Wolves to Win @ $2.45

SGM: Wolves to Win, Both Teams to Score, Over 3.5 Goals

West Ham Vs Newcastle

Sunday 3 March, 2:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 2 – Newcastle 0

After three games without a loss, Manchester City did their best to put West Ham back in their place.

Of course there was no shame in going down 1-0 to a side that has been rampant in recent times so perhaps West Ham might take more positives out of that game than negatives.

Newcastle has won its last two games by a scoreline of 2-0 and has taken four of the last sice meetings between these sides.

Head to head there have been plenty of goals as well with each of the last four games having three or more goals in it.

This is another game where you could probably talk yourself into either side but the goals market certainly offers some good value at slightly under even money.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.95

SGM: Newcastle to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Andy Carroll Anytime Goalscorer

Watford Vs Leicester City

Sunday 3 March, 11:00pm, Vicarage Road

Watford 2 – Leicester 1

Go back seven days and Watford are looking pretty impressive after crushing Cardiff 5-1, flash forward to today and they are coming off a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool.

Leicester will welcome Brendan Rodgers onto the touchline for the first time after their midweek victory over Brighton.

The Foxes have won three of the last four games between these sides and have only conceded two goals in that time as well, both in Watford’s lone victory.

In general, when a side is bringing in a new manager you can expect a slight boost to the side and as such, I’ll back Leicester as an underdog here.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.90

SGM: Leicester to Win, Jamie Vardy & Andre Gray Anytime Goalscorer

Fulham Vs Chelsea

Monday 4 March, 1:05am, Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 – Chelsea 2

The “other” London Derby this weekend probably lacks the spice of Tottenham-Arsenal but for Fulham, this is their biggest game of the season.

With a 10 point gap to safety to make up over the next two and a bit months, they will need a couple of miracle wins in games such as this one.

Chelsea haven’t looked great lately, being held scoreless in the Carabao Cup Final and beating an out of sorts Spurs side during the week.

No matter how hard you try, there’s just no way to convince yourself that this game is going to result in anything other than a Chelsea win though.

Head to head Chelsea is probably worth throwing in a multi at that price and considering the relative mismatch between these sides, it’s not bad value but to get it closer to even money, go for the over 1.5 goal double.

Back Chelsea to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.80

SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 1.5 Goals, Gonzalo Higuain Anytime Goalscorer

Everton Vs Liverpool

Monday 4 March, 3:15am, Goodison Park

Everton 0 – Liverpool 0

They are certainly daring to dream on Merseyside, after what feels like an eternity, the Toffees are dreaming of their first win over Liverpool since 2010.

Of course with Liverpool suddenly finding form during the week, that dream probably went from “optimistic” to “blind faith”.

Liverpool haven’t conceded a goal in three Premier League games with West Ham the last team to score against them.

The last few meetings at Goodison Park haven’t exactly been classics with every game there since 2013 having two or fewer goals.

To add a bit of value to what is a pretty short Liverpool price, it might be worth backing another low scoring game here to follow that trend.

Back Liverpool to Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.00

SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil, Mo Salah First Goalscorer


2017/2018

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


2016/2017

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

West Bromwich Albion 3 - Arsenal 1

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.

No Bet

Crystal Palace Vs Watford

Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 1 - Watford 0

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 4 - Hull City 0

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

Stoke City 1 - Chelsea 2

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 0 - Burnley 0

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.

No Bet

West Ham United Vs Leicester City

Sunday 19 March, 1:00am, Olympic Stadium

West Ham United 2 - Leicester City 3

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 2 - Swansea City 0

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

Middlesbrough 1 - Manchester United 3

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 Hotspur 2 - Southampton 1

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

Manchester City 1 - Liverpool 1

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