2019/2020 EPL Week 30 Preview

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Watford Vs Leicester

Saturday 14 March, 11:30pm, Vicarage Road

Bournemouth Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 15 March, 2:00am, Vitality Stadium

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Arsenal

Sunday 15 March, 2:00am, Amex Stadium

Manchester City Vs Burnley

Sunday 15 March, 2:00am, Etihad Stadium

Newcastle Vs Sheffield United

Sunday 15 March, 2:00am, St James’ Park

Norwich Vs Southampton

Sunday 15 March, 2:00am, Carrow Road

Aston Villa Vs Chelsea

Sunday 15 March, 4:30am, Villa Park

West Ham Vs Wolverhampton

Monday 16 March, 1:00am, London Stadium

Tottenham Vs Manchester United

Monday 16 March, 3:30am, Tottenham Stadium

Everton Vs Liverpool

Tuesday 17 March, 7:00am, Goodison Park


2018/2019

With nine rounds to go in the English Premier League season, we have a title race as Manchester City overtook Liverpool last weekend.

If the Merseysiders are to end their 19 year League Title drought, they will have to do it the hard (or at least stressful) way.

Even better, there are still a couple of other races not even close to finalised with Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all fighting for the final two Champions League spots with the runners up set to be punished by going into the Europa League.

Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Southampton and Cardiff are desperate to avoid being the third and final side relegated while Burnley, Brighton and Newcastle would also be looking over their shoulders.

We move one game closer to finding out the winners of these races this weekend with another full fixture list headlined by Arsenal hosting Manchester United.

Check out our previews, predictions and same game multis for all ten Premier League games coming up this weekend.

Crystal Palace Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Saturday 9 March, 11:30pm, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 1 – Brighton 2

Brighton can feel the chasing pack breathing on their shoulders as they try to keep some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

After picking up their first win in over two months last week, they have a chance to win back to back games for the first time since early December against a Palace side that has three wins from its last five.

Brighton’s last set of back to back Premier League wins included a home win over Palace back in December.

Since them though, Brighton have been in pretty poor form while Palace has lost just one of its last six in the Premier League so the play for this game is backing against Brighton more than anything else.

Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $1.83

SGM: Palace to Win, Under 3.5 Goals, Wilfried Zaha Anytime Goalscorer

Cardiff Vs West Ham

Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff 2 – West Ham 0

Cardiff appears to be destined for the drop after three straight losses and being outscored 10-1 in that time as well.

Five of their seven Premier League wins this season have come at home so if they are going to pull off a rally and survive the drop, it is imperative they pick up points at home.

The problem with applying that theory this weekend they have lost each of their last seven against West Ham including a 3-1 defeat in London in December, five of those defeats have been to nil.

The Irons have put together a good run with one loss in their last five and are offering good value for a win here.

Much like the game above, this pick is backing against a struggling side more than anything else but you can feel better about West Ham looking good here than Cardiff.

Back West Ham to Win @ $2.25

SGM: West Ham to Win to Nil, Andy Carroll First Goalscorer

Huddersfield Town Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield 0 – Bournemouth 2

If you just look at Bournemouth’s recent record without context, you could be forgiven for thinking they were in a bit of trouble.

Winless in their last five, down to 12th in the Premier League and potentially falling out of a top ten finish might be cause for concern.

Of course in their last five they have lost to Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City which is almost forgivable.

They have a chance for a get-right game taking on bottom of the table Huddersfield here, a side with three wins all season.

It’s very rare that Huddersfield’s opponents are over even money so if you get the chance to get on early, take Bournemouth to win.

Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.25

SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Under 2.5 Goals

Leicester City Vs Fulham

Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 3 – Fulham 1

If you can sense a pattern in the early part of this Premier League Preview, it’s probably because there is one as Fulham is another side worth backing against, especially after five straight losses.

With their drop to the Championship likely to be confirmed in the next month or so, Fulham is simply playing out the season and looking to create as much havoc for their opponents as possible.

Leicester lost Brendan Rodgers first game in charge last week but he has a chance to pick up his first win with the Foxes here.

There should be a few goals in this one with Fulham having the worst defence in the league and each of Leicester’s last four games having three or more goals.

Back Leicester to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.40

SGM: Leicester to Win, Both Teams to Score, Jamie Vardy First Goalscorer

Newcastle Vs Everton

Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 3 – Everton 2

Everton picked up a draw that would have felt like a win last weekend with a draw in the Merseyside Derby that knocked Liverpool out of top spot in the Premier League.

Up this weekend is a game with a slightly less intense rival who might not actually be a rival at all in Newcastle.

The Magpies last win in this fixture came in December 2014, since then Everton won five in a row before the sides drew 1-1 in December.

That draw was the first time Newcastle had scored against Everton after being held scoreless in the last five meetings.

At home though Newcastle have been very, very competitive with six of their eight league wins coming at St James’ Park and with these sides being very evenly matched a draw is the play here.

Back the Draw @ $3.00

SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score

Southampton Vs Tottenham

Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 2 – Tottenham 1

Spurs haven’t won their last three Premier League matches and are backing up after a big win in Germany during the week.

That could give the side the boost they need to get through this weekend when they take on a relegation threatened Southampton side.

Last year when Spurs visited St Mary’s they were held to a frustrating draw, the only time in the last three seasons they have failed to beat Southampton.

In terms of value, Spurs look to be slightly over the odds for this one and are another good value play.

Back Tottenham to Win @ $1.85

SGM: Tottenham to Win, Harry Kane First Goalscorer

Manchester City Vs Watford

Sunday 10 March, 4:30am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 3 – Watford 1

Eight wins from their last nine including four in a row has City back on top of the table and destination of the Premier League title in their hands.

All they have to do is match Liverpool’s results over the next nine rounds and they will claim back to back Premier League titles, becoming the first team to do so since United did so in 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.

Up next on their list of challengers is a Watford side with three wins from their last four games and currently sitting in eighth place.

With a Champions League tie on the horizon City might not go all out and play for a big win, which does make finding a play on this game a bit tough.

City have gone four Premier League games without conceding a goal but at below even money there isn’t any real value on offer there so steer clear of betting on this game.

NO BETS

Liverpool Vs Burnley

Sunday 10 March, 11:00pm, Anfield

Liverpool 4 – Burnley 2

Much like Manchester City, Liverpool is at very short odds to win their game this weekend as they prepare for the second half of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Chances are they won’t opt to prioritise one competition over the other and instead try to go all out in both games knowing their best (and perhaps only) chance of winning the Premier League is winning every remaining game.

Liverpool have also gone four Premier League games (plus a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich) without conceding a goal so even though it’s at a similar price as City to win to nil, this looks to be a slightly better play of the two title challengers.

Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $1.80

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

Chelsea Vs Wolverhampton

Monday 11 March, 1:05am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 – Wolves 1

Wolves picked up a massive upset over Chelsea back in December and the Blues will be out to avoid a repeat of that effort at Stamford Bridge.

They will need to find a way to keep improving on their last two performances beating Tottenham and Fulham as Wolves will see a vulnerable opponent as a great chance for an upset.

Of course, Chelsea has only lost a grand total of one game at home this season so any upset would be highly unlikely here.

For a bit of added value in the main play, look for the doubles market of Chelsea to win and over 1.5 goals with each of Chelsea’s last seven games having two or more goals scored.

Back Chelsea to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.85

SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Eden Hazard Anytime Goalscorer

Arsenal Vs Manchester United

Sunday 11 March, 3:30am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 – Manchester United 0

How on earth can you expect Manchester United to back up from their memorable (albeit slightly controversial) night in Paris during the week?

They have the maximum available rest time before travelling to London to face Arsenal in the final match of the week and thankfully for them, the Gunners will be coming back from a Europa League clash in France with 24 hours less rest.

United has won their last two trips to the Emirates by a score of 3-1 including an FA Cup Fourth Round clash back in late January.

In the Premier League though, Manchester City has been the only visiting team to take maximum points from the Emirates Stadium.

Backing the Gunners at home has been a successful strategy this season, especially when you add in the value of an undermanned defence conceding as well.

Back Arsenal to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $3.80

SGM: Arsenal to Win, Alexandre Lacazette Anytime Goalscorer, Paul Pogba Anytime Goalscorer


2017/2018

Manchester City’s magic number sits at six wins before being officially crowned Premier League champions.

That number could be significantly shortened this weekend when their closest challengers Manchester United and Liverpool face off in Saturday’s early fixture.

Brighton’s impressive run of form continues this weekend when they face Everton with an eye on a further jump up the table.

Read on for our preview of this weekend’s Premier League action and recommended plays.

Manchester United Vs Liverpool

Saturday 10 March, 11:30pm, Old Trafford

The “Who Gets to Finish Second This Season” Derby takes place at Old Trafford in the round’s first match.

All three meetings between Mourinho and Klopp in their current positions have ended in draws, two of which have been scoreless.

Liverpool’s short rest coming into this game is negated somewhat by the fact that they played their game against Porto at a snail’s pace.

This has the makings of another Mourinho special where he slows the game down and finds a way to negate Liverpool’s attacking talent.

Back the Draw and Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.40

Everton Vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Goodison Park

Everton’s form has taken a dip since February losing three of their four league games including last weekend’s defeat away to Burnley.

They tend to put in a much stronger performance at home having collected 26 of their 34 points at Goodison Park.

Brighton will coming into this game full of confidence having extended their unbeaten run with a huge win over Arsenal and a win here could catapult them into seventh spot.

A win here might be a step too far but a draw between sides looking to solidify their position in the top ten is the most likely outcome.

Back the Draw @ $3.10

Newcastle Vs Southampton

Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, St James’ Park

Two sides on the edge of the relegation zone could desperately use three points from this game.

Southampton have a significant edge in the recent meetings between these sides winning four and drawing three.

This is a match that has plenty of goals in it, contrary to the goal scoring troubles both sides have had this year and that represents a nice value play.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.30

West Ham Vs Burnley

Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Olympic Stadium

With three losses in their last four games, including back to back 4-1 thumpings, West Ham are still a way off safety.

Burnley meanwhile are sitting comfortably in the top ten and might even have half an eye on Arsenal who sit five points ahead of them going into this weekend.

They have built their campaign on picking up points away from home and limiting the goals in their games.

As such an interesting proposition on the road, this looks like good value for a possible upset win.

Back Burnley to Win @ $3.50

West Bromwich Albion Vs Leicester City

Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, The Hawthorns

Leicester have a slight edge in the head to head record between these sides since their most recent promotion to the Premier League.

They have won three League matches and drawn two with West Brom managing to snatch a point when both sides were in their early season malaise.

Since then Leicester have put together a nice run of form to bring themselves into the top half of the table.

It has been a long time since either of these sides were victorious with Leicester winless in five while West Brom have lost five straight.

Something has to give in this game and Leicester are a much better side.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.55

Huddersfield Vs Swansea

Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Kirklees Stadium

Swansea’s impressive 2018 got back on track last weekend with a convincing win over West Ham.

Backing that up with a win this weekend over Huddersfield would go a long way to securing their safety from relegation.

They won their first meeting with Huddersfield in October thanks to a Tammy Abraham double.

This is another match where the underdog represents an intriguing value play, particularly with Huddersfield’s inconsistent form as of late.

Back Swansea to Win @ $3.10

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 11 March, 4:30am, Stamford Bridge

Crystal Palace cannot catch a break in their horrendous run of fixtures at the moment.

After coming close to taking a point off Tottenham they were leading a lacklustre Manchester United 2-0 before Mourinho’s men staged a comeback to extend their losing streak to three.

Palace are one of only three teams with a three or more game losing streak currently attached to their name and it won’t get easier as Chelsea will be looking to respond after their underwhelming performance against Manchester City.

In terms of value plays you will need to look for an added element to the Chelsea win market and they seem likely to put Palace to the sword here.

Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $2

Arsenal Vs Watford

Monday 12 March, 12:30am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal are fast becoming a Premier League punchline as they endure one of the worst runs of form in Arsene Wenger’s time with the club.

There are big questions facing punters ahead of this game wondering if they should continue to back against Arsenal’s general poor form or take them to bounce back at home.

Watford have won three of their last four in the league and will be very excited about the possibility of doing the league double over the Gunners having beaten them at Vicarage Road in October.

Arsenal are a good side when playing in front of their home fans but on such a short turnaround following their Europa League engagements and with their apparent lack of confidence it is hard to back them to do anything at the moment.

Back Watford Win/Draw Double Chance @ $2.55

Bournemouth Vs Tottenham

Monday 12 March, 3:00am, Vitality Stadium

Tottenham seem to enjoy playing Bournemouth recording four wins and a draw in the five Premier League meetings between the clubs.

All of those wins except for the most recent one have been by multiple goals and Tottenham look well positioned to keep their streak going.

After their midweek match against Juventus, they will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League exit and turn their focus onto finishing the Premier League on a high note.

Back Tottenham to Win -1 Goal @ $2.35

Stoke Vs Manchester City

Tuesday 13 March, 7:00am, bet365 Stadium

Stoke have picked up three straight draws in the Premier League but when the champions-elect come to town, they are in for a very different challenge.

City strolled through the midweek Champions League match and will be fresh when they travel to a place that opposing teams used to fear.

Stoke’s home record is not atrocious, in fact it is very much middle of the pack and they would love to turn around their 7-2 deficit from the last time these teams met.

That being said with City’s form it is hard to see anything beyond a victory for them and with the value of the market this might be one to just sit back and watch.

NO BET


The English Premier League returns after a week off for international football and there are a number of big games.

Arsenal and Manchester City are in the hunt for a top four finish and both sides will do battle this weekend, while Chelsea face a tricky assignment against Crystal Palace

Throw in the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton and it is another huge weekend of football, with plenty of outstanding betting opportunities.

Liverpool Vs Everton

Saturday 1 April, 10:30pm, Anfield

Liverpool 3 - Everton 1

Liverpool have had the edge over their Merseyside rivals in recent seasons and they go into this clash with Everton as clear favourites.

Liverpool have lost just one game at Anfield over the past 12 months and they have won 13 of their past 20 games as home favourites for a narrow profit.

Everton went into the international break on the back of two strong wins over West Brom and Hull and they really have been in outstanding form in 2017.

Winning away from home has been somewhat of an issue for Everton this season and they have won just one of their past 10 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.

The price isn’t massive, but Liverpool have a great record in big games and should prove too strong for their local rivals.

Back Liverpool To Win @ $1.67

Burnley Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 - Tottenham Hotspur 2

Tottenham Hotspur take a three game winning streak into this clash and it is no surprise that they will start this game as clear favourites.

Tottenham don’t have the best record away from home, but they have still proven to be a profitable betting play as away favourites – although they have drawn four of their past ten games in this scenario.

Burnley have not won a game since the first day of February, but they continue to have one of the best home records in the whole English Premier League.

They have won nine of their 14 games in front of their home fans and they have taken a point from some of the best sides in the competition at Turf Moor.

It cannot be understated how difficult Burnley are to break down at Turf Moor and they are capable of taking a point from Tottenham.

Back The Draw @ $3.80

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 - Crystal Palace 2

Chelsea are cruising towards the English Premier League title and they really should have no trouble accounting for Crystal Palace.

Chelsea just continue to go from strength to strength and they have not lost these sort of games all season long.

They have won 12 of their past 16 games as home favourites for a clear profit and their record against Crystal Palace is good.

Crystal Palace have not been playing the best football, but three straight wins in the lead-up to the international break earned that they are now well-clear of the relegation zone.

This is a much tougher assignment and it is tough to have any confidence in them against such quality opposition.

They have won only four of their past 17 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and it would not surprise to see them produce a fairly lacklustre effort.

Chelsea should get the job done comfortably, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Hull City Vs West Ham United

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, The KC Stadium

Hull City 2 - West Ham United 1

The fact that Hull City will start this clash as clear favourites is an indication of just how poor West Ham have been this season.

Hull City have struggled for consistency through the EPL season, but a win over West Ham would go a long way to ensuring their safety at the end of the season.

They have proven tough to beat at The KC Stadium this season and they have won five games in front of their home fans for a clear profit.

West Ham went into the international break on the back of three straight defeats and it really has been a season to forget for this club.

They have won four of their 14 games as away underdogs and their recent record against Hull City has been good.

While West Ham are a tough team to trust from a betting perspective, it really is difficult to get Hull City as short as their current price and I have to take them on.

Back West Ham To Win @ $3

Leicester City Vs Stoke City

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester City 2 - Stoke City 0

Leicester City have improved substantially following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri and they are favourites to continue their winning streak this weekend.

The King Power Stadium continues to be a happy hunting ground for Leicester City and they have won eight of their past 13 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Stoke City have played some strong football in recent weeks and they were unlucky not to take a point from their clash with Chelsea.

They have generally saved their best form for their home fans and they have won just one of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.

Leicester City should get the job done comfortably and they are one of the best bets of the weekend.

Back Leicester City To Win @ $2

Manchester United Vs West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 0 - West Bromwich Albion 0

Manchester United have not lost in the English Premier League since October and that looks unlikely to change this week.

The problem for Manchester United has been winning games like this one and they have drawn eight of their past 19 games as home favourites.

West Bromwich Albion will have taken plenty of confidence from their 3-1 victory over Arsenal before the international break and they have a genuine chance of taking something from this clash.

They have won only three of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they have drawn seven games in this scenario.

West Brom are more than capable of taking a point form this clash and the $4.75 on offer for the draw is outstanding value.

Back The Draw @ $4.75

Watford Vs Sunderland

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Vicarage Road

Watford 1 - Sunderland 0

Sunderland are staring down the barrel of relegation and they desperately need to win this game to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

Sunderland have won only one of their past eight games and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

They have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and are a very tough team to trust from a betting standpoint.

Watford have struggled for consistency so far this season and they have not won a game for almost two months.

The Hornets have struggled badly as home favourites this season and they have won only three of their nine games in this scenario for a clear loss.

Neither of these teams can be trusted from a betting standpoint and I am more than happy to stay out of this game.

No Bet

Southampton Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, St Mary's Stadium

Southampton 0 - Bournemouth 0

Southampton went into the international break on the back of a fighting loss to Tottenham and they will start this clash with Bournemouth as clear favourites.

Southampton have proven tough to beat at St Mary’s Stadium this season and they have won eight of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Bournemouth have put a gap on themselves and the relegation zone with two straight victories, but this is obviously a much tougher challenge.

The Cherries have struggled away from home this season and they have won just two of their past 14 games as away underdogs for a loss.

Southampton are a safe bet to take the three points from this clash and should be able to keep a clean-sheet in the process.

Back Southampton To Win To Nil @ $2.75

Swansea City Vs Middlesbrough

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0 - Middlesbrough 0

This is a crucial game for both these sides that are stuck in the relegation dogfight.

Swansea City suffered disappointing defeats at the hands of Hull City and Bournemouth, but they will still go into this clash as favourites.

Liberty Stadium has been a fairly happy hunting ground for Swansea City this season and they have won won of their past eight games as favourites for a clear profit.

It has been an eternity since Middlesbrough won a game in the English Premier League and they are in massive trouble heading into the final couple of months of the season.

They have won only one of their past 13 games as away underdogs and their recent form has been putrid.

This is a must-win clash for Swansea City and they really should come away with the victory.

Back Swansea City To Win @ $1.95

Arsenal Vs Manchester City

Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 - Manchester City 2

This is easily the match of the round and is a crucial clash for a struggling Arsenal.

There really is nothing separating these two teams in betting and neither bring the best form in this clash.

Arsenal have lost four of their past five games in the English Premier League and their season hit another low when they went down to West Bromwich Albion before the international break.

They have proven tough to beat at Emirates Stadium and they have won 12 of their past 16 games at home for a small profit.

Manchester City were bundled out of the Champions League before they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

They have won 11 of their past 18 games away from home and taking three points from this clash is definitely not out of the realms of possibility.

In saying that, there really is nothing between these two sides in general and the $3.60 for them to play out a stalemate really does appeal.

Back The Draw @ $3.60