Just eight matches make up Week 33 of the English Premier League, with Manchester City and Tottenham playing the Carabao Cup Final.
Headlining this weekend’s fixtures is a match of arguably far greater importance (and interest) with West Ham and Chelsea battling for fourth spot.
We are previewing every match below so read on and see who we are backing.
Saturday 24 April, 5:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 0 – Everton 1
It’s been a rough week for Arsenal fans as they struggle to work out what is the leading cause of their club induced migraines.
Between the failed Super League attempt, a frustrating draw with Fulham and the club languishing in the middle of the Premier League table, there’s a few likely reasons.
Not helping the first team earn back some of that good will is the fact they head into this match without both of their leading striker options in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (malaria) and Alex Lacazette (injury).
When you factor in the likely absence of a handful of other players including Kieran Tierney, there’s a great case to be made for Everton ending their six match winless run.
The Toffees battled hard in their draw with Tottenham last week and if they can play with that same level of commitment here, they could very well do it.
With no strikers for the hosts, I’ll back the upset.
Back Everton to Win @ $3.80
Saturday 24 April, 9:30pm, Anfield
Liverpool 1 – Newcastle 1
A scoreless draw with Newcastle on New Years Eve helped kick start Liverpool’s horror start to 2021 however they have started to find their footing in the last few weeks.
They are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches with 10 points coming from those fixtures to give them a chance of climbing into the top four.
Newcastle is coming into this match with a bit of encouraging form behind them as well with seven points from their last three outings, giving them some breathing space as they try to stay above the relegation zone.
Liverpool should win this but their head to head price is far too short to back, however there is value in the Both Teams to Score market.
That has been a strong play in Newcastle matches thus far and Liverpool’s backline is not the impenetrable wall it was a season ago.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $2.05
Sunday 25 April, 2:30am, London Stadium
West Ham 0 – Chelsea 1
This is undoubtedly the biggest fixture of the entire weekend (Carabao Cup Final included) with the top four ambitions of these London clubs going on the line.
A victory for either side would at least temporarily springboard the winner into third place while a draw could open an opportunity for Liverpool to leapfrog both clubs with a big enough margin of victory.
Domestically it has not been a smooth ride for Chelsea with just one win from their last four taking some of the shine off their progression to the Champions League Semi Finals.
This match will also be a huge clash of contrasting styles with Chelsea’s rigid defence taking on a West Ham side that just cannot stop scoring.
At the current pricing, the market is expecting a Chelsea dominated clash with value on Over 2.5 Goals but West Ham is a much better chance than their current price.
Back West Ham to Win @ $4.50
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 25 April, 5:00am, Bramall Lane
Sheffield United 1 – Brighton 0
Let’s not overcomplicate this one, it might be a match between two bad teams but Brighton is still a much better side than Sheffield.
The Blades are going down and have noting left to play for while Brighton can take another step towards safety with a win here.
It’s not the biggest value play but there’s no good argument for backing anything other than a Brighton victory.
Back Brighton to Win @ $1.73
Sunday 25 April, 9:00pm, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 0 – Burnley 4
A pair of wins against relegation battlers Fulham and Sheffield United have put Wolves up into 12th place, although there was not a lot to like about either win.
Both were stumbling 1-0 results that did not exactly inspire confidence but they take on another struggler in Burnley this weekend.
They have lost their last three matches and are far from safe but it’s almost impossible to back them here.
Wolves should win but it won’t be overly pretty, one goal might be enough.
Back Wolves to Win and Under 2.5 Goals @ $3.75
Sunday 25 April, 11:00pm, Elland Road
Leeds 0 – Manchester United 0
It’s tough to back against Manchester United at the moment, winners of their last five Premier League matches and six in all competitions.
Leeds will put up a solid fight however, they have gone five matches without defeat with both teams to score hitting in their last four.
The hosts in this match are more than capable of springing an upset, so much so I’ll avoid backing United (even though I would take them in a tipping competition) and take a slightly safer play at around the same value.
United has scored at least two goals in their last five matches so I’ll back both teams
Back Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.87
West Bromwich Albion
Monday 26 April, 4:00am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 2 – West Brom 2
West Brom’s hopes of a massive turnaround in form to try and escape relegation took a blow with Friday morning’s loss to Leicester.
Villa might be coming into this fixture on the back of two straight defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City, but they should still be able to take care of business against a struggling opponent here.
West Brom’s defensive frailties will be a huge reason they go down to the Championship and I’ll back the Villa strikers to get their campaign back on the right track.
Back Aston Villa to Win @ $1.85
Tuesday 27 April, 5:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 2 – Crystal Palace 1
Leicester has an excellent opportunity to cement their spot in the top four with Chelsea and West Ham, their nearest challengers for third spot, playing one another.
They should see this fixture with Palace as a very winnable match with the visitors having won once of their last six, with the one win coming over West Brom.
Four of Leicester’s last five matches have featured at least three goals and if their strike force of Vardy and Ihenacho fires early, they could be in for a stat-boosting day.
Back Leicester to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.45
On a weekend where we should have been preparing for the quarter finals at Euro 2020, the Premier League is filling that void instead.
The race for the top four is still very much up for grabs with Leicester and Chelsea both looking to bounce back from dropped points during the week.
At the other end of the table West Ham will be desperate to take another step away from the relegation zone when they take on Newcastle.
We’ve previewed all 10 Premier League matches this weekend right here.
Brighton And Hove Albion
Saturday 4th July, 9:30pm, Carrow Road
Norwich 0 – Brighton 1
Three points for Brighton could be enough to secure their Premier League future as it could open up a nine point gap on 18th placed Aston Villa.
It’s fair to say there’s slightly less confidence going around the Norwich team at the moment with the side held scoreless in their three Premier League matches since the return of football.
Brighton is not exactly a free scoring team themselves, registering two goals in their last three matches, both of which came in their win over Arsenal.
At this point though you have to back against Norwich in every remaining match and with their leaky backline, Brighton should find a way through.
Back Brighton to Win @ $2.20
Sunday 5th July, 12:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 3 – Crystal Palace 0
It’s only natural to be a little nervous backing Leicester after their winless run continued, going down to Everton.
On the plus side they did score their first goal since their return round draw with Watford but it still wasn’t enough.
It’s unlikely either side does a whole lot of anything in this match and a draw is the way to go.
Back the Draw @ $3.50
Sunday 5th July, 12:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 5 – Bournemouth 2
The only way this match is not a massive blowout in favour of United is if they show up in a similar state to Liverpool for their clash with Manchester City.
With a Champions League berth up for grabs the Red Devils will surely be up for this game, looking to take away all three points.
Bournemouth is still looking for its first point since the resumption of football bit with one of the worst attacks in the Premier League this looks like it’ll be another rough outing for the Cherries.
Back Manchester United to Win to Nil @ $1.73
Sunday 5th July, 2:30am, Emirates Stadium
Wolves 0 – Arsenal 2
Could Arsenal really be back or have they just been able to take advantage of a couple of rubbish opponents?
This could be the perfect test for them as Wolves try to keep touch in the Champions League race.
The home side has won all three of their Premier League matches since the return of football and kept three straight clean sheets in that time.
With three straight wins themselves, Arsenal’s confidence will be at a season high, but this is still Arsenal on the road, I just can’t back them here.
Back Wolves to Win @ $2.25
Sunday 5th July, 5:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 3 – Watford 0
There’s a long history of high scoring encounters in this fixture with the last seven matches all having three or more goals and six of them also saw both teams to score hit.
All bar one of those seven matches saw a Chelsea victory as well and that’s forming the basis of our same game multi for this one.
The Blues should bounce back from their embarrassing loss to West Ham here and with Christian Pulisic in fine form we’ll also back him to score another goal.
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Goals & Christian Pulisic Anytime Goalscorer @ $3.96
Sunday 5th July, 9:00pm, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 – Sheffield United 1
Who could have seen Sheffield’s three goal explosion against Tottenham coming?
The Blades finally got their resumed season on track with a win on Friday morning and now have to back up with a clash they simply cannot afford to lose.
Back to back wins have Burnley in touching distance of a Europa League berth and a win could see them skyrocket from tenth to seventh.
This one will be a battle for the defending purists as both sides are happy to get involved in an arm wrestle.
Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.45
Sunday 5th July 11:00pm, St James’ Park
Newcastle 2 – West Ham 2
We finally saw some signs of life out of a West Ham side seemingly destined to limp to the Championship.
It would be more of a surprise if that was the building block to a late rally as opposed to another false dawn and Newcastle at this price is just too hard to pass up.
They have been very impressive in their Premier League matches over the past fortnight and they are the far more likely team to come out ready to play here.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.63
Monday 6th July, 1:30am, Anfield
Liverpool 2 – Aston Villa 0
There is no chance that Liverpool will be anywhere near as flat and uninterested as they were in their 4-0 hammering from Manchester City.
Especially against an Aston Villa side they are more than capable of demolishing with a full strength side.
We’ll back a SGM for Liverpool to come away with a huge win.
Klopp will have ripped into his side between matches so look for a massive response as Liverpool jumps out to an early lead and goes on with the job to remind everyone who the Premier League champions are (since their fanbase on Twitter aren’t doing that enough).
SGM: Liverpool HT/FT, Over 3.5 Goals, Mane Anytime Goalscorer @ $5.07
Monday 6th July, 4:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Manchester City 0
This is another one of those matches that you look at and can only ask, “City by how much?”
Seven straight wins against the Saints in all competitions with three of the last four coming by multiple goal margins, they will be very keen to try and extend their 11 point lead over Leicester and all but secure second spot.
Even with the title gone, City needs to keep its intensity up as the Premier League calendar plays out, with the FA Cup and Champions League on the line and with players auditioning for their future under Guardolia, they will come out firing.
Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $2.25
Tuesday 7th July, 5:00am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 1 – Everton 0
For the final match of the round, we’re not going to go wild looking for a play here.
Both Teams to Score is the play to back here, even at its current price.
That has hit in the last four meetings between these sides and neither side looks all that likely to keep a clean sheet.
Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.67
It’s a big weekend in English football but a light weekend in the Premier League with just six fixtures.
Four games originally set for Week 33 were moved due to the FA Cup Semi Finals with three games played midweek while Tottenham and Brighton will have to wait until later this month for their clash.
We still have plenty to look forward to this weekend with some potentially pivotal games in the top four race and relegation battle so read on for our previews, predictions and same game multis.
Wednesday 3 April, 5:45am, Vicarage Road
Watford 4 – Fulham 1
MATCH PREVIEWED IN ROUND 32
Wednesday 3 April, 5:45am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 2 – Manchester United 1
MATCH PREVIEWED IN ROUND 32
Thursday 4 April, 5:45am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 2 – Cardiff 0
MATCH PREVIEWED IN ROUND 32
Saturday 6 April, 6:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 1 – Liverpool 3
Quite a few players on Liverpool will return to their former home ground of St Mary’s as the Reds continue their quest for a maiden Premier League title.
One of which is Virgil van Dijk who has been a rock at the back for the Reds since his arrival last January.
Jurgen Klopp will have to balance his Premier League title ambitions with his Champions League desires and manage his side’s minutes over the next fortnight with their quarter final against Porto coming up as well.
Southampton has not scored in its last five Premier League games against Liverpool and has lost each of its last three so while Liverpool has been a bit off kilter lately, they should be able to pick up a victory here.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.35
SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil, Sadio Mane First Goalscorer
Sunday 7 April, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth 1 – Burnley 3
Burnley picked up their first win of the season over Bournemouth back in September and could really use another three points when the sides meet again.
Hovering just above the relegation zone, Burnley is still in danger of the drop but with Brighton, Southampton and Cardiff all having tough games this week, they could give themselves a real boost with a win here.
Bournemouth has a ten point buffer on the drop zone but won’t be feeling too safe just yet but all three points gets them over that magic 40 points mark.
Each of the last five games between these sides have ended with a win for one side but the draw looks like a value play here as these sides look very hard to separate.
Back the Draw @ $3.40
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score
Sunday 7 April, 12:00am, John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield 1 – Leicester 4
You have to feel a bit for Huddersfield, already relegated and still having to play out the final five games of their season.
Leicester meanwhile has climbed up to eighth place on the back of three straight wins including an impressive 2-0 victory at home to Bournemouth last weekend.
You can’t have any confidence in Huddersfield right now with four points from their last 19 Premier League games so it sure seems like this game is only going to go one way.
Leicester to win straight up is at a decent price but for a bit of extra value, back over 1.5 goals to get the price over even money.
Back Leicester to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $2.20
SGM: Leicester to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Demarai Gray Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 7 April, 12:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 0 – Crystal Palace 1
It’s 13th against 14th (at the time of writing) and one side could just about secure Premier League safety with a win in this match.
Newcastle is facing a slightly more urgent situation having played an extra game to Crystal Palace but do have the luxury of playing at home where they have collected 22 of their 35 points.
The last two games between these teams have ended in draws but Newcastle is a much stronger team at St James’s Park and I like the value on offer for a home win.
Back Newcastle to Win @ $2.50
SGM: Newcastle to Win, Under 2.5 Goals
Sunday 7 April, 11:05pm, Goodison Park
Everton 1 – Arsenal 0
Since Arsenal lost to Manchester City in early February, they have not been beaten in the Premier League which has helped the Gunners climb into the top four and could secure third place with a win here.
What has helped that run is a number of games at home which has helped mask their poor away form, something that Unai Emery has improved on, but not solved completely.
In their last eight away games in the Premier League, Arsenal has just one win and three draws, although trips to Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham would trip just about any side up.
Thankfully for the Gunners, Everton has not been an overly tough opponent with wins in seven of the last eight in the Premier League, including a 5-2 win at Goodison last season.
Emery has got this side playing with confidence and at over even money, look like good value.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.15
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Alex Lacazette First Goalscorer
Tuesday 9 April, 5:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 2 – West Ham 0
Chelsea is the only team backing up from midweek duty in the Premier League this weekend and they have plenty of rest between their clash with Brighton and a visit from West Ham.
Even so, there might not be a full strength squad deployed for Chelsea with a Europa League tie against Slavia Prague on Friday morning (AEST).
You only have to look at their game against Cardiff last weekend to see the dangers of not going all out and by not going all out, we mean not playing Eden Hazard.
West Ham is very up and down and if you follow the Irons recent form, they are due for an up game.
With Chelsea at such short odds and honestly not inspiring a whole lot of confidence in that side, take a value bet of the Blues to drop points.
Back West Ham Win/Draw Double Chance @ $3.00
SGM: West Ham Win, Under 3.5 Goals
Brighton And Hove Albion
Wednesday 24 April, 4:45am, Tottenham Stadium
MATCH PREVIEWED IN ROUND 35
In the midst of one of the best fortnights in European football with the Champions League quarter finals taking place, the Premier League serves up two massive derbies this weekend.
Manchester City could claim the title this weekend with a win over Manchester United, who will be desperate to postpone their rival’s celebrations for another week at least.
To kick off the weekend though, Merseyside hosts a match that might have lost some of its lustre for the red half of the city but will mean everything to the blue side if Everton can spring an upset.
Read on for our previews of all ten matches plus the recommended plays.
Saturday 7 April, 9:30pm, Goodison Park
With the Champions League matches against Manchester City dominating Liverpool’s focus, there is a chance this could be a contest they overlook, if they were playing any other opponent.
Everton have lost three of their last five but will be fit and firing for this contest as it is their last meaningful match of the season.
Sam Allardyce should have them fired up for this game and a couple of early challenges brought on by the raucous atmosphere should get this game going, not to mention the value of an early goal to open the contest up.
Scoring away from home has not been an issue for Liverpool and even if the likes of Mo Salah start on the bench, they should still find a way through the Everton defence.
Back Liverpool to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.40
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, King Power Stadium
Both teams enter this game on a two match winning streak and seemingly safe from a potential drop to the Championship.
Leicester are four games without a defeat but have dropped points in 9 of their 15 home games this season.
Their last two home games have ended in draws and Newcastle bring some less than impressive away form into this contest.
With one loss and two draws since their last away win Leicester will see this as a great chance to pick up a valuable three points.
Back Leicester to Win @ $1.95
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, Vicarage Road
If you are a Burnley fan and want to have some fun this week, take a look at the away form table from the Premier League.
Burnley have the sixth best record away from home picking up 24 points from 16 games, 11 more than Arsenal and the best record outside of the Champions League sides.
Watford picked up a draw last weekend to end a brutal two game run but have a poor defensive record at Vicarage Road.
This game is too hard to split all things considered and both sides should be able to add one point to their season tally.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, The Hawthorns
Swansea could not have timed this game against West Brom any better as they desperately need three points to stay out of the drop zone.
They have only won twice on the road this season beating Crystal Palace in August and Watford on New Years Eve, so you could say they are due for another defeat.
West Brom at the moment are just a bad side home or away and with last week’s loss their streak now sits at six games.
For some reason the home side is favoured at the moment however I am happy to take on West Brom here and back Swansea to find a victory.
Back Swansea to Win @ $3.10
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, bet365 Stadium
Another club seemingly destined for the drop is Stoke who face a Tottenham side that will still have their eyes on a top three finish to get straight into the Champions League.
Tottenham have been scoring for fun when these sides have met in the last couple of years scoring 4, 4, 4 and 5 since April 2016.
There is not a whole lot of complex analysis to be had about this game, Tottenham are a good side, Stoke are not so back Tottenham to win by a few here.
Back Tottenham to Win -2 Goals @ $3.25
Brighton & Hove Albion
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, Amex Stadium
The midnight match that will have Aussie supporters transfixed as Mat Ryan’s Brighton hosts Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield.
Mooy’s Terriers claimed a 2-0 win at their home in December but a poor away record has them in a relegation fight.
Ryan’s Brighton have won six and drawn another six at home this season and that form has them just about set for survival.
Both sides have lost two on the trot but I like Brighton to end their streak here and condemn Huddersfield to another week of nervousness.
Back Brighton to Win @ $1.80
Sunday 8 April, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium
After facing four of the Premier League’s top five sides in the last five matches, Palace will be very happy to see a side of similar stature this weekend.
In that time they did show they are still fighting to avoid relegation as they only lost those games by one goal while fitting in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield in there too.
Working against them however is the fact they have only scored 12 goals away from home this season.
Bournemouth have not been overly imposing at home either winning just six games there all season.
This game is too hard to split on paper so a draw is the recommended play.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
Sunday 8 April, 2:30am, Etihad Stadium
This could be the game where the Premier League title is decided as City have the opportunity to finish it off with six games remaining.
Obviously United will not want to be the side that City are celebrating against however they have been a train that just keeps rolling all season long.
Perhaps the only thing that could slow down the train and make a minute dent in City’s margin for error here is the Champions League which could leave them a bit flat, however it has not slowed them down yet so why start now.
Expect an electric atmosphere inside the Etihad and wild scenes at full time as City emerge victorious.
Back Manchester City to Win @ $1.80
Sunday 8 April, 11:15pm, Emirates Stadium
Southampton enter this game with the bizarre honour of having the most drawn matches in the league this season with 13 draws from 31 starts.
Add in 13 losses and you get the picture of why they are in the relegation zone.
Arsenal have the third best home record in the league with just five fewer points than what Manchester City have picked up at the Etihad.
With a short turnaround from their Europa League match against CSKA Moscow a few changes could be made to the side however one welcome edition is going to be the cup-tied Aubameyang who should terrorise the Southamton defenders.
Back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Outscore the Opposition at $3.20
Monday 9 April, 1:30am, Stamford Bridge
In a fixture known as “another London derby” West Ham will hope that last weekend’s winning form can carry over to Stamford Bridge.
They are a side that has given Chelsea plenty of trouble in recent matches with West Ham winning three and drawing one of the past six matches.
With their top four hopes seemingly all but finished, Chelsea will have to settle for finishing the season on a high note.
There is not much value on offer here and it is a game I’m happy to steer clear of both from a punting and viewing perspective.
Chelsea are edging closer and closer to the English Premier League title, but they face a tricky assignment against Manchester United this weekend.
Tottenham are the only team that can catch them and they should add another three points when they host Bournemouth in the early game on Saturday night.
That is not the only big game this weekend and there are plenty of betting opportunities to be found, so don’t miss our EPL tips below!
Saturday 15 April, 9:30pm, White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Bournemouth 0
Tottenham could hardly have been more impressive against Watford last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Spurs have recorded six wins on the trot and scoring goals has not been an issue – even during the absence of Harry Kane.
Tottenham have now won 13 of their past 17 games as home favourites and it is tough to see that changing this weekend.
Bournemouth had their unbeaten run ended at the hands of Chelsea and they face another tough challenge against Tottenham this weekend.
The Cherries have won only two of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and Tottenham really are a tough tactical match-up for them.
Tottenham should be able to record another comfortable victory and keep Bournemouth scoreless in the process.
Back Tottenham To Win To Nil @ $2.20
Sunday 16 April, 12:00am, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 2 - Leicester 2
Leicester City are on the quick back-up following their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid and it is Crystal Palace that will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Crystal Palace have played some outstanding football in recent weeks and they head into this clash on the back of an excellent 3-0 victory over Arsenal.
They have improved their record as home favourites to 4-1-4, but they have still not been a profitable betting play as the punter’s elect.
Leicester City went down to Everton last weekend and there is every possible chance that they will go into this clash with an under-strength line-up.
The Foxes have won only one of their past 12 games as away underdogs and they have been a very tough team to trust in this position.
There are plenty of unknowns heading into this clash and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.
Sunday 16 April, 12:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 3 - Burnley 1
Everton have been almost flawless at Goodison Park so far this season and it is no surprise that they will start this clash as dominant favourites.
They returned to winning form with an entertaining victory over Leicester City and they have now won 11 of their past 13 games as home favourites.
Burnley salvaged just their fourth point away from home this season following their draw with Middlesbrough and they are yet to taste victory away from Turf Moor.
It really is tough to see that changing this weekend and the $2.25 for Everton to win to nil looks like a fairly safe betting play.
Back Everton To Win To Nil @ $2.25
Sunday 16 April, 12:00am, Britannia Stadium
Stoke City 3 - Hull City 1
Stoke City have lost four games on the trot and look to have clocked off this season, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
Stoke have never lost to Hull City in the English Premier League and their record as home favourites is outstanding – they have won six of their past eight games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Hull City’s winning run came to an end at the hands of Manchester City on the weekend, but they will fancy their chances of taking something from this clash as they continue to fight for survival.
Winning away from home has been an issue for Hull City and they have won just the one of their past 16 games as away underdogs.
Stoke City have an excellent chance to return to winning form and really should be able to get the job done.
Back Stoke City To Win @ $1.91
West Ham United
Sunday 16 April, 12:00am, Stadium Of Light
Sunderland 2 - West Ham 2
West Ham snapped their losing streak with a 1-0 win over Swansea City and they will start this clash with a struggling Sunderland as clear favourites.
West Ham have really played some very poor football over the past month and their record away from home this season is very poor – they have won just one of their past three games as home favourites.
Sunderland almost certainly can’t pull off another miracle to remain in the English Premier League and their recent form has been nothing short of a disaster.
They have not scored a goal since they put four past Crystal Palace on February 5 and they have won only two of their past 12 games as home underdogs for a clear loss.
Both these teams are very tough to trust from a betting standpoint and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash.
Sunday 16 April, 12:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 1 - Swansea City 0
This is a crucial game for the relegation threatened Swansea City, but it is Watford that will go into this clash as clear favourites.
Watford were no match for a rampant Tottenham last weekend and they have been a tough team to trust from a betting standpoint this season – they have won only five of their past 11 games as home favourites for a clear loss.
Swansea City currently sit two points away from safety and desperately need to take all three points from this clash.
Swansea City have proven to be a winning betting proposition as away underdogs over the past 12 months and they have played some decent football under Paul Clement.
There is no doubt that Swansea City have much more to play for in this clash and I am backing them to claim a much-needed three points.
Back Swansea City To Win @ $2.90
Sunday 16 April, 2:30am, St Mary's Stadium
Southampton 0 - Manchester City 3
Southampton have recorded two wins on the trot, but it is Manchester City that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Manchester City ended their winless run with a 3-1 victory over Hull City, but they continue to be a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.
They have won only nine of their past 15 games as away favourites for a clear loss and they have been a losing betting play across just about every metric.
Southampton have struggled for consistency so far this season, but they have proven tough to beat at St Mary’s Stadium and they will take confidence from the fact they took three points from Manchester City last season.
Their record as home underdogs is not great, but Southampton are capable of taking something from this clash and the $4.33 for an upset win is worth a dabble.
Back Southampton To Win @ $4.33
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 16 April, 10:30pm, The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion 0 - Liverpool 1
Liverpool have struggled for consistency during the 2016/2017 English Premier League season, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.
It was fairly ugly, but Liverpool took the three points from their clash with Stoke City although their record as away favourites continues to be poor.
They have won just six of their past 13 games as away favourites for a loss and beating the smaller sides in the competition has been a real issue.
West Bromwich Albion look to have put the cue in the rack this season, but their record at home continues to be fairly strong.
The Baggies have proven to be a profitable betting play at the Hawthorns this season and it should be noted that Liverpool have struggled badly at the venue in recent years.
This has a trap game written all over it for Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion are more than capable of taking something from this clash.
Back West Bromwich Albion & Draw Double Chance @ $1.91
Monday 17 April, 1:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 2 - Chelsea 0
This is easily the biggest game of the weekend and a win would see Chelsea edge ever closer to the English Premier League title.
There is very little between these two teams in betting, but it is Manchester United that are set to start this clash as narrow favourites.
Manchester United have lost just one English Premier League game at Old Trafford over the past 12 months, but they have won only eight and drawn ten of these fixtures.
Chelsea have won five of their past six games as they continue to roll towards the title and heading to Old Trafford will hold no fears for this side.
They have won just one of their past five games as away underdogs, but they have drawn two of their games in this scenario.
Backing the draw in games played at Old Trafford has been a winning betting play all season long and there is no reason to jump off now.
Back The Draw @ $3
Tuesday 18 April, 5:00am, Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough 1 - Arsenal 2
Arsenal suffered another shock loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as favourites.
The pressure continues to mount on Arsene Wenger and they now look set to miss the top four for the first time since 1995-1996.
The Gunners have won only six of their past 12 games as away favourites this season for a clear loss
Middlesbrough are now six points away from safety and it is tough to see where those points are going to come from.
They have failed to win a game as away underdogs and a lack of ambition has made them an incredibly tough team to watch.
The market looks to have got this clash just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.