2020/2021 EPL Week 35 Preview

Just four rounds remain in the 2020/2021 Premier League season with plenty still on the line at both ends of the table.
Manchester City can claim its third Premier League title in four seasons with a win over Chelsea in an early preview of the Champions League Final.

At the other end, the fate of Fulham and West Brom could be sealed depending on results this weekend.

It’s all to play for and we have found our best bets for every Premier League match this weekend right here.

Leicester Vs Newcastle

Saturday 8 May, 5:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 2 – Newcastle 4

Should Newcastle claim one point more than both Fulham and West Brom this weekend they will be assured of Premier League safety however getting a point from Leicester could be a real challenge.

There is plenty on the line for the Foxes as well as they try to hold on to third place and book a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Leicester was held to a surprising draw at Southampton last week which ended a three match winning streak.
Newcastle’s bubble burst in a meek performance against Arsenal last weekend, however they may find themselves surviving by default.

I like Leicester to win this one but they have shown themselves to be a touch vulnerable at the back so it might be an idea to throw in Both Teams to Score for some added value in a SGM.

SGM: Leicester to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $3.18

Leeds Vs Tottenham

Saturday 8 May, 9:30pm, Elland Road

Leeds 3 – Tottenham 1

Leeds have been quite strong at home lately, taking 12 points from their last seven matches at Elland Road and losing on just one occasion.

Unfortunately their near no-show against Brighton last week is the most recent memory of this side and based on Tottenham’s recent form, I can only see this fixture going one way.

It’s fair to say that Spurs look a lot more relaxed now that Jose Mourinho has been dismissed and they should be able to take care of business here.

Gareth Bale was back to his best netting a hat-trick against Sheffield last weekend adding a third prong to their lethal attacking trident.

Leeds will give them all they can handle but I can’t back against Spurs in this one.

Back Tottenham to Win @ $2.02

Sheffield United Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 9 May, 12:00am, Bramall Lane

Sheffield United 0 – Crystal Palace 2

There are entertaining, high quality football matches and then there is whatever Sheffield United and Crystal Palace will dish up this weekend.

The Blades are getting duly relegated after one of the most hapless seasons in recent memory and backing against them has been a profitable endeavour all season.

Even though Palace has lost its last three, it’s not enough to make me abandon my strategy of taking on Sheffield at any opportunity.

After all, there are only four more opportunities to do that this season.

Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $2.55

Manchester City Vs Chelsea

Sunday 9 May, 2:30am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 – Chelsea 2

Very few teams have been able to say that they have stopped Manchester City this season but Chelsea is one of them.

Less than a month ago Thomas Tuchel’s side ended City’s dreams of a quadruple in the FA Cup Semi Final and this will be a vital scouting mission ahead of the Champions League Final.

Both sides will be flying high after continental victories during the week over PSG and Real Madrid,

For City this match means so much more considering that a win would secure the Premier League title.

Chelsea is in a race for fourth place however I just can’t bring myself to back against City with the league title up for grabs.

Back Manchester City to Win @ $1.91

Liverpool Vs Southampton

Sunday 9 May, 5:15am, Anfield

Liverpool 2 – Southampton 0

This match boils down to one key factor, desperation.

Liverpool needs the win far more than Southampton and after enduring a season from hell for the medical staff, their only priority here needs to be securing European football for next season.

The Reds have been very strong in the league, unbeaten in their last five having claimed 11 points in that time.

On the other hand Southampton has been a good team to take on with some very spotty Premier League form, not to mention Liverpool will be out for revenge after losing to the Saints in early January.

Back Liverpool to Win -1 Goal @ $1.80

Wolves Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 9 May, 9:00pm, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Brighton 1

There is not a whole lot to look forward to in terms of entertainment value in this fixture, it’s two of the worst attacks in the competition facing off.

Both Wolves and Fulham average one goal scored per match and based on recent form, even that much may be a stretch.

Wolves have scored 12 goals in their last 15 matches while Brighton has managed 13 in the same span.

If either team manages to score more than two goals it will be a massive shock to the system and a play I am happy to make here.

Back Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.60

Aston Villa Vs Manchester United

Sunday 9 May, 11:00pm, Villa Park

Aston Villa 1 – Manchester United 3

If you manage to make it through the first match on Sunday evening, you may be rewarded with a phenomenal game on paper.

Manchester United is riding a 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier League while Villa’s last five matches have all seen Over 2.5 Goals hit.

Unfortunately for Aston Villa those matches have produced a mixed bag of results with two wins and a draw in that time so I would not be too heavily invested in an upset.

United should be able to take care of business but the value in this market lies in backing the overs.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.72

West Ham Vs Everton

Monday 10 May, 1:30am, London Stadium

West Ham 0 – Everton 1

The Champions League dream is still alive for the visitors in this match.

All that West Ham can do is win their matches in hand and hope that Chelsea and/or Leicester drop points.

In their recent form there is no reason to not back them to do just that, especially against an Everton side that just has not been able to match what was a perfect opening month of the season.

With the market still not quite on board with West Ham’s chances, I’ll jump on the value play of the weekend.

Back West Ham to Win @ $2.30

Arsenal Vs West Bromwich Albion

Monday 10 May, 4:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 3 – West Brom 1

By the time this match kicks off West Brom’s relegation could be confirmed which will make this a dead rubber in every sense of the word.

Regardless of the result in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final, Mikel Arteta will almost certainly deploy a rotated squad with their league campaign being for little more than pride.

As much fun as it is to laugh at just how far Arsenal have fallen in the Premier League, they should be able to get the job done against a West Brom side that is simply playing out their remaining fixtures.

Last time these teams met it was a comfortable 4-0 win for the Gunners in a snowstorm but in pleasant May sunlight they should have no problems picking up a comfortable victory.

Back Arsenal to Win -1 Goal @ $2.38

Fulham Vs Burnley

Tuesday 11 May, 5:00am, Craven Cottage

Neither side offers a whole lot of confidence in terms of their prospects for this fixture and nobody would blame you if you decided to stay out of this one.

Fulham has lost five of its last six, with only a draw against Arsenal in that time while Burnley is on a similar run of form with its streak broken by a 4-0 trouncing of Wolves.

I can’t see this match reaching any great heights and will settle on a low scoring match.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.72


2019/2020

When picking out the biggest match of the round in the Premier League, sometimes it can be a bit of a stretch.

Not this weekend though, the North London derby promises to be an enthralling contest between two sides whose European hopes can best be described as “optimistic” at this stage.

Even if both are forced to settle for domestic duties next season, they will want to make sure they at least have bragging rights finishing above their rivals on the table.

We’ve got a full slate of games this weekend so let’s get into the previews and betting plays.

Norwich Vs West Ham

Saturday 11 July, 9:30pm Carrow Road

Norwich 0 – West Ham 4

Ready for the ultimate test of the “back against Norwich at all costs” theory?

Up next on their Premier League farewell tour is the horrendously out of form West Ham who could just about secure their top flight future with a win here.

It’s a lot to ask of West Ham and this one might be close but there’s only four more chances to back against the Canaries this season.

Back West Ham to Win @ $2.00

Watford Vs Newcastle

Saturday 11 July, 9:30pm, Vicarage Road

Watford 2 – Newcastle 1

If nothing else, this clash should feature plenty of goals with neither side capable of keeping a clean sheet at the moment.

Newcastle have given up at least one goal in their last five after resuming their season with a 3-0 win over Sheffield.

Watford got their first win since the start of March in their last outing (defeating Watford for whatever that’s worth but they have conceded in all five matches since resumption as well.

For that reason, getting both teams to score at this price is worth jumping on, even if there might be more value on offer elsewhere.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.87

Liverpool Vs Burnley

Sunday 12 July, 12:00am, Anfield

Liverpool 1 – Burnley 1

Liverpool’s quest to become Premier League centurions rolls on when they host Burnley at Anfield

They need eight points from their final four matches and should be able to pick up another three in this contest.

They have had some dramas keeping Burnley scoreless in previous matches but with the way they are looking at the moment it’s worth taking a punt on them winning with a clean sheet.

Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.10

Sheffield United Vs Chelsea

Saturday 12 July, 2:30am, Bramall Lane

Sheffield United 3 – Chelsea 0

This could either be the match of the season or one that sends you into a coma.

Just when it might have been time to write off Sheffield they pick up seven points from their last three matches.

It will be a different challenge against the in form Chelsea though and despite taking a 2-2 draw from Stamford Bridge in September, it’s hard to see them getting anything from this match.

Chelsea won’t want to open the door for Leicester to steal third place and for that reason, we’ll take them to win a high scoring match.

Back Chelsea to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.50

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Manchester City

Sunday 12 July, 5:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 0 – Manchester City 5

Brighton has made a habit of being a pain for some of the Premier League’s elite but we saw how ruthless Manchester City can be if given an opening.

They were nothing short of spectacular against Newcastle during the week and on their day they can belt any team in the league.

Despite their relative successes, the Seagulls can struggle in front of goal, scoring just twice in their last four matches.

When City are on it all starts at the back, keeping clean sheets against Newcastle twice and Liverpool in the last fortnight alone.

For that reason the value play in this market is backing City to win with a clean sheet.

Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $2.25

Wolverhampton Vs Everton

Sunday 12 July, 9:00pm, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 3 – Everton 0

Could it be that the Wolves bubble has burst?

After all they were riding their luck with a series of low scoring wins and now their fortunes might have turned, going down to Arsenal and Sheffield in this past week.

Everton on a fairly short turnaround should give them a great chance to get back on track here however, the Toffees will be playing on around 48 hours less rest and with fatigue starting to take hold of some teams, that could be crucial in the run home.

Back Wolves to Win @ $2.05

Aston Villa Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 12 July, 11:15pm, Villa Park

Aston Villa 2 – Crystal Palace 0

For just about every other team, this would be another “load up on whoever is playing Villa here” play but Palace are struggling really badly here.

Currently on a run of four straight losses, although they at least put a scare through Chelsea during the week, it makes you wonder just how invested in their season they are.

With their future safe and Villa in proper desperation mode, this one might be a good idea to steer clear of.

NO BET

Tottenham Vs Arsenal

Monday 13 July, 1:30am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 2 – Arsenal 1

Here it is, the feature match of the round between… admittedly two sides desperate to prove they are betting than their mid-table standings suggest.

There’s always plenty of passion in the North London derbies and even without a raucous crowd spurring the sides on, this should be a great match.

As has been the case in the last few derbies however, these teams seem intent on cancelling one another out and for that reason, there’s value to be had backing the draw.

Back the Draw @ $3.40

Bournemouth Vs Leicester

Monday 13 July, 4:00am, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 4 – Leicester 1

It’s time to go back to the tried and true Leicester value-add well.

I’m feeling fairly confident in their ability to defeat a Bournemouth side struggling for form but there’s more to be had in the Same Game Multi market.

Jamie Vardy has clearly shaken off whatever rust he was feeling and is getting his goalscoring touch back.

Get on him to score and Leicester to take care of business.

SGM: Leicester to Win and Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.42

Manchester United Vs Southampton

Tuesday 14 July, 5:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 – Southampton 2

The Saints have knocked off one Manchester Club in the last week, surely they won’t do it again will they?

Of course the correct answer here is, “no they absolutely won’t, don’t be silly!”

United has struggled against the Saints, drawing three of their last four head to head matches but in their current form they should win this one and do so quite comfortably.

Back Manchester United and Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.00


2018/2019

Just four weeks remain in the 2018/2019 Premier League season and Matchweek 35 will be the biggest test of the season for Manchester City.

Up first is a clash with Tottenham just two and a half days after their Champions League tie wraps up.

Then on Thursday morning is a Manchester Derby that could prove decisive for both their title hopes and United’s top four ambitions.

Either way, a few team’s fates will be made a lot clearer over the next few days.

We have previewed and predicted every English Premier League game so read on to see our selections.

Manchester City Vs Tottenham

Saturday 20 April, 9:30pm, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 – Tottenham 0

Just shy of three days after concluding their Champions League obligations against one another, City and Tottenham play out the third act of their April trilogy.

In City’s last 14 games they have claimed 39 of a possible 42 points as they have see sawed with Liverpool at the top of the table.

As for Tottenham their league form has not been quite so imperious as of late as they have only just come out of a streak where they went five games without a win to fall out of title contention and into a battle for third place.

After back to back wins in the league it certainly looks like they are finding their bearings once again and it could not come at a better time with the chasing pack ready to pounce on any dropped points.

When playing at home this season, City have picked up 48 of 51 points and they are a much better side here, they should win and be able to score a few goals.

Back City to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.75

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

Bournemouth Vs Fulham

Sunday 21 April, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 0 – Fulham 1

Bournemouth’s weekend could not have gone much better as they heaped more pressure on relegation threatened Brighton with a 5-0 win.

Up next is the already relegated Fulham who is coming off an upset win over Everton and is playing solely for pride.

The Cherries won the meeting in October 3-0 at Craven Cottage and will look to improve on their 26 points at home in this game.

These games can be a little tough to read with both sides seemingly locked into their fate but you have to like Bournemouth as a home favourite here.

Back Bournemouth to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.91

SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Joshua King First Goalscorer

Huddersfield Town Vs Watford

Sunday 21 April, 12:00am, John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield 1 – Watford 2

Watford will feel pretty hard done by after being reduced to 10 men early in their defeat to Arsenal but facing Huddersfield should give them the perfect get right opportunity.

The Terriers have picked up just eight points at home all season but just three have come since the start of December.

They have given up four goals in each of their last two games and Watford did blast Fulham 4-1 earlier this month.

Considering their recent form, Huddersfield is one of those sides you have to find a way to back against and this is not a time to abandon that strategy.

Back Watford to Win @ $1.75

SGM: Watford to Win to Nil, Watford to Score Over 3.5 Goals

West Ham Vs Leicester City

Sunday 21 April, 12:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 2 – Leicester 2

Leicester’s charge up the Premier League ladder was brought to a halt by Newcastle last weekend, ending a four game winning streak.

West Ham has dropped from ninth to eleventh on the back of a three game losing streak, most recently going down to Manchester United.

Of the last six meetings, Leicester has won two, West Ham have won one and the other three have finished as draws.

Remarkably this season, Leicester has actually picked up more points on the road that it has at home.

Because of that and West Ham’s struggles, back Leicester to win at over even money.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.25

SGM: Leicester to Win, Both Teams to Score

Wolverhampton Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 21 April, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 0 – Brighton 0

It’s been a rough last couple of weekends for Wolves, since beating Manchester United on April 2, they have given up a two goal lead in the FA Cup Semi Final and lost to Southampton.

Brighton, also licking their wounds after a Cup Semi Final exit, would love to have the same outcome as their fellow strugglers in this game as three points might just get them to safety.

You can’t feel confident in the Seagulls after shipping five to Bournemouth and three to Chelsea in the game before.

In fact, Brighton has not scored in 285 minutes of Premier League football, the last one coming from Anthony Knockaert in their win over Crystal Palace on March 9.

Brighton might be playing with more urgency but Wolves still have the quality to win this game and Brighton might be in for a few more days of looking over their shoulders.

Back Wolves to Win @ $1.80

SGM: Wolves to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Diogo Jota Anytime Goalscorer

Newcastle Vs Southampton

Sunday 21 April, 2:30am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 3 – Southampton 1

Both of these sides are, for all intents and purposes, safe from relegation but this weekend they could mathematically secure it with a win here.

It’s unlikely that Cardiff will go on a massive run and overtake Southampton and either team here but you would imagine they would like to try and secure safety on their own.

All things considered it’s very tough to split either of these teams and with both sides full of confidence after their victories, there is every chance they won’t be split on the pitch either.

Back the Draw @ $3.10

SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score

Everton Vs Manchester United

Sunday 21 April, 10:30pm, Goodison Park

Everton 4 – Manchester United 0

“If Everton lost to Fulham, how are they going to beat Manchester United?” is a question many will be asking.

For all intents & purposes you have to like United to win this game, especially at over even money, but there has to be a bit of a red flag considering they will be returning from a draining clash in Barcelona.

That being said, Everton last beat United almost four years ago and United really can’t afford to drop points in this game with a derby on the horizon.

A flat United performance would not be that surprising but this is the time of year where it doesn’t have to be pretty and at over even money, why not back them in for a victory.

Back Manchester United to Win @ $2.20

SGM: United to Win, Over 3.5 Goals

Arsenal Vs Crystal Palace

Monday 22 April, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 – Crystal Palace 3

Back in October, Crystal Palace held Arsenal to a frustrating 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park but there’s a massive difference with this game being at the Emirates.

If the Premier League was just decided on home form, Arsenal would be contending for the title, with 44 points, only four below Manchester City.

Their away form is the reason they are battling for third place instead and with just one point between them and Tottenham, they know how important getting three points is here.

Because the Gunners are so strong at home, they aren’t a great value play head to head, but you can add some value in the doubles market.

In each of their last eight home games, there has been two or more goals so take Over 1.5 as well to bring the bet up to a better price.

Back Arsenal to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.75

SGM: Arsenal Win, Over 1.5 Goals, Aaron Ramsey First Goalscorer

Cardiff Vs Liverpool

Monday 22 April, 1:00am, Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff 0 – Liverpool 2

You could say with a high degree of certainty that the Liverpool of old would drop points in this game.

But not this side, not this season and not against this opponent.

Cardiff haven’t exactly had a great run of luck lately getting stiffed on a few calls, although five losses from their last six kind of says it all.

Liverpool should win this game, but how will they back up after the Champions League?

They put four past them in the first meeting this season and Jurgen Klopp should have them firing once again here.

Back Liverpool to Win and Over 3.5 Goals @ $ 2.60

SGM: Liverpool to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Saido Mane and Mo Salah Anytime Goalscorers

Chelsea Vs Burnley

Tuesday 23 April, 5:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 – Burnley 2

You can’t hold too much against Chelsea going down to Liverpool on the weekend, most sides do.

With some of their rivals for the Champions League placings making up their games in hand midweek, nothing less than three points will do here.

They had no trouble accounting for Burnley at the start of the season but their opponents do bring a three game winning streak to Stamford Bridge having conceded just one goal in that time.

This could very well be a low scoring clash with the both teams to score market failing to hit in Chelsea’s last three Premier League matches.

Back Chelsea to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.05

SGM: Chelsea to Win to Nil, Under 3.5 Goals

Tottenham Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Wednesday 24 April, 4:45am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 1 – Brighton 0

*RESCHEDULED ROUND 33 MATCH*

How can you have any confidence backing Brighton right now?

The Seagulls are teetering on the relegation zone and Tottenham appear to be finishing the season with the wettest of sails.

It could be a long night for Mat Ryan here and set up a very nervous May for Brighton.

Back Tottenham to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.05

SGM: Tottenham to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Son First Goalscorer

Watford Vs Southampton

Wednesday 24 April, 4:45am, Vicarage Road

Watford 1 – Southampton 1

*RESCHEDULED ROUND 31 MATCH*

Watford can’t let their form drop right now, with a flurry of games coming up, culminating in the FA Cup Final they need to hit their stride on the run home.

They have lost six games at home this season but you have to like their chances against a Southampton side that might just survive by default.

The Hornets last win over Southampton came in September 2017 and it might be time for another one here.

Back Watford to Win @ $2.15

SGM: Watford to Win, Over 1.5 Goals

Wolverhampton Vs Arsenal

Thursday 25 April, 4:45am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 3 – Arsenal 1

*RESCHEDULED ROUND 31 MATCH*

Wolves are one of the three teams to take points off Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium after a 1-1 draw in November.

They will be happy to get out of a forgetful April as they are now just looking to secure a top 10 finish while their visitors continue to battle for the top four.

That draw in November was as good as it has gotten for Wolves against Arsenal though, their last win over the Gunners came in 1983, since then the Gunners have won 16 of the 20 meetings.

Even with their questionable road form, it’s hard to see Wolves getting up for this midweek clash.

Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.45

SGM: Arsenal to Win, Both Teams to Score

Manchester United Vs Manchester City

Thursday 25 April, 5:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 0 – Manchester City 2

*RESCHEDULED ROUND 31 MATCH*

Could this be the biggest match of the season?

City have the title on the line and United need all three points to stay in the top four race, but that could all but hand the title to Liverpool so there’s going to be some massive dilemmas for the red half of the city.

The question now though is how much do City have left in the tank?

It’s been a trying time for United as they have come crashing back to earth in the last month as well.

Both sides will go into this game with a fair amount of desperation but you have to think with a title on the line, City will get the job done.

Back Manchester City to Win @ $1.80


2017/2018

A long round of English Premier League fixtures with matches spread out over a whole week thanks to the FA Cup Semi Finals.

Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Southampton have decisions to make when it comes to prioritising their Premier League campaigns or going all out for the chance of a trophy at Wembley next month.

After a false start, City are now officially Premier League champions setting up a big party at the Etihad this weekend, no word yet on who will perform a la Andrea Bocelli at Leicester two years ago.

West Brom’s Premier League status has been granted a stay of execution for another week at least however their run of form might be just a little bit too late.

Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Tottenham

Wednesday 18 April, 4:45am, Amex Stadium

Tottenham have no time to dwell on their disappointing loss to Manchester City this past weekend.

A win here would put them one step closer to securing Champions League football next season and they had no trouble dismissing Brighton when they met in December.

Even with the expected rotation taking place to keep the likes of Kane and Alli fresh for their FA Cup encounter with Manchester United at the weekend they should still be able to handle Brighton here.

Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $2.40

Bournemouth Vs Manchester United

Thursday 19 April, 4:45am, Vitality Stadium

The other participant in the first FA Cup semi final is in action Thursday morning as Manchester United travel to Bournemouth.

The Cherries are wavering as the season winds down and their task does not get any easier with Jose Mourinho’s men coming to town, despite sitting in 11th place with five games to go, they are still mathematically a chance to be relegated.

A win for United here could also secure Champions League football and keep Liverpool in their rear view mirror.

It may not be overly pretty for United but they should be able to handle themselves here, there is actually decent value on offer here for an outright win as well.

Back Manchester Untied to Win @ $1.67

Burnley Vs Chelsea

Friday 20 April, 4:45am, Turf Moor

Chelsea salvaged three points from their trip to Southampton, but it should not mask the fact they were average at best for most of that game.

Working in their favour is the fact the hero of that game Olivier Giroud is likely to get a start in this contest.

Burnley will not be interested in rolling over however as they are enjoying their best Premier League campaign.

If Chelsea are off their game in any way, shape or form I like Burnley and their upset potential here.

Back Burnley Win/Draw Double Chance @ $1.75

Leicester Vs Southampton

Friday 20 April, 4:45am, King Power Stadium

Southampton’s season may wind up mirroring that of Wigan a few years ago where they make an FA Cup run but ultimately find themselves relegated from the Premier League.

Leicester are coming into this on back to back losses and will want to prevent that becoming a habit.

It cannot mask the fact Southampton have been dreadful in the Premier League and deserve to be in the relegation fight.

Since Leicester’s most recent promotion they have won three and drawn two of the seven meetings between these sides.

Back the better team at home to win here.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.35

West Bromwich Albion Vs Liverpool

Saturday 21 April, 9:30pm, The Hawthorns

West Brom have picked up points in back to back games for the first time since mid-January and just the fifth time this season.

A win or draw here would be equal their longest run of points all season at three.

A brief look at their history against Liverpool suggests that despite their 46 point gap on the table, this game could be a close one.

Even with their history of taking points in six of the last ten Premier League meetings against Liverpool it is a lot to ask of West Brom to get something out of this game.

Liverpool are still a better side and this should be a good tune up for the upcoming Champions League ties against Roma.

Back Liverpool to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.25

Watford Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 22 April, 12:00am, Vicarage Road

Since Watford re-entered the Premier League in 2015, Crystal Palace have been a bogey side for them to play winning just once in their six meetings in all competitions.

Palace enter this game on a nice run as they try to stay just above the drop zone taking points in three of their last four games.

Watford look like they have run out of steam dropping their last two games and four of their last five.

Palace have much more to lose if they drop this game and that desperation is enough for me to back them home here.

Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $2.55

Arsenal Vs West Ham

Sunday 22 April, 10:30pm, Emirates Stadium

Nobody will be happier to have Arsenal playing at the Emirates this weekend than Arsene Wenger (and the 25000 or so fans who will actually show up).

They are like two separate teams home and away in the League this season with results reflecting a major gap between the two setups.

At home they are averaging slightly under three goals per game and when facing sides below them in the Premier League at the Emirates they have a remarkable 12-0-0 record.

West Ham held them to a 0-0 draw at the Olympic Stadium in December but Arsenal should be able to take care of business.

Back Arsenal to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $2.75

Stoke Vs Burnley

Sunday 22 April 10:30pm, bet365 Stadium

Stoke arrested their form slide with a battling draw against West Ham and they now face a Burnley side on a remarkable winning streak.

Finishing as high on the table as they will is remarkable considering their strike force has been somewhat muted this year with 33 goals from 33 games as a team.

Working in their favour is the face they have only let in 29 goals all season putting them in the positive for goal difference.

They will have the tough task of backing up less than 72 hours after the full time whistle of their previous game but Stoke have a lot of trouble scoring themselves to back Burnley here.

Back Burnley to Win @ $3.30

Manchester City Vs Swansea

Monday 23 April, 1:30am, Etihad Stadium

Get ready for a party at the Etihad.

Having claimed the title when Manchester United lost to West Brom last weekend, City come into this game ready to celebrate.

If they so choose they can continue to push for several Premier League records including most wins, points, winning margin and goals in a season.

Swansea have struggled by and large this season but have been decent keeping scores in their games low but City should be far too strong here and will win by a bit.

Back Manchester City to Win and Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.20

Everton Vs Newcastle

Tuesday 24 April, 5:00am, Goodison Park

A win for the Magpies in the weekend’s final match could see them leapfrog their opponents and end a four game losing streak against Everton.

Newcastle will be flying after last weekend’s win over Arsenal and a positive result here will mathematically secure their Premier League place for next season.

Sitting on a four game winning streak they are finishing the season with a bang whereas Everton are limping to the finish line.

I’m backing Newcastle to take care of business and come away with a win here.

Back Newcastle to Win @ $3.25


2016/2017

It is another big week in the EPL as the battle for the title, places in European Football and to avoid relegation continue.

The North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most fiery fixtures on the English Premier League calendar and that is the highlight of another big weekend of football, while Chelsea can maintain their four point gap with a win over Everton at Goodison Park.

You can find our thoughts for every single game below and there are plenty of winners to be found this weekend.

Southampton Vs Hull City

Sunday 30 April, 12:00am, St Mary's Stadium

Southampton have suffered back-to-back losses, but they will still go into this clash with Hull City as clear favourites.

The Saints were no match for either Manchester City or Chelsea, but this is obviously a much easier assignment.

Southampton have won eight of their past 13 games as home favourites for a clear profit and their record against Hull City is excellent.

Hull City kept themselves outside of the relegation zone with their win over Watford and they need to keep winning to ensure that they avoid the drop.

Winning away from home has been a massive issue for Hull City and they have won only one of their past 17 games on the road.

Southampton really should be able to return to winning form and they are one of the safest bets of the week.

Back Southampton To Win @ $1.60

Stoke City Vs West Ham United

Sunday 30 April, 12:00am, Britannia Stadium

Neither of these teams brings particularly strong form into this clash and there is nothing between them in betting.

It is Stoke City that will go into this clash as narrow favourites, but it is tough to have any faith in a side that has lost five of their past six games.

In saying that, Stoke City have still been a profitable betting play as home favourites and they are 7-1-1 in that scenario this season.

West Ham have won only one of their past eight games, but they were able to take a point from their most recent clash with Everton.

The Hammers have won four of their past 15 games as away underdogs and they really have been a tough team to trust from a betting standpoint this season.

Backing Stoke City at home has been a profitable betting play all season long and there is no reason to jump off this weekend.

Back Stoke City To Win @ $2.30

Sunderland Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 30 April, 12:00am, Stadium Of Light

This is another game where there is very little between the two sides in betting.

Sunderland are still chasing their first victory of 2017 and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

They have won just two of their past 12 games as home underdogs and they really have nothing to play for as relegation is all but certain.

Bournemouth returned to winning form with a dominant victory over Middlesbrough, but throughout this season they have really struggled away from home.

They have lost their only two games as away favourites this season and they have won only two of their past 19 games away from home.

Both of these teams are impossible to trust and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

West Bromwich Albion Vs Leicester City

Sunday 30 April, 12:00am, The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion have lost three games on the trot, but they will still go into this clash with Leicester City as narrow favourites.

There is very little doubt that West Bromwich Albion have put the rack in the cue  this season and it has been well over a month since they scored an English Premier League goal.

They have still managed to win seven of their past 10 games as home favourites and they have lost only one game in this scenario this season.

Leicester City went down to Arsenal midweek and they have now taken just a single point from their past three English Premier League games.

The Foxes have won just one of their past 18 games away from home and they are another team that are already looking ahead to their summer holiday.

West Brom will be keen to put on a show for their home fans and should be able to return to winning form.

Back West Bromwich Albion To Win @ $2.25

Crystal Palace Vs Burnley

Sunday 30 April, 2:30am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace have been an absolute revelation since Sam Allardyce took over as manager and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

While Crystal Palace have won six of their past eight games, they have still been slightly inconsistent at Selhurt Park and they have won only four of their past ten games as home favourites.

Burnley have fallen in a big hole in the second half of the season and they remain an outside chance of getting dragged back into the relegation battle.

The big issue for Burnley has been their form away from home and they have only taken four points from their 17 games away from home this season.

This is a clash that the market looks to have got just about right and I will be staying out.

No Bet

Manchester United Vs Swansea City

Sunday 30 April, 9:00pm, Old Trafford

Everton Vs Chelsea

Sunday 30 April, 11:05pm, Goodison Park

Chelsea remain four points clear at the top of the English Premier League ladder, but they face a tricky assignment against Everton this weekend.

Winning away from home has not been an issue for Chelsea this season and they have won ten of their past 14 games as away favourites for a clear profit.

In saying that, winning at Goodison Park has been much easier said than done for visiting teams so far this season.

Everton have lost only one game in front of their home fans and they have won two of their five games as home underdogs for a profit.

The market looks to have got this game just about right, but there is value in the Total Goals betting market.

There have been four goals or more scored in four of the past five games played between these two sides and it would not surprise if this turned into a fairly high-scoring affair.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.80

Middlesbrough Vs Manchester City

Sunday 30 April, 11:05pm, Riverside Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Arsenal

Monday 1 May, 1:30am, White Hart Lane

This may be the most important North London Derby in recent memory.

Tottenham Hotspur remain four points behind Chelsea in the English Premier League title race and desperately need to take the three points from this clash to keep their title hopes alive.

It is Tottenham that will go into this clash as clear favourites and they have been an extremely reliable betting play in this scenario.

They have won 14 of their past 17 games as home favourites and go into this clash on the back of seven impressive wins.

Arsenal have bounced back in recent weeks and they look to have taken a massive morale boost from qualifying for FA Cup Final.

The Gunners have not won a North London Derby since 2014 and they have not won any of their five games as away underdogs so far this season.

This is a huge moment for Mauricio Pochettino and the entire Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and I believe that they will be up for the challenge.

Back Tottenham Hotspur To Win @ $1.85

Watford Vs Liverpool

Tuesday 2 May, 5:00am, Vicarage Road

This is a crucial game for Liverpool as they battle for a top four finish.

These have been the games that Liverpool have struggled with throughout the English Premier League season, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Liverpool have won seven of their past 13 games as away favourites for a narrow profit and they were able to dismantle Watford earlier this season.

Watford are another side that are already looking towards the summer holidays and they were extremely poor against Hull City last weekend.

The Hornets have saved their best form for Vicarage Road this season and they have won three of their past seven games as home underdogs for a clear profit.

Watford are a genuine chance of scoring another scalp here and I am gambling that they can cosign Liverpool to another very disappointing defeat.

Back Watford To Win @ $5.50