2020/2021 EPL Week 36 Preview

At some stage, Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions, in fact they will have two chances to do that this weekend before kicking a ball in anger.

Only cross-town rivals Manchester United can catch them and are in action twice over this stretched out Premier League matchweek.

They kick off the action Wednesday morning (AEST) against Leicester before a very short turnaround sees them host Liverpool in a match that was postponed two weeks ago.

Should they drop points in either of those fixtures the trophy will be headed to the Etihad.

By the time this round is completed, every team will have finally caught up on all games in hand, setting up a gripping final week as the race for European placings reaches its conclusion.

Find our match previews for all 13 Premier League games below and see who we are backing with out best bets.

Manchester United Vs Leicester

Wednesday 12 May, 3:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 – Leicester 2

It’s another huge desperation derby to kick off a busy weekend for both of these clubs.

While common sense might suggest that Leicester will opt to rotate their squad in this fixture ahead of the FA Cup Final, they could lose their place in the top four by the end of the weekend with a loss here.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be playing Champions League football next season and even they would admit their title chances are around the same amount as seeing David De Gea riding a live Stegosaurus before the end of the year.

It does then lead towards the possibility that with two matches in very short order, they will slip up in one of them.

The Foxes won the FA Cup Semi Final between these teams 3-1 however I can’t shake the feeling they will also have one eye on the weekend.

After far too much deliberation for a simple tip, I’ll steer clear of the head to head market because of that uncertainty and instead start off with a relatively safe pick of Both Teams to Score.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.70

Southampton Vs Crystal Palace

Wednesday 12 May, 5:15am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 3 – Crystal Palace 1

The Saints are now officially safe from the drop, avoiding what would have been a historic collapse.

In spite of their horrendous run of form in the Premier League they enter this match as favourites which is a great opportunity for punters who have enjoyed taking them on.

Palace comfortably handled Sheffield United to end a four match winless run and they have picked up plenty of points against poor sides.

Southampton is a poor side, back the visitors here.

Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $3.35

Chelsea Vs Arsenal

Thursday 13 May, 5:15am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 0 – Arsenal 1

Chelsea at $1.70 is potentially a gift to punters here however, just like Leicester you have to be a little bit wary with the looming FA Cup Final.

The Blues are still officially six points off securing a top four finish at the time of writing, however they do have some wiggle room knowing Leicester’s result from 24 hours prior.

Not to mention their recent form is hard to fault, coming off back-to-back wins over Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Everything about this fixture screams trap game for Chelsea as they chase silverware for Thomas Tuchel.

At that price, it’s something I’m willing to roll the dice on, even though it is still Arsenal away from home.

Even though Chelsea’s backups are probably still at the same level as Arsenal’s first team, they are not $1.70 better.

If the Blues price moves closer to $2 then the tip may swing the other way but at these odds it’s worth throwing something on.

Back Arsenal to Win @ $5.00

Aston Villa Vs Everton

Friday 14 May, 3:00am, Villa Park

Aston Villa 0 – Everton 0

Fresh off a win over West Ham, Everton is still a chance of playing European football next season and considering the squad they have, that is a bare minimum for this team.

Taking all six available points from this weekend could put them as high as fifth place and just two points out of a Champions League place.

Aston Villa has lost three of its last five and certainly appear to be limping to the finish line.

With this fixture being a catch up from a midseason postponement, this will be the second time these sides have met in the space of 12 days.

Villa won that match at Goodison Park 2-1 however Ollie Watkins, one of their goalscorers on the day will miss this match after being sent off against Manchester United.

Even though Villa had their measure two weeks ago I just can’t help but think this is a match primed for an Everton victory.

Back Everton to Win @ $2.60

Manchester United Vs Liverpool

Friday 14 May, 5:15am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 – Liverpool 4

This is a tough clash to get a read on considering United’s hopes of a miracle Premier League title will be up in the air depending on Wednesday’s result.

Either way, seeing them take maximum points against Liverpool does not seem all that likely with the Reds also chasing a Champions League return, needing to make up six points over their final four matches.

When this match was originally scheduled to be played less than a fortnight ago, I backed a draw as I was having trouble splitting these teams.

Thanks to United coming off very short rest and Liverpool still missing a few players through injury, my opinion on this fixture has not changed.

Three of their last four Premier League matches have finished all square and I’ll back that again.

Back the Draw @ $3.50

Newcastle Vs Manchester City

Saturday 15 May, 5:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 3 – Manchester City 4

Newcastle may be forced to form a guard of honour for City when they face off on Saturday.

After stumbling in their first attempt at claiming the Premier League title, losing to Chelsea last week City may still need a result should United win both of their matches.

Regardless of what is needed, Pep Guardiola will have his side ready to play as he will not want his side to drop off ahead of the Champions League Final.

They have won their last three matches against Newcastle to nil, and it has been a winning play in quite a few City matches thus far this season.

Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $2.05

Burnley Vs Leeds

Saturday 15 May, 9:30pm, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 – Leeds 4

Some may think that Burnley is bringing an impressive run of form into this fixture, winning two of their last three matches.

A little bit of digging reveals that those wins came over an atrocious Wolves side and a Fulham outfit destined for the Championship.

Leeds on the other hand might have left their run for Europe too late but can cap their return to the Premier League with a top ten finish which would be an impressive achievement.

What this fixture boils down to is the simple fact that Leeds can score and Burnley has struggled in that department, averaging less than a goal per game on the season.

Back Leeds to Win @ $2.45

Southampton Vs Fulham

Sunday 16 May, 12:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 3 – Fulham 1

Even though this has been one of the most entertaining Premier League seasons in recent memory, every so often we get a dud fixture.

This is one of those matches with absolutely nothing on the line and not a whole lot of reason to tune in.

Fulham has scored three goals in its last seven, Southampton has scored two in its last five.

Anything better than a 0-0 draw should be seen as a huge win for those game enough to sit through it.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.83

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs West Ham

Sunday 16 May, 5:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 1 – West Ham 1

Three defeats in their last four has West Ham on the verge of missing out on a Champions League place.

To get things back on track they need to defeat Brighton for the first time since 2012, when these sides were both in the Championship.

Of the seven Premier League meetings since Brighton’s promotion in 2017, the Seagulls won the first three while the most recent four have been score draws.

I will give the hosts a real chance here considering how scrappy and determined they have been against the likes of Chelsea and Everton in the last month.

They may not get over the line for a win, but I like their chances of getting a point.

Back the Draw @ $3.25

Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa

Sunday 16 May, 9:00pm, Wembley Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 3 – Aston Villa 2

After coming off a testing game against Everton, Villa will face a much easier task against a Crystal Palace team facing a step up in class after taking on Southampton.

Villa has won the last two matches between these clubs and should be able to take care of business in this fixture.

For better or worse, Villa’s recent matches have all seen plenty of goals with Over 2.5 hitting in their last six matches before this Matchweek.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.00

Tottenham Vs Wolves

Sunday 16 May, 11:00pm, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 2 – Wolves 0

Tottenham’s Champions League hopes may be done and dusted but they still need to finish strong as they try to at least return to the Europa League.

It will not be all that easy this weekend as they take on a Wolves side that has taken 10 points of their last 15 available and has given Spurs fits in the past.

Even though it’s not quite the top quality Wolves team that qualified for Europe last year, they can frustrate a Tottenham side that is more than capable of a late season slump.

Historically this is also a match that has favoured the away team with the visitors winning five of the last eight with the other three ending as draws.

It’s time for that run to come to an end, Tottenham has something to play for and will get the job done.

Back Tottenham to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.40

West Bromwich Albion Vs Liverpool

Monday 17 May, 1:30am, The Hawthorns

West Brom 1 – Liverpool 2

It would be somewhat amusing to see Sam Allardyce put a dagger in Liverpool’s Champions League hopes but we all know that is awfully unlikely.

Having failed to keep up with Arsenal last week, it is tough to make a case for West Brom to do much here.

I’ll take Liverpool to come away with a convincing win as they try and chase down a top four spot.

Back Liverpool -1 Goal @ $1.80

Everton Vs Sheffield United

Monday 17 May, 4:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 0 – Sheffield 1

You could almost copy and paste the previous match preview and just substitute in the necessary names.

Everton has something on the line in this fixture while Sheffield is just enjoying the Premier League while they can.

The Blades have lost their last two matches by a combined score of 6-0 and Everton is more than capable of scoring a few goals for fun against them here.

A one goal handicap offers a fairly tempting price and one I will jump on assuming there are no major injuries out of their match with Villa, that’s where my money is landing.

Back Everton -1 Goal @ $2.30


After four weeks of non-stop Premier League football, we are onto the final stretch of the 2019/2020 season.

Norwich has around 10 days left as a Premier League club with their relegation now confirmed but they can play spoiler for Chelsea’s Champions League hopes in the first match of the round.

We’ve also got an Arsenal-Liverpool match that was once a blockbuster and still tends to produce some interesting outcomes (for one side at least).

Read on for our previews and predictions for all ten Premier League matches here.

Chelsea Vs Norwich

Wednesday 15 July, 5:15am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 – Norwich 0

Back in August, Chelsea and Norwich played out a Premier League classic as the Pukki party was in full swing for the Canaries.

Since those first five weeks however, Norwich have been pretty awful and are now resigned to their fate of playing in the Championship next season.

Chelsea’s top four hopes received a massive lifeline with Manchester United’s draw against Southampton, and they will be going all out to hold off the challenge of the chasing pack.

If it comes at the cost of this weekend’s FA Cup Semi Final against the aforementioned United then it will surely be a price Frank Lampard is willing to pay.

These are two sides headed in the opposite direction so don’t be at all surprised if this one is over by halftime before the Blues give their youngsters a run in the second half.

Back Chelsea to Win Both Halves @ $1.95

Burnley Vs Wolverhampton

Thursday 16 July, 3:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley 1 – Wolves 1

Wolves shook off back to back Premier League defeats with a resounding win over Everton to keep their faint Champions League hopes alive.

Burnley has reached tenth place on the back of some good fortune against the bottom half of the table while struggling against the big teams.

Their draw with Liverpool, while commendable does come with the asterisk that the players’ title party is probably still going.

As long as Wolves turn up ready to play, they should be able to outclass Burnley here.

Back Wolves to Win @ $1.87

Manchester City Vs Bournemouth

Thursday 16 July, 3:00am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 2 – Bournemouth 1

Thanks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, City is now locked into second place and participating in next year’s Champions League.

There is still plenty on the line for them over the next couple of months as they have an FA Cup Semi Final with Arsenal coming up on Sunday morning (AEST) and the conclusion of this season’s Champions League still to play for.

Bournemouth has to find a way to close a three point gap on Watford or West Ham over the final three matches but it’s unlikely they will pick up any points here.

They have lost every Premier League match they have played against City, with seven of those defeats coming by multiple goals.

As you would expect the market is expecting a resounding City win and even with some possibly squad rotation ahead of the FA Cup, they should have no trouble belting Bournemouth.

SGM: City HT/FT & Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.21

Newcastle Vs Tottenham

Thursday 16 July, 3:00am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 1 – Tottenham 3

There is just one question surrounding Tottenham heading into this match, will there be a hangover after winning their de facto cup final at the weekend?

If not, they should easily topple Newcastle whose struggles cannot be ignored but if so, it could be another case of one step forward, two steps back for Spurs.

In their two away matches since football returned, they have lost to Sheffield United and drawn with Bournemouth and at the current price, it’s worth taking a punt on Newcastle to find a way to get something from this one.

After all they did manage to stun Spurs back in August.

Back Newcastle or Draw Double Chance @ $2.00

Arsenal Vs Liverpool

Thursday 16 July, 5:15am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 – Liverpool 1

Under normal circumstances, we would be trying to work out just how much to back Liverpool to win by.

This match is taking place under anything but normal circumstances however, hence why the market is actually giving the Gunners a chance.

There is actually a case to be made for Arsenal to get something from this game however we can’t in good conscience suggest backing them against a top six opponent.

We should see at least a few goals in this contest and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chasing the golden boot, Mikel Arteta might put him up front and give him a chance to tune up for the FA Cup Semi Final.

Back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.25

Everton Vs Aston Villa

Friday 17 July, 3:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 1 – Aston Villa 1

Everton appear to be more than happy to stumble over the Premier League finish line with a mid-table finish actually an achievement considering they sat as low as 18th in December.

Villa gave their survival chances a boost with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace however their rivals also picked up wins so it resulted in no net gain on the table.

With a four point gap to close on Watford and/or West Ham, they have to find a way to pick up points in this fixture to give themselves something to play for going forward.

Everton’s form has been poor enough that there is enough of a case to be made for the visitors to spring an upset that I’ll take them as outsiders here and hope for a bit of chaos over the next week or so.

Back Aston Villa to Win @ $3.60

Leicester Vs Sheffield United

Friday 17 July, 3:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester 2 – Sheffield United 0

Make that six points from a possible 18 for Leicester since the Premier League returns as their once secure Champions League spot suddenly looks scarily precarious.

The top four might be just beyond Sheffield United but this is their best and probably last shot to close that five point gap.

Sheffield is in scintillating form gaining 10 points from their last 12 and represents excellent value as outsiders here.

Back Sheffield to Win @ $4.00

Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United

Friday 17 July, 5:15am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 0 – Manchester United 2

The United bubble burst in spectacular fashion on Tuesday morning with a collapse against Southampton costing the Red Devils a place in the top four.

That means their pursuit of Leicester and Chelsea, who both lost on the weekend, continues and they should have one eye on the score at the King Power Stadium.

All that this is really doing is stalling before talking about just how bad Palace have been since reaching that magical 40 point mark on June 21.

At that point they were ninth and had won four straight but since then, they have lost five straight, scored just twice and have fallen to 14th place.

United might have to keep a bit of their powder dry in this one with an FA Cup Semi Final not long after this match finishes so their backups might have to do the job and it could lead to a slightly closer affair.

Back United to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.00

Southampton Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Friday 17 July, 5:15am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 1 – Brighton 1

Even if Bournemouth’s and Aston Villa both lose their Matchweek 36 contests before this one kicks off, Brighton will still have a mathematical chance of being relegated

That means there is something on the line for them in this match as a win could be enough to secure their Premier League survival.

The Saints won’t be a pushover however and will be ecstatic after their comeback draw at Old Trafford.

With the last two matches between these sides at St Mary’s finishing as draws we’ll back another one to play out here as Brighton’s Aussie contingent takes another step towards safety.

Back the Draw @ $3.20

West Ham Vs Watford

Saturday 18 July, 5:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 3 – Watford 1

It might not be the sexiest match of the round but it’s a huge one in terms of the relegation battle.

Going into this round of matches, these two sides sit three points above the drop and a win for either side would all but mathematically secure their survival.

If Bournemouth and Villa both lose, a draw may be the best outcome as it puts both teams four points above the danger zone with two matches remaining.

Both teams have found their scoring touch in recent matches with Watford winning their last two matches while West Ham have scored nine goals in their last four matches while picking up seven vital points.

We’ll back both teams to score here as we are treated to an entertaining Saturday morning contest.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.73


There are only three weeks left in the English Premier League season and time is running out for Liverpool.

Manchester City still have their fate in their own hands and they will claim back-to-back English Premier League titles if they are able to finish the season with three straight wins.

There are still plenty of interesting games this weekend from a betting perspective and our complete 2018/2019 EPL Week 36 tips can be found below.

Liverpool Vs Huddersfield Town

Saturday 27 April, 5:00am, Anfield

Liverpool 5 – Huddersfield 0

You don’t see many English Premier League teams as short as Liverpool are to beat Huddersfield Town in this clash.

They are $1.06 to maintain their chances of claiming a maiden English Premier League title and it really is tough to bet against them.

Liverpool have won 16 of their past 18 games as home favourites and they have won their past three games against Huddersfield to nil.

The price may be short, but I am still keen to back Liverpool to maintain that level.

Back Liverpool To Win To Nil @ $1.57

Tottenham Vs West Ham

Sunday 28 April, 9:30pm, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 0 – West Ham 1

Tottenham are another short-priced favourite in the English Premier League this weekend.

Tottenham have proven tough to beat as home favourites this season and they have won 14 of their past 17 games in this scenario.

West Ham has not won a game in over a month and they are a side that have struggled for consistency this season.

They have won four of their past 14 games as away underdogs for a loss and it really is tough to back them off their recent form.

Tottenham should be able to get the job done, but I think that the current price is right around the mark.

No Bet

Crystal Palace Vs Everton

Sunday 28 April, 12:00am, Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 0 – Everton 0

This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend from a betting perspective and it is Crystal Palace that will go into this clash as narrow favourites.

Crystal Palace are another side that have struggled for consistency this and they have won six of their past 12 games as favourites for a small loss.

Everton produced their best performance of the season to date when they dismantled Manchester United last weekend and they have now four of their past five matches.

Their record away from home is not ideal, but they have won three of their past four matches against Crystal Palace and they haven’t lost to their rivals since 2014.

Everton should be favourites for this clash and the $2.70 currently available is over the odds.

Back Everton To Win @ $2.70

Fulham Vs Cardiff

Sunday 28 April, 12:00am, Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 – Cardiff 0

This is a huge game for Cardiff City and they need to win to have any chance of remaining in the English Premier League next season.

It is Fulham that will start this clash as favourites and they go into this match on the back of wins over Everton and Bournemouth.

Fulham have won three of their past four games as home favourites and their recent form really has been impressive.

Cardiff did beat Fulham earlier this season, but scoring goals continues to be an issue.

I think that their survival chances will take a big hit this weekend and I’m confident that Fulham can continue their winning ways.

Back Fulham To Win @ $2.35

Southampton Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 28 April, 12:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton 3 – Bournemouth 3

Neither of these teams have anything to play for, but it is Southampton that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Backing Southampton has been a losing betting play this season and they have won only three of their past 11 matches as home favourites for a clear loss.

Bournemouth have won only one of their past four matches and they were particularly poor against Fulham last weekend.

They have won only four of their past 14 matches as away underdogs and they are another side that are tough to trust from a betting perspective.

What I do expect in this match is plenty of goals and I’m happy to take the short price for Over 2.5 goals to be scored.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.73

Watford Vs Wolverhampton

Sunday 28 April, 12:00am, Vicarage Road

Watford 1 – Wolves 2

This is the rematch of the epic FA Cup Semi-Final that these two sides played earlier this month and it is no surprise that there is not a great deal between the two sides in betting.

Watford won that clash and they will go into this clash as favourites.

The Hornets have actually thrived in this position this season and they have won eight of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear favourite.

Winning away from home has not been an issue for the Wolves this season and they have won three of their past nine matches as away underdogs, while they have also drawn three of these matches.

This is a match that I believe the market has gotten just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Newcastle

Sunday 28 April, 2:30am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 1 – Newcastle 1

This is a big opportunity for Brighton and a win would likely ensure their survival in the English Premier League.

The problem for Brighton is that they haven’t won a game since March 9 and they haven’t scored a goal since then either.

They have won only two of their past eight matches as home favourites and they are impossible to back from a betting perspective.

Newcastle don’t have a great record on the road this season, but backing a draw in each of their away games this season has been a strong betting play.

Goals will be at a premium in this clash and a low-scoring goal does look very likely.

Back The Draw @ $3.10

Leicester City Vs Arsenal

Sunday 28 April, 9:00pm, King Power Stadium

Leicester 3 – Arsenal 0

There is nothing between Leicester City and Arsenal in betting.

Arsenal’s inability to win on the road is no secret, but they will still go into this clash as narrow favourites.

They have won only seven of their past 14 matches as away favourites and you simply have to take them on in this scenario.

The home side has won the past four matches between these two sides and Leicester City have won two of their past five matches as home underdogs for a clear favourite.

Arsenal have fallen in a heap in recent weeks and I happy to take on once again.

Back Leicester City To Win @ $2.60

Burnley Vs Manchester City

Sunday 28 April, 11:05pm, Turf Moor

Burnley 0 – Manchester City 1

Liverpool fans will not want to hear this, but it is very tough to bet against Manchester City in this clash.

They have won their past 11 matches in the English Premier League, but they have still been a losing betting play as away favourites.

Could Burnley actually do it?

They have won five of their past 12 matches as home underdogs and they are generally good for a couple of huge upsets every single.

$1.14 is very short for any side taking on Burnley and I am happy to have a very small bet on the Clarets to record one of the biggest upsets in the history of the EPL.

Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Monday 29 April, 1:30am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 – Chelsea 1

This is a very important game in the battle for fourth place.

This is another clash where there is nothing between the two sides in betting.

It has been a tough month for Manchester United and they have lost their past two games in the English Premier League without really firing a shot.

In saying that, the home side has won four of the past five matches between these two sides and Chelsea have not won at Old Trafford since 2013.

Consistency has been an issue for Chelsea and they were poor against Burnley last weekend.

Backing the draw has been a profitable play in recent matches between these two sides and I am willing to bank on another stalemate.

Back The Draw @ $3.30


After a fast and frenetic fortnight with seemingly non-stop football, we return to a standard Premier League weekend with all ten teams in action this weekend.

There was a time when a late April meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United would have decisive implications on the Premier League title race however when the meet Monday morning (AEST) it will be the third act in Arsene Wenger’s farewell tour.

The Frenchman will have a chance to farewell his one time and possibly still current nemesis in Jose Mourinho in what is easily the match of the round.

We have previews and predictions for all ten Premier League fixtures ahead.

Liverpool Vs Stoke

Saturday 28 April, 9:30pm, Anfield

In between two Champions League ties, you could almost forgive Liverpool if their focus is not at 100% when Stoke pay them a visit.

While a win would not secure a top four finish, it would just about do that and you would back them in having won four in a row against Stoke and six of their last seven.

The only thing that gives cause for concern about this game is how strong Liverpool’s starting side will be and with that in mind, I am steering clear of this game.


Newcastle Vs West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 29 April, 12:00am, St James’ Park

West Brom are doing their best to prolong what feels like their inevitable relegation getting two draws and a win from their last three matches.

Any dropped points against Newcastle and that will confine them to at least next season in The Championship.

Newcastle have taken points in four of the last five meetings between these sides including November’s 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.

This has the look and feel of a game that ends with West Brom having their drop confirmed.

Back Newcastle to Win @ $1.75

Southampton Vs Bournemouth

Sunday 29 April, 12:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Bournemouth has been a profitable opponent for Southampton over the last few seasons, winning two and drawing two of the five meetings.

It is the perfect opponent for the Saints as they seek to stave off relegation and build on last week’s draw with Leicester.

Not to mention Bournemouth’s confidence will be dented after back to back losses against Manchester United and Liverpool.

With nothing else to play for Southampton have to go for it in this game as they try and pull off a great escape and that desperation will be the difference here.

Back Southampton to Win @ $1.70

Crystal Palace Vs Leicester

Sunday 29 April, 12:00am, Selhurst Park

Palace are all but safe having gone unbeaten in their last three matches but could stand to pick up another point or two to put it beyond doubt.

Leicester come to town winless in three and are really struggling to score in that time too.

The market on this game looks about right to me and I am going to steer clear of it.


Burnley Vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Sunday 29 April, 12:00am, Turf Moor

Burnley’s top six push has taken a bit of a hit in their last two matches picking up just one point in those games.

Brighton have not won since they beat Arsenal on March 4 drawing twice and losing three times as they limp to the finish line.

Keeping goals out has been a big issue in that streak, having let in at least one goal in every Premier League game in 2018.

Burnley are not the most free flowing team but they should be able to find a goal or two in this match.

Back Burnley to Win @ $2.20

Huddersfield Vs Everton

Sunday 29 April, 12:00am, Kirklees Stadium

Both teams enter this game off pressure relieving wins.

Huddersfield are all but safe as they opened up a six point gap on 18th placed Southampton but another win would ease any remaining nerves.

Everton on the other hand took some of the pressure off Sam Allardyce with their win over Newcastle.

This has the makings of a draw as both sides come in with a slightly cagey approach and try their utmost to avoid defeat.

Back the Draw @ $3.00

Swansea Vs Chelsea

Sunday 29 April, 2:30am, Liberty Stadium

At a time when points are critical for Swansea, they will not be too happy to see a Chelsea side finding some encouraging form coming to town.

With an eye still on possibly stealing fourth place from Tottenham, Chelsea need a win to keep the pressure on.

The last two meetings between these sides at the Liberty Stadium have produced favourable results for Swansea with a win and a draw plus 21 of their 33 points this season have come at this venue.

Chelsea though are still a better side and have Olivier Giroud to call on when they need a critical goal at the moment and he will be a big factor in this match.

Back Olivier Giroud Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.40

West Ham Vs Manchester City

Sunday 29 April, 11:15pm, Olympic Park

Some late season matches have plenty of meaning, while others carry the feeling of a dead rubber, this falls into the latter of those two categories.

Manchester City are the Champions and are embarking on a victory tour, while West Ham are a point or two off securing Premier League safety for another season.

City have won four in a row in this fixture including a couple of demolition jobs last season.

West Ham have scored in their last four matches and I would not be surprised if they can catch City on the break but even if they do score, City will still extend their winning run.

Back Manchester City to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $2.75

Manchester United Vs Arsenal

Monday 30 April, 1:30am, Old Trafford

Arsene Wenger’s last match as Arsenal boss at the Theatre of Dreams might not have the ceremony some imagine it should as this contest comes not even 72 hours after their Europa League Semi Final.

Mourinho would love to have one last chance to sink the boot into a rival that he has, by and large had a major advantage over.

Arsenal have been poor on the road this season and even with the circumstances of this match it is hard to see them getting up for this game when they clearly have higher priority matches surrounding this game.

I expect both teams to be able to score at some point during the match but United will have too much with Arsenal playing a weakened squad.

Back Manchester United to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.15

Tottenham Vs Watford

Tuesday 1 May, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium

Tottenham might just be producing their famous April collapse once more, drawing with Brighton and losing their FA Cup Semi Final to Manchester United.

Even so their opponents this week are experiencing a genuine downward spiral as they have picked up a meagre two points from their last five outings.

Watford held Tottenham to a draw in December but were playing much better football at that time and before that had lost their last seven matches against them and this match has the look of being closer to the seven Tottenham victories than the one draw.

This would be the perfect opportunity for another one of those “Harry Kane claims a goal” jokes but I’ll just play a straight bat here and say I think he is in for a big night.

Back Harry Kane to Outscore the Opposition @ $2.15


There are now only three weeks left in the English Premier League season and Chelsea continue to edge closer to the title.

They face Middlesbrough on Tuesday morning, while title rivals Tottenham are in action against West Ham on Saturday morning.

It isn’t only the title race that is on in earnest as teams jockey for position right throughout the English Premier League and you can find our complete 2016/2017 EPL Week 36 tips below.

West Ham United Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 6 May, 5:00am, Olympic Stadium

Tottenham remain in the English Premier League title race, but this is a game that they desperately need to win to have any chance whatsoever.

Their unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi-Final, but their form in the English Premier League continues to be flawless and they scored a very important win over Arsenal last weekend.

They have won seven of their past 12 games as away favourites for a clear profit and they have not conceded a goal in their past four EPL games.

West Ham have won just one of their past eight games and their two most recent performances have been incredibly uninspiring 0-0 draws.

They have only won one of their past seven games as home underdogs and they are a side that are clearly looking for the end of the season.

Tottenham should win this game comfortably and keep West Ham scoreless in the process.

Back Tottenham To Win To Nil @ $2.50

Manchester City Vs Crystal Palace

Saturday 6 May, 9:30pm, Etihad Stadium

It has been a very uninspiring end to the English Premier League season for Manchester City and they are now in danger of falling out of the top four.

They have failed to win their past two games – including a very poor effort against Middlesbrough – but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Manchester City have won only eight of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss and they are incredibly tough to trust from a betting standpoint.

Crystal Palace head into this clash on the back of a disappointing loss to Burnley, but they are a side that have saved their best performances for the best teams in the competition.

They have won six of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a big profit and have recorded wins over both Arsenal and Liverpool in the past month.

I am willing to take the gamble on Crystal Palace and they are great value to come away from this clash with at least a point.

Back Crystal Palace And Draw Double Chance @ $3.75

Bournemouth Vs Stoke City

Sunday 7 May, 12:00am, Goldsands Stadium

Bournemouth have won two games on the trot and will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Bournemouth have flown under the radar somewhat in the past couple of months, but they have done well to drag themselves out of trouble and into the top ten.

The Cherries have won six of their past ten games as home favourites and their recent form at home has been particularly impressive.

Stoke City were one of the first teams in the English Premier League that looked as though they were done with this season and they have played accordingly in recent weeks.

Winning away from home has been a huge issue and they have recorded just the one win from their past 16 games as away underdogs.

Bournemouth are always tough to beat in front of their home fans and should be able to get the job done.

Back Bournemouth To Win @ $2.15

Burnley Vs West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 7 May, 12:00am, Turf Moor

West Bromwich Albion have lost four games in a row and it is Burnley that will go into this clash as favourites.

Burnley scored their first away win of the season against Crystal Palace last weekend and they will fancy their chances at home against West Brom.

Backing Burnley at home has been an incredibly profitable betting play in the English Premier League this season and they have won two of their three games as home favourites.

It has been well over a month since West Bromwich Albion scored an English Premier League goal, but they remarkably still sit in eighth position on the EPL table.

The Baggies have won only three of their past 16 games as away underdogs and it is clear that they are another team that are done with this season.

There is simply no reason to stop backing Burnley when they play in front of their home fans.

Back Burnley To Win @ $2.15

Hull City Vs Sunderland

Sunday 7 May, 12:00am, The KC Stadium

Sunderland have already been relegated, but Hull City remain in genuine danger of going down.

They remain two points clear of Swansea City and they desperately need to win this game to have any chance of survival.

This will be just the sixth game they have started as favourites this season, but it is a position in which they have thrived – they have won four of their past five games in this scenario.

What has looked inevitable for the majority of the season finally became a reality last weekend when Sunderland were officially relegated from the top flight of English football.

They have won just two of their past 17 games as away underdogs and it is tough to see them winning another game this season.

Hull City have far more to play for and really should be able to get the job done.

Back Hull City To Win To Nil @ $2.25

Leicester City Vs Watford

Sunday 7 May, 12:00am, King Power Stadium

Leicester City have finished the English Premier League season with a wet sail and they are clear favourites to account for Watford this weekend.

Leicester City secured a rare win away from home when they beat West Bromwich Albion last weekend and there is plenty to suggest they can make it two wins on the trot.

The Foxes have won eight of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear profit and their home form has been particularly impressive since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Watford have produced two fairly uninspiring efforts in recent weeks and they have slipped from tenth position down to 13th.

The Hornets have been a profitable betting side as away underdogs this season, but they have won only three of their past 17 games in this scenario and they have been very tough to trust in recent weeks.

Leicester City should be able to cruise to another comfortable victory.

Back Leicester City To Win To Nil @ $2.63

Swansea City Vs Everton

Sunday 7 May, 2:30am, Liberty Stadium

This looks set to be one of the most competitive games of the weekend and there is very little between these two teams in betting.

Swansea City remain two points behind Hull City in the relegation zone and a win over Everton would do their chances of survival a big boost.

The Swans have won only one of their past eight games as away underdogs, but they will take plenty of confidence from the fact that they have not lost to Everton since 2014.

Everton were no match for Chelsea last weekend, but Swansea City are absolutely a big drop in quality.

Winning away from home has been somewhat of an issue for Everton this season and they have won only three of their ten games as away favourites for a clear loss.

This will be a very tense game for Swansea City and it is the draw that really stands out at the current quote of $3.30.

Back The Draw @ $3.30

Liverpool Vs Southampton

Sunday 7 May, 10:30pm, Anfield

Liverpool have struggled against Southampton in recent years, but they will still go into this clash at Anfield as clear favourites.

It has been an up and down season for Liverpool, but they desperately need to win this clash to ensure that they remain in the top four for another weekend.

They have proven to be tough to beat at home this season and they have won 12 of their past 17 games as home favourites for a narrow profit.

Southampton have struggled for consistency during their English Premier League campaign and they go into this clash on the back of an uninspiring draw with Hull City.

Winning away from home has been an issue for Southampton this season and they have won only one of their past eight games as away underdogs for a clear loss.

Liverpool should be able to get the job done, but there is no value at his current price and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Arsenal Vs Manchester United

Monday 8 May, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium

This is easily the match of the round and crucial for the top four aspirations of both sides.

Arsenal were simply no match for Tottenham last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Gunners have proven tough to beat in front of their home fans this season and they have won 12 of their past 15 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Manchester United will be on the quick back-up from their Europa League clash with Celta and their recent form in the English Premier League has been somewhat up and down.

The Red Devils are yet to win a game as away underdogs this season, but they have been able to take a point from two of their games in this scenario.

This game has all the makings of a low-scoring draw and the $3.50 that is currently on offer for the draw does represent nice value.

Back The Draw @ $3.50

Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough

Tuesday 9 May, 5:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea sit four points clear at the top of the English Premier League table and have the title at the mercy.

It should come as no surprise that they go into this clash with Middlesbrough as dominant favourites and it really is tough to see them getting beaten.

Chelsea have won 14 of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear profit and they simply haven’t dropped points in games like this one all season long – outside of one aberration against Crystal Palace.

This is a massive game for Middlesbrough as they still sit six points away from safety and a loss would all but ensure that they are relegated.

They were able to take a point from their clash with Manchester City, but Chelsea are much stronger at the back and it is very tough to see Middlesbrough scoring.

Middlesbrough have won only one of their past 16 games as away underdogs and that doesn’t look like improving this weekend.

Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $1.67