2018/2019 EPL Week 37 Preview

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Arsenal Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Emirates Stadium

Bournemouth Vs Tottenham

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium

Cardiff Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Cardiff City Stadium

Chelsea Vs Watford

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Stamford Bridge

Everton Vs Burnley

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Goodison Park

Huddersfield Town Vs Manchester United

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, John Smith’s Stadium

Manchester City Vs Leicester City

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Etihad Stadium

Newcastle Vs Liverpool

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, St James’ Park

West Ham Vs Southampton

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, London Stadium

Wolverhampton Vs Fulham

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium


2017/2018

Plenty of action on offer in in the penultimate round of the English Premier League with some teams in action twice thanks to the remaining catch up games from the FA Cup.

Manchester City are still chasing that historic 100 point haul while Tottenham can seal a top four finish.

At the bottom end of the table, the round is highlighted by a potentially defining clash between Swansea and Southampton midweek which could see one side’s drop sealed.

Mathematically there are nine sides still fighting to survive the drop however West Brom could be the first side to book passage to the Championship Saturday night.

Read on for our previews and predictions for all 16 Premier League matches in the next week and a bit.

Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Manchester United

Saturday 5 May, 5:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton’s run home has done them no favours starting with this match against Manchester United.

It might be a lot to ask of them to end their now six game winless run against United, who took the first meeting between these sides 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Outside of their derby win against City, United have been involved in plenty of low scoring games as of late.

That trend should continue here with United winning a low scoring fixture.

Back Manchester United to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.45

Stoke Vs Crystal Palace

Saturday 5 May, 9:30pm, bet365 Stadium

Despite only scoring 14 away goals all season, Crystal Palace have so far amassed the ninth best record away from home.

Once a fortress, Stoke’s home ground has produced a meagre five wins and five draws this season.

Stoke fans will be hoping that the desperation of needing a win will help them break a miserable run against Palace where they have lost seven of their past nine meetings.

Hope is an interesting factor in games like this but Stoke have been largely awful this season and that will not be enough for them.

Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $2.70

Bournemouth Vs Swansea

Sunday 6 May, 12:00am, Vitality Stadium

If Swansea are going to survive the drop, they have to win this game against Bournemouth to give them some breathing space ahead of their midweek match against Southampton.

While a win or a loss here will not provide a definitive resolution on its own, picking up three points will go a long way to helping their cause.

Three straight Premier League losses for Bournemouth represents a worrying trend for Bournemouth who at least have the comfort of never losing to Swansea in the Premier League.

This is a contest the market looks to have about right an I am happy to steer clear of.

NO BET

Leicester Vs West Ham

Sunday 6 May, 12:00am, King Power Stadium

Two games without a goal and four without a win makes for a rough time for Leicester City.

West Ham’s porous defence is the worst in the Premier League, conceding eight goals in the last two games and has only kept a clean sheet on eight occasions.

Leicester come into this game relatively pressure free knowing they are safe from relegation and only need a few more points for a top ten finish.

The Foxes have burned me on multiple occasions this season but West Ham are a poor side no matter how you spin it so I am backing Leicester to win this.

Back Leicester to Win @ $2.20

Watford Vs Newcastle

Sunday 6 May, 12:00am, Vicarage Road

A mid table quagmire of a game where Watford will be hopeful of ending their seven match winless run.

In the last three years they have won all four meetings between these sides and have a chance to register seven home wins on the season.

Newcastle’s attack has not travelled with them away from St James’s Park with an average of just one goal per game.

This has the makings of a relatively even game and I can’t split these sides.

Back the Draw @ $3.20

West Bromwich Albion Vs Tottenham

Sunday 6 May, 12:00am, The Hawthorns

A chance for Tottenham to show a killer instinct that has been lacking from time to time from this side.

Any dropped points for West Brom seals their relegation fate (as would Swansea winning their match at the same time).

They are not going down without a fight, picking up two wins and two draws from their last four games but their rally is looking to be too little too late.

This is a simple case of picking the better side to win.

Back Tottenham to Win to Nil @ $2.38

Everton Vs Southampton

Sunday 6 May, 2:30am, Selhurst Park

Sam Allardyce continues his end of season PR tour trying to win over a hostile Everton fan base winning two in a row and on a four match unbeaten run.

Despite the unrest inside the fan base they still have a good home field advantage winning 10 of their 18 home games this season putting them seventh on the home form table.

Southampton have won just twice away from home but have been able to fight for seven draws which is a big reason as to why they are still a chance to survive relegation.

This has the makings of a contest with not a lot of goals in it with Everton looking to play it close to the chest, the Both Teams to Score market has failed to hit in three of Everton’s last four matches.

Back Both Teams to Score (No) @ $1.91

Manchester City Vs Huddersfield

Sunday 6 May, 10:30pm, Etihad Stadium

You have to feel for Huddersfield, having to rely on a poor away record to ensure their Premier League survival with upcoming matches against Manchester City and Chelsea.

They will need some magic to pick up the necessary points over those two matches however Manchester City will not be in an overly giving mood.

Despite having already sealed the Premier League title, City are still chasing a handful of records, including breaking the elusive 100 point barrier.

In their last four wins they have scored three, three, five and four goals so their form line suggest they should continue on that streak.

As confident as I am in City winning this game, the market looks about right and is not offering a lot of value on a handicap market.

NO BET

Arsenal Vs Burnley

Monday 7 May, 1:30am, Emirates Stadium

Arsene Wenger’s final home game is set up for a sixth placed playoff against perhaps the most impressive side in the Premier League, Burnley.

Thankfully this is at the Emirates where they have been borderline unstoppable in the league this season, however they will have to backup from their Europa League semi final in Spain.

Even so they will welcome back Aubameyang into the side which should be enough to fire them to a win here.

Back Arsenal Half Time/Full Time Double @ $2.40

Chelsea Vs Liverpool

Monday 7 May, 1:30am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are back in form, winning their last three league games and are looking to pounce on a vulnerable Liverpool side that is coming off a draining Champions League tie.

Four of the last six meetings between these sides have ended in a draw with Liverpool claiming the other two.

Their home form has not quite replicated the stunning form of last season where they won 17 of 19 matches, dropping points in seven matches this season.

This is a fixture that has produced plenty of goals with the Both Teams to Score market hitting in every Premier League match except one since the 2011/2012 season.

Back Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.00

Swansea Vs Southampton

Wednesday 9 May, 4:45am, Liberty Stadium

This game will have plenty of bearing on the fates of these sides as it could result in Premier League safety for one, and relegation for another. Nil has been a popular score in recent meetings between these two, with one or both teams failing to score in eight of their past ten meetings. Swansea’s attack has been quite limited at home while Southampton’s has been limited full stop, so expect a low, scoring cagey game here where whoever scores first has a huge advantage.

Back Both Teams to Score (NO) @ $1.85

Chelsea Vs Huddersfield

Thursday 10 May, 4:45am, Stamford Bridge

With Tottenham going through their traditional late season slump, the door has been opened for Chelsea to sneak in a steal fourth place thanks to a four game winning streak.

To do so they need to top Huddersfield who are still fighting thanks to their draw at Manchester City Sunday night.

If a winner emerges from Swansea-Southampton, Huddersfield would need a solitary point to be able to relax ahead of the final day however a draw makes things very precarious going into this game.

Chelsea won the first meeting between these teams in December 3-1 and with the Champions League still in reach they should take care of business.

Even so, the market looks to have this game just about right so I am happy to keep away from it.

NO BET

Leicester Vs Arsenal

Thursday 10 May, 4:45am, King Power Stadium

What a wonderful scene it was Sunday as Arsene Wenger farewelled the Emirates Stadium, unfortunately for him, the club still has two away games to play.

They are still yet to pick up a Premier League point away from home and are now locked into sixth place.

Leicester present a great chance to pick up said point having struggled mightily as of late, being held scoreless for the third straight game.

Even so, Arsenal have a longer track record of poor away performances having won just three times all season so I’m taking on Leicester to spring the upset.

Back Leicester to Win @ $3.50

Manchester City Vs Brighton

Thursday 10 May, 5:00am, Etihad Stadium

City finally got their title party but are still chasing Chelsea’s record mark of 95 points in 2004/2005 and ideally, a grand total of 100 points for the season.

Brighton are fighting their way to the finish line, securing safety thanks to an upset of Manchester United on the weekend.

This will be Brighton’s first trip to Manchester City since September 1988, when both were still in Division Two, all three meetings since then have been at Brighton’s home ground.

City’s season kick started with a 2-0 win on the opening day and another win here would not surprise at all as Pep Guardiola pushes his charges to finish strong.

Back Manchester City to Win to Nil @ $1.73

Tottenham Vs Newcastle

Thursday 10 May, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium

While they are in no danger of being overtaken by Arsenal, Tottenham have been struggling to live up to expectations as of late, dropping points in three of their last four matches.

There was plenty of cause for concern as they lost to then bottom of the table West Brom on the weekend but they do have the chance to right the ship at Wembley.

Tottenham won on the opening day of the season but have not beaten Newcastle twice in a Premier League season since 2004/2005.

Newcastle have lost three in a row as they wind down to the end of the season and might struggle to get up for this one.

Back Tottenham to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $2.70

West Ham Vs Manchester United

Friday 11 May, 4:45am, London Stadium

West Ham are safe thanks to their win over Leicester but face a different sort of challenge Manchester United on the rebound.

They have lost their last two in the league against United, being held scoreless both times however they have done a good job scoring goals as of late.

West Ham have managed to score at least once in every game except two since the start of December.

Even so, United are the better team here and should be able to take care of themselves, I do like West Ham to get a potential consolation goal late on.

Back Manchester United to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3.50


2016/2017

We have reached the penultimate weekend of the English Premier League season and we are in for a busy few days of football.

Tottenham’s loss to West Ham means that Chelsea are now only one win away from the English Premier League title and they can secure the trophy with a victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday morning.

The relegation battle is still on in earnest and a Hull City victory over Crystal Palace would really throw the cat among the pigeons.

There are interesting games spread right across the weekend and you can find our complete 2016/2017 EPL Week 37 tips below.

Everton Vs Watford

Saturday 13 May, 4:45am, Goodison Park

Neither of these teams take particularly strong form into this clash, but it is still Everton that will start this game as clear favourites.

Everton produced a fairly uninspiring performance against Swansea last weekend, but they have generally saved their best form this season for in front of their home fans.

They have won 11 of their past 13 games as home favourites and they have not lost at Goodison Park this season as the punter’s elect.

Watford have lost three games on the trot and their record away from home has been particularly bad.

They have won three of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a profit, but they have failed to score a goal in their past five games on the road.

It is very tough to see Everton losing this game and they should be able to cruise to victory.

Back Everton To Win To Nil @ $2.10

West Bromwich Albion Vs Chelsea

Saturday 13 May, 5:00am, The Hawthorns

This really is the moment that Chelsea should secure the English Premier League title and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

Chelsea have been dominant against both Everton and Middlesbrough in the past fortnight and winning away from home has not been an issue this season – they have won 11 of their past 14 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

West Bromwich Albion gave up on this season months ago and they have not won a game since their upset victory over Arsenal in March.

In saying that, they have definitely saved their best form for The Hawthorns and they have won two of their past eight games as home underdogs for a profit.

Chelsea should win this game and claim the title, but there is no value at their current price and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Manchester City Vs Leicester City

Saturday 13 May, 9:30pm, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City could hardly have been more impressive against Crystal Palace last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

While there was plenty to like about the way that Manchester City played against Crystal Palace, they have struggled for consistency this season and that has made them one of the most frustrating betting sides in the whole English Premier League.

Manchester City have won only nine of their past 17 games as home favourites for a clear loss and they were handily beaten by Leicester City earlier this season.

Leicester City have played some quality football in the second half of the season and they will go into this clash with the mindset that they can take something from it.

The Foxes have won only one of their of their past 13 games as away underdogs, but they have drawn four games in this scenario.

Manchester City are far too short at their current and I am more than happy to take them on at their current price.

Back Leicester City & Draw @ $4

Bournemouth Vs Burnley

Sunday 14 May, 12:00am, Goldsands Stadium

Bournemouth can potentially climb into the top ten with a win over Burnley and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

The Cherries have taken seven points from their past three games and they are one of the only sides in the middle of the English Premier League table that have finished the season with any real purpose.

Bournemouth have won six of their past ten games as home favourites and their recent form in front of their home fans has been particularly impressive.

Burnley secured their safety with their draw against West Bromwich Albion and are another side that remain in the hunt for a top ten finish.

They have won only one game away from home so far this season and they are a side that are very tough to trust on the road.

Bournemouth really have looked the goods in recent weeks and they are a safe bet to make it three wins on the trot.

Back Bournemouth To Win @ $1.91

Middlesbrough Vs Southampton

Sunday 14 May, 12:00am, Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough were relegated from the English Premier League following their loss to Chelsea and it is Southampton that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Southampton have played some fairly uninspiring football in recent weeks and they have not won a game in over a month.

They have won five of their past ten games as home favourites for a narrow profit, but they are still a tough team to trust from a betting standpoint.

It has looked a foregone conclusion for some time that Middlesbrough would be returning to the English Championship and their time in the English Premier League really has been a massive waste of time.

Middlesbrough have failed to win a single game as home underdogs this season and their motivation levels will be at rock bottom.

Southampton are a tough side to trust, but they do represent genuine value at their current price.

Back Southampton To Win @ $1.95

Sunderland Vs Swansea City

Sunday 14 May, 12:00am, Stadium Of Light

Swansea City are now outside of the relegation zone and they can keep their fate in their own hands if they beat Sunderland this weekend.

Swansea City recorded one of the most important wins in their history to beat Everton last weekend and a similar performance would definitely be enough to see off Sunderland this weekend.

The Welsh outfit have won their only game as away favourites this season and they recorded a comfortable win over Sunderland earlier in the year.

In a move that was sure to frustrate their fans, Sunderland responded to being relegated with their first win in 2017 when they beat Hull City.

Sunderland have still only won one of their 12 games as home underdogs this season and are impossible to trust from a betting standpoint.

Swansea City still have plenty to play for and are a great bet to account for Sunderland this weekend.

Back Swansea City To Win @ $1.83

Stoke City Vs Arsenal

Sunday 14 May, 2:30am, Britannia Stadium

Arsenal still have a chance of finishing in the top four and they will go into this clash with Stoke City as clear favourites.

Arsenal were not particularly impressive against Manchester United, but they still came away with the three points and they have won three of their past four games.

The Gunners have been somewhat inconsistent away from home and they have won only seven of their past 12 games as away favourites for a narrow loss.

Stoke City took a point from their most recent clash with Bournemouth, but their form in the second half of the season has been far from spectacular and they have won only one of their past eight games.

This is a game that the market has got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Crystal Palace Vs Hull City

Sunday 14 May, 9:00pm, Selhurst Park

This is a massive game for both sides and is a true six point clash.

Crystal Palace have lost three games on the trot in very poor fashion and they now find themselves only four points away from the relegation zone.

They will start this clash as favourites, but they have been extremely tough to trust in this scenario – they have won only three of their past 10 games as home favourites for a clear loss.

Hull City took a massive step towards relegation when they failed to beat Sunderland last weekend and this is basically a must-win clash for the Tigers.

The problem for Hull City this season has been winning away from home and they have won just one of their past 18 games as away underdogs.

Tension is sure to be high at Selhurst Park and this will be one of the most interesting games of the weekend, but it is not a fixture I am interested in getting involved in from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

West Ham United Vs Liverpool

Sunday 14 May, 11:15pm, Olympic Stadium

Liverpool are yet to secure a top four finish in the English Premier League and a loss against West Ham would be a huge issue for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Liverpool produced one of their worst performances of the season to date when they played out a miserable 0-0 draw with Southampton last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

Winning away from home has not been an issue for Liverpool and they have won eight of their past 14 games as away favourites, but their recent record against West Ham is poor.

West Ham effectively ended the title chances of Tottenham last Saturday morning and they go into this clash on the on the back of a five game unbeaten run.

The Olympic Stadium has really not been a happy hunting ground for West Ham this season and they have won only one of their past seven games as away underdogs.

There should be plenty of goals scored in this encounter and the value does look to be with a Liverpool win, with both sides to score.

Back Both Teams To Score And Liverpool To Win @ $3.40

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester United

Monday 15 May, 1:30am, White Hart Lane

Tottenham will likely be out of the title race by the time this game is played, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

While they are unlikely to win the title, it has still been a season to remember for Tottenham and they have shown they are capable of competing with the best teams in the English Premier League.

Tottenham had their winning run ended by West Ham, but they have still won 15 of their past 17 games as home favourites and they have not lost at White Hart Lane this season.

Manchester United are on the quick back-up after facing Celta Vigo in their Europa League Semi-Final on Friday morning.

The Red Devils have failed to win their past three games in the English Premier League and they have been a very tough side to trust from a betting standpoint.

Manchester United have failed to win any of their past four games as away underdogs and they have very little to play for in the English Premier League.

Tottenham really should be able to maintain their unbeaten run at White Hart Lane and secure their top two finish.

Back Tottenham To Win @ $1.67

Chelsea Vs Watford

Tuesday 16 May, 5:00am, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea secured the English Premier League title with their win over West Bromwich Albion and they will be in celebration mode at Stamford Bridge.

Stamford Bridge has been a very happy hunting ground for Chelsea this season and they really should have little trouble winning again.

Chelsea have won 15 of their past 17 games as home favourites and their defence continues to be a strength.

Watford have failed to score in their past four English Premier League games and it is clear that they are mentally finished with this season.

Chelsea will win this game and they are a good bet to keep a clean sheet in the process.

Back Chelsea To Win To Nil @ $2.25

Arsenal Vs Sunderland

Wednesday 17 May, 4:45am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal remain in the mix for a top four finish and a victory over Sunderland will get them within a single point of Liverpool.

The one position that Arsenal have thrived this season has been as home favourites and they have won 12 of their past 15 games in this scenario.

Sunderland ensured that Hull City would be relegated when they went down to Swansea City on the weekend and it really is tough to see them winning this clash.

The Black Cats have won three of their past 17 games as away underdogs, but it is simply impossible to back them with any confidence in this clash.

Arsenal will win this game, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Manchester City Vs West Bromwich Albion

Wednesday 17 May, 5:00am, Etihad Stadium

This is a key game for Manchester City as they much win to ensure they remain in the top four.

Manchester City made it two wins on the trot with their victory over Leicester City and their recent record against West Bromwich Albion is nothing short of outstanding – they have won 12 of the past 13 games played between the two sides.

In saying that, Manchester City have still only won 10 of their past 18 games as home favourites for a clear loss.

West Bromwich Albion made have been the first club this season to start focusing on their summer holiday and they have taken only two points from their past seven games.

The Baggies have struggled away from home this season and they have won only three of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.

This is another game where the favourite should win comfortably, but there is no edge whatsoever at the current price.

No Bet

Southampton Vs Manchester United

Thursday 18 May, 4:45am, St Mary's Stadium

Leicester City Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Friday 19 May, 4:45am, White Hart Lane