2020/2021 EPL Week 37 Preview

Every Premier League club has two matches remaining as the eventful 2020/2021 season draws to a close this weekend.

The Premier League table is beginning to fan out with the champions and relegation places already confirmed while the battle for the Champions League is down to a three horse race for two spots.

Leicester and Chelsea will face off again barely 72 hours after competing in the FA Cup Final with the loser likely to drop down to fifth place.

Find out who we are backing in our preview below!

Manchester United Vs Fulham

Wednesday 19 May, 3:00am, Old Trafford

It’s fair to say the last week could not have gone much worse for Manchester United losing to both Leicester and Liverpool.

The good news for them is the fact they can secure second place in the Premier League with a victory over Fulham in this fixture.

Considering the Cottagers have lost their last three matches and seven of their last eight, it almost seems like a fait accompli for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company.

While they are the better side and should come away with the win, it will not come easily with huge questions about their backline.

They have conceded two or more goals in four of their last five games and Both Teams to Score has hit in each of those contests.

I’ll put those two outcomes together for a Same Game Multi to kick off the midweek action.

SGM: Manchester United to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3.00

Southampton Vs Leeds

Wednesday 19 May, 3:00am, St Mary’s Stadium

Both of these sides come into this match on two game winning streaks as they try and end their season on a high note.

Despite being largely rubbish for most of 2021, Southampton has rediscovered its scoring touch in the past seven days, getting by Palace and Fulham by a scoreline of 3-1 in both fixtures.

As for Leeds they stunned Tottenham 3-1 at Elland Road before trouncing Burnley 4-0.

With both teams rediscovering their scoring touch, I’ll back this fixture to feature plenty of goals in another SGM.

SGM: Leeds Over 1.5 Goals & Southampton Over 1.5 Goals @ $3.73

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Manchester City

Wednesday 19 May, 4:00am, Amex Stadium

This is arguably the toughest match of the round to settle on a bet for, with so many variables set to play a role.

Brighton has secured safety for next season (just) by operating on a policy of stubbornness and frustrating opponents into submission.

City doesn’t have a whole lot riding on this result having already won the Premier League, but they need to strike the balance of maintaining a relatively healthy squad and keeping them sharp for next weekend’s Champions League Final.

Perhaps that contributed to their seven-goal thriller against Newcastle where they were far from sharp defensively but still had the firepower to get by.

I’ll back another high scoring fixture here as City goes for broke in attack once again.

Back City to Win and Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.50

Chelsea Vs Leicester

Wednesday 19 May, 5:15am, Stamford Bridge

In a case of déjà vu, Leicester will travel to London for the second time in three days to face Chelsea.

While the stakes are not quite as high as Sunday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley (won by Leicester), neither side can afford to lose this fixture in the race for a Champions League berth.

Defeat could see that side overtaken by Liverpool heading into the final matchday while a draw could still see Chelsea drop to fifth.

With both sides still needing points, I’ll back a similar match to the FA Cup Final and take a low scoring result.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.70

Everton Vs Wolves

Thursday 20 May, 3:00am, Goodison Park

Everton’s complete lack of composure in front of goal looks like it will cost them the European football they so desperately crave next season.

Their best case scenario right now is winning out, getting a lot of help from Tottenham and West Ham and sneaking into sixth place but that would rely on an awful lot of things breaking their way.

As for Wolves they seem destined into finish in the bottom half of the table following an incredibly disappointing season where they just have not shown a whole lot of ability when it comes to scoring goals.

Both sides will probably be happy to just grind this one out and take another step closer to the offseason.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.75

Newcastle Vs Sheffield United

Thursday 20 May, 3:00am, St James’ Park

Sheffield United ensured that they had one final chance to play spoiler before exiting the Premier League for at least 12 months.

There is not a lot to spoil here with Newcastle just happy they have survived for another season.

Over their last two matches we have seen a total of 13 goals scored against Leicester and Manchester City.

Sheffield is not a great side going forward and gave up four goals to Tottenham earlier this month so the Magpies could be in for a fill up here.

Back Newcastle Over 2.5 Goals @ $3.30

Tottenham Vs Aston Villa

Thursday 20 May, 3:00am, Tottenham Stadium

Spurs have to win to ensure that they are playing European football next season, with West Ham, Everton and even Arsenal still eying off any potential stumbles.

Villa is just playing for pride so if Tottenham is ready to play, this could get ugly.

They have won their last two home games by a combined score of 6-0 and I can’t see them dropping this one.

Son has scored in three of his last four matches and after being held out against Wolves, should be firing in this match.

SGM: Son Anytime Goalscorer and Tottenham to Win @ $2.90

Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal

Thursday 20 May, 4:00am, Selhurst Park

Arsenal have had plenty of time to enjoy their win over Chelsea but up next is (one of) their bogey teams in Crystal Palace.

The last five meetings between these sides have produced four draws and one Palace victory including a 0-0 draw back in January.

Anything less than a win would end their hopes of playing in Europe next season and even then, all three points may not be enough.

Even though they have won their last three Premier League matches, I cannot understand how Arsenal is at $1.50 in this market.

I’ll back Mikel Arteta’s team to drop more points by dipping into the double chance market.

Back Crystal Palace/Draw Double Chance @ $2.55

Burnley Vs Liverpool

Thursday 20 May, 5:15am, Turf Moor

Liverpool survived against West Brom and should they win this fixture, they will enter the final weekend of the Premier League season in a Champions League place.

Burnley did stun the Reds at Anfield back in January but are coming off arguably their worst loss of the season, getting demolished 4-0 at the hands of Leeds.

Based largely on that result, and Liverpool’s encouraging form in front of goal, I’ll back the Reds to cruise home in this one.

SGM: Liverpool/Liverpool HT/FT & Liverpool Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.23

West Bromwich Albion Vs West Ham

Thursday 20 May, 5:15am, The Hawthorns

Much like Everton, West Ham’s dreams of playing in next season’s Champions League have been felled by their own failings over the last month.

One win from their last five has put the Irons squarely in the “blind hope” category and they could be consigned to a seventh place best case scenario by the time they kick off.

As for West Brom, well who could blame them for having given up already with the Championship looming.

I’ll catch up on the highlights later Thursday morning.

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.25


2019/2020

It’s the penultimate round of the Premier League and we’ve still got plenty on the line over the next few days.

The race for the final two Champions League spots is down to three teams and it could be resolved this weekend if Manchester United drops points.

We’re going to preview this round’s matches in two parts, firstly the covering the matches on Saturday and Sunday night (AEST) and then after the FA Cup finalists are determined, cover the rest of the matches.

Check out who we are backing here.

Norwich Vs Burnley

Sunday 19 July, 2:30am, Carrow Road

Norwich 0 – Burnley 2

There’s something to like about Burnley’s recent form, drawing three of their last four and they are doing a good job avoiding defeat, losing just once in their last 14 Premier League matches.

Norwich is well and truly done, stone dead last and just playing out the fixtures, it’s hard to see them finding any motivation to do a whole lot of anything in this match.

There’s two more chances to back against Norwich and there’s some value on offer here.

Back Burnley to Win @ $2.20

Bournemouth Vs Southampton

Sunday 19 July, 11:00pm, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 0 – Southampton 2

The Saints are becoming the Premier League’s draw specialists splitting the points in their last three matches.

Bournemouth needs all three points on offer in this match or their relegation could be all but confirmed.

A point would at least keep their survival hopes alive for another week and that’s all I can really see them getting.

Back the Draw @ $3.50

Tottenham Vs Leicester

Monday 20 July, 1:00am, Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham 3 – Leicester 0

Tottenham’s run has come a little too late to get rewarded with a Champions League berth, and they may yet find themselves punished with a spot in the Europa League.

Perhaps most importantly, they need to win this match to keep above North London rivals Arsenal.

Leicester won the first meeting but have really struggled this month winning just two of five matches.

The last six matches between these two sides have all produced winners with Spurs taking four of those contests.

In those six matches we have seen plenty of goals flying in with three or more goals in five of those games and there’s value on offer backing that to happen again.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.95

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs Newcastle

Tuesday 21 July, 3:00am, Amex Stadium

Brighton 0 – Newcastle 0

It’s the relief of being just about home facing the apathy of mid-table security in the penultimate Premier League match for both of these clubs.

Brighton could still mathematically be relegated however it doesn’t seem all that likely both Watford and Aston Villa will collect the necessary points (and overturn the goal differential) to run them down.

Even just a point would remove the benefit of the doubt and with neither side inspiring a whole lot of confidence, a draw is a good value play here.

Back the Draw @ $3.50

Sheffield United Vs Everton

Tuesday 21 July, 3:00am, Bramall Lane

Sheffield United – Everton 1

The Blades four game unbeaten run was brought to a screeching halt in the form of Leicester last week but they should have enough in the tank to get over the line against a struggling Everton team.

A win would keep Sheffield’s faint European hopes alive, bringing them just one point behind Tottenham.

Everton has gone four matches without a win but has not had a whole lot to play for lately, content with finishing in the bottom half of the table after a nightmare first half of the season.

With one eye on next season, Everton might not be at their peak and I’ll back Sheffield to put that Leicester defeat behind them.

Back Sheffield United to Win @ $2.10

Wolverhampton Vs Crystal Palace

Tuesday 21 July, 5:15am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 2 – Crystal Palace 0

How quickly can we put a bet on Crystal Palace to lose?

This side has been atrocious and currently has a form lone better than only last placed Norwich.

They can’t score and Wolves needs all three points from this fixture to leapfrog Spurs into sixth place.

Easily the best bet of the weekend, Wolves to win and keep a clean sheet.

Back Wolves to Win to Nil @ $2.00

Watford Vs Manchester City

Wednesday 22 July, 3:00am, Vicarage Road

Watford 4 – Manchester City 0

With the FA Cup now out of the equation, City’s season hinges on their Champions League tie with Real Madrid, meaning this is going to be a tune up for them.

Watford is not quite safe and have opted to sack manager Nigel Pearson with two matches remaining.

Perhaps there will be a response from the side but you can’t back against City responding to their disappointing performance at Wembley.

The last two meetings have finished 6-0 and 8-0 to City and they will be looking for another scoreline in that vein.

SGM: Manchester City HT/FT, Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.40

Aston Villa Vs Arsenal

Wednesday 22 July, 5:15am, Villa Park

Aston Villa 1 – Arsenal 0

If Arsenal is going to have a letdown after a pair of huge results, it will be in this match against a desperate Aston Villa side trying to stave off relegation.

By the time this match kicks off, Villa will know the result of Watford’s match and if they can catch up to the Hornets with an upset win here.

You have to give them a chance especially with Arsenal’s struggles on the road however the Gunners have had their measure, winning the last seven meetings between the two clubs.

If Villa are to survive their best option is to limit the damage in this match and go for broke against West Ham on the final day.

Arsenal on the road is a risky bet but it’s too hard to pass up at this price.

Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.10

Manchester United Vs West Ham

Thursday 23 July, 3:00am, Old Trafford

Manchester United 1 – West Ham 1

With Chelsea in action a couple of hours after this match kicks off and Leicester losing to Tottenham, United has the perfect bounce back opportunity after their FA Cup nightmare.

Their league form has been superb, unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League matches, winning eight.

A point from this match would allow them to jump over Leicester and regardless of the Chelsea result, put them in position to secure Champions League football next season.

West Ham has secured their survival and will be glad to not need a point from Old Trafford, a venue they have not won at since May 2007.

United and West Ham both have plenty of attacking talent so we could see quite a few goals in this contest as United comes away with all three points.

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

Liverpool Vs Chelsea

Thursday 23 July, 5:15am, Anfield

Liverpool 5 – Chelsea 3

It might not be the traditional title party for Premier League champions but it won’t matter for Liverpool, this is the day they get to raise the trophy at Anfield.

Chelsea on the other hand still has a lot on the line and could secure Champions League football with a win in this match.

A Chelsea upset does offer some value and Liverpool have struggled against their traditional rivals since football returned, so we’ll back the Blues to spoil Liverpool’s party.

Back Chelsea to Win @ $3.40


2018/2019

Just two weeks remain in the Premier League season and there are two big questions yet to be answered.

Who wants the title more and does anyone actually want to finish third?

City knows all they have to do is win their final two games and they are champions again, while Liverpool need some sort of slip up.

In the trailing pack, none of Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and United seem overly capable of winning anything right now and that’s just fine for Spurs who could fall into third place at this rate.

It’s the best and worst part of the Premier League how unpredictable these final weeks can be as it becomes what Sir Alex Ferguson once descibred as “squeaky bum time”.

We have sifted through the form guide and found our previews, predictions and Same Game Multis for all ten Premier League games in the penultimate weekend of action.

Everton Vs Burnley

Saturday 4 May, 5:00am, Goodison Park

Everton 2 – Burnley 0

While there are plenty of games with something on the line this weekend, the match to kickoff the weekend has little more than pride on the line.

Everton is in great form but has been very guilty of playing to the level of their opponents in their last few matches.

Having beaten both Arsenal and Manchester United, they lost to Fulham and drew with Crystal Palace.

Using that logic, they might struggle against a Burnley side with not much on the line themselves but have been playing their opponents close as well.

The Claret’s away form however hasn’t been all that strong this season so I just don’t have the confidence to back them for an upset here, but I’m not confident in Everton at that price either.

Instead, I’ll take the Both Teams to Score market since that has hit in four of the last five meetings between these teams.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $1.85

SGM: Everton to Win, Richarlison & Ashley Barnes Anytime Goalscorers

Bournemouth Vs Tottenham

Saturday 4 May, 9:30pm, Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth 1 – Tottenham 0

If things go right for Tottenham this weekend, they could clinch third spot by beating Bournemouth and having Chelsea, Arsenal and United drop points.

The question is though, how on earth can you feel confident in a win here?

Bournemouth have scored eight goals in their last three Premier League matches while Tottenham have scored just one goal in their last four games in all competitions.

On top of that Mauricio Pochettino will have to juggle a depleted squad with a return trip to Ajax coming up as well.

It would be a shock to see Jan Vertonghen play after his concussion midweek and frankly an unnecessary risk.

Perhaps the one comfort here is that they could lose this game and still finish third as they have the biggest margin for error in that race.

Because of that I’m going to take Bournemouth to get something out of this game.

Back Bournemouth Win/Draw Double Chance @ $1.91

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

West Ham Vs Southampton

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, London Stadium

West Ham 3 – Southampton 0

Another game with not much on the line as Southampton secured their Premier League position for next season last weekend.

West Ham will be flying after becoming the first team to beat Spurs in their new stadium and could still sneak into the top ten by closing out the season with two wins.

The Irons have won the last two meetings between these sides and I’m happy to back them in on their home form and the fact they are over even money.

Back West Ham to Win @ $2.25

SGM: West Ham to Win, Under 3.5 Goals, Michail Antonio Anytime Goalscorer

Wolverhampton Vs Fulham

Sunday 5 May, 12:00am, Molineux Stadium

Wolves 1 – Fulham 0

Outside of Man City and Liverpool, Fulham are the form side in the Premier League with three straight wins.

Unfortunately this run is a case of too little too late as the Cottagers are still going to be relegated in two weeks.

It does present an interesting upset opportunity here if you can talk yourself into backing Fulham, which might take a lot of talking.

They did pick up a draw at Craven Cottage on Boxing Day but Wolves have been in pretty good form themselves and still have way too much quality in their side.

As kickoff approaches I might be able to talk myself into putting a small bet on a Fulham upset but for now I’ll play it safe and take Wolves in the doubles market.

Back Wolves to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.75

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

Cardiff Vs Crystal Palace

Sunday 5 May, 2:30am, Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff 2 – Crystal Palace 3

Cardiff will be very glad to be playing before Brighton do this weekend, considering one of the two will be going down to the Championship next season.

The Welsh side still need some sort of miracle to avoid the drop, needing to gain five points on Brighton in the remaining two matches.

A loss here would confirm their relegation and a repeat of the 0-0 draw in December might not be enough either.

Desperation is the best kind of motivator but it does leave a lot of room for interpretation about what could come next so I’m happy to stay out of this game since, like the market suggests, it could go either way.

NO BETS

Newcastle Vs Liverpool

Sunday 5 May, 4:45am, St James’ Park

Newcastle 2 – Liverpool 3

After being one of many, many sides to feel the wrath of Leo Messi, Liverpool now has to turn their attention to their Premier League title quest.

Nothing less than six points from their final two games will do and it would be foolish to overlook this game, especially considering their recent record at St James’ Park.

The last four games there have resulted in two Newcastle wins and two draws, if that doesn’t scream bogey ground, I don’t know what does.

The last time they hosted the Reds in October 2017 was also the last time they scored against them however, losing at Anfield 2-0 last season and 4-0 this season.

Like a few games this weekend, you could absolutely talk yourself into backing an upset here, but with the Champions League pretty much out of reach, expect Liverpool to go all out and put some pressure on City with a big win.

Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $2.20

SGM: Liverpool to Win, Mane and Salah Anytime Goalscorers

Chelsea Vs Watford

Sunday 5 May, 11:00pm, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 3 – Watford 0

Sunday’s slate of games could shape the race for fourth spot (and third if Tottenham drop points).

Chelsea have just two points from their last three games which, compared to the teams around them isn’t that bad.

Watford is tuning up for the FA Cup Final and could see this game as a great chance to deal with being a massive underdog, just like they will be against City in two weeks.

Realistically, I can’t back Chelsea with any confidence at their current price here so I’m going to roll with the value and take what is a very good Watford side to win outright

Back Watford to Win @ $7.50

SGM: Watford to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Gerard Delofeu Anytime Goalscorer

Huddersfield Town Vs Manchester United

Sunday 5 May, 11:00pm, John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield 1 – Manchester United 1

It would just sum up the season for both of these clubs if Huddersfield, winless since February and firmly rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table decided to mess with Manchester United’s top four hopes.

Of course backing Huddersfield to do anything other than lose would not be a responsible move no matter how much United have struggled lately.

With the price on offer for a United win and any sort of reasonable value adds like total goals not adding much before getting ridiculous, this game screams “stay away”.

NO BETS

Arsenal Vs Brighton And Hove Albion

Monday 6 May, 1:30am, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 1 – Brighton 1

Two sides have beaten Arsenal in the Premier League at the Emirates, Manchester City on opening day and Crystal Palace over Easter.

That loss started the Gunners current three game losing streak, their worst since Unai Emery’s first two games in charge.

Perhaps the only reason you can back Arsenal to win with something resembling confidence here is the fact they are at home.

Defensively they are a shambles at the moment giving up a total of nine goals to Palace, Wolves and Leicester in the space of a week.

Back Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3

SGM: Arsenal to Win, Both Teams to Score, Aubameyang First Goalscorer

Manchester City Vs Leicester City

Tuesday 7 May, 5:00am, Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 – Leicester 0

If Liverpool does slip up at St James’ Park, this game could be for the Premier League title, if they don’t, then it gives City a huge edge going into the final day of the season.

At home I just can’t see City losing to Leicester here, especially after going down at the King Power Stadium earlier this season.

The question, like with most City games is where to find a value play?

After struggling by Burnley, and with Leicester putting three past Arsenal, this has the makings of a high scoring affair.

Back City to Win and Over 3.5 Goals @ $1.91

SGM: City to Win, Over 3.5 Goals, Sergio Aguero Anytime Goalscorer


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