The stakes simply could not be higher in the Premier League, as Manchester City vs Liverpool is the headline and potentially title-deciding fixture at the Etihad Stadium. Elsewhere, Chelsea’s struggles continued against Brentford and Real Madrid in recent weeks, and they now look confined to a top 4 battle – along with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham. Burnley beat Everton in midweek to take a step closer to Premier League survival and they along with Watford and Norwich are the sides that need to pick up points with increased urgency.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the EPL:
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Newcastle United vs Wolves – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.34)
Friday night football gets the programme under way with Newcastle United taking on Wolves. The Toon are not yet safe in the battle for Premier League survival but with results improving in recent weeks, they will be hopeful they can put on a show for their home fans here. Wolves meanwhile are still very much in the hunt for a European football finish come the end of the season and a result here could propel them up into the upper echelons of the table this term. This should be a very good game in the North East, with the draw the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.2) Bet @ Picklebet
Everton vs Manchester United – Goodison Park
Manchester United ($1.83)
Lowly Everton will be eager to start putting points on the board as they take on Manchester United. The Toffees lost to Burnley in midweek and are in the midst of a serious relegation scrap under Frank Lampard this term. They take on a Manchester United side that have seriously huffed and puffed this season and look to be resigned to a top 4 battle at best under Ralf Rangnick. A painstaking draw with Leicester City last time out was the latest in a long line of poor showings from United this season but they should have enough to sneak past Everton here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.83) Bet @ Picklebet
Manchester United to win 2-1
Arsenal vs Brighton – Emirates Stadium
Top 4 chasing Arsenal will be doing all they can to get back on track as they host Brighton. The Gunners have been in fine form in recent months but their chastening 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last time out was a stark reminder that there is still work to be done by Mikel Arteta’s side. Brighton meanwhile have been in relative freefall following their superb start to the season, but their Premier League status is assured. That should play into Arsenal’s favour and with the Gunners needing the points, they should prevail here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.67) Bet @ Picklebet
Arsenal to win 3-0
Southampton vs Chelsea – St Mary’s Stadium
Chelsea will be looking to end a troublesome week on a high as they take on Southampton on the South coast. Saints have enjoyed a steady campaign, picking up good results against a whole host of sides and their mid-table league standing is representative of that. Chelsea meanwhile have suffered heavy home defeats to Brentford and Real Madrid in recent days and their season looks to be on the brink of falling apart. They need the points here at St Mary’s and should just about sneak through here.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.95) Bet @ Picklebet
Chelsea to win 1-0
Watford vs Leeds United – Vicarage Road
Leeds United ($2.66)
Two sides battling away in the relegation mire face off as Watford host Leeds United. The Hornets find themselves three points from Premier League safety this season and Roy Hodgson clearly has an astronomical job on his hands. Leeds meanwhile have improved in recent weeks through Jesse Marsch and have pulled slightly away from trouble, but they still need to find points to fully assure themselves of safety. This is a real six-pointer at the bottom of the table and a draw seems the most plausible result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) Bet @ Picklebet
Aston Villa vs Tottenham – Villa Park
Aston Villa ($3.25)
Aston Villa will be looking to climb the table as they take on European football chasing Tottenham. Villa have improved massively under Steven Gerrard this season, but recent inconsistencies have left them in a battle for a mid-table finish. Tottenham meanwhile have endured a real rollercoaster campaign under Antonio Conte but could well end up picking up a top 4 finish at the end of it all. Spurs have really hit their straps in recent weeks and could well come out on top in this one.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($2.3) Bet @ Picklebet
Tottenham to win 3-1
Brentford vs West Ham United – Brentford Community Stadium
West Ham United ($2.7)
A London Derby of sorts kicks off the Sunday programme as Brentford take on West Ham United. The Bees have been in fine fettle throughout their debut Premier League season and their win over Chelsea last time out looks to be the icing on the cake – with top-flight safety all but assured. West Ham meanwhile have Europa League and Premier League commitments to consider in the dying embers of the season and this could be a real test of their resolve in West London. The Hammers should however, prevail here.
Betting tip: West Ham United to win the match ($2.7) Bet @ Picklebet
West Ham to win 2-1
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.42)
Crystal Palace ($3.2)
Two sides looking to finish their respective seasons on a high face off as Leicester City host Crystal Palace. The Foxes haven’t been at the level expected of them this season under Brendan Rodgers, but they are a quality outfit, capable of beating anyone on their day. Palace meanwhile, have a FA Cup semi-final on the horizon and thrashed Arsenal last time out, in what could be a real omen coming into this one. As the league table suggests, these sides are difficult to split, and a draw could well be on the cards in East Midlands.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5) Bet @ Picklebet
Norwich City vs Burnley – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($2.9)
A classic relegation scrap gets underway in East Anglia as Norwich City take on Burnley. The Canaries sit adrift at the bottom of the table but a result here would certainly help their cause, as they strive for survival under Dean Smith. Burnley meanwhile won well over Everton in midweek and look to have their Premier League status in their own hands again this term. The Clarets are a side adept at finding ways to get the job done and they should pick up a valuable win at Norwich here.
Betting tip: Burnley to win the match ($2.7) Bet @ Picklebet
Burnley to win 2-1
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($2.05)
The potential title decider is here as champions Manchester City take on key protagonists Liverpool. City have had their lead hacked at by the reds in recent weeks and go into this one with just a one point lead, setting up the occasion perfectly at the Etihad. Liverpool are in the midst of a 10-game winning streak in the Premier League, and they should be full of confidence on arrival here in Manchester. The stakes here are huge for both sides, making the draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.8) Bet @ Picklebet
EPL Week 32 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Norwich City vs Burnley – Burnley to win
Southampton vs Chelsea – Chelsea to win
Arsenal vs Brighton – Arsenal to win
Aston Villa vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
A $50 wager would pay out $538.00 if successful at the current odds Bet @ Picklebet
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About the Author: Sam Hayes
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.