EPL BETTING PREVIEW: WEEK 38

The Premier League draws to a close this weekend with English teams taking to the field for the final time in the nation’s top flight. Although Liverpool will go down as the deserved champions of the 19/20 season, history remains to be written elsewhere, with teams battling it out for survival and European qualification.

Join us as we take a look into the final round of fixtures in the English Premier League and preview some exciting options for EPL Betting in week 38.

PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING

Leicester City

This Sunday, Leicester City play Manchester United in a winner-takes-all final-day showdown. With both teams aware that only the full three points will guarantee a place amongst Europe’s elite next season – and the accompanying financial rewards – the clash promises to be a vital and epic finale to the turbulent 19/20 EPL season.

The Foxes head into the game in fifth place, just a single point behind both Chelsea and Manchester United. Brendan Rodgers will be on the back foot this weekend, unable to play his strongest lineup as James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira are all currently sidelined due to injury, while defender Caglar Soyuncu serves a suspension.

Leicester fans will place their hopes of Champions League football on the shoulders of Jamie Vardy, who stands on a current tally of 23 goals and is in prime position to claim his first Golden Boot. The striker is at 23/20 (2.15), to score anytime against the Red Devils.

Manchester United

Manchester United’s resurgence has slowed after two league draws against Southampton and West Ham. Their failure to fully capitalise on the results of teams around them has left them vulnerable and in the middle of a three-way fight for a spot in the top-four. Although currently third in the table, the Red Devils find themselves level on points with Chelsea and only a single point away from their opponents Leicester City in fifth place. 

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are to succeed, hopes will hinge on Bruno Fernandes to once again turn the cogs of the Manchester United machine and secure the win and a place in the Champions League.

Having won 1-0 in their previous fixture at home to the Foxes earlier this season courtesy of a converted Rashford penalty, Manchester United have the opportunity to do the league-double over a wounded Leicester City side. 

LEICESTER CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

Edging it as favourites, Manchester United are fancied at 5/4 (2.25) to win, with Leicester City sporting odds of 9/4 (3.25).


Chelsea

Having suffered a demoralising 5-3 defeat to champions Liverpool on Wednesday, Chelsea ensured their fight for a top-four finish goes down to the wire.

Although a single point will be enough for the Blues to qualify for European football’s premier competition, Frank Lampard will ask his players to relish the pressure, secure a win, and make a statement on the pitch before their upcoming FA Cup final against Arsenal.

Chelsea have won eight out of their last 11 Premier League fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers and should be able to deploy enough firepower to swing the result their way. All subject, of course, to their shaky defence being able to withstand the pace and power of the Wolves attack. 

Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud is at 3/2 (2.50), to continue his immense form and bang in a goal this Sunday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

If not for a few poor showings on the road, Wolverhampton Wanderers could have already successfully booked their ticket into the Europa League for next season. With just a point separating them from seventh-place Tottenham, a win against Chelsea this Sunday will see their fantastic season end with a top-six finish.  

If their previous encounter against the Blues, which ended in a 5-2 defeat at the Molineux Stadium, is anything to go by, this weekend’s matchup is set to be a cracking affair between two teams desperate for the three points.

CHELSEA VS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

Chelsea are favourites at 6/7 (1.86) to win, and secure a top-four spot, while Wolves are measured at 13/4 (4.25), to go on and ruin the day of many Londoners.


Arsenal

Arsenal fans will be relieved to see the end of the Premier League season after their final fixture against Watford this Sunday. Although they have virtually nothing to play for – European qualification via the league having slipped beyond their grasp – the Arsenal manager has already expressed his desire to end the season strongly, mindful that a positive result could help confidence ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea on 1 August.

Knowing the catastrophic implications of an injury to a star man, Arteta may look to rest one or two of his key players. As their starting XI for the FA Cup final will remain undecided until the day, Arsenal’s young guns will stand ready to showcase their talent in this fixture and petition the manager for an opportunity to feature in the final.

Arsenal’s top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at 5/7 (1.71), to add another goal to his tally and a great option for EPL betting in week 38.

Watford

Things went from bad to worse for Watford after a heavy 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last Tuesday was exacerbated by Trezeguet’s volley, gifting relegation rivals Aston Villa a win. As things stand, the Hornets go into their final game of the season equal on 34 points with Villa but in the relegation zone due to their inferior goal difference.

In their previous fixture against the Gunners they were able to turn a two-goal deficit into a 2-2 draw; caretaker manager Hayden Mullins knows that his team must go one better this time out to lessen the threat of relegation.

With their fate not entirely in their own hands, Hornet fans will be keeping one eye fixed on Aston Villa, where a loss by a margin of over two goals may keep Watford in the Premier League regardless of a low-scoring loss against Arsenal.

ARSENAL VS WATFORD: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

Home-side advantage plays into the hands of Arsenal as they find themselves at 14/5 (1.93) to win, while Watford are at 27/10 (3.70), to take the full three points.


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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.

EPL BETTING PREVIEW: WEEK 32

Following a weekend that saw the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City progress into the FA Cup semi-finals, the Premier League returns to screens around the globe with a host of midweek fixtures and plenty of interesting EPL betting in Week 32.

Chelsea hammered the final nail in the coffin that was Manchester City’s title aspirations last Thursday, allowing Liverpool to deservedly claimed their 19th league title; securing their first-place position with an outstanding 86 points in only 31 games.

Although it will be Liverpool’s name engraved on the trophy, parts of the 2019/20 Premier League story still need to be written.

Join us this week as we dive into the EPL and witness champions clashing at the Etihad, alongside intense battles throughout the table for European places.

PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING

Manchester City

A 2-1 defeat away to Chelsea last week saw Manchester City part ways with their Premier League crown, putting Liverpool well and truly beyond their grasp. In a cruel twist of fate, the ex-champions will now be the first to welcome the new champs and form a guard of honour for Klopp’s men, as the two sides face one another this Thursday at the Etihad.

Although City’s attention may be on securing silverware in other competitions, Pep Guardiola will demand his team continue their five-year unbeaten run against Liverpool at home in the league, and set down a marker for next season against the newly crowned champions.

Liverpool

Having secured their first title in 30 years, Liverpool head to the Etihad Stadium this Thursday, eager to claim their first win as champions against Manchester City. Although this fixture is no longer a title decider, the intense rivalry between these sides should ensure that the match is anything but a formality.

With key first-team players Aguero and Fernandinho both unavailable for selection for Manchester City, Liverpool will look to exploit an under-strength side. Victory against the team who pipped them to the title last year would push the Reds another step closer to breaking records for wins and points in the league. Klopp’s men must look to emulate their performance from their previous encounter, where they took the full three points via a 3-1 victory at Anfield.

MANCHESTER CITY VS LIVERPOOL: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

As the two best sides in the country are set to lock horns, Manchester City come out on top at 35/33 (2.06) to win, with the champions, Liverpool looking at odds of 47/20 (3.35).


West Ham United

West Ham United continue their fight to secure a place in the Premier League next season, as they welcome Chelsea in a London derby this Thursday. David Moyes’s team toes the right-side of the relegation line by virtue of goal difference; Hammers fans know that their team is in dire need of points having lost both games since the restart.

Few West Ham United fans will expect a repeat of the reverse fixture which saw Aaron Cresswell secure the win for his team with the only goal of the day. With David Moyes’s side plagued by injuries, the Hammers go into the fixture knowing that they will need to beat Chelsea the hard way – without the likes of club record-singing Sebastian Haller and defender Arthur Masuaku.

Chelsea

Chelsea, on the other hand, find themselves fighting it out at the other end of the table in fourth spot, looking to secure a valuable place in the Champions League for next season.

With three wins out of three since the restart – beating the likes of Aston Villa, Manchester City and Leicester City, Frank Lampard’s team go into the London derby fully expecting all three points. Recent good news emanating from Stamford Bridge also suggests that Christian Pulisic may be up for selection this week against the Hammers after limping off in his last appearance. 

WEST HAM UNITED VS CHELSEA: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

Unsurprisingly Chelsea come out as favourites at 3/5 (1.60) to win, with the chances of West Ham United causing an upset calculated at 9/2 (5.50).


Everton

Everton’s restart to the league has seen the Toffees face opponents from opposite ends of the table, drawing to the newly crowned champions and beating last-place Norwich City on the road.

Although still not where they want to be (currently in 12th place), a home win this Wednesday against Leicester City could propel Ancelotti’s side up the league, to just one point behind Tottenham in 7th. With their stand-out youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin available and enjoying the best season of his career with a total of 13 Premier League goals, Everton should head into their fixture against the Foxes oozing confidence.

Leicester City

Still searching for their first Premier League victory since the restart, the Foxes travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton. Going into the match, all eyes will be fixed on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to spark a repeat of the 2-1 win earlier this season in the reverse fixture. Leading the charts as the current Premier League top goalscorer with 19 goals, the Englishman is at 13/10 (2.30) to add to his tally this Wednesday night and presents an interesting option for EPL betting in Week 32.

With Chelsea cutting the gap to third place to just a point, and Manchester United hot on their heels, Brendan Rodgers will prepare his team for a tough contest, in which they must come out on top. Foxes fans know that a win has the potential to put some distance between themselves and their rivals, and possibly secure a Champions League qualification spot for next season.

EVERTON VS LEICESTER CITY: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

On account of their recent form and home advantage, Everton are favourited at 14/9 (2.55) to win, with Leicester City’s chances measured at 19/10 (2.90).

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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.

Manchester United vs Leicester City: Betting Preview

On Saturday, Premier League action returns following the international break. Unbeaten Leicester City travel to Old Trafford to face a Manchester United side that is without a win since the opening day and facing a potential injury crisis.   

The two sides enter this fixture with very different atmospheres surrounding each club. Utd are all doom and gloom; from the Pogba transfer saga over the summer to their less than convincing start to the season, the Red Devils have lost much of the early optimism that surrounded the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Leicester, meanwhile, have a spring in their step; they’re unbeaten and beginning to find their feet under Brendan Rodgers.

Manchester United

The term “injury crisis” is often bandied around without a great deal of justification. But in the case of Man Utd right now, it’s safe to say an injury crisis is looming. There are concerns over both full-backs, with particular concern over new signing – and one of the few bright lights in this early stage of the season – Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was forced to withdraw from the recent England squad; Jesse Lingard was also sent home by the Three Lions with illness. Paul Pogba didn’t make the France squad due to an ankle injury and Anthony Martial missed the last fixture due to a thigh issue.

Injury concerns aside, Utd have not looked a tidy outfit even with their strongest XI on show thus far this season. Last time out against Southampton they were unable to capitalise when Saints were reduced to 10 men, prior to that they suffered a home defeat to Crystal Palace. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping that new-signing Daniel James can continue the promising start that he’s made to his Utd career and that some of the players sidelined with minor injuries can make it back into the starting line-up.

Leicester City

Ordinarily, remaining undefeated after just four games wouldn’t be considered the most impressive achievement. But when the only other sides to match such a feat are Liverpool and Manchester City, it’s ok to feel yourself a little. And under Brendan Rodgers, that’s exactly what the Foxes are beginning to do.

With Jamie Vardy leading the line, Leicester are still as devastating on the counter-attack as ever. However, with Tielemans and Maddison firmly established in the side, Leicester have now added some extra dimensions to their game. Thanks to the creativity of the two youngsters – and the ability of both to play defence-splitting passes – Leicester are now better equipped than ever to operate against the low block just as well as on the counter. Against Utd at Old Trafford, they’ll no doubt be expecting to see less of the ball. But should Utd do what teams short of confidence tend to do, and retreat towards their own box, Leicester will feel confident of breaking them down.  

MANCHESTER UNITED VS LEICESTER CITY: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS

Despite losing their last home fixture to Palace, Manchester United are slight favourites to win at odds of 26/33 (1.79), while Leicester are priced at 7/2 (4.50).

Manchester United vs Leicester City: Premier League Betting Tips

Leicester City have an appalling record at Old Trafford and have not won at the home of Manchester United since 1998, but Palace didn’t exactly have a great record either and look what they were able to do. Times are changing and Utd are no longer the juggernaut they once were; their squad far from being the envy of the league – one could argue that in Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison and Vardy, Leicester have 5 players that would make it into the Utd starting XI. With that in mind, we’re backing Leicester to do a Palace and beat Utd, with a correct score of 1-2 at 11/1 (12.00).


*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.

Manchester City vs Leicester City Betting Preview

On Monday night, Leicester City travel to Manchester City in hopes of completing a league double over the reigning champions.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are aiming for a 13th successive victory in the league as they attempt to stay ahead of challengers Liverpool. Leicester City, managed by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, registered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Arsenal in their last outing. The Foxes remain in contention for European qualification and are just three points behind seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Manchester City

Since a December wobble, which saw defeats to both Leicester City and Newcastle United, Manchester City have been imperious in the league, winning 13 games on the bounce. Having bombed out of the Champions League, domestic success (and a possible treble winning season) is the primary focus for Pep Guardiola’s men.

The Citizens will be looking for a much stronger performance than they produced when losing the corresponding fixture earlier in the season. Central to success will be Sergio Aguero, who would equal his best ever season for PL home goals if he hits the back of the net on Monday. His current record for goals at the Etihad Stadium stands at 16 strikes in the 2011/12 season. Recently crowned as Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, Raheem Sterling will hope to see his outstanding form continue to the end of the season.

Leicester City

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers once again has a hand in affecting a Manchester City chase for the Premier League title, having been involved in a title fight with Manchester’s boys in blue as boss of Liverpool back in 2013/14. While he claims he’s thinking only about the benefits of victory for current club Leicester City, there’s no doubt that victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night will be of huge help to his former club.

Since taking over from Claude Puel in February, Rodgers has led his side to a record of five wins, one draw and two losses from eight games. The run has kept them in contention for a possible European place as they currently sit just three points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers heading into the final two games of the season. While Wolves face an already relegated side in Fulham, victory is not a foregone conclusion for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men with the side from Craven Cottage having won three on the bounce under Scott Parker. Wolves also face title challengers Liverpool on the last day of the season so Leicester won’t be counting themselves out of competing in European competition next season, just yet.

MANCHESTER CITY VS LEICESTER CITY PREMIER LEAGUE ODDS AT ENERGYBET

Manchester City head into this Premier League clash as firm favourites for victory at 3/20 (1.15). Despite having one win against Manchester City already in the bank this season, Leicester City are very much outsiders to win at 17/1 (18.00).

Manchester City vs Leicester City betting tips

Guardiola’s men may be firm favourites to win, but The Foxes are sure to register a goal, having scored in their last 10 away fixtures. In Jamie Vardy, they also have the player with more goals (31) against the current top six than any other player in the competition. Back Man City to win and both teams to score at 47/20 (2.35).

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of going to print.

3rd round of the FA Cup

Millwall play Barnsley at home in a 3rd round FA cup tie that is of special significance to EnergyBet. Manager, Neil Harris can be pleased with his team’s home form in recent weeks. Millwall have won seven and drawn three of their thirteen home games this season. They will be hoping to continue this trend in their home tie against Barnsley who are just four places below them in the league. COYL!

Top of the Championship versus bottom of the Premier League

Championship leaders, Wolves take on bottom of the EPL Swansea City in an intriguing encounter. Wolves have been impressive all season and are nine points clear at the top of the league having scored a ton of goals. Swansea on the other hand having score just thirteen goals during this campaign may struggle at the Molineux.

Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa entertain League 1’s Peterborough United

Steve Bruce may be wondering what he must do to please the Villa fans. Villa are currently fifth in the Championship just three points from the team above and have a home tie against a team one division below them. A good cup run could well get some of the ‘Bruce out’ brigade on his side. A healthy turn out is expected at Villa Park as Villa are 4/7 favourites to progress.

Leicester City should be too strong for Fleetwood Town

Leicester travel to Lancashire to take on Fleetwood Town. Fleetwood who are mid table in League 1 are probably happy just to have drawn a Premier League team to excite their fans. Leicester have returned to something approaching title winning form in climbing back to eighth and should not really be troubled by the seaside club.

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