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.

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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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Rivalries collide as Man Utd face Liverpool

Man Utd v Liverpool: Second faces third in the Premier League Saturday lunchtime as Pogba and Lukaku face Salah and Firmino. After beating Chelsea last week, Man Utd are looking for back-to-back wins over top four rivals. While Liverpool are on fire with Salah scoring for fun.

We expect plenty of goals so pick your bet from these two. £20 on Man Utd to win and both teams to score returns £90 or £20 on Liverpool to win and both teams to score returns £98. Find these bets in the specials section of full list of match markets.

Premier League Acca: It is getting tight in the battle for relegation with some big match ups this weekend. We’ve priced up a Saturday EPL acca so staking £20 on Everton, Newcastle and West Ham to win will return £257.

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Who Will Be Mourinho’s Main Man?

The transfer window is closed, and Manchester’s business is concluded

Who will make way for Sanchez? Where does the Chilean fit in?  Are the rumours of dressing room unrest true? Possibly some, but not all, of these questions will be answered during United’s home game against Huddersfield Town.

What will be answered is can Jose Mourinho’s men mount a serious challenge to their City rivals in the remaining half of the season.

What do you get if you cross a Seagull and a Hammer?

I have absolutely no idea but whatever it is don’t let it get sight of your chips. West Ham travel to the south coast to take on Brighton and for sure they will be hurting after being dumped out of the FA cup by Wigan. Will there be consequences? West Ham have been making progress of late but if they underestimate Brighton in the same way they did to Wigan then it will be a long journey home for the Londoners.

Burnley’s poor run of form could get poorer

Burnley are a tough side to beat. Unless you happen to be Manchester City. City beat Burnley 4-1 in an FA cup tie in January and although they don’t have home advantage at the weekend it would be a surprise to see any result other than a City win.

Game of the Weekend

Liverpool play Tottenham in what is surely the game of the weekend. The result may be determined on just which Liverpool team turn up though. If the Reds bring their ‘A’ game to the table (or the pitch) then they could still be in fourth spot come Monday morning. If, on the other hand they perform as badly as they did against Swansea and West Bromwich Albion then it could be advantage Tottenham.

Tottenham have also been somewhat inconsistent though, and it is this frailty between the two teams which makes this such an intriguing fixture. We do expect there to be goals though, so you may want to check out these specials that we have conjured up for you.

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur – Exactly 5 goals scored during the match. £20 returns £146!

Liverpool to win the first half and Tottenham to win the game. £20 stake returns £360!

Tottenham to win the first half and Liverpool to win the game. £20 returns £260!

Manchester City’s Unbeaten Run Ends

Liverpool become the first team this season to defeat the Sky Blues! It was billed as the game of the weekend, probably the game of the season and maybe even (as it turns out) the game of 2018. Manchester City travelled to Anfield, to take on the mighty reds and suffered their first defeat of the season.

This game fully lived up to the hype and saw Liverpool leading City by 4 goals to 1 at one stage. City though showed their mettle in coming back to 4-3 and came close to equalising in the dying seconds of the game.

It was Liverpool’s finest hour and despite having sold Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million hours earlier and new signing Van Dijk being sidelined it was a dominant display from the Reds. The closing 25 minutes were nervy though as Manchester City fought to avoid the inevitable and came close to doing so. Klopp’s Liverpool hung on though for a deserved win in what was a very, very good match.

The Hammers 4 The Clackers 1

They love their ‘clackers’ at the Kirklees stadium. Clackers if you don’t know are those contraptions that make an awful noise and that are handed out in the family stands for the girls and young children to wave around above their heads at every opportunity. Whatever happened to singing fan anthems eh? Huddersfield seem to especially love them. It seems, as though the entire crowd (except the visitors) have one in their hands. They are Huddersfield’s equivalent of the Vuvuzela.

Clackers didn’t help them this week though as they got ‘hammered’ 4-1 by West Ham in a display that will have pleased new manager David Moyes. West Ham are now unbeaten in their last four games and have climbed to 11th in the league.

Awful Arsenal lose more ground on the top four

Arsenal took on the Cherries at Dean court and were well and truly given the pip. Arsene Wenger said after the game that he could not understand how his team lost. The reality was it was because they were terrible.

Arsenal did take the lead with a goal from Hector Bellerin after 52 minutes but a spirited fight back from Bournemouth saw them score two goals in the space of four minutes to heap more misery on Arsenal. Wenger who is probably having a tough enough time as it is trying to keep his squad together seemed uncertain of the fate of their star striker Sanchez. Will he be City or United bound? The next 48 hours should see an answer to this conundrum.

West Brom happy with the win. Sad at the loss.

Alan Pardew picked up his first win in the Premier League with a 2-0 home victory against Brighton. This saw the end of a 20-match streak without a win for the Baggies and was a joyful moment for perennially ‘under pressure’ Pardew.

Sadly, many West Brom fans will still have been celebrating this victory when news of the death of local favourite Cyril Regis was announced at the age of only 59. Regis scored 112 goals in 297 appearances for the Baggies.

 

Wenger V Mourinho – Two Heavyweights Face-Off

Two giants of the game go head to head. If the fans are lucky they may get to watch a game of football too

Arsenal versus Manchester United. More eagerly awaited than Fury versus Joshua. More fun than watching Rebecca Vardy on ‘I’m a Celebrity’.  The saga of Wenger and Mourinho continues this Saturday. The one match of the weekend where there is likely to be more people tune in to watch the post-match interview with the managers than actually see the game itself. It could get emotional!

Scoring against Burnley is harder than a Bushtucker challenge

Jeremy Vardy loves only two things. Scoring goals and watching his wife drowning in a vat of rats. This weekend though he lines up against a Sean Dyche team that is proving exceedingly difficult to score against. Will Vardy’s pace and ability be able to break down a well-disciplined Burnley defence or will he be phoning up the I’m a Celebrity hotline 20 times an hour to cheer himself up?

Guardiola says it is not possible to score four goals every game. This week they play West Ham!

Probably, just when David Moyes thought it couldn’t get any worse for his beleaguered West Ham team, they come up against Manchester City. City have been playing amazing football all season and scoring a hatful of goals too. Somehow, we just can’t see West Ham stopping this trend. We are big fans of the former Everton and Manchester United manager here at EnergyBet but it will take a massive performance by the Hammers to do what all other teams have failed to do this season.

 

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England Win the World Cup!

And Crystal Palace Don’t Lose

What a great weekend of football we just witnessed here at EnergyWorld. England win a world cup, Crystal Palace save themselves from further embarrassment with a last gasp equaliser, and Liverpool celebrate Christmas eight weeks early.

Roy Hodgson Breathes Sigh of Relief

West Ham denied a precious victory thanks to a 96th minute equaliser by Wilfred Zaha. With both sides really needing the points this may have been a fair result, but it came about due to a rookie mistake by West Ham’s Michail Antonio. With 60 seconds on the clock and needing only to hold the ball in the opposition corner, Antonio needlessly played the ball to the Palace keeper who immediately launched it back down field leading to Zaha’s goal.

Jurgen Klopp Gets the Mince Pies In

Liverpool bounce back from humiliation at the hands of Tottenham with three goals, three points and a clean sheet against Huddersfield.
The manager said that “it feels like Christmas” following the win. He was later seen in his local Waitrose buying two packets of mince pies for the lads.

England Are Under 17 World Champions

England are the new U17 world champions following a stunning 5-2 victory over European Champions, Spain.
Goals from Rhian Brewster, Morgan Gibbs-White, Phil Foden x2 and Marc Guehi mean that England have now won two world championships in a year at youth level, a feat only previously achieved by Brazil.



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