Premier League Preview And Betting Tips
It’s the last week of the Premier League before the summer break and of course the World Cup 2018 in Russia but first, there is some unfinished business to take of. Due to fixture congestion, there are some midweek games to be played before the final weekend games next Sunday.
The Battle at the Bottom
There is possibly no more important fixture in the Premier League remaining than Swansea taking on Southampton in what is likely to one of the great 6-pointer games of all time.
Considering Southampton play Manchester City in their last game and Swansea play already-relegated Stoke, it’s safe to say the saints will be more desperate for the three points, whereas a draw for Swansea wouldn’t be fatal.
However they approach the game, it’s bound to be a classic relegation dogfight and must viewing for any avid football fan.
Chelsea have been quietly pushing up the table in recent weeks and are only two points off fourth place Tottenham. Still, it’s hard to see Tottenham messing it up now with just two games to go and let Chelsea take the final spot for Champions’ League Qualification next season.
Chelsea take on strugglers Huddersfield who somehow battled they way out of the Etihad with a goal-less draw. Huddersfield still need points and with Chelsea and Arsenal still to play in their final games, they are still my favourites to go down.
North London Blues
It’s been an emotional week for the north London rival, first for West Brom who somehow took all three points from Tottenham with another last-gasp winner.
Spurs take on Newcastle with a chance to steal the 3rd spot in the Premier League thanks to some indifferent performances from Liverpool since they started to concentrate more on the Champions’ league.
For the red half, Arsenal put on a dazzling display to say farewell or Merci to their longest serving manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s final two games are away fixtures, they have little to play but to carry on the long-goodbye to their manager by putting on more dazzling displays.
But that surely begs the question, where was this kind of performance earlier on in the season, or even against Athletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Europa Cup?
Manchester City somehow looked finally out of gas against a battling Huddersfield on Sunday but they are still on course to get 100 points in the league.
City take on Brighton who have already secured Premier League status and will be happy to play out the last couple of fixtures without the added pressures of a relegation dogfight. Manchester City could turn on the style here, just depends on how much partying they did after their Premier League champions crowing.
Manchester United also have a chance to celebrate some silverware, all be it the FA Cup. United travel down to the London Stadium to take on the hammers on a rare Thursday night Premier League fixture.
United are secure in second and West Ham have long secured Premier League status, both will probably field a few young faces but the players in red might just have enough motivation to put in a performance to satisfy their manager.
Premier League Betting Tips
|Tues 08/05||Swansea vs Southampton||Asian Total Corners Over 10||WON|
|Wed 09/05||Chelsea vs Huddersfield||Total Match Goals Under 3.5||WON|
|Wed 09/05||Manchester City vs Brighton||Manchester City to Score in Both Halves||WON|
|Wed 09/05||Tottenham vs Newcastle United||Both Teams to Score-No||WON|
|Wed 09/05||Leicester City vs Arsenal||Both Teams to score-Yes||WON|
|Thurs 10/05||West Ham vs Manchester United||Both Teams to Score-Yes||LOST|