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English Premier League: Gameweek 36 Preview


Yes! I am back to unleash my tips, analysis, and predictions for the upcoming Premier League round of fixtures! At the risk of testing the universe, I have a little more of a pep in my step after increasing the average of correct results predicted last time out…nailing the feature (not too many surprises there) as well as the Everton result – which was certainly enjoyable, I’ll tell you that!

Nevertheless, here we go again.

Saturday 7 May

Brentford 5/4
Draw 49/20
Southampton 21/10

I love watching Brentford play football. They are literally that friend, you know the one. No airs or graces, happy to be involved and usually very respectful. That isn’t to undermine their ability at all though – they move the ball with pace and direct intent. I was surprised they couldn’t unlock United’s defence on Monday night – but again that isn’t for lack of trying.

I’m with the home side here.

Burnley 19/10
Draw 9/4
Aston Villa 29/20

This is a tough game to call. Interim manager Mike Jackson has suggested that one shouldn’t expect silky football from his Burnley side…surely there cannot be sweeter music to the ears of their fans than this?

Burnley’s strength for me is their ability to churn out results, however, they might come about. Villa have been blowing hot and cold and I think Burnley can get at them here. Back the home side on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 5/10.

Chelsea 7/20
Draw 37/10
Wolves 7/1

When you think of two teams who are beginning to limp toward the end of the season…look no further. Wolves come into the game on a run of three games without a win (or a goal). They aren’t even a shadow of their former selves and look to be already mentally checked out.

Chelsea wasn’t poor against Everton, but the Toffee’s certainly wanted it more. I would stay away from this one, but if you must take a bet look at the ‘totals’ market. Under 2.5 goals is available at 17/20.

Crystal Palace 13/20
Draw 29/10
Watford 4/1

I don’t think it’s necessary to waste too much of our time on this fixture. Palace win this for me, and ill add it to the weekend multiples. I know this sounds awfully bullish for a team who are only starting to come off an atrocious run of form – but I maintain that Palace have had a commendable season.

They have the players and the will to put this Watford team away…a team I think joins Norwich in succumbing to the drop.

Brighton 7/4
Draw 47/20
Manchester United 15/10

United have become ‘that’ Premier League side with two games to go. They have an incredibly clear picture of what their season will look like and know what they can or cannot achieve.

Ironically this experience of peace has seemingly brought the best out of them…they are playing with freedom and showing a degree of quality again. Brighton is good enough to win this game, let alone score. Therefore, both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals at 12/10 goes into everything for me.

Sunday 8 May

Norwich City 33/10
Draw 26/10
West Ham United 8/10

This is a catch-22 situation sort of fixture. The conundrum you are presented with as a punter is what to make of Norwich. They are obviously going to be playing their football in the Championship next season – so how do they go about their business for the rest of this season?

Do the players use the opportunity as a stage upon which they need to perform to possibly secure better contracts elsewhere? Or do they pack it in and look ahead to their holiday, seeing next season as a new slate? Either way, West Ham are probably the unluckiest side in the league, so playing away from home won’t always stir up too much confidence. Draw/West Ham + over 1.5 goals is available at 5/10 – for me it is a banker.

Leicester City 27/20
Draw 23/10
Everton 2/1

There has been a lot of suggestion that Leicester was fully focused on their battle with Roma on the European stage. I suppose it makes some sense when you think when last you saw the Foxes win a football game in England…

Everton are fighting and there are signs of success for Frank Lampard and his chargers. The passion is infectious, and their fans are right behind them. That result against Chelsea will surely add a degree of confidence and I think they win this.

Arsenal 9/20
Draw 37/10
Leeds United 52/10

Arsenal has at times made life difficult for themselves, and I mean this earnestly. When you see them ease past Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham…the defeats to Palace, Brighton and Southampton are surely cause for frustration.

I don’t think Leeds have been too bad, especially under their new aggressive manager. We know what Leeds will be about though and I think it plays into Arsenal’s hands here. The home win should be all there is to this game.

Manchester City 2/11
Draw 6/1
Newcastle United 12/1

I must be honest, going against City here is incredibly tempting…I don’t think they are 2/11 odds on, and Newcastle will give them a better game than their 12/1 price suggests.

Nevertheless, I think Newcastle is a tough side to face when they play at St. James’ Park. Of course, Manchester City have the quality and depth to dispatch this Newcastle side, but from a betting perspective I think under 2.5 goals at 33/20 is a gift.

TREBLE @ 8/1
Brighton v Man Utd: Over 2.5 goals & BTTS 12/10
Liverpool + BTTS 37/20
Draw/West Ham Win 5/10

Written by Ryan Liberty