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English Premier League: Gameweek 38 Preview

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

At the beginning of this season, we asked for a title race and an exciting finish to the domestic season – well we have certainly been given that and more! With what feels like an all or nothing weekend, the champions have a stake at defending their title…Liverpool want to win a league not fraught with five subs, no fans, or water-breaks…Burnley, Leeds and Everton are still justling for survival and in North London we have a battle for European recognition!

Going through the season with all of you has been brilliant! Let’s do it again!!

Sunday 22 May

Crystal Palace 2/1
Draw 5/2
Manchester United 13/10

A fixture which, may bring down the curtain, but won’t necessarily have too much interest other than pride. For the simple punter though, the goals market might be the place to live this weekend. In a game such as this, with not much to play for, one would expect each side to play with freedom and an absolute release from pressure.

Both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals should earn a place on the weekend betting slip. Get one at even money.

Arsenal 5/10
Draw 34/10
Everton 46/10

This could become an absolute humdinger of a fixture. It is one of the only fixtures on Sunday where both sides have an incredible amount to play for! Newcastle’s dagger to the heart of everyone associated with Arsenal football club.

As far as Everton is concerned, they simply have to win this – and cannot afford to do anything less than have a crack here. Back Everton on the +1 handicap at 13/10.

Chelsea 1/6
Draw 6/1
Watford 15/1

A lot has been made of Chelsea this season, they were unlucky in the FA Cup final against Liverpool and I’m not sure you can have too much more to complain about if you support the Blues.

Given everything that has happened off the pitch, I think Thomas Tuchel and those players have done an excellent job! Watford were battered by Leicester last weekend, and they are surely looking forward to resetting in the holiday and then their campaign in the Championship.

Chelsea to win + over 2.5 at 6/10 is the play for me.

Leicester City 19/20
Draw 26/10
Southampton 26/10

Leicester will likely come away from this campaign feeling neither here nor there. They haven’t been particularly great, but it is not as though they have shot the lights out either!

James Maddison has been brilliant though, and if the young midfielder is able to play in a role free of unnecessary structure and rigidness – I think we see the best of him.

I can’t see how the Saints contain a Leicester attack playing with nothing to lose – back the hosts.

Brentford 27/20
Draw 49/20
Leeds United 19/10

With so much on the line for Leeds, and only pride to play for at Brentford, you might be tempted to relegate this to a Leeds win…see what I did there?

Look, Leeds simply has to win! That must be their mindset, and I am sure it will be. My only concern is that in wanting to get a result so badly, they might find themselves chasing the game and as a result be left exposed and vulnerable to a Brentford counter.

For the safety of the betting slip, back over 2.5 goals at 15/20.

Burnley 29/20
Draw 23/10
Newcastle United 19/10

Newcastle had their finale on Monday, I don’t think they have any added incentve to get a massive result here to be fair. It is Burnley who will likely be the only side with something to fight for.

The thought of relegation isn’t nice or easy for anyone – so I think the Clarets will give it a go but I’m not sure they survive this season. Back Burnley to score under 1.5 goals at 5/10.

Manchester City 2/11
Draw 6/1
Aston Villa 12/1

Well, well, well. You cannot deny the fairytale association or the readymade headline: “Gerrard wins Liverpool historic 20th league title!”. Granted, it is a title that has never been seen before, but as much as I try, I just can’t shake the shivering feeling that the stars have aligned, and it just might happen.

City looked almost weathered against West Ham. They couldn’t match the intensity and pressure being applied by West Ham at times and even Pep Guardiola seemed to pace and prowl the touchline in a way not often seen before.

My worry is that Villa has nothing to play for and can totally have a crack at City here. The saving grace of course is that City is an exceptionally talented side and are playing in front of their own supporters…

For betting purposes, over 3.5 goals at 11/10 is a shrewd bet. One that allows you to sit back and enjoy everything this marvelous day will surely hold.

Norwich City 11/1
Draw 54/10
Tottenham 2/9

Tottenham have ignited their Champions League hopes once again, they are squarely in this fight and will no doubt look to travel to Carrow Road with ideas of absolutely destroying the already-relegated Canaries.

The hosts will play with slight endeavor – propelled by their loyal fans – but very little quality. Spurs winning is a banker, for more value throw in a clean sheet for Antonio Conte’s men at 15/20.

Brighton 29/20
Draw 47/20
West Ham United 18/10

I have been incredibly impressed with what West Ham have done this season. They have continued to at times punch above their weight, they have competed in the league and given themselves something to cheer about in Europe. David Moyes should take a fair bit of credit.

Brighton is almost in the same boat, Graham Potter’s side has fared well given their limited resources, and in this season alone they have taken points off United, Arsenal and Spurs!

I reckon both sides will be looking ahead to next season already and I don’t think it’s necessary to split them. Both teams scoring is available at 7/10, get on.

Liverpool 1/5
Draw 58/10
Wolves 12/1

I know that the ramification of this game is huge, but I can’t seem to muster the same sort of excitement in looking at the fixture on paper. Wolves are horrible and I wouldn’t go anywhere near them here. They have had a miserable season, but for the burst of quality we saw in early February.

Liverpool should have their way here. Playing at Anfield I think they have more of a chance of closing the goal difference gap on City than anything else here. Back the hosts to win by three or more at 27/20.

QUAD @ 11/1
Wolves vs Brighton BTTS 1/1
Aston Villa Win 4/10
Tottenham vs Leicester: Over 2.5 Goals 6/10

Written by Ryan Liberty