English Premier League: Gameweek 37 Preview

From Manchester United being a banker this weekend (Yes! You simply have to see our feature game) to Villa’s chances at qualifying for Europe and the intensity of the relegation scrap – we have it all for you once again this weekend!

Saturday 11 May

8/1 Fulham | Draw 52/10 | Manchester City 1/4 (13:30)

Fulham have definitely been decent at home in recent weeks, but they still blow hot and cold and when you couple that with the fact that they are about to play a City team with the luxury of focusing entirely on the League…they might be battered here.

Back the visitors to win both halves.

4/10 Everton | Draw 37/10 | Sheffield United 54/10 (16:00)

Sean Dyche deserves to have his praises to be continuously sung from highest heaven at Goodison Park. He has had struggles on and off the pitch and still with games to spare has ensured Everton maintain Premier League status.

The same can’t be said about the Blades, I can’t see past the home win here. 

15/20 West Ham | Draw 31/10 | Luton 29/10 (16:00) 

Luton is right in the middle of a proper relegation scrap at the moment. They need a positive result here, and to be fair, given their commitment to direct and expansive football – I wouldn’t be surprised to see them achieve it.

West Ham have all but confirmed (at least at the time of writing) that they are to part ways with their manager David Moyes. I’m not sure whether they just check out mentally or rally behind the man who delivered European glory and give him a sendoff. Nevertheless, I’m on the Luton/draw double chance option here.  

9/10 Bournemouth | Draw 28/10 | Brentford 49/20 (16:00) 

I’m not entirely sure what to expect here to be honest. Bournemouth are finishing the season strongly, surpassing their best points tally and surging to the line, Brentford are safe and so I suspect they are starting to think about the Euro’s and a summer vacation!

I think a draw might be the play. 

16/10 Wolves | Draw 24/10 | C Palace 31/20 (16:00) 

Wolves just isn’t the side they were a few months ago! Their form has tailed off and they lack a killer instinct. Palace have been brilliant, the likes of Olise and Mateta have almost shown up so-called bigger names and just produced quality performances week in and week out…

Palace win this for me, but if you want to be safer, back them on the win/draw double chance.  

1/3 Tottenham | Draw 48/10 | Burnley 6/1 (16:00) 

Tottenham are now beginning to limp to the finish, they have produced such quality performances this season and I still think Big Ange has produced a quality first season – but they are starting to stutter.

Burnley will want to have a go; they will play with freedom and attack at will – which I think makes them relevant here. Back both teams scoring.  

5/10 Newcastle | Draw 38/10 | Brighton 42/10 (16:00) 

Newcastle remains in the mix for the sixth place in the League and so points like these become all the more valuable. Alexander Isak has been a revelation for his side and if they have any hope of attaining another European experience, he will have to inevitably keep firing.

Brighton have had a lot of criticism (which intensified after they started to fall off the rails) but their performance last time out against Villa was patient and poised and saw them come away with all three.

This could be tight, but I think the hosts edge it. 

49/20 Nottm Forest | Draw 28/10 | Chelsea 19/20 (18:30) 

Forest have shown that when they focus on playing football, they are more than capable of registering positive performances. I have said this all season, I love watching them play. They go about their business with such intensity and commitment to attacking their opponents – I love it!

Chelsea have looked fragile at times, but all of sudden are scoring for fun. This could be really open and exciting and so I think both teams scoring and over 2.5 is a banker for the weekend.  

Sunday 12 May 

48/10 Manchester United | Draw 39/10 | Arsenal 9/20 (17:30) 

See our feature game here! 

Monday 6 May 

3/1 Aston Villa | Draw 33/10 | Liverpool 7/10 (21:00) 

Aston Villa have (had) a Champions League spot set in their sights, but they still have work to do to ensure they make it over the line. Liverpool had a good performance against Spurs last time out, but I still don’t think they are in tremendous form, and they lack confidence.

The key here is whether Villa are able to contain Liverpool on the break – I’m not sure they can. Back the visitors.

Written by Ryan Liberty.