English Premier League continues this Friday, with Gameweek 31 kicking off at Craven Cottage, where Fulham welcomes the Wolves. As usual, BetXChange has all 10 matches covered, bringing an article with short previews and predictions.
Fulham vs Wolves
Here we have two teams who are coming into this event with not-so-great results. Fulham has one win in the past six games, and on the other side, Wolverhampton has five straight without a triumph. Our pick here would be to bet on a draw at halftime because both sides will be extra careful during that part of the event, primarily defending its own net.
Pick: Draw HT 0.75 at BetXChange
Man City vs Leeds United
The Citizens will prepare themselves for the UCL quarterfinals’ rematch against Borussia Dortmund, playing a game on Saturday at home vs Leeds United. We’ll say just one thing about City’s form – they have 27 wins and one defeat in the past 28 games. So, the logical conclusion is to bet on City’s another win.
Pick: City -1.5 0.80 at BetXChange
Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Do you remember what happened in the first leg this year? We’ll refresh your memory. Villa rolled over the Reds, beating them 7-2 in Birmingham and inflicting them one of the most painful losses in the past few years. L’Pool lost in Madrid to Real, 3-1, while Aston Villa snapped a four-game winless streak against Fulham with the same result. Still, that won’t help them get away from Anfield undefeated.
Pick: Liverpool 0.55 at BetXChange
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
After a loss at home to WBA, Chelsea once again displayed its ferocious defense, shutting down Porto in the UCL quarterfinals. The Eagles have just one victory in the past five games, and four of them concluded with under 2.5 goals. That is our pick for this match as well.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 0.75 at BetXChange
Burnley vs Newcastle
One of the most important matches of the year for both teams. It could be even the one that decided the result of their relegation battle. The Clarets are looking slightly better than Newcastle, in our opinion, and we are going to risk here and bet on their victory.
Pick: Burnley 1.30 at BetXChange
West Ham vs Leicester
Also one of the most important games of the season for the clubs involved. The stakes on the table are very high, with the Champions League place being the prize here. West Ham played excellent recently, while Leicester experienced problems with injuries. They are currently third and the hosts fourth in the EPL standings. Our suggestion here would be to bet on goals on both ends.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.73 at BetXChange
Tottenham vs Manchester United
This is the derby of the round, between two big teams. Tottenham is in a must-win situation, while on the other side, the Red Devils have a tight schedule and are dealing with fatigue. Don’t expect to see an appealing game for one second, because we have two defensive-minded managers on both sides. We can already see Solskjaer closing all the paths to his goal and keeping 0-0. So, a low-efficient game is our choice.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 0.90 at BetXChange
Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal
The Gunners are one pretty mediocre team, and we are saying it out loud now. After seeing them play against Slavia Prague in the EL on Thursday night, we are more than confident that they don’t deserve to be in the top third of the standings. But they should be capable of beating the sorry Blades.
Pick: Arsenal 0.55 at BetXChange
West Brom vs Southampton
The Baggies have nothing to wait for, and we are pretty sure that following their match against Chelsea last week, they will come out and attack Southampton. The Saints won’t hesitate to respond, and with the tone of the match set like this right from the opening, goals are certain.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals 0.80 at BetXChange
Brighton vs Everton
This is the closing match of the round. The Seagulls need to win to keep them at a safe distance away from the relegation zone, while Toffees have to stay in the race for the UCL. Ancelotti’s side has one game in hand compared to all other rivals, which is a great advantage. Expect a thrilling match, with both sides going for a win.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.95 at BetXChange