The English Premier League is back, after an international midweek in which teams from this competition had a lot of success. Stay tuned and read BetXChange’s preview for Gameweek 35.
Leicester vs Newcastle
There is not much to see here, the Foxes need three points to secure their UEFA Champions League spot. Currently, they are five points ahead of West Ham, who is fifth, and the hosts need to defeat Newcastle in order to secure a top-four place. The Magpies are first above the red line, but we can hardly imagine that they present any trouble for the hosts in this event.
Pick: Leicester 0.40 at BetXChange
Leeds United vs Tottenham
The Spurs need points from this match, but that won’t be easy because Leeds United likes to play open and offensive-minded, plus they have just one loss in the past seven EPL matches. Despite the fact that the Peacocks have no competitive motive coming into this match, they will be fired up to take down the big rival. Because of that, we believe that both teams to score is the best possible pick in this case.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.57 at BetXChange
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
The Blades are long gone when it comes to the Premiership relegation battle. On the other side, Palace secured its status, which is why this game might provide lots of goals. Both sides will come in relaxed and without any pressure. Our pick here is the same as the previous one.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.95 at BetXChange
Manchester City vs Chelsea
This is just an intro for the UEFA Champions League finals. The Citizens won’t be eager to play with 100% of power, while on the other hand, the Blues have to, due to their battle for the fourth spot. As you saw, these sides play very tough and hard football, with low efficiency, and it won’t be different on Saturday.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 0.66 at BetXChange
West Ham vs Everton
Arguably the most interesting match of the entire round because both sides dream of reaching the UCL. The Hammers are in a much better position as they trail Chelsea just three points. Everton wasted a couple of big chances to cut the gap between them and the Blues, and is not aiming to reach at least the sixth position and the Europa League appearance next season. Both sides play open football, and once again, we pick both teams to score as the best possible solution here.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.70 at BetXChange
Liverpool vs Southampton
There isn’t too much for thinking here, the Reds need to win if they want to see Europe next season. Southampton is not in very good shape recently, which is why we predict an easy triumph of the last year’s champs. After three draws in a row, another failure would be devastating for the Reds.
Pick: Liverpool -1.5 at 0.87 at BetXChange
Wolves vs Brighton
This will be a relaxed game, between two teams who did their part of the job and now wait for the season to conclude. We’ve expected more from the hosts, but injuries and bad luck had a massive impact on their campaign. The first head-to-head game of the season ended 3-3, and we expect to see goals on both ends yet again.
Pick: Both teams to score 1.00 at BetXChange
Aston Villa vs Manchester United
The Red Devils fly high following Thursday’s progress to the Europa League finals. On the other side, Aston Villa plays exciting and efficient football, with the last five games ending with over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring. Solskajer will rest some players due to a very tough schedule United has in the next 15 days, which is why we expect to see goals in this event as well.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.70 at BetXChange
Arsenal vs WBA
Unlike United, Arsenal ended it’s Europa League adventure and is now officially without any chances of reaching the Champions League next season. Pretty likely, the Gunners won’t play in the EL as well. WBA is heading for the Championship, and comes to Emirates to play one open game. Our prediction for this match includes a moderate efficiency.
Pick: 2 or 3 goals 1.00 at BetXChange
Fulham vs Burnley
Only a theory can save Fulham from coming back to the Championship. A theory that didn’t happen before. The Cottagers play mediocre, and to be honest, they didn’t deserve to stay in the EPL. They meet with Burnley, who is one of the teams being chased by Fulham. The Clarets are nine points away from the team from London with four rounds to go. They come to Crave to close all the paths towards their goal and to take one point, therefore expect a dull and low-efficient game.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 0.80 at BetXChange