Premier League Matchweek 36 is here and there are still plenty of things to be decided over the last few weeks of the season. The race for third and fourth place continues to be intriguing, while the fight for survival will likely go down to the very last games of the season.
Here is a look ahead to Round 36 with the odds at BetXChange.
Wednesday, 15 July
Burnley vs. Wolves
The way Wolves have played this season – the flair that they play with and the skill of their individuals – will make them a tough out for Burnley here. Wolves win over Everton at the weekend shows that they continue to push on towards a European place for next term.
Pick: Wolves at 0.90
Man City vs. Bournemouth
Manchester City has been dominant in their last two outings and they will again be looking to make a statement as they are fresh off of being cleared of FFP irregularities. Bournemouth won a game 4-1 last time out in about as weird a way as you can do so without ever looking like they were in control. Expect a big win for the Citizens here.
Newcastle vs. Spurs
Newcastle had a decent run of form to get themselves into a mid-table place where they are sitting without much to do. Spurs have a goal threat in Harry Kane, but they were pretty unconvincing in beating a horrible Arsenal team in the North London derby over the weekend. Spurs have more to play for, but Newcastle will put in one last big performance and win at home.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool
It should be the biggest game of the weekend but is there any team in the league that feels more disappointing (again) than Arsenal? Jurgen Klopp has been playing around with his title-winning squad a little, but you feel that he still wants results against the perceived bigger clubs and he will be on to his team to put in a performance here. Expect an open game that could go either way.
Thursday, 16 July
Everton vs. Aston Villa
Everton is another team with nothing to play for as they take on a Villa team that area fighting for their Premier League survival. The Villans don’t score enough goals and much of this will come down to if Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti can motivate a team that are already looking ahead to the end of the season.
Leicester City vs Sheffield United
It has mostly gone wrong for Leicester City since the restart with the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth coming out of nowhere with the Foxes 1-0 and cruising. They were handed a major reprieve in their hopes for a top 4 finish with Manchester United being pegged back late by Southampton and they knew they need a win here against a Blades squad that gets the best out of every player on every matchday to keep up their chase for a Champions League place next term. Expect a big performance from Jamie Vardy.
Crystal Palace vs. Man United
Palace hasn’t found any form since the restart and has lost four in a row. united have been as hot as anyone and were a 96th-minute goal away from their fifth win in a row against Southampton. This isn’t one to overthink.
Southampton vs. Brighton
Brighton seemed to have done enough to stay up but two defeats in a row mean they are not safe yet. Southampton will be full of confidence after their draw with Manchester United and will look to push on at home as they bid to sneak into the top half of the table at the death.