It’s all change at the top of the Premier League and as we enter the final quarter of the season, the
question is whether Manchester City can kick on from here and be the first team to defend the
English top flight crown since 2009.
Although Pep Guardiola’s men have returned to the league summit, at the same time the race for
the title race is far from over. In addition to that, the quest to finish in the top four is heating up and a whole host of sides are still aiming to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone.
This weekend promises another round of top flight drama and with that in mind, here is our preview for Week 30.
SATURDAY MARCH 9
CRYSTAL PALACE VS BRIGHTON
This weekend’s action kicks off with a local derby of sorts, one that sees the two arch rivals split by
35 miles of motorway. Crystal Palace and Brighton may not share the same town, but they certainly
don’t share any admiration for each other either.
The Eagles took a huge step towards survival last weekend with a comfortable away win over Burnley, while the Seagulls managed to put some breathing space between themselves and the
bottom three with a win over Huddersfield.
This encounter is always a fiery one and Saturday should prove to be no different. If Palace win, they
will all but secure their status in the Premier League for another season, and you can back them at agenerous 20/23 with GiveMeBet to earn all three points at Selhurst Park.
HUDDERSFIELD VS BOURNEMOUTH
This fixture presents two teams going through the motions, albeit for far differing reasons. For
Huddersfield, it is the fact that they are 13 points from safety and staring the prospect of relegation
squarely in the face.
While for Bournemouth, it is clearly apparent that they are on the beach for the rest of the season.
So much so, that Eddie Howe’s men have almost get the deckchairs out as well. Just 1 point from the
last 15 on offer, suggests that the Cherries are coasting all the way until May.
The South Coast outfit did not even offer up a single shot in their defeat to Manchester City last
weekend, while Huddersfield have their own obvious issues in attack. Therefore, under 2.5 total goals at odds of 4/6 with GiveMeBet looks like being a shrewd move this weekend.
LEICESTER VS FULHAM
Both Leicester and Fulham were in action last Sunday and with new managers at the helm.
Unfortunately for Brendan Rodgers and Scott Parker, they were both handed defeats in their first
game in charge.
Therefore, this Saturday offers up the perfect opportunity for one of these managers to get off the
mark. After Leicester’s defeat to Watford, Rodgers will now look to these last nine games as an
opportunity to run the rule over his squad before the start of next season.
But even if that means the odd experimental side in the next few weeks, there is no reason to suggest that they won’t be too strong for a leaky Fulham outfit. If you fancy backing the Foxes,
GiveMeBet are offering odds of 7/4 for them to win to zero on Saturday.
CARDIFF VS WEST HAM
Neil Warnock’s men are the side that currently occupies the unwanted 18th place in the Premier League table and after defeat to Wolves last Saturday, they will look to return to winning ways against West Ham this weekend.
The Hammers still have hope of entering the race for a Europa League place, although for that to happen they will need to find a little more consistency, especially when playing away from the London Stadium.
With Cardiff fighting for their lives, this might not be an easy task for the visitors and the South Wales outfit will be confident that they can get something out of this clash. A draw might have to do though and you can back that with GiveMeBet at odds of 23/10.
NEWCASTLE VS EVERTON
Newcastle’s recent run of good form came to an end last weekend, as they were beaten by West Ham at the London Stadium. This Saturday sees them play host to an Everton side, who earned a spirited draw in last Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
Marco Silva’s men turned in one of their best performances of the campaign as they managed to stifle their nearest rivals for 90 minutes, and the Toffees manager will be hoping that they can build on that impressive showing on Tyneside.
The Magpies still have some work to do in terms of securing survival, although they have certainly improved their fortunes as of late. Unfortunately for them, Everton might just be too strong and odds of 17/10 with GiveMetBet for them to win, looks like it could be incredibly good value.
SOUTHAMPTON VS TOTTENHAM
The Saints were incredibly unfortunate to not earn a point at Old Trafford last Saturday, although more performances such as the one against Manchester United and they will eventually stave off the threat of relegation.
This weekend they play host to a Tottenham side, who stemmed their losing run with a draw against arch rivals Arsenal earlier that same day. A point that just keeps Champions League qualification still in their own hands, albeit still with some work still to do.
Mauricio Pochettino returns to his former St Mary’s haunt and he knows that his players will need to kickstart what is an ailing campaign. The visitors will be the favourites, but a clean sheet might be a step too far. Therefore, a Tottenham both teams to score win at odds of 12/5 looks inviting.
MANCHESTER CITY VS WATFORD
The champions are top once again and now the only team that looks like stopping them from winning the title are Manchester City themselves. With three fronts still to compete on, Pep Guardiola is going to need to utilise every member of his star studded squad.
That was evident last weekend when the nearly forgotten Riyad Mahrez scored the winner against Bournemouth and the Algerian will be looking to be among the starting eleven on Saturday, when City play host to Javi Gracia’s Watford.
The Hornets picked up a win over Leicester last Sunday, although this Etihad trip presents a different task altogether. City have won their last two league outings 1-0 and you can cover yourself with the
1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 multi bet exact win for the hosts at odds of 17/10 with GiveMeBet.
SUNDAY MARCH 10
LIVERPOOL VS BURNLEY
Much has been made of the fact that Liverpool have all but spurned their chance to win this season’s Premier League title and now we will see how they deal with the role of chasing, rather than the one being chased.
Five draws in their last seven league matches suggests that they are slowing down in terms of momentum and any claims that they over exerted themselves in the first half of season, look like being fair ones.
They’ve also not been helped by the fact that Mohamed Salah has been shy in front of goal as of late, although all blips have to come to an end at some point. We backed him to score last week and
we are doing the same again with anytime odds of 10/19 with GiveMeBet.
CHELSEA VS WOLVES
Chelsea may well start the weekend as the outsider looking in when weighing up the top four contenders, although one must not forget that they have a game in hand over their three nearest rivals.
This weekend sees them play host to Wolves and the Blues will be looking to exact revenge for the league defeat that they suffered at Molineux earlier in the season. However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have already claimed the away scalp of Tottenham and will look to cause more capital misery.
Although you could argue that Wolves will come to Stamford Bridge at the wrong time, what with Chelsea recently rediscovering their swagger. The Blues picked up a 2-1 win against Fulham last
week and you can get odds of 6/1 with GiveMeBet for them to do the same this Sunday.
ARSENAL VS MANCHESTER UNITED
The biggest clash of the Premier League has been saved for last and the outcome at the Emirates will undoubtedly have serious ramifications in the race to secure one of the two Champions League places that are currently available.
Last Saturday saw Arsenal spurn a huge opportunity to solidify a top four spot, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed an injury time penalty against Tottenham, and later that same day, United needed a last minute goal to get the better of Southampton at Old Trafford.
That win for the Red Devils means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s domestic unbeaten streak as manager is still intact and he will be looking to make sure that is still the case come Sunday evening.News Now - Sport News