We take a look at some of the potentially profitable markets from the 38th gameweek of the Premier League featuring Chelsea, Manchester United and more.
The Premier League title race is going down the wire this season, with Manchester City and Liverpool both capable of etching their name in the history books. It has been one fantasy ride for the two teams, with Liverpool recording the highest tally to not win the Premier League title, if they do end up losing the title race after Sunday.
With all the teams set to play at the same time, the stage is set for another nail-biting finish to the Premier League title race, something we have not seen since Manchester City’s maiden Premier League title triumph under then manager Roberto Mancini.
Manchester City could have had the prospect of facing a Brighton & Hove Albion in need of points. But, with Cardiff City now confirmed as the third team to be relegated, the home side can relax and perhaps, City can as well. Liverpool though, are up against Wolves, who have had a wondrous first season back into the top flight and will by no means make it easy for the Reds on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Manchester United will end their disappointing campaign at home against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s former club Cardiff, with the manager likely to field several budding youngsters. Chelsea go up against Leicester City while Arsenal end their season at Burnley.
Before we move to the predictions, let us take a look at the result of the predictions from last gameweek.
Favourable Bets Result: 5/14
Underdog Bets Result: 1/5
THT Favourable Bets Overall: 191/350
Burnley vs Arsenal
Given Burnley’s last three home league fixtures against Arsenal, a 1-0 win for the away side is what everyone might be leaning towards. But, after the Thursday game, Unai Emery could decide to rest some players and not risk injuries to them before the crucial Europa League final, which could hand them a ticket into next season’s Champions League.
Expect Arsenal to field youngsters, with Burnley likely to get a result at home to end their campaign on a relative and mild high.
1. Full Time Result – Burnley or Draw @ 1.70
1. Burnley to win @ 3.25
Leicester City vs Chelsea
Another team that is likely to hand a chance to youngsters and rotate their squad heavily is Chelsea, who also played on Thursday and made their way into the Europa League final. With their transfer ban upheld, Maurizio Sarri will need to get a better look at his current options and assess who can be a part of the upcoming campaign for Chelsea.
Expect Brendan Rodgers to field a strong unit and get a positive result against Chelsea.
1. Leicester Draw No Bet @ 1.72
2. Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 2.05
1. Jamie Vardy to score 2 or more @ 6.00
Liverpool vs Wolves
Wolves are one of the few teams to have beaten Liverpool this season, albeit in the FA Cup. Nuno Espirito Santo will be ecstatic to have taken Wolves to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League. But, the manager will now hope to end the season on a high, with a chance to influence the title race.
Liverpool will go out but will be weary after the magical night at Anfield against Barcelona. We might see Jurgen Klopp start the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi again. Expect an even encounter.
1. Wolves Asian Handicap + 1.5 @ 1.990
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 2.00
1. Full Time Result – Draw or Wolves @ 3.50
Manchester United vs Cardiff City
It is the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer derby, so to say. The manager will not be looking towards the result though, with it having no bearing on the grand scheme of things. But, he will instead look towards the future, with a lot of youngsters called up for the fixture.
We could see a fresh batch making their senior debut for Manchester United and the home fans will be eager to see who shows early signs of being the next breakout star at Old Trafford. Expect an entertaining and open game, something United faithfuls have rarely seen since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
1. Manchester United Clean Sheet – NO @ 1.61
2. Over 3.5 Match Goals @ 2.00
1. Over 2.5 First Half Goals @ 4.00
West Ham United could enter the top half of the Premier League table if they manage to win against Watford, who could ensure a top-half finish with a point on Sunday.
Tottenham are virtually secured of their Champions League spot for the upcoming season and might rest players after their own wondrous comeback against Ajax to reach the Champions League final, which could be advantage for Everton, who need a point to secure their eighth place.
Newcastle United can match their points tally from last season with a win over Fulham. Crystal Palace and Bournemouth can interchange places on the Premier League table, if the away side wins on Sunday.
1. Fulham vs Newcastle United – Full Time Result – Draw or Newcastle @ 1.55
2. Tottenham vs Everton – Full Time Result – Draw or Everton @ 1.70
3. Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.53
1. Bournemouth to beat Crystal Palace @ 3.80
2. West Ham United to beat Watford @ 3.20