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From day one, its been a rollercoaster ride. Now with just two matches remaining, there’s still plenty to fight for. Manchester City and Liverpool have been pushing all the way for success, with both teams now reaching the 90-point mark in the league. For the second weekend running, none of the teams chasing a top four spot won a match, with Spurs and Arsenal both losing, while Manchester United and Chelsea cancelled each other out at Old Trafford. Cardiff still have a slim chance of survival, and with Brighton’s next two games against Arsenal and Man City, perhaps Neil Warnock’s men have the slightest ounce of hope remaining.


Friday 3 May

6/10 Everton | Draw 3/1 | Burnley 9/2 (21:00)
Everton will be looking to continue their superb run of form when they host Burnley on Friday night at Goodison Park. Marco Silva is finally getting the team to gel as a unit and are now one labelled as one of the ‘best of the rest’ sides in the league. The Toffees are on a four-game unbeaten run at home, keeping clean sheets in all those encounters. The opposition: Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Burnley’s four-match unbeaten run came to an end when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City. The Clarets’ last two away games saw them pick up a point at Chelsea and maximum points at Bournemouth. Still, Everton should come out on top here at 6/10.

Saturday 4 May

33/10 Bournemouth | 29/10 | Tottenham 15/20 (13:30)
Bournemouth seem to have taken a massive dip in form, which has seen the Cherries plummet to the bottom half of the table. They’ve won just one of their last six matches, languishing in 14th place on the table. There’s been plenty of 1-0 scorelines with matches involving Tottenham recently, losing to Manchester City and West Ham, while they managed to grind out a win over Brighton in between those encounters. Spurs certainly had one eye on their UEFA Champions League tie with Ajax and perhaps that could be a factor in this game as well. Take Both Teams to Score here at 6/10.

11/20 Wolves | 32/10 | Fulham 5/1 (16:00)
Wolves got their revenge over Watford last time out, winning 2-1 at Vicarage Road, with star duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota both finding the back of the net. Wolves have now won back-to-back matches in the league and will fancy their chances of cementing that seventh spot, which will see them qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League. Fulham’s relegation has been confirmed for a while now, but Scott Parker’s men certainly haven’t thrown in the white towel, winning three consecutive matches in the league. The Cottagers’ superb run will surely come to an end here. Back Wolves to come away with maximum points.

27/20 West Ham | 26/10 | Southampton 19/10 (16:00)
West Ham’s four-game winless run in the league ended when they put Tottenham to the sword, becoming the first club to win and score a goal as well at Spurs’ new stadium. Consistency has been their biggest downfall, and with the players they have, you’d expect much better. Southampton have been impressive since appointing Ralph Hasenhuttl, officially safe from relegation, while they have also been free-scoring of late. The Saints have scored in nine league games in a row, with Shane Long going through a bit of a purple patch in recent weeks. Over 2.5 Goals is surely one for all multiple bets here at 6/10.

7/4 Cardiff | 9/4 | Crystal Palace 33/20 (18:30)
Cardiff remain in the relegation zone after back-to-back losses to Liverpool and Fulham. The Welsh side now know that anything but maximum points in their next two games will see them drop down to the Championship after just one season of top flight football. Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their superb away form, hoping to make it three wins on the bounce after claiming victories at Arsenal and Newcastle. For the hosts, this will be their last game at the Cardiff City Stadium in the Premier League, and who knows when their next top flight game will be at their prestigious ground. Put your money on the Bluebirds here at a valuable 7/4!

8/1 Newcastle | 17/4 | Liverpool 3/10 (20:45)
Every game becomes more and more difficult for Liverpool now with their remaining fixtures being away at Newcastle, then at home against Wolves on the final day. The Reds will be hoping for a small favour from their former boss, Rafael Benitez, with the Spaniard’s side now safe from danger. The hosts are unbeaten in three matches, while Liverpool have won their last seven games in the league. Big teams tend to struggle at St. James’ Park, Liverpool included, with Jurgen Klopp’s charges failing to win away to Newcastle since 2013. This will be, by no means, a straightforward fixture, and it may seem gutsy, but my money is on Newcastle to Win or Draw here at 39/20.

Sunday 5 May

8/1 Huddersfield | 17/4 | Manchester United 7/20 (15:00)
It doesn’t get any better for Huddersfield, who host Manchester United this Sunday afternoon. The Terriers suffered their eighth consecutive defeat at Liverpool last weekend, losing 5-0. Manchester United failed to return to winning ways last weekend when they drew 1-1 at home to Chelsea. The Red Devils now have a near-impossible task of finishing in the top four, expecting many favours from other teams in the league. Away from home, United have lost their last three league games, and have suffered five defeats in a row across all competitions. Against a Huddersfield team, United should claim maximum points.

4/10 Chelsea | 39/10 | Watford 6/1 (15:00)
Chelsea square off with Watford this Sunday, with top four well in their favour. What could be the Blues’ downfall is their Europa League tie on Thursday, and if that doesn’t go their way, they will have to prioritize the second leg fixture next Thursday. Another blow for Chelsea is the injury suffered to Antonio Rudiger, with Andreas Christensen and David Luiz now set to partner each other away in Germany on Thursday, then against the Hornets, who will have Troy Deeney fresh and ready after serving his suspension ban. Watford usually tend to struggle against the big six, but could find the back of the net here against what could be a fatigue-struck Chelsea side. Back Both Teams to Score at 8/10.

4/10 Arsenal | 39/10 | Brighton 7/1 (17:30)
Arsenal crumbled to their third defeat in a row in the league last weekend, the first time that feat has happened under Unai Emery, with the Gunners now looking to push on and finish off strongly in order to cement a place in next season’s Champions League. Brighton seem safe at the moment, despite going through a winless run of seven matches. To make matters worse, they host Manchester City on the final day. Despite playing on Thursday and clearly shifting their focus to the Europa League, my money is on Arsenal to edge closer to the top four with a win here.

Monday 6 May

1/7 Manchester City | 15/2 | Leicester City 16/1 (21:00)
High-flying Manchester City play their final game in front of their home crowd as they host Leicester City on Monday night. If results go in their favour, City could wrap up the league in this tie. Pep Guardiola’s side won their 12th successive league game at Burnley last weekend, and if that feat was to go on to 14 matches, City will become the first club to successfully defend their title since Manchester United back in 2009. Leicester City come off the back of an emphatic result over Arsenal, winning 3-0, albeit against 10 men for more than half of the game. Before that, the Foxes had failed to win in their last two encounters, drawing at West Ham and losing at home to Newcastle. Take Man City to Win & Both Teams to Score at a valuable 12/10 here.

QUAD @ 13/2
Everton Win 6/10
Wolves Win 11/20
Arsenal Win 4/10
Man City Win & BTTS 12/10

Jesse Nagel

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