EPL Preview, Saturday 4 May

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There are 5 live English Premier League matches taking place on Saturday and we take a look at each of them from a betting angle.

 

OUTRIGHT BETTING UPDATE

Manchester City are now short as a 1/5 to win the title from Liverpool who are priced at 7/2.  If you fancy a bet in the top goal scorer market Salah is 12/10 ahead of Aguero at 2/1 – click here for outright markets

 

Bournemouth v Tottenhamclick here to bet

Bournemouth are 14th on the table and safe for another season of EPL football.  They have only won 1 of their last 6 matches and their recent home form has been poor taking just 2 points from the last 15 they have played for.

Tottenham are 3rd on the log, but have lost 2 of their last 3 matches and were also beaten in Europe by Ajax in midweek.  While they have won 11 from 18 matches on the road this season their recent away form has been very poor with 5 successive losses.

Suggested Bet:  Tottenham win at 17/20

Tottenham have stuck 9 goals past Bournemouth in their last meeting and although their home form has been poor they have more to play for here and should bag the 3 points.

 

West Ham v Southampton – click here to bet

West Ham are set to finish mid-table and are currently in 11th sport and last time out beat Tottenham 1-0 away.  They haven’t won in their last 2 home games, but have won 8 of their 18 home matches this season.

Southampton haven’t been on a great run with just 1 win in their last 5 starts, but they are mathematically certain of staying up and currently sit 16th.  They have only won 4 times in 18 road trips this season

Suggested Bet:  West Ham win at 12/10

Neither of these sides have much to play for, but I think that West Ham are in a better nick and can grab the points.

 

Wolves v Fulham – click here to bet

Wolves have had an excellent return to the top flight and look well set to finish 7th, their current position.  They have won 2 in a row away at Watford and at home to Arsenal.  Their recent home form has been strong and they have not lost in their last 7 home games.

Fulham are relegated and 2nd from bottom of the table, but they have won their last 3 matches including an away win over Bournemouth.  Their defence has been impressive and they haven’t conceded over these 3 games.  That away win over Bournemouth was their only win on the road this season.

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Wolves (-1) at 27/20

Fulham did hold Wolves to a 1-1 draw at home earlier this season, but Wolves have a lot to play for here and I can’t see this Fulham side standing in their way.

 

Cardiff v Crystal Palaceclick here to bet

Cardiff have won 1 and lost 5 of their last matches and they are heavily odds on to go down as they trail Brighton by 4 points with just 2 games remaining.  They have won a third of their home matches this season, but have lost 4 of their last 5.

Crystal Palace are set for a mid-table finish and they currently sit 12th with just 1 defeat in their last 4 starts. Palace’s away form has been excellent and they have won 4 and lost 1 out of their last 5 on the road.

Suggested Bet:  Crystal Palace win at 17/10

These sides drew 0-0 at Palace earlier in the season, but the way Palace is playing at home I think they can put away a Cardiff side that based on its recent defeat to Fulham have all but given up hope.

 

Newcastle v Liverpoolclick here to bet

Newcastle are 13th on the table and have taken 7 points from the last 9 they have played for.  Their recent home form has been strong with 4 wins and a loss in their last 5.

Liverpool will be coming off a disappointing 3-0 away loss to Barcelona in the Champions League and despite winning their last 7 matches in a row and losing only 1 all season they sit 2nd on the log, a point behind Manchester City.  Liverpool have won 12, drawn 5 and lost 1 of their away games this season and they have won their last 3 in a row on the road.

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Newcastle United (+1) at 41/20

I fear it all ends here for Liverpool fans and after the deflating loss in midweek, they could be ripe for the taking from a Newcastle side playing well at home.

Prices correct at time of posting but are subject to change

 

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