EPL Preview, Sunday 5 May

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There are 3 English Premier League matches taking place on Sunday and we take a look at each of them from a betting angle.

Chelsea v Watfordclick here to bet

Chelsea head into the weekend 4th on the table, but without a victory in their last 3 starts.  They drew 1-1 at Manchester United last time out and their last home game was a 2-2 draw with Burnley.  Stamford Bridge has been something of a fortress this season and they have only lost once at home.

Watford have slipped to 10th on the table after a run which has seen them only win 1 of their last 4 matches and last time out they lost 2-1 to Wolves at home.  The FA Cup finalists have won a third of their matches on the road this season and in their last 5 away games they have beaten Cardiff and Huddersfield, but lost to Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Suggested Bet: Over 3.5 goals at 27/20

This fixture had 6 goals in it last season and 7 goals the season before and I think we could be in for a free flowing game.

 

Huddersfield v Manchester United – click here to bet

Huddersfield are guaranteed to finish last and they have only won 3 matches all season and are on an 8 game losing streak.  They have been outscored over 3 goals to 1 at home this season and have only one twice in 18 attempts.

Manchester United are 6th on the table after a terrible run which has seen them win only 1 of their last 5 League games.  Their last road trip was a disastrous 4-0 loss at Everton and they have lost their last 3 away games on the trot.

Suggested Bet:  Correct score, Huddersfield 0 Manchester United 2 at 11/2

Huddersfield won this fixture last season, but United should win this although I am not expecting fireworks and a workmanlike 2-0 victory is my pick.

 

Arsenal v Brighton click here to bet

Arsenal head into the weekend 5th on the table after losing 4 of their last 5 matches.  Their last home game was a 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace, but overall they still have a powerful home record of 14 wins and 2 draws in 18 starts.

Brighton may well be assured of safety by the time this match kicks off, depending on what happens to the Cardiff game on Saturday.  Heading into the weekend they are 17th on the table, 4 points ahead of Cardiff who occupy the final relegation place.  Brighton are on a horror run which has seen them take just 2 points from the last 21 they have played for and they have only won 3 matches on the road all season getting outscored by 2 goals to 1 in the process.

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Arsenal (-1), the draw at 28/10

I can’t see Arsenal running away with this and think that this will be a tight and scrappy affair and an Arsenal win by exactly 1 goal is a speculative play.

 

Prices correct at time of posting but are subject to change

 

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