Premier League Preview and Betting Tips - 8th - 10th April

Football
Updated Tuesday 11th April 2017, 12:32 PM


Following a pulsating midweek round of Premier League action, which teams will hold their nerve and triumph this weekend? Chelsea bounced back from their disappointment against Crystal Palace with a hard-fought victory over Manchester City to all but end Pep Guardiola’s hopes of landing a first league title in England, while Tottenham remain hot on the heels of their London counterparts following a dramatic late win at the Liberty Stadium. There are also issues to be resolved in the race for a top four place as Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all face tricky away trips, and the pressure continues to build at the foot of the division as a whole host of teams aim to avoid the dreaded drop.

The Fixtures

Saturday

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford - Saturday’s early kick off will see Tottenham aiming to keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea. The team from north London will be hoping to make it seven consecutive wins in all competitions as they look to cut the gap at the summit to just four points. Their opponents, Watford, enjoyed a 2-0 win over West Brom in midweek to all but confirm their place at the top table of English football next season. The Hornets will be without the suspended Miguel Britos after his dismissal on Tuesday, leaving the visitors a little light at the back, something Mauricio Pochettino's free-scoring side will look to take advantage of in their pursuit of a 20th league win. 

  • Winner: Tottenham Hotspur 3/10, Draw 17/4, Watford 9/1 - Sky Bet
  • Top Tip: Christian Eriksen to score and Tottenham to win 11/8 - William Hill

Manchester City v Hull City - Following his side’s defeat to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola conceded the title as he suffered a sixth league defeat as manager of Manchester City. The Spaniard’s focus will now be on making sure the club secure Champions League football next season. This weekend sees the Citizens take on a resurgent Hull City side who are unbeaten in two. Marco Silva’s Tigers have clawed their way out of the relegation zone, but could find themselves back in the mire after this weekend’s action should they fail to pick up points at the Etihad. Despite winning just one of their last five games, expect the home side to comfortably triumph.  

  • Winner: Manchester City 1/5, Draw 6/1, Hull City 14/1 - Betfred
  • Top Tip: Manchester City to win 3-1 11/1 - Bet365

Middlesbrough v Burnley - Boro, who have found goals hard to come by this term, scored two in midweek, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the team in 19th slipping to their 15th defeat of the season. This Saturday, the Riverside club play host to Burnley, a team with the worst away record in the Premier League. Expect a scrappy affair that has ‘goalless draw’ written all over it.

  • Winner: Middlesbrough 11/8, Draw 11/5, Burnley 11/5 - BetVictor
  • Top Tip: Correct score 0-0 6/1 - Ladbrokes

Stoke City v Liverpool - Liverpool dropped valuable points in their race for a place in the top four with a disappointing 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. The Reds have struggled to break down teams outside of the top six this season, but with Stoke having nothing other than pride to play for, Jurgen Klopp’s men could snatch a vital victory at the Bet365 Stadium.

  • Winner: Liverpool 10/11, Draw 14/5, Stoke City 13/5 - Bet365
  • Top Tip: Liverpool to win and BTTS 13/5 - Paddy Power

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton - West Brom are on course to equal their best ever finish in the Premier League, but drawing blanks in their last two games hasn’t helped their cause. This weekend, the Baggies will look to consolidate 8th spot with victory over Southampton, but that might not be such an easy task against a Saints side whose form has fluctuated wildly this season. Home advantage could prove crucial in a game that looks very hard to call.         

  • Winner: Southampton 13/8, West Brom 19/10, Draw 23/10 - BetVictor
  • Top Tip: West Brom to win 23/10 - BetVictor

West Ham United v Swansea City - Following five successive defeats, West Ham have found themselves dragged into the relegation picture and now sit just five points clear of the drop. This poor run of form saw Slaven Bilic given the dreaded vote of confidence earlier in the week as the club’s owners look to bring calm to the London Stadium. This weekend’s opposition, Swansea City, need all the points they can get, but the confidence of Paul Clement’s team may have been knocked after Wednesday night’s late capitulation at home to Spurs. Expect a tight meeting as the team with the fifth worst home record takes on the side with the fifth worst away record.      

  • Winner: West Ham Evens, Draw 5/2, Swansea 13/5 - Bet365
  • Top Tip: Manuel Lanzini to score anytime 14/5 - William Hill

Bournemouth v Chelsea - Chelsea’s march towards the Premier League title continued with a midweek win over Manchester City, as the Blues bounced back following their surprise defeat to Crystal Palace. There should be no such shocks this weekend with Antonio Conte’s men travelling to Bournemouth, as the team from the Bridge look to replicate their win over the Cherries earlier in the season.      

  • Winner: Chelsea 8/15, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 11/2 - Bet365   
  • Top Tip: Chelsea to win and BTTS 12/5 - Coral

Sunday

Sunderland v Manchester United - Man United may be unbeaten in the league since October, but a number of draws on home soil have cost the Red Devils dearly in their hunt for a top four finish. Luckily, this weekend they face an away trip to bottom of the table Sunderland, the team with the worst home record in the league, and a reunion with former manager David Moyes. Expect a routine win for Jose Mourinho’s team, as they look to stamp out what remains of the Black Cats’ nine lives.   

  • Winner: Manchester United 9/4, Draw 6/1, Sunderland 18/1 - BetVictor
  • Top Tip: Manchester United to win to nil 23/20 - BoyleSports

Everton v Leicester City - Ronald Koeman’s men were desperately unlucky not to leave Old Trafford with all three points on Tuesday night, and the disappointment of conceding in the last minute may still be playing on their minds when Premier League Champions Leicester City come calling. The Foxes have won every game they’ve played since Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal in February, scoring 13 goals in the process, and another fine display from Craig Shakespeare's men could leave the Goodison Park faithful more than a little disgruntled.      

  • Winner: Everton 3/4, Draw 11/4, Leicester City 18/5 - Sky Bet
  • Top Tip: Leicester City to score 2+ goals - 5/2 - Coral

Monday

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Crystal Palace’s run of four consecutive wins was brought to an abrupt halt following a 3-1 defeat to Southampton, a loss that kept the Eagles firmly embroiled in the relegation melee. However, Sam Allardyce’s team have shown they are more than capable of hammering out results and could give Arsenal a bumpy ride when the two sides meet on Monday night. If Palace’s backline can hold out, Arsene Wenger could find himself under a lot more pressure come Tuesday morning.    

  • Winner: Arsenal 4/5, Draw 29/10, Crystal Palace 18/5 - BetVictor
  • Top Tip: Crystal Palace to win 3/1 - Coral


 

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.


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