Following a whopping game between Manchester City and Liverpool last weekend, which ended with neither side able to streak away in the Premier League title race, it continues to be all to play for. However, both of the aforementioned sides find themselves on FA Cup duty, meaning there will be more scrutiny on the race for both the top 4 and the relegation scrap this weekend. It is very much the home straight in the Premier League, meaning it is now or never for most teams in the division.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Premier League Week 33 Picks
Tottenham vs Brighton – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Top 4 chasing Tottenham will be looking to keep distance between themselves and the chasing pack as they host Brighton. Spurs have been in fine form recently and their excellent win on the road at Aston Villa last time out was testament of the progress they have made under Antonio Conte this term. Brighton meanwhile had been struggling under Graham Potter but their excellent win over Arsenal last time out was a timely reminder of just how potent they can be on their day. This should be a decent game, with Spurs most likely to come out on top at home.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.57)
Tottenham to win 2-0
Manchester United vs Norwich City – Old Trafford
Manchester United ($1.25)
Norwich City ($15)
Struggling Manchester United will be looking to keep their slender top 4 hopes alive as they host lowly Norwich City. United’s latest loss in a chastening campaign was to Everton and they are a side in grave danger of having yet another largely unforgettable season. Ralf Rangnick has not enjoyed the impact many had hoped for at Old Trafford and games such as these will be key to any future he has at the club. Norwich meanwhile won well over Burnley last time out to keep their survival hopes alive and they will enjoy turning up to Salford with no pressure on them here. This could be a tough watch but United should come through at home here.
Betting tip: Manchester United to win the match ($1.25)
Manchester United to win 2-0
Southampton vs Arsenal – St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton will be looking to respond to their 6-0 thumping by Chelsea as they take on Arsenal. Inconsistency has once again blighted the Saints season, but they are firmly safe from the Premier League drop zone and already look to have half an eye on next term. The Gunners meanwhile are a side in relative freefall, following some poor Premier League results and they now have a real task on their hands to stay in the hunt for a top 4 spot. Mikel Arteta will demand a response from his side here and he is likely to get it on the south coast.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($1.95)
Arsenal to win 3-1
Watford vs Brentford – Vicarage Road
Struggling Watford have 7 games to save their season and they will be looking for a result here against Brentford. The Hornets were thumped by fellow strugglers Leeds last time out at home and Roy Hodgson clearly has a serious job on his hands to keep his side in the division this term. Brentford meanwhile, have impressed hugely in their maiden Premier League season and they will see this as a chance to end the campaign on a high. By virtue of having something to play for, Watford could well end up pinching a point here at home.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.3)
Newcastle United vs Leicester City – St James’s Park
Newcastle United ($2.26)
Leicester City ($3.5)
Super Sunday begins with Newcastle United taking on Leicester City in what should be a superb encounter. Recent results have enabled Toon to pull away from Premier League relegation trouble and they look ready to make an assault on the table ahead of next season. Leicester City meanwhile came back from the dead to beat PSV in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night, and they should be buoyed by that moving through the remainder of the campaign. Neither side has a huge amount riding on this, which could well amount to an entertaining draw in the North East.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5)
West Ham United vs Burnley – London Olympic Stadium
West Ham United ($1.76)
West Ham will be looking to keep their faint hopes of a top 4 finish alive as they host Burnley. The Hammers continue to plug away in the Premier League, defying all of the pre-season predictions to maintain in the race for Champions League football but last weekend’s defeat to Brentford could prove to be costly. They welcome a Burnley side that never ever give up and that should be bang up for this with Premier League survival on the line. European football in midweek could prove to be a jaunt too far for West Ham this week, giving Burnley a chance of pinching a point.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.8)
EPL Week 33 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Newcastle United vs Leicester City – Draw
Southampton vs Arsenal – Arsenal to win
Tottenham vs Brighton – Tottenham to win
Manchester United vs Norwich City – Manchester City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $835.00 if successful at the current odds.
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.