Both Manchester City and Liverpool won last time out to continue their battle for the Premier League title. Chelsea meanwhile lost to Arsenal in midweek, giving the Gunners, Manchester United and Tottenham all hope of ending the campaign inside the top 4. Everton are still just above the drop zone, and they will be looking to keep it that way, with Burnley, Watford and Norwich all struggling below them.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Premier League Week 34 Picks
Arsenal vs Manchester United – Emirates Stadium
Manchester United ($3.75)
Two sides embroiled in a battle for the top 4 face off as Arsenal take on Manchester United. The Gunners have enjoyed an excellent season under Mikel Arteta and are very much in the mix to finish in a Champions League spot this season. They take on Manchester United who were roundly humbled at Liverpool last time out and have already appointed Erik ten Hag as manager for next season. It will be too late to save the Red Devils this season though and with Arsenal in good nick, they should win well at home here.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win the match ($2.15)
Arsenal to win 2-1
Leicester City vs Aston Villa – King Power Stadium
Leicester City ($2.85)
Aston Villa ($2.65)
Two teams that have endured frustrating seasons face off as Leicester City host Aston Villa. The Foxes have huffed and puffed in the league this season but do have a Europa Conference League semi-final to look forward to. They take on an Aston Villa side that have made steady improvement under Steven Gerrard but have yet to reach the heights of last season and they appear to already be looking at the rebuilding job in the summer. This should be a good game, with the draw the most likely outcome.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4)
Manchester City vs Watford – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City ($1.12)
Manchester City have two competitions still to play for and they will be looking to stay top of the tree as they host Watford. The blues bounced back from their defeat to Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend with a good win against Brighton in midweek and they will be looking for a repeat here. Watford meanwhile are up against it in their battle for survival and they will know this game is as tough as it gets. Watford won’t roll over here, but City should pick up all three points at home.
Betting tip: Manchester City to win the match ($1.12)
Manchester City to win 2-0
Norwich City vs Newcastle United – Carrow Road
Norwich City ($3.8)
Newcastle United ($2.15)
Lowly Norwich City will be looking to keep their slim hopes of survival alive as they take on Newcastle United. The Canaries have toiled under Dean Smith for much of the season but ultimately look as if they may come up short after a valiant battle. Newcastle meanwhile are in excellent nick under Eddie Howe and have secured their top-flight status for next year, in what promises to be a summer of spending on Tyneside. This should be a decent game, with the draw looking the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5)
Brentford vs Tottenham – Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford take on Tottenham in what promises to be a very good game between two London sides. Brentford have impressed hugely in their first Premier League campaign, and they will be looking to finish it strongly here against a strong Tottenham side. Spurs look to be chasing a top 4 place, following another trophyless season but they certainly have some positives to build on ahead of next season. This should be a very good game and by virtue of having more to play for, Tottenham should sneak this one.
Betting tip: Tottenham to win the match ($1.96)
Tottenham to win 2-1
Brighton vs Southampton – AMEX Stadium
A south coast derby of sorts sees Brighton take on Southampton at the AMEX, in what should be an entertaining encounter. The Seagulls were beaten by Manchester City last time out but won well at Arsenal and Tottenham in the games before that and should be buoyed at being able to return to their stomping ground. Southampton meanwhile have been incredibly inconsistent all season, with big wins and heavy defeats in equal measure and predicting how they will go here is no easy task. As a result, Brighton perhaps look the more likely to pick up the points.
Betting tip: Brighton to win the match ($2.25)
Brighton to win 2-1
Burnley vs Wolves – Turf Moor
Burnley’s battle for survival continues as they host Wolves. The Clarets are clinging on to their Premier League status by their fingernails and they will be hoping to pick up some important points here in front of their home fans. Wolves meanwhile have enjoyed being party poopers regularly in recent seasons and how they would love to repeat that again here. They are still in the mix for a Europa League spot, and they start this one as the marginal favourites. This should be a good game, with the draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.1)
Chelsea vs West Ham United – Stamford Bridge
West Ham United ($6.6)
Chelsea will be hoping to stay in the box seat for a Champions League place as they take on West Ham United. The blues have seen their Premier League and Champions League dreams fade substantially in recent weeks and are going through a very sticky patch under Thomas Tuchel. West Ham meanwhile, have seen their league form fade somewhat but they are in the last 4 of the Europa League and are only three games away from achieving history. That could have some impact here, with Chelsea potentially able to play a stronger squad and the blues should prevail at home.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match ($1.57)
Chelsea to win 2-1
Liverpool vs Everton – Anfield
Quadruple chasing Liverpool will be looking to stay in the hunt for the Premier League title, as they host Everton. The reds are in the last 4 of the Champions League, the final of the FA Cup, have won the Carabao Cup and are one point behind in the Premier League, giving them plenty to play for here. Everton meanwhile are in need of some points themselves in their relegation battle and how they would love to upset the Liverpool party here. The reds however are too strong currently and they should pick up another important win.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match ($1.22)
Liverpool to win 3-1
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace ($2.1)
Leeds United ($3.7)
Two sides embroiled in the mid-table shake up face off as Crystal Palace host Leeds United. Palace have enjoyed a good season under Patrick Vieira, and they will be hoping they can finish the campaign strongly with next year very much on the horizon. For Leeds, this game presents a real opportunity to fully secure their Premier League status for next season and build on the early progress made under Jesse Marsch. This should be a very good game and with both sides well matches, a draw could well be the outcome in East London.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.7)
EPL Week 34 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week in our multi bet with a stake of $50:
Chelsea vs Fulham – Chelsea to win
Tottenham vs Sheffield United – Tottenham to win
Southampton vs Leicester City – Leicester City to win
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Manchester City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $266.50 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.