Premier League Betting Preview 05/05/18 – 06/05/18

Premier League Betting Preview 05/05/18 – 06/05/18

Premier League Betting Preview 05/05/18 – 06/05/18

We’re entering the final two weeks of the Premier League season and the race for Premier League survival opened up massively after Southampton’s win against Bournemouth last weekend. After that win both Huddersfield and West Ham are right back in the relegation battle and none of the Premier Leagues bottom half have yet reached the magic 40 point barrier so there’s still plenty to play for.

Bournemouth vs Swansea City

On Saturday relegation threatened Swansea travel to Bournemouth knowing that they need to respond to Southampton’s victory last weekend. The Swans currently sit on 33 points, just one point above the relegation zone with 3 games remaining so getting a result here will be vital for the Swans. They do however take on two of their relegation rivals in their final two matches in Southampton and Stoke and a loss in either of those games could send the Swans to the Championship for next season. Swansea’s recent form however doesn’t give them too much hope coming in to this one. They haven’t won any of their last 6 Premier League matches and that run has seen them slip right back into the relegation dogfight. Swansea have only scored two goals in those 6 games as well so will be desperate to get back into goalscoring form this weekend.

Bournemouth look safe from relegation, sitting on 38 points going into their final two matches of the season. It’s been another successful season for the Cherries who have never really looked like a relegation candidate sitting comfortably in mid table throughout the campaign. Bournemouth are one of the sides that seemed to have taken their foot off the pedal a bit in recent weeks however, winning just one of their last 8 games. One player who’s form has picked up however is striker Joshua King, who’s scored 3 in his last 5 matches and the Norwegian could be set to continue that good run of form with a goal here against a struggling Swansea side.

Recommended Bets

King to score: (2/1 at SkyBet)

Over 2.5 goals: (Best Priced 19/20 at Betfair)

Leicester City vs West Ham United

West Ham are right back amongst the relegation battle as they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester on Saturday. The Hammers are coming off of back to back 4-1 defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City and with noone in the bottom half left to play in their final three matches the Hammers could be in with a very nervy end to the Premier League season. The Hammers have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches and if they don’t get a result here they could be in serious trouble down at the bottom. Their defence has been a major problem for them as of late, conceding 17 goals in those seven matches so will have to improve at the back against a Leicester side that have only failed to score 3 times in 2018.

Claude Puel’s Leicester side are one of the sides that have sides that have been guilty to taken their foot off the gas in recent weeks. Leicester haven’t won in their last 4 matches and have seen themselves slip away from the European places. Their embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend was the biggest defeat since Puel tookover the club and they’ll want to bounce back with a win against relegation threatened West Ham on Saturday. Jamie Vardy has scored all of Leicester’s last 3 goals and with the lack of form from Rhyad Mahrez it’s likely that the Englishmen will be the one to break down West Ham’s defence.

Recommended Bets

BTTS: (13/10 at William Hill)

Jamie Vardy to score last: (4/1 at Bet365)

Everton vs Southampton

Everton take on Southampton in Saturdays late kick off with the hosts becoming increasingly angered towards boss Sam Allardyce. Allardyce took charge of the club in December after the sacking of Ronald Koeman and an unsuccessful run from caretaker manager David Unsworth with the club fully in the relegation battle. Allardyce however managed to turn Everton’s season around and saved them from the drop with ease and has now pushed to a comfortable top half finish. The fans are most disappointed with the style of football that Big Sam has the side playing. Their recent win over Newcastle saw the Toffees only have one shot on target which is not the kind of football the Everton faithful want after the heavy investment in the club this season. The visit of Southampton this weekend is a chance for ‘Big Sam’ to try change the opinions of the fans to try save his job. Everton have kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League matches and will be hoping for another when relegation threatened Southampton visit Goodison Park this weekend.

The visitors come into this one on the back of a massive victory over Bournemouth at St. Mary’s last weekend in the race for survival. Southampton’s win opened up the door and has dragged a lot of other sides right back into the relegation battle. The Saints now sit just one point off of safety with three games to play and will be desperate to carry on that momentum here. Two goals from Dusan Tadic last weekend was enough to get them the three points that they needed but they need to keep up that goalscoring form to give them a chance of survival. Its another must win game for the Saints as defeat would give the sides above them a huge opportunity to extend the gap from the bottom three.

Recommended Bets

Under 2.5 goals: (4/6 at Ladbrookes)

Tosun to score: (6/4 at Coral)

Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town

Manchester City lift the Premier League title this weekend when they welcome struggling Huddersfield to the Etihad on Sunday. City have been in unstoppable form this season and Guardiola’s side have won the League with ease. City broke the 100 goal barrier in the League last weekend in their 4-1 victory at West Ham and are now heading towards the record for Premier League points in a season. Victory in all of their last three games on an unquestionable 102 points and its more than likely that they’ll do it. City face Brighton and Southampton after this weekends game with Huddersfield and you’d expect City to pick up the win in those games to be the first club to break the 100 point mark in Premier League history.  Guardiola hasn’t been resting many players since the title win so expect another strong City lineup and more goals to match.  David Silva was one of the players that missed out last weekend and got the opening goal in City’s hammering of Swansea a week prior so expect the Spaniard to return to the team with a bang this weekend.

Huddersfield Town suddenly find themselves in major danger at the bottom. They currently sit on 35 points with three games remaining, 3 points above the bottom 3 but have one of the toughest run ins that you could possibly get. After their trip to the Etihad, Huddersfield travel to Chelsea before hosting Arsenal on the final day of the season leaving the Terriers in huge danger of returning straight back to the Championship. Huddersfield have been out of the bottom three for much of the season but have been slipping ever closer in recent weeks. They’ve got just five points in their last seven games and the Terriers need a big win in at least one of their last three games to avoid the drop. Huddersfield have been struggling for goals all season long, scoring the joint least in the League with 27 goals and will have to find a killer touch if they’re going to avoid the drop. Huddersfield had that memorable win against Manchester United early on in the season and will look to that as hope for their remaining fixtures.

Recommended Bets

Man City -2 handicap: (4/5 at PaddyPower)

BTTS – No: (8/15 at BetVictor)

Chelsea vs Liverpool

The highlight of the weekend is Chelsea’s game with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea must win in order to keep their hopes of a Champions League place alive and Antonio Conte will be desperate to record his first win against Liverpool in the Premier League. Three wins in a row for Chelsea has began to bring them back into the hunt for a Champions League place. Chelsea are currently 5 points off 4th placed Spurs and 6 points off 3rd Liverpool in the race for the top 4 and now know that only a major dip in form from either of those sides would put them in the Champions League next season. Chelsea will still want to put as much pressure on Liverpool and Spurs but more than likely it will be Europa League football for the blues next season. They still have the FA Cup final with Manchester United to look forward to so will be looking to build momentum for that so they won’t make it easy for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Three of the last four games between these two have produced less than 3 goals so don’t be surprised if its a tight game here.

Liverpool are in dreamland after reaching their first Champions League final in 11 years on Wednesday after a 7-6 Champions League win over Roma. The reds secured their spot in Kiev with Real Madrid on May 26th with goals from Sadio Mane and Geroginio Wijnaldum on Wednesday but now Jurgen Klopp has to turn his attention to the Premier League to confirm a place in the top 4. Liverpool know that avoiding defeat this weekend and they’re secured a place in the Champions League next season, even if they are unsuccessful in Kiev, due to their significantly better goal difference than Chelsea’s even if they lose their final game of the season against Brighton. It was a rare goalless game for Mohammed Salah on Wednesday and the Egyptian still needs another goal to beat the record set for goals in a 38 game Premier League season so expect him to return to form here.

Recommended Bets

Under 2.5 goals: (1/1 at SkyBet)

Salah to score first: (3/1 at Betfred)