Premier League Match Week 37 Betting Preview
The penultimate round of Premier League fixtures is upon us, and all eyes will be on the fight to stay in the top-flight. Meanwhile, there will also be an important round of fixtures involving teams looking to finish in the top four this season, with Chelsea’s game against Liverpool being the match of the round. Below are the three big games in match week 37 that will help to determine who will be playing champions league football next season.
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League title next week as they play their last home game of the season against Chelsea. However, there will be no record points haul for Jurgen Klopp’s side as Arsenal beat them in their last league game. Regardless, they will be looking to end the season with a flourish, and they could inadvertently do both Leicester City and Manchester United a favour.
The Blues last played in the league against Norwich City, but it wasn’t a convincing showing from Frank Lampard’s side. Oliver Giroud scored the only goal of the game against the already relegated Canaries. Chelsea will have to play much better against Liverpool if they are to get anything from the game.
Liverpool have won the last three Premier League meetings against Chelsea, while the Blues haven’t won at Anfield since 2014 in the league. The Reds will be keen to overcome that defeat against Arsenal, which means that they will be the pick to win this game.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City
Leicester City also face a difficult challenge in round 37 as they come up against a rejuvenated Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have renewed hope of finishing in a Europa League place this season, and victory in this fixture would also see them go above Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s side are too far behind the top four to be considered a chance, but he will be aware that he is now building for next season.
Spurs are now unbeaten in four and have won their previous two. The first of those victories came against Arsenal, while they backed up that win with success against Newcastle United. That win at St James’ Park was the first time that Mourinho has won an away game against Newcastle. Harry Kane scored a brace in that victory.
Leicester City’s lead in the race for the top four has been wiped out since the restart, and they now face a cagey end to the season. The Foxes will want to go into their final day showdown with United with an advantage, but they will need to win this fixture to ensure that is the case. However, their chances of doing that would appear difficult as they have won just once in six. The Foxes will not want to lose, which means that the most likely result could be the draw.
Manchester United vs West Ham United
Manchester United have been in excellent form since the restart, and they could appear to be the favourites to secure their top-four spot despite trailing both Chelsea and Leicester in the standings before the break. The Red Devils are unbeaten in eleven in the league and are looking more like a top side with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese has been instrumental in United’s resurrection and could yet prove crucial to their chances of playing in the Champions League next season; whether that’s through finishing in the top four or by winning the Europa League. Paul Pogba has also had a massive impact, while Mason Greenwood has scored four goals in six games since the restart.
West Ham United will likely need to get something out of the game themselves as they are locked in a relegation dogfight. Much will depend on the teams around them going into this fixture, but they will be keen to avoid a six-pointer on the final day against Aston Villa. However, it’s hard to see anything other than a United victory in this final game at Old Trafford this season.