EPL Gameweek 36
Tottenham continue to keep the pressure on Chelsea and their win over Arsenal last week means that they will finish on top of their bitter rival for the first time in 22 years! The Gunners were embarrassing to say the least but were helped by both Man Utd and Man City who dropped points to Swansea and Middlesbrough respectively, two of the clubs stuck in the battle for relegation. Spus have the early game this week and could move within a point of Chelsea while Arsenal host Man Utd in a battle with huge top 4 implications. Here’s how The Wolf thinks things will pan out in Gameweek 36:
Feature EPL Match Previews
West Ham v Tottenham – (Sat 5:00am)
An unbeaten run of 4 games has ensured that the Hammers will be playing top flight football next season but this match is all about the visitors. Tottenham have been on fire! Nine straight wins in the league with four consecutive clean sheets have helped them secure a top 4 finish, but more importantly, they are still in with a shout of claiming the title. A win here would close the gap to just a single point and after seeing Middlesbrough take points off Man City last week don’t be surprised if they do the same to Chelsea. Boro need to win out if they are to be any chance of avoiding relegation and they could help keep the title chase alive. It will have to start with Spurs doing their bit and they will do it in style. Tottenham have won 4 of their last 5 against West Ham with Kane netting 5 in his last 5 EPL matches against the Hammers. A Spurs clinic is inevitable.
Best: Teams To Score – Tottenham Only ($2.40)
Value: Tottenham Over 3.5 goals ($4.50)
Man City v Crystal Palace – (Sat 9:30pm)
When Man City signed Pep many were ready to hand them the Premier League before a ball was kicked. A season that promised so much has delivered nothing and Guardiola has clearly failed to handle both the style and the rigours of the Premier League. They were knocked out by Monaco in the Champions League, were bundled out of the FA Cup by Arsenal after taking the lead and are hanging onto 4th spot in the EPL by a thread. They have been poor defensively all season long and Guardiola’s need to play out from the back has consistently caused them problems. Dating back to April alone, Crystal Palace have found the back of the net on multiple occasions against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – all matches which they won. At such a big price The Wolf says we will take the value on offer.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.57)
Value: Crystal Palace Over 1.5 goals ($3.75)
Liverpool v Southampton – (Sun 10:30pm)
A stunning goal from Emre Can handed Liverpool all 3 points last week and with results going their way they now control their own destiny when it comes to earning a top 4 finish and automatic qualification into next seasons Champions League. Long term injuries to Mane and Henderson looked set to cost the Reds but Klopp has rallied his troops and a run of 6 wins, 2 draw and a single loss in 9 games has them in pole position. Coutinho and Firmino have led by example but The Wolf says much of the credit should go to the back four of Matip, Lovren, Clyne and Milner. A consistent and settled back line has been the key difference. they will need to be at the top of their game as Liverpool has a terrible record against the Saints. Southampton has 3 wins and a draw in the last 4 meetings between the two sides (all competitions) with Liverpool failing to score in each of the last three. The Wolf says this is set to change. The Over is 5-0 in the Reds last 5 league games at Anfield and 5-1 in the Saints last 6 away from St Mary’s Stadium. Liverpool are averaging 2.5 goals per game at home this season and with everything to play for we should see them at their very best!
Best: HT/FT – Liverpool/Liverpool ($2.35)
Value: Liverpool Over 2.5 goals ($2.85)
Arsenal v Man Utd – (Mon 1:00am)
The following month is likely to be the most important in the next decade for Arsenal. For the better part of two decades they have been considered one of the top clubs in England, and Europe, and have qualified for the Champions League for the last 17 seasons. The Wolf says that streak is set to come to an end. Despite having a game in hand they are 6 points behind 4th placed Man City and have a treacherous run home. They host Man U before trips to Southampton and Stoke before closing out at the Emirates against Sunderland and Everton. They have won just 3 of their last 8 league games and Wenger has clearly lost the dressing room. Sanchez and Ozil will go in the summer, they will fail to qualify for the Champions League and Wenger is likely to also make way. It will leave them in a similar spot to Liverpool almost a decade ago and we have seen how long it has taken them to recover and find their feet. They will be helped by the fact that Man Utd are backing up from a tough Europa League fixture in Spain combined with a considerable number of injuries. A point is not enough for either side and it should make for a very entertaining encounter. Arsenal are short in betting simply on the fact that United are backing up and short handed. The Wolf says to ignore that. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 25 Premier League matches and have lost just 1 of their last 11 league games against the Gunners. Mourinho will have something up his sleeve.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.65)
Value: Draw ($3.60)
Chelsea v Middlesbrough – (Tue 5:00am)
The title looked to be signed, sealed and delivered from a month ago but losses to Crystal Palace and Manchester United have opened the door for Spurs who could sit just 1 point behind Chelsea when this game kicks off. Anyone who thinks this will be a walk in the park should think again according to The Wolf. Year in and year out we see teams who are in a battle to survive cause huge upsets and Boro went close after twice taking the leas against Man City last week. There is no hiding their abysmal road record – 8 losses and 2 draws in their last 10. What is most concerning is the fact that they have failed to score in each of those 8 losses but Chelsea have conceded in their last 5 games at Stamford Bridge. The Premier League is notorious for going right down to the wire and The Wolf says Chelsea are not home just yet. Middlesbrough to find the back of the net and make the Blues work very hard for all 3 points.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($2.50)
Value: 1st Goal – Middlesbrough ($5.50)
Gameweek 35: 5-5
Gameweek 35 ROI: 101.5%
Overall ROI: 91.21%
Gameweek 35: 3-7
Gameweek 35 ROI: 124%
Overall ROI: 92.47%
Overall ROI: 91.84%