Less than a month to go in the Premier League season and there are several teams running the relegation tight rope. Who will survive and who will go down…
EPL Gameweek 36 Preview and Tips
EPL Feature Previews
Liverpool v Stoke – (Sat 9:30pm)
The Wolf was all over Liverpool in their Champions League semi final against Roma. They are the hottest team in Europe at the moment and Salah is the most dangerous man on the planet with a football at his feet. He had 2 goals and 2 assists in the 5-2 win over Roma but Them Wolf says we have to proceed with caution. Surely Klopp rests his key players for the second leg – a trip to Rome. They are in no danger of missing out on a top 4 finish and the Champions League has to be seen as priority. At a minimum, Henderson, Milner, Salah and either Firmino or Mane should sit this one out. we saw something similar after the Reds first leg win over Man City. Despite it being the Merseyside Derby in the game that followed, Firmino, Alexander-Arnold and the Ox all sat on the bench while Salah was rested to recover from a minor injury. They played a very subdued match on that occasion. We saw very little of the high press in that match and it is fair to assume that a similar game plan will be employed. It opens the door for a desperate Stoke side who need every point they can get. The Wolf is fully aware that Liverpool are undefeated at home in the league but after considering the circumstances at hand, Stoke are value to cause an upset!
Best: Under 2.5 goals ($2.75)
Value: Stoke WIN ($10.00)
Swansea v Chelsea – (Sun 2:30am)
A year is a long time in football… Chelsea have gone from being champions to struggling for a top 4 finish. Mathematically they are still a chance as they are 5 points behind Tottenham, and they could close the gap to just two points with Spurs playing later in the round. Conte will be wondering why he hadn’t given Giroud a run earlier with the Frenchman bagging 3 goals in his last 3 appearances. Chelsea have won 7 of the last 10 meetings and will have seen what Man City did to Swansea in a 5-0 demolition last week. With Willian and Hazard supporting the Frenchman, The Wolf is expecting them to keep their slim top 4 chances alive. They will however have to score plenty as the Swans have scored in 5 straight home league games. Chelsea to win in a high scoring thriller.
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($2.25)
Value: Over 2.5 goals & Chelsea WIN ($2.35)
West Ham v Man City – (Sun 11:15pm)
Man City put Swansea to the sword last week and now it is the Hammers turn. With no other commitments and several of their players pushing for a start in the World Cup look for City to close out the season with several more big wins. They had 5 different scorers last week and will be boosted by the return of Fernandinho in the heart of midfield. West Ham know all about the champions… they have lost the last four meetings and conceded 14 goals in that stretch while scoring just the two. The Hammers have conceded a mammoth 63 goals this season, second worst behind Stoke (65). They will not be able to shut down a City attack that is on a mission to make sure people know who the Premier League champions are.
Best: HT/FT – Man City/Man City ($1.83)
Value: Man City Over 3.5 goals ($3.80)
Man Utd v Arsenal – (Mon 1:30am)
The longest remaining tenure in English football will come to an end in a few weeks with Arsene Wenger’s position as manager of Arsenal coming to an end. He will want to exit on a high but you can be sure his biggest rival, Jose Mourinho, will want to do the exact opposite. Man Utd are undefeated in their last 11 Premier League fixtures when hosting the Gunners and will be seeking a rare league double after posting a 3-1 win at the Emirates earlier this season. Arsenal will be hindered by a short turn-around following their Europa clash with Atletico and The Wolf expects the Red Devils to capitalise. Mourinho will use the next four games to get his side to peak for the FA Cup final and this will be a great test. United have conceded just 8 goals at home in the league this season – the least of any side at home. Arsenal have lost their last 5 road league games and this will be the 6th. Wenger will leave Old Trafford disappointed.
Best: Teams To Score – Man Utd Only ($2.45)
Value: Correct Score Man Utd 2-0 ($7.50)