Premier League Recap And Early Odds For Week 34

Martin Green

Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:44 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 3:44 PM UTC

We recap the weekend's Premier League action, provide an update on futures markets and analyse the early odds for next weekend's fixtures.

<h2>Weekend Recap</h2><p>Liverpool battled to a stirring 3-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Friday night thanks to late goals from Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson. The Reds were frustrated for most of the game and they had to dig extremely deep, but in the end the quality of Salah and Roberto Firmino handed them all three points. It saw them return to the summit of the Premier League table, two points clear of Man City, who have a game in hand.</p><p>There were just three games on Saturday and the away side triumphed in each of them. Burnley picked up a hugely impressive 3-1 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality, while Crystal Palace beat Newcastle 1-0 courtesy of a late penalty. That has done wonders for both sides’ survival chances. Bottom club Huddersfield are already doomed and they simply rolled over against Leicester in a 4-1 reverse. Everton then wrapped up the weekend on Sunday with a brilliant performance to beat Arsenal 1-0. They were full of energy, intensity and desire, while the Gunners were abject, and Marco Silva’s men thoroughly deserved the three points.</p><h2>Futures Update</h2><p>Liverpool have gone in to 6/4 (1.50) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank">Bet365</a> to win the title after that crucial victory over Southampton. The Reds have just five games remaining and they need to be immaculate and hope Man City drop points. City remain odds-on favourites at 8/15 (1.53). Arsenal have drifted out to 8/11 (1.73) to secure a top four finish, while Spurs are now 2/7 (1.29), Chelsea are 6/5 (2.20) and Man Utd are 5/2 (3.50). Salah is now just one behind Sergio Aguero in the top scorer charts and he has gone in to 11/4 (3.75) to win a second successive Golden Boot.</p><h2>Early Odds For Week 34</h2><p>Leicester have now won four in a row under new manager Brendan Rodgers and that has seen them climb up to seventh in the table. They are 3/4 (1.75) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" target="_blank" title="Betfred">Betfred</a> to beat Newcastle in the Friday night game and that looks worth snapping up, as the Magpies have lost two on the bounce. Tottenham are overwhelming favourites against Huddersfield. Brighton and Bournemouth are both in dreadful form and in need of points, and you might be tempted by 29/20 (2.45) on the home win as Eddie Howe’s men have been terrible on the road.</p><p>Burnley are even money (2.0) to beat Cardiff and that looks like an amazing price on the in-form Clarets. They have beaten Wolves and Bournemouth in their last two games and they should be able to beat a Cardiff side that have lost four of their last five matches. Everton are now on a roll and they look well priced at 10/11 (1.91) to beat Fulham, who have already been relegated and are on a nine-game losing streak. It is easy to imagine the odds on Burnley and Everton dropping, so it might be worth getting on them sooner rather than later.</p><p>Southampton v Wolves looks too close to call, and Man Utd v West Ham looks a good one to avoid, as Ole Gunnar Solskjkaer’s men could be knackered from a midweek game against Barcelona. Man City lost to Crystal Palace earlier this season, and they must exact revenge at Selhurst Park on Sunday in order to retain the initiative in the title race. Some punters might fancy huge odds of 11/1 (12.0) on the Eagles. The Liverpool have a huge game against Chelsea at Anfield and odds of even money (2.0) on Liverpool to win and under 4.5 goals look immediately attractive in that one. Liverpool have a reasonably comfortable home Champions League against Porto on Tuesday, whereas Chelsea have to travel to Prague on Thursday, so the Reds should be the fresher team for that game.</p>
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