Premier League Weekend Recap and Early Look at Week 38 Odds

Martin Green

Monday, May 6, 2019 5:25 AM UTC

Monday, May. 6, 2019 5:25 AM UTC

We review the weekend's action, look at futures markets and analyze the early odds for the final day of the Premier League season.

<p> </p><p></p><h2>Weekend Recap</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>Everton picked up their fourth win in six games when they beat Burnley 2-0 at Goodison Park on Friday night. They enjoyed 61% of the possession and looked supremely comfortable throughout the game. Tottenham travelled to Bournemouth for the early game on Saturday and they had two men sent off before slumping to a 1-0 defeat. Wolves battled to a 1-0 victory over Fulham and that ensured they will finish seventh in the standings, capping a superb first season back in the top flight. Cardiff were relegated after they lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace, and they will join Huddersfield and Fulham in the Championship next season. Marko Arnautovic banged in a brace for West Ham as they beat Southampton 3-0.</p><p>Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a 3-2 victory over Newcastle at St James’s Park in the late game on Saturday. They looked destined for a draw that would leave their title bid in tatters, but Mohamed Salah snatched an 87<sup>th</sup> minute winner to spark rapturous scenes among the travelling fans. Chelsea opened proceedings with a comfortable 3-0 victory on Sunday and that saw them climb up to third in the table. Man Utd’s top four bid came to an end with a dismal 1-1 draw against Huddersfield. Arsenal hosted Brighton in the final game of the weekend and</p><p></p><h2>Futures Update</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>Man City take on Leicester in a huge game on Monday night and victory would send them back to the top of the league with just one round of fixtures remaining. They are priced at 2/9 (1.22) to win the title, while Liverpool are out at 7/2 (4.50). The relegation battle is now over, the top four is set and the only other market to be decided is the Golden Boot. Mohamed Salah leads the way on 22 goals, with teammate Sadio Mane and Man City striker Sergio Aguero two behind on 20. Man City still have two games to play and Aguero could make this market interesting if he finds the back of the net against Leicester on Monday night. Salah is the 4/6 favourite, while Aguero is priced at 2/1.</p><p></p><h2>Early Odds for Week 38</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:29.7px;">Man City are just 1/8 (1.13) with </span><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" style="font-size:29.7px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank" title="Betway">Betway</a><span style="font-size:29.7px;"> to go to Brighton and pick up a crucial victory on the final day, and the should fare better against the Seagulls than Arsenal did. Brighton have really struggled in front of goal in 2019 and Man City to win to nil at 20/21 (1.95) with </span><a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" style="font-size:29.7px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank" title="Boyle Sports">Boyle Sports</a><span style="font-size:29.7px;"> looks attractive. The only other meaningful game sees Liverpool host Wolves, who have rattled off three straight victories to clinch seventh. A Liverpool win looks likely, but there is little value to be had as they are just 2/9 (1.29) with </span><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" style="font-size:29.7px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a><span style="font-size:29.7px;"> to win it. Salah to score might be a better option at 4/5 (1.80) with </span><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" style="font-size:29.7px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank" title="Unibet">Unibet</a><span style="font-size:29.7px;">.</span></p><p>Arsenal are in dire form and if they make it through to the Europa League final they are sure to rest most of their first team against Burnley. A win for Sean Dyche’s men looks interesting at 5/2 (3.50) with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a> and those odds are likely to drop throughout the week. Chelsea have already clinched a Champions League spot and they too may rest players if they have a Europa League final to look forward to, so Leicester-draw double chance looks attractive against Chelsea at 3/4 (1.75) with Bet365. Watford’s form has fallen off a cliff now that they have the FA Cup final to look forward to and they have lost two straight games. West Ham are price at 9/4 (3.25) to beat them at Vicarage Road on the final day of the season.</p>
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