06 Apr Premier League Gameweek 33 – Preview and Odds
The Premier League title can be decided this weekend – as Manchester City hope to make history by becoming the earliest side to ever be named champions.
The fact that they can do it against heated rivals Manchester United makes it even sweeter.
There’s plenty of intrigue at the top and bottom of the table this weekend – our football betting expert has run through the best bets to look out for.
Manchester City v Manchester United
City’s fans dreams can all come true on Saturday evening, as the “noisy neighbours” could seal the Premier League title at home to rivals United.
Pep Guardiola’s men have swept all before them this term, and beating United to claim the trophy would be the icing on the cake.
It hasn’t been plain sailing this week though, as City were stunned by Liverpool in a 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat.
That result might have given Jose Mourinho a blueprint on how to beat Guardiola’s side – there’ll be nothing the Red Devils boss would enjoy more than spoiling his old sparring partner’s party.
A draw would be good enough for United too – to delay the celebrations for one week, at least. That’s available at 11/4.
However, no matter how Mourinho may try and park his famous bus, I think it’ll be a day to celebrate for the blue half of Manchester.
Liverpool’s win was based on high pressing, something United’s deep lying side aren’t likely to replicate.
Back a title-clinching City win at 10/11.
Everton v Liverpool
The first derby of the day has a little less on it with Liverpool almost certain to finish in the top four and Everton safely in mid-table – though meetings between these two usually don’t take much encouragement to become feisty affairs.
Sam Allardyce will want to end an unwanted record – the Toffees haven’t beaten their neighbours in 17 attempts.
Big Sam is famed for getting his teams up for the big games, and will hope to guide Everton to the win, which is 3/1.
Jurgen Klopp couldn’t be blamed for having half an eye on next Tuesday’s Champions League match against Man City – especially with star man Mo Salah nursing an injury.
Still, there should still be plenty of quality without the Egyptian – even taking Salah’s league goals out this term, they’ve still netted eight more than Everton.
The Toffees leak goals too, conceding more than bottom placed West Brom, and I think Liverpool should be too strong.
Brighton v Huddersfield
The big game at the bottom sees two newly promoted sides desperately hoping they can extend their spells in the Premier League for another season.
Both Brighton and Huddersfield currently sit outside the relegation places.
The Seagulls are six points clear on 34 points, and know a win here could be the result that all-but confirms their stay in the top flight.
Brighton are 4/5 to win this one.
Huddersfield sit slightly more precariously, just three points above Southampton, who have a game in hand.
David Wagner’s men have lost eight of their last 11, and have fallen out of form at the worst possible time.
Momentum is everything at this time of year with so much at stake, and Huddersfield certainly don’t have it.
They haven’t scored in their last four as they’ve been beaten by relegation rivals Crystal Palace and Newcastle, and could struggle on the road.
If Brighton win, much of it will be down to top-scorer Glenn Murray.
While he missed a crucial penalty in their defeat to Leicester last time out, he is the focal point of the Seagulls’ attacks, and could make the difference.
Back him to open the scoring at 7/2.