The English Premier League is quickly winding down to the end of another season and Manchester City will secure their third title with one more win.
The headline match of Week 32 is also the last and we are set for a mouth-watering showdown between Chelsea and Spurs.
Crystal Palace faces a huge task when they host Liverpool in London on Saturday night.
Its been a tough season for Eagles fans as their team has continued to struggle to gain a foothold on the competition, but they are still a live chance of surviving the drop and have everything to play for from here on in. A 2-0 win over key rivals Huddersfield last weekend sees them sixteenth in overall standings; two points clear of the drop zone.
The Reds have restored some of their previously feared flare this season and they are on a short path towards Champions League football. A loss to bitter rivals Manchester United probably put an end to their chances of ending the season second overall, but they have shown no signs of slowly winding down the last few weeks of competition and destroyed Watford 5-0 last weekend.
Liverpool look good to win this game easily and Mo Salah can take another step towards Golden Boot honours by scoring again.
One of the more interesting fixtures of Week 32 will see the relegation-bound West Brom host Burnley early on Sunday morning.
The Baggies’ truly awful season is nearly over and they will need to rebuild quickly if they are to regain their position in England’s top flight in 2019/2020, and not continue to plummet like so many other recently-relegated clubs. They have won only three games all season and will enter this match off the back of another loss to Bournemouth.
On the other side of the coin, Burnley have enjoyed one of their best Premier League seasons to date and can finish the campaign as high as sixth in overall standings. The Clarets have beaten some of the league’s best teams and will take plenty of confidence into this match after an easy 3-0 win over West Ham on the road, most-recently.
Burnley are over the odds in head-to-head betting and are more than worth consideration to win.
Watford are looking for redemption when they host Bournemouth in Week 32 of the Premier League.
The Hornets have actually been a pretty competitive side this season, but they suffered a demoralising 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in Week 31 and will be eager to respond to that performance. They have conceded a total of eight goals in their two most-recent league fixtures, having also been played off the park by Arsenal a fortnight ago.
The Cherries leapfrogged Watford in overall standings after securing a 2-1 win over West Brom last weekend and subsequently find themselves in the top 10. They are a club that has continued to punch above their weight and can end the season with their best-ever result in the top division.
Both teams have been loose in defence and it would not be surprising to see a lot of goals converted.
Newcastle will host Huddersfield in a potentially crucial clash for both clubs on Sunday morning.
Its been another pretty disappointing campaign for Newcastle, but they seem to have found a competitive spark of late and have notched vital wins over Manchester United and Southampton. For the time being they are out of danger but they cannot afford to go to sleep and mathematically, they are a loss away from slipping back into the relegation fight.
Huddersfield are extremely inconsistent and that could ultimately be to their undoing this season. The Terriers have produced some outstanding performances and wins over big opposition, but they are also more than capable of a shocker. They are winless in their three most-recent league matches and simply need points to survive.
This is a tough match to analyse from a betting perspective as both clubs need to be playing for the win.
Betting suggests that the most one-sided match in Week 32 of the Premier League will take place when Manchester United hosts Swansea early on Sunday morning.
The Red Devils have been the clear second-pick of the season and they are in the box seat to finish behind their crosstown rivals in overall standings. They posted a smart win over Liverpool at their last competitive appearance and will be ready for a final tune-up here ahead of next weekend’s Manchester Derby.
Swansea have breathed life into that faltering campaign and they are now in an excellent position to survive, despite trailing the league for much of the first 30 weeks of the competition. The Swans managed to hold Huddersfield to a draw despite dropping down to ten men last week and they put West Ham to the sword prior to that; ultimately climbing to fourteenth on the ladder.
Manchester United will probably win this, but Swansea will give them a challenge and can get on the score sheet.
West Ham and Southampton will square off in what is potentially the most vital match in Week 32 of the Premier League.
The Hammers have been pretty terrible since the beginning of the year and are less than a win outside of the relegation zone leading into this match. They have put up little resistance against most clubs and have leaked eleven goals in their three most-recent league fixtures.
Southampton are caught in the relegation zone and are in serious danger of dropping out of the league, and it has largely been their inability to convert wins that has hurt them. The Saints have so-far managed to contest thirteen draws and they simply need to win games to survive.
They are warm favourites to win in London and they simply won’t have a better opportunity to save their season.
Mat Ryan’s Brighton will do battle with former Premier League champions Leicester in Week 32.
There was a big question mark over the quality of their roster and their chances of surviving the drop at the beginning of the season, but the Seagulls’ faithful should be pleased with how their team has taken to life in the top flight, and they should find themselves in the Premier League again next season. They did suffer a disappointing loss, compounded by a red card to Anthony Knockaert away to Everton most recently, but beat Arsenal the week prior and are good enough to win again.
Leicester suffered a pretty big premiership hangover last season, but they have consolidated their position in the league this time around and mathematically, could finish as high as sixth. Their last loss in the league came away to Manchester City in Week 27 and they absolutely thrashed West Brom most recently.
Leicester do look to be over the odds at their current quote and they are worth consideration to win.
The champions-in-waiting can confirm their third Premier League title with a win over Everton on Sunday morning.
Its been a truly glittering season for the blue half of Manchester, who have enjoyed their best Premier League campaign on record and enter Week 32 sixteen points clear of second-placed United. They have suffered only one loss in thirty matches and have made a habit of putting three or four goals on every team they face.
Everton has slowly built to the task, but sights are firmly set on next year’s campaign and there isn’t a lot to be playing for.
City will win this game and probably, with complete ease.
Arsenal can make life extremely difficult for Stoke when the host the relegation-threated club on Sunday night.
The Gunners have been anything but convincing this season, but there is no denying that they are a class above the Potters and they deserve clear market favouritism leading into this match. They returned to winning form against Watford a fortnight ago and will be a handful for the shaky Stoke defence.
Stoke’s time in the Premier League looks-to-be coming to an end and they simply need to win every match from here on in. They are winless since Week 24 and will probably need to produce their best performance of the campaign to reverse their fortunes here.
There is just no value for the Gunners and I am happy to sit back and watch.
The final match of the round is also the best and we are set for an outstanding contest between London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham early on Monday morning.
Neither team has quite reached potential this season, but they will both finish within the top five and Champions League berths are on the table for both clubs. Should Spurs take all three points from Chelsea, they will all but confirm their position in the top four and will relegate Antonio Conte’s men to the Europa League, so there is still plenty to play for.
It is extremely difficult to split these two teams at present and a draw looms as the likely outcome.