Premier League Game Week 32 Tips & Preview

The Game Week 32 action gets underway at Villa Park on Saturday night (AEST) when Aston Villa play host to the Wanderers.

Elsewhere, Man United take on an inform Brighton side, Bournemouth attempt to escape the drop zone against the Toons, while Manchester City will form a guard of honour for their Champion successors Liverpool.

We’ve Previewed every fixture of Game Week 32 and provided our best betting plays along the way!

ASTON VILLA VS WOLVES
SGM: Jimenez to Score + Wolves to Win to Nil $4.59

This match means a great deal to both sides, 3 points for the Villans takes them a step closer to survival, while 3 points to the Wolves brings them within touching distance of Champions League Football.

The Wolves have had a solid return to PL action, winning both their post Covid fixtures to nil, this extends their impressive league run to 7 games without defeat. 

Raul Jimenez has been at the forefront of the Wolves success, netting his 15th goal of the season, a new Premier League record for Wolverhampton.

Nuno Santo’s side has been defiant in defence of late, holding out for six clean sheets from their last seven league fixtures.

Alternatively, Villa are winless in their last seven and look about as dangerous as a Guendouzi choke slam.

I’m backing the Wolves to win at a canter here, with Jimenez running rings around Mings.

WATFORD VS SOUTHAMPTON
Over 2.5 Goals $1.95

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn…. Might not get out of bed for this one.

14th placed Southampton head to Vicarage Road to take on 16th placed Hornets.

The Saint are all but safe from relegation with 37 competition points to their name and will playing without a care in the world.

Meanwhile, Watford are well and truely entrenched in the battle for survival, currently sitting 1 point above the drop zone.

The attacking onus lies squarely on the home team’s shoulders, as such I’m expecting opportunities to come thick and thin for the Saints on the counter with the ‘Overs’ shaping as an attractive play.

CRYSTAL PALACE VS BURNLEY
Draw 0-0 $7

Palace and Burnley will both be searching for redemption following heavy beat downs at the hands of Liverpool and City in Game Week 31.

There’s no doubt in my mind that both Roy Hodgson and Sean Dyche will be imploring their respective sides to bunker down in defence and look to go long on the counter, likely resulting in a 11v11 game of force em’ backs.

Crystal will be without their attacking talisman Wilf Zaha, who hobbled off with a soft tissue injury against the Reds last week, this will severely effect the Eagles ability to run at the Clarets, with a bomb and hope to Benteke looking like the obvious game plan.

Burnley’s back four are more than capable of dealing with such treats, as such im predicting a quiet day at the office for the Selhurst Park scoreboard operator. 

 

BRIGHTON VS MAN UTD (WED 5:15 AM)
Man Utd to Win to Nil $2.75

Brighton host Man United on Wednesday morning with both sides looking to build on their positive restart to the season.

United have gone seven league fixtures without defeat, impressively conceding just twice across that trip.

Brighton are unbeaten in three, managing to keep their opponents goalless on two of those occasions.

In the past Brighton’s deep lying defence would’ve worried a visiting Red Devils side, but now Ole’s found the key to unlock such backlines with the combination of Pogba and Fernandes.

Backing United to Nil has proved a profitable play in the past and I’ll be sticking with that formula for this week’s fixture.

EVERTON VS LEICESTER (THU 3:00 AM)
EVERTON $2.55

Leicester look to bounce back from a disappointing FA Cup showing as they travel to the Merseyside to take on the Toffees.

Brendan Rodgers’ side has struggled to recapture their early season form, with key players failing to fire at the top end of the park.

The Foxes have only found the back of the net once over their last three fixtures, with Vardy scoring just twice across his last ten PL appearances. 

Everton on the other hand have looked the goods since the return to action, holding the new champs to a nil-all draw before claiming all three points against Norwich.

The fixtures are starting to pile up for the Foxes with wholesale changes imminent, I’m expecting the likes of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin to capitalise on the visitor’s weary back four.

ARSENAL VS NORWICH (THU 3:00 AM)
Over 3.5 Goals $2.65

The competition’s laughing stock will consider themselves a chance of picking up three massive points when they welcome Norwich to the Emirates. 

The Gunners actually carry some winning form into this fixture, getting up in their FA Cup quarter final against the Blades, following a league victory over the Saints.

That’s a lot more than we can say for the Canaries, who disappointingly fell to their fourth straight defeat across all competitions, despite pushing United into extra-time in their FA Cup fixture.

These two sides played out an entertaining 2-all draw earlier in the season and with Norwich’s time in the PL all but done, the scoreboard should tick over nicely.

BOURNEMOUTH VS NEWCASTLE (THU 3:00 AM)
Newcastle $3.20

Outside of Norwich, the Cherries are arguably the most pathetic side in the PL at present.

Despite boasting a wealth of attacking options, Eddie Howe’s side has been kept scoreless in three of the last five outings on the road.

Alternatively, Steve Bruce has the Toons motoring along nicely, unbeaten in their last four league outings, impressively conceding just once across that trip.

Newcastle are unbeaten against the Cherries in their last four meetings and represent ridiculous value ate their current head to head price.

WEST HAM VS CHELSEA (THU 5:15 AM)
SGM: Blues Win + Over 2.5 Goals $2.24

We jump off one lost cause in the Cherries to another in the form of the Hammers! 

West Ham have claimed just one solitary win across their last ten league fixtures, last rippling the back of the net on March 1st.

The Blues on the other hand have won four from their last five league contests and are playing with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm.

Normally I’d give the Hammers half a chance in this London Derby, but their current crop of players are softer than Mark Bosnich’s rig, but far less jolly.

 

SHEFF UTD VS TOTTENHAM (FRI 3:00AM)
SGM: Spurs Win + Over 1.5 Goals $2.44

These two sides are neck and neck oin the PL standings, with one point separating Tottenham in 7th to Sheffield in 8th.

Although, they are worlds apart on current form, the Spurs have taken four from a possible six points since returning to action, while the Blades have lost three games straight across all competitions.

The Blades have looked blunt since the resumption of the league, failing to score in their last three contests while conceding six goals across the trip.

Harry Kane got the monkey off his back last week, scoring his first goal in 2020 helping his side to a 2-nil victory over the sorry Hammers.

Spurs last eight matches have all gone over the 1.5 goals mark, Jose has all his attacking weapons available and should have no trouble putting the struggling Blades away.

MAN CITY VS LIVERPOOL (FRI 5:15AM)
LIVERPOOL $3.25

Man City will present the new Champions* with a guard of honour before match of the round kicks-off on Friday morning (AEST).

The Reds were crowned the 2019/20 Premier League Champions following City’s defeat to Chelsea last week and have been on the turps ever since.

Man City have fallen well short of their own lofty standards this season, suffering eight defeats including a 3-1 drubbing at the hands of the Reds in GW12.

Pep will be without his talisman Aguero, who is in Barcelona receiving treatment for a knee injury (& possibly asking Leo Messi for local real estate advice).

Despite already claiming the title, Klopp and the Reds are far from done with this season, readjusting their sights on City’s 100 competition points and total wins record.

If the Reds can dust off their weekend hangovers I can easily see them exploiting the Citizens fragile back four here.