Premier League Game Week 30 Tips & Preview

The Premier League returns following the international break as we head into the home straight of the 2020/21 season.

The round kicks off in London as Chelsea looks to continue their incredible run under Thomas Tuchel.

Elsewhere, Leicester attempt to slow down City at King Power Stadium, while the Gunners hope to capitalise on a vulnerable Reds outfit.

As always our VAR virtuoso has previewed all 10 Game Week 30 fixtures and provided his best betting plays below!

CHELSEA VS WEST BROM
Chelsea and Under 3.5 Goals $1.95

The Blues will be out to extend their unbeaten run under Tuchel to 15 games with a result over relegation battlers West Brom.

The Baggies have failed to score in four of their past five games and have heavily relied on their stingy defensive unit to keep them within 10 points of the safe zone.

Alternatively, the Blues have incredibly kept seven clean sheets on the trot against far superior opposition.

14 of Chelsea’s last 15 matches have finished with under 2.5 goals scored, I’d be surprised if this match doesn’t fit the same narrative.

LEEDS VS SHEFF UTD
Leeds and Over 1.5 Goals $1.85

Leeds have the chance to break back into the top ten with a win over the league’s laughing stock in Sheffield United.

The Blades board waved goodbye to Chris Wilder, with Paul Heckingbottom stepping in as interim manager in what feels like a decision which came 15 losses too late!

It’s no secret that Marcelo Bielsa has built Leeds success off the back of relentless team pressing and running off the ball, as such this international break comes as a godsend for a side who look run into the ground.

I’m expecting the Whites to fly home with a wet sail, starting with a dominant performance agains relegation bound Sheffield.

LEICESTER VS MAN CITY
Man City to Win Not to Nil $3.25

Man City have lost just three matches all season, falling to the fast breaking Spurs and cross town rivals United.

Though their most embarrassing defeat came at the hands of Leicester in GW2, where they shipped five league goals at home for the first time in 17 years!

The Foxes own the best record on the road this season, claiming 34 points from 15 matches, losing just once while being kept scoreless on two occasions across the trip.

Both teams to score has hit in six of the last eight fixtures between this pair and although Leicester’s counter attacking approach should give the Champions elect some grief, I can’t see them walking away with any competition points here.

ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL
Arsenal $3.15

With just 10 competition points separating 4th from 10th on the table, the race for European football is well and truely in the balance.

Arsenal can make a statement of intent by knocking off the current champs, while also extending their unbeaten run to five league fixtures.

The Reds have failed to better the Gunners across their last four matches at the Emirates (3D,1L) and have lost six of their last eight league outings.

Liverpool have a huge UCL fixture against Real Madrid next week, with only three days to travel and rest, Klopp may look to rest a few key players during this PL tie.

Arsenal have knocked off both Leicester and Tottenham recently and at the current price I think they’re huge overs to produce another upset against a disastrous Reds unit.

SOUTHAMPTON VS BURNLEY
Draw $3.25

Burnley and Southampton meet in Game Week 30’s Match to Miss!

The Saints have lost 10 of their last 12 matches (1W,1D), currently nine points clear of the drop zone and just looking to see out the season.

The Clarets have seen an uptick of form, losing just once across their last seven league fixtures (2W,4D).

I believe both sides will be thrilled to take a point away from this fixture, with a low scoring draw looking likely.

NEWCASTLE VS TOTTENHAM
Tottenham and Over 2.5 Goals $2.55

The Toons are winless across their last six league fixtures and are trending heavily towards relegation!

Newcastle have only taken four points off top 6 sides this season, with a win over West Ham in GW1 accounting for three.

Alternatively, the Spurs have started to fire offensively, with a healthy duo of Kane and Bale looking to carry their side into UCL qualification contention.

Tottenham have won four of their last five fixtures at St. James Park, with and average of 3.8 goals scored across the trip!

ASTON VILLA VS FULHAM
Under 1.5 $2.75

After a small surge in form, the Cottagers seem to have gone off the boil, losing three from their last four outings leaving themselves two points below safety.

Similarly, the Villans have won one of their last seven league fixtures and have largely struggled to generate any offence in the absence of Jack Graelish.

Both Villa and Fulham have only managed to hit the back of the net twice across their past five league outings, each hitting the ‘under 1.5’ total goals market three times across the trip.

MAN UTD VS BRIGHTON
Man Utd and Over 2.5 Goals $2.60

Man United look to gain some ground in the title race when they welcome the Seagulls to Old Trafford.

Historically, this has been a high octane fixture, with their previous six meeting seeing three or more goals scored.

United have won the last five matches against the Seagulls and have never dropped a point to their visitors at Old Trafford.

Brighton have been going after games of late, I’m tipping this one to be another open affair with opportunities created at both ends of the park!

EVERTON VS CRYSTAL PALACE
Everton $1.82

The Toffees look to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome the Eagles to Goodison Park on Tuesday Morning (AEST).

Everton haven’t tasted defeat against Palace since 2014, claiming six wins and six draws, snatching maximum points in their last three meetings at home.

The Toffees are chasing their first top four finish since 2004/05 and will no doubt come out all guns blazing in this one!

WOLVES VS WEST HAM
West Ham $2.55

Game Week 30 is wrapped up on Tuesday morning as the Hammers attempt to keep the pressure on the top four with a win over the Wolves.

West Ham are easily the form side of the pair, winning eight of their 13 Premier League fixtures in 2021, with Wolverhampton managing just three across the same trip.

The Hammers flogged the Wolves 4-0 in the reverse fixture and should complete the double over the Wanderers for the first time in PL history.