We’ve reached the penultimate round of the English Premier League and although both the title and relegation fight has been finalised, there are still a few European places up for grabs!
The action gets underway at Old Trafford, where United are looking to avoid their third straight home defeat as they lineup against the already relegated Cottagers.
Elsewhere, Chelsea and Leicester are set to play out another high-stakes fixture, while Liverpool attempt to crack back into the top four with a win over Burnley.
As always our offside oracle has shared his thoughts across all ten Premier League Game Week 37 fixtures, while providing his best bets along the way.
The Red Devils can wrap up second place in league with a win against Fulham here.
Though a win seems straight forward against a side who’s playing for nothing but pride, Ole may once again look to rotate his squad with the Europa League final at the forefront of his mind.
That being said, even Man U’s U/21s side would coast to victory against Scott Parker’s boys, who are winless in eight (7L,1D) and starring down the barrel of four straight defeats.
The last five meetings between this pair have all seen over 2.5 goals scored, with no real incentive for either side to defend, I can see this one blowing out in favour of the home side.
Surprisingly, both Southampton and Leeds are out to claim their third Premier League victory on the trot.
The Saints sealed their first back-to-back wins since December 2020 with a 3-1 trouncing of Fulham.
While Leeds continue to push for a top eight finish, tasting defeat just once across their last nine league starts (5W,3D).
The Whites comfortably won the reverse fixture 3-0 thanks to strikes from Bamford, Dallas and Raphinha, all of which will be in action again here.
Despite the Saints recent uptick in form, the visitors are clearly overs at the current H2H price.
Man City play their last away game of the season when they take to the field at Amex Stadium.
Pep’s side are currently riding an incredible run of 24 away matches without a loss (22W,2D), a streak that looks almost certain to be extended.
The Sky blues hold a perfect record against the Seagulls in the PL, claiming all seven previous meetings while outscoring the minnows 21-2!
No one can accuse the Champions of getting off to slow starts this season, leading at the half on 20 occasions and going onto win in 18 of those fixtures.
Leicester look to claim a second victory over the Blues within a week as we’re treated to a FA Cup Final rematch.
Although there’s no trophy on the line here, the result of this fixture will have massive ramifications on the race for the top four, with a win all but securing a place in the 2021/22 UCL for the Foxes.
Leicester own a fair bit of realestate inside of Chelsea’s collective mind at the minute, undefeated against the Blues in six premier league fixtures dating back to 2017!
All the pressure is on Chelsea here, with back-to-back home defeats looming over their head, the UCL final on the top of their mind and the aftertaste of the FA Cup defeat still lingering, I can see Tuchel’s side crumbling at the final hurdle.
Everton have one last chance to push for European qualification after repeatedly crapping the bed against the bottom half of the table in recent weeks.
The Toffees season hit a new low in GW36, when they were kept scoreless by the worse PL side across the last decade, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United.
The Wolves haven’t faired much better this campaign, currently sitting five places below where they finished last season with the potential to fall further down the pecking order.
Anything less than a win here will spell disaster for the Toffees, as such I’m backing the home side to throw caution to the wind, accommodating an end to end contest.
The only good thing about this fixture is the fact that it’s Sheffield’s last away game in the Premier League!
My tip for the neutral spectator would be to focus your attention on literally anything happening outside of this football match!
That being said, there is still some value to be gained from a betting perspective here.
Unsurprisingly, only one from the last 15 matches featuring the Blades has seen both teams score, with under 2.5 goals hitting ten times across the trip.
Tottenham can still mathematically sneak into the top four, in the same way that I could mathematically score a date with Ellyse Perry this weekend!
With the UCL qualification out of their hands, the Spurs will be focusing on what they can control, which is securing six competition points across their last two fixtures.
The Spurs have won their last five league matches against the Villans, with Harry Kane doing all the damage, scoring six goals from his four starts!
Kane is currently sitting equal first alongside Salah in the race for the Golden Boot, with team trophies impossible to come by at Tottenham I’m certain the English captain will be gunning for individual glory here.
Crystal Palace play host to Arsenal in what is to be the last London derby of the season.
The Eagles have been a thorn in the side of the Gunners in recent years, remaining undefeated across the pairs last five league outings (1W,4D).
Arteta will be confident in snapping this unwanted streak, while extending his sides winning run in the league to four straight.
Both teams to score has hit in six of the last seven meeting between this pair, with Benteke in decent knick for the Eagles I can see the scorekeepers getting another workout here.
Just like a 18 year old lad at schoolies, Liverpool are finishing bloody fast!
With four straight league wins, Klopp’s men are breathing down the neck of Leicester and Chelsea in third and fourth place.
The Reds squad will still be full of elation following Allison’s fairytale injury-time goal against the Baggies, proving the Brazilian keeper can win the game from both ends of the ground.
Alternatively, Burnley slump into this fixture off the back of a thumping 4-0 defeat to Leeds, leaving them fighting it out with Newcastle and Brighton in an attempt to avoid the label of ‘worst side to survive relegation’.
Liverpool are buzzing at the moment and should take control of this fixture from the opening whistle.
Game Week 37 comes to a close as West Ham look to salvage a place in Europe next season with a win over the Baggies.
West Brom aren’t content with bowing out of the league quietly, despite failing to win across their last five outings (2D,3L) Sam’s side have entered every match with the intent to score.
The Hammers looked destined for a place in the UCL next season before dropping 11 competition points across their last five PL matches!
Lack of defence has been the downfall of Moyes’ side, with the Hammers last clean sheet coming ten games back!
This game should be a lot of fun from a neutral perspective, with the onion bag likely to be bulging at both ends of the ground.