Premier League Game Week 34 Tips & Preview

We prepare for a mouthwatering 16 Premier League matches to unfold over the next seven days, with a host of postponed fixtures are set to take place during the working week.

The action gets underway at Anfield as the Reds play host to their once feared rivals Man U, a fixture that will have a huge bearing on both the top four and title races.

Elsewhere, Chelsea takes on Arsenal in a high stakes London Derby, while City attempts to navigate a tricky fixture against Brighton.

We’ve previewed all 16 EPL Fixtures across the next week and provide our best betting plays below!

LIVERPOOL VS MAN UTD (GW30)
Liverpool and Over 2.5 Goals $1.85

What once was considered the World’s biggest football rivalry has recently transformed into a one-way fixture, with Liverpool going seven games without defeat (4W,3D) against the only side that holds more top-flight titles than them!

Although 19 points separate the pair on the table, both sides will be equally motivated to claim a result here.

For Liverpool, it’s the title on the line, with just seven games remaining in the season, they can not afford to fall further adrift of league leaders Manchester City, who have a favourable run home.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are in a four-way tussle with Tottenham, Arsenal, and West Ham for the final spot in the top four, a race that looks destined to be decided on the last day of the league.

Despite what’s on the line here, there is one side that is playing considerably better football than the other.

Liverpool has won their last 10 games at Anfield, outscoring their opponents 29-2 across the trip, while their last fixture against United was a bloodbath, downing their historic rivals 5-0!

The last three fixtures between this pair have seen Liverpool win and over 4.5 goals scored, I’m backing at least three howlers from Harry Maguire on the road to a similar result here.

NEWCASTLE VS CRYSTAL PALACE (GW30)
Newcastle $2.30

Newcastle are out to win their sixth straight home league fixture for the first time in top-flight history when they play host to Crystal Palace.

Both sides are currently sitting on 37 competition points heading into this fixture, just three points adrift of the top half of the table.

The Toons have won eight of their last 12 PL fixtures with only Liverpool (10) securing more W’s across the same spell!

Saint James’ Park has become an extremely hostile environment for traveling teams, and I’m backing this young Eagles’ side to play within themselves here.

EVERTON VS LEICESTER (GW18)
SGM: Both Teams to Score & Richarlison Shot on Target $2.16

The Toffees can take a giant leap towards Premier League survival with a win over the Foxes here.

The Evertonians were given a huge reprieve last weekend when they searched all three points away from an unsurprisingly wasteful United outfit.

Although Leicester sit eight places above Everton on the league ladders, Rodger’s side oozes everything bar confidence here, with just one win from their last eight away PL fixtures (1D,6L).

‘Both teams to score’ has hit in Leicester’s last four league games, while the same market has also gone off in three of the previous four meetings between this pair.

I have zero confidence in taking either side in the H2H market, instead, I’ll be backing both keepers to get beaten combined with a shot on target from the ever-present Richarlison, who has netted in four of his last six games vs the Foxes.

 

CHELSEA VS ARSENAL (GW25)
Chelsea to Win to Nil $3.00

The Gunners look to avoid their third straight London Deby this month when they travel to Stamford Bridge.

Arteta’s side was in the driver’s seat for the race for fourth, before falling to three straight league defeats against mid-table sides, Crystal Palace, Brighton, and Southampton!

Meanwhile, Chelsea has all but secured third place with six wins from their last seven league fixtures, keeping five clean sheets across the trip.

The Gunners have failed to score in three of their last five league fixtures and are relying heavily on their midfield, with youngsters Saka, Smith Rowe, and Odegaard leading the club’s goals scoring cart this season.

I’m backing the Blues to lockdown the Gunners’ offence and secure their 15th clean sheet of the season.

MAN CITY VS BRIGHTON (GW30)
Man City & Over 3.5 Goals $2.65

Brighton are looking to add City to their list of high-profile scalps after seeing off both Tottenham and Arsenal in their last two outings.

Though, with all due respect to those two outfits, Man City is a league above.

The Cityzens have won nine of their last 10 matches against the Seagulls, outscoring Graham Potter’s side 28-6 across the trip.

Five of the last six fixtures between this pair have seen over 3.5 goals scored, a trend I’m backing to continue here as the home side take another step towards the 2021/22 title.

BURNLEY VS SOUTHAMPTON (GW30)
Burnley $2.75

Burnley vs Southampton wraps up the mid-week action, as the host attempts to climb free of the drop zone.

The Clarets threw away a golden opportunity to snatch three points away to West Ham last time out, with Cornet sending his dot shot wide in the second half.

Alternatively, the Saints spoiled the party for the Gunners, claiming a 1-0 victory despite recording 14 fewer shots at goal!

Maxwel Cornet scored a double to secure a point for his side in the reverse fixture against the Saints earlier this season, and I get the feeling he’ll feature heavily once again here.

Southampton has only won three from 15 games on the road this season (5D,7L), and I can’t see them adding to that tally in front of a hostile Turf Moore crowd.

ARSENAL VS MAN UTD
Arsenal $2

The weekend action gets underway at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal and Manchester United fight for a place in the top four.

The Gunners shoot into this fixture off the back of a massive 4-2 victory over London rivals Chelsea, a result which put an end to a run of three straight league defeats.

Alternatively, Man U enters this game off the back of a pathetic 4-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool, a performance which has called into question the character of everyone currently involved with the once-great club.

I strongly believe the Manchester squad has already checked out for the season, and as long as Maguire holds the captain’s armband I am happy to take their opposition in the H2H market.

 

MAN CITY VS WATFORD
Man City (-2) $1.87

Manchester City plays host to the Hornets in a fixture they’ll be confident about claiming all three competition points plus a healthy boost to their goal difference.

While, Watford has lost their last three league fixtures and looks destined for relegation, sitting seven points adrift from safety.

The two clubs have met in the Premier League on 13 previous occasions, with the Hornets yet to claim a victory over the Cityzens (2D,11L).

City has outscored Watford 21-1 across their last four games, and I am banking on them to continue their dominance here.

NORWICH VS NEWCASTLE
Newcastle $2.05

Newcastle are out to make it four wins on the trot when they take on the Canaries in Norwich.

The Toons have won nine of their last 13 league fixtures, one less win than Norwich has mustered up across their last 76+ EPL outings!

With 21 losses to their name already this season, I remain eager to jump on anything at over even odds in the H2H market against the Canaries.

LEICESTER VS ASTON VILLA
Leicester $2.70

Aston Villa walks into this fixture as slight favourites despite starring down the barrel of five straight league defeats!

Leicester does have a quick turnaround here, though they’ll be energised by a raucous home crowd, a crowd they’ve won their last three fixtures in front of.

Villa has proven themselves as flat-track bullies this season, losing 12 of the 17 games against the current top 10 sides this season (4W,1D).

Leicester looks an absolute steal at the current price of $2.70!

BRENTFORD VS TOTTENHAM
Both Teams to Score (Yes) $1.73

Tottenham are faced with a tricky fixture as they prepared to take on an inform Brentford outfit.

The Bees are looking to claim their fourth straight league win, all of which have been London Derbies!

Incredibly, former Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen has won all five PL fixtures he has started for the Bees since returning from his life-threatening heart failure!

Meanwhile, Tottenham dropped valuable points to Brighton last weekend, failing to register a single shot on target and leaving them in danger of falling out of the top four should they lose again here.

Brentford represents incredible value at $4.10 in the H2H market, though the sensible option is to back both sides to score, which has saluted in three of the Bees’ last four league fixtures.

BURNLEY VS WOLVES
Under 1.5 $2.55

After picking up seven points from their last four games, Burnley can finally dream of PL survival!

They’ll be hosting the Wolves, a side they have enjoyed recent success against, going undefeated across the pairs’ last six meetings (3W,3D).

Both the Clarets and the Wolves are defensively minded outfits, so it comes as no surprise that the reverse fixture finished as a goalless stalemate.

The Wolves have been involved in 16 games that have seen less than 1.5 goals scored, seven more than any other side in the comp.

This game has “first goal wins” written all over it, as such I’m happy to take on the Unders at the current price.

CHELSEA VS WEST HAM
Over 2.5 $1.88

West Ham are looking to complete a double over their Blue neighbors for the second time in three seasons when they head to the Bridge this weekend.

Both sides enter this clash in questionable form, Chelsea has lost two of their last three PL games, conceding four goals in each defeat, while West Ham has won just once across their previous four league outings (1D,2L).

Five of the Blues’ last six league games have seen over 3.5 goals scored, while the reverse fixture between this pair saw the back of the net bulge on five occasions.

With that being said, there is plenty of value to be found in the Total Goals market.

BRIGHTON VS SOUTHAMPTON
Brighton $2.10

The Saints head into this fixture off the back of a poor showing against Burnley on Friday morning (AEST), while the host copped a beating against the Champions elect.

Despite the loss to City last time out, the Seagulls have been in decent nick, knocking off both Tottenham and Arsenal in back-to-back London Derbies.

Alternatively, the Saints have lost six of their last eight fixtures across all comes (1W,1D), with their last win on the road coming back in February!

Brighton are finishing the season with a wet sail, and I’m happy to take them at over evens with the home ground advantage.

LIVERPOOL VS EVERTON
Salah to Score 2+ Goals & Liverpool HT/FT $5.63

One is chasing for the title while the other is scrapping for survival, this has the makings to be the most one-sided Merseyside Derby since game week 14.

With 11 wins from 12 games (1D), Liverpool are snapping at the heels of Manchester City, an unrelenting pressure that doesn’t look like subsiding anytime soon.

Klopp’s unstoppable machine are set to meet the paper-thin resistance of their less gifted neighbours, an Everton side who still has work to do if they fancy competing in the top-tier next season.

With nothing on offer in the H2H market, a Same Game Multi looks like the only worthwhile play here.

I’m taking Mo Salah to score his second brace in as many games and second brace against the Toffees this season, combined with Liverpool to lead at the end of both halves!

CRYSTAL PALACE VS LEEDS
Leeds $3.50

Game Week 34 wraps up on Tuesday morning (AEST) when Crystal Palace welcomes Leeds to Selhurst Park.

The once overtrained Leeds squad has found a new lease on life under American manager Jesse Marsch, going undefeated across their last four (3W,1D).

Meanwhile, the Eagles are starring down the barrel of four straight defeats in all comps, as they limp to the end of the season.

Leeds has won their last two meetings against Palace without conceding, at a juicy $3.50 I’m backing them to complete the triple.