Wolves lose on MatchDay 33, as Brighton take huge leap towards safety
There were five matches from MatchDay 33 in the Premier League today, and there were some significant results from both ends of the table.
In the race for a Premier League Top 4 finish, Wolves were the MatchDay 33 big losers after Saturday’s fixtures. Their 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal sees them massively drift in the latest betting for a Top 4 finish.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are out to 12/1 to finish in the Top 4. They are now 5 points off fourth placed Chelsea in the league table, and it’s hard to see them bridging that gap in the five remaining matches.
After three wins in three matches against West Ham, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa, Nuno’s men came up against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team, and fell well short.
Bizarrely, Chelsea are the big movers in the betting. Going into today’s fixtures the Blues were 1/2, behind Manchester United in the betting. With the Red Devils at 4/9.
Both Chelsea (3-0 V Watford) and Ole’s Man Utd won (5-2 V Bournemouth). But Chelsea’s odds have shortened to 4/11, while United’s remained the same at 4/9.
The same applies to Leicester, who after beating Crystal Palace 3-0, are still 8/11 to be in the Champions League places.
Brighton are the big Premier League winners from MatchDay 33
The big winners down at the bottom were Brighton. Another 3 points for Graham Potter’s team has seen them open up a 9 point gap over the bottom 3.
Brighton are now a massive 250/1 to be relegated this season.
Third bottom Aston Villa do have a game in hand, but it’s away at Liverpool tomorrow. The Reds will be looking to bounce back after Thursday’s 4-0 defeat, so good luck to Villa there.
Elsewhere down at the bottom, Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford all lost again. All eyes will be on Villa at Liverpool tomorrow, and West Ham, who visit St James’ Park.