We’re getting right down to the meat on the bone of this Premier League season, and this weekend’s fixtures – Matchweek 35 – could go a long way to deciding the fate of some teams.
At the bottom Norwich City’s relegation can be confirmed by Saturday’s lunchtime kick offs. While at the top, Chelsea, Leicester and Man Utd continue their 3 way battle for the remaining 2 Champions League places.
It’s the aforementioned Chelsea that interests me for a football betting tip this weekend.
I would never have had the Crystal Palace V Chelsea match down as a 5 goal thriller last week, but such are Chelsea’s defensive woes, their games look destined for goals at the moment.
Sheffield United are far from free scoring, and they don’t concede too many either. So they’re not the obvious choice for an Overs bet.
Since the restart, they’ve had 3 league matches with Over 2.5 Goals in, and 3 with Under 2.5 Goals in. So it looks 50/50 when it comes to United. Chelsea on the other hand have had Over 2.5 Goals in all 5 of their matches since the restart.
Taking this into account, football betting odds of 19/20 for Over 2.5 Goals at Bramall Lane looks good value to me.
For Chelsea, Willian, Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud have all been in outstanding form. So while Tammy Abraham might have gone off the boil, the others have kept on driving the team forward.
With a game of such importance for the Blues, I can’t see Frank Lampard rotating his squad. He may well have one eye on the FA Cup next weekend, but I can’t see Lampard taking any chances here.
The Blues also have a home league match against Norwich in midweek. So surely if Lampard is going to give some of this squad players a run out, it will be in that match.
Premier League Matchweek 35 Fixtures
There is a full round of Premier League fixtures this weekend. Matchweek 35 sees 5 fixtures on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, and 1 on Monday night.
Saturday 11th July
- Norwich City V West Ham – 12.30pm
- Watford V Newcastle – 12.30pm
- Liverpool V Burnley – 3pm
- Sheffield United V Chelsea – 5.30pm
- Brighton V Man City – 8pm
Sunday 12th July
- Wolves V Everton – 12noon
- Aston Villa V Crystal Palace – 2.15pm
- Tottenham V Arsenal – 4.30pm
- Bournemouth V Leicester – 7pm
Monday 13th July
- Man Utd V Southampton – 8pm