Football Gamblers match predictions; This weekend we only have six fixtures for Matchweek 33 of the Premier League. There is further matches coming up during midweek, so we will look at them in more detail after the weekend's fixtures.
The eagerly anticipated (so-called) Premier League decider ended in a 2-2 draw last Sunday, meaning it's as you were in the betting to win the Premier League.
Man City are still the favourites at 2/5, with Liverpool at 15/8. Neither of those two are in action this weekend, as - alongside Chelsea and Crystal Palace - they are playing in the FA Cup semi-finals. Meaning the attention this week is on the battle for 4th place, with the four main protagonists all in action.
Spurs are in pole position, and it's Antonio Conte's men that get things started with the Saturday lunch time kick off. This means they can heap even more pressure on the chasing pack with another 3 points.
In the betting for a top four finish, Spurs are the favourites to gain the last place after Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Premier League Match Predictions; Matchweek 33
Now, let's get on with this weekend's Premier League match predictions for Matchweek 33, starting with Spurs.
Spurs vs Brighton - Saturday 12.30pm
Spurs are flying at the moment. They completely destroyed Aston Villa at Villa Park last Saturday, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in particular, in devastating form.
Earlier on the same day, the Seagulls picked up an unexpected 3 points at the Emirates away to Arsenal.
The win ended a run of seven matches without a victory for Graham Potter's team; six of those seven matches ended in defeat. With a match against Man City at the Etihad coming on the back of this fixture, it was a more than welcome win for Potter.
I struggle to see any repeat of last week's heroics from Brighton though, and I can only go with a home win for Spurs.
- Verdict- SPURS WIN
Man Utd vs Norwich - Saturday 3pm
I really didn't see Norwich beating Burnley at Carrow Road last week, and I can only admire the job Dean Smith is doing. Smith seems to have installed a belief in the Norwich players that relegation isn't inevitable. Even though the rest of us think it is!
As for this weekend, even given how poor and inconsistent Manchester United have been this season, I still feel that the Red Devils will have too much for Norwich.
Although I'm sure the Canaries players are going to enjoy their day out at Old Trafford and will play with the same enthusiasm they have shown over the past few weeks.
- Verdict- MAN UTD WIN
Southampton vs Arsenal - Saturday 3pm
Two very out of form teams, but which one will prevail?
The Saints arguably saved the worst performance of their five games without a win for last Saturday. The 6-0 home thrashing at the hands of Chelsea was torturous for the St Mary's faithful.
Arsenal haven't been great either, and they also put in a stinker of a performance last Saturday.
The Gunners 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Brighton was a major setback in the race for 4th place. That defeat has handed the impetus to their North London rivals, Spurs.
I'm thinking Arsenal here, but at even money in the 90 minutes market, I'm not sure that represents value.
Therefore I'm going for the draw.
- Verdict- DRAW
Watford vs Brentford - Saturday 3pm
Unfortunately for Watford, the appointment of Roy Hodgson doesn't appear to have changed anything. Another must-win match ended in defeat last Saturday, with the Hornets going down 3-0 at home to Leeds.
In total, Watford has picked up just 4 points from the last available 28: with one of those points coming at Old Trafford. The situation for Watford looks inevitable for me.
As for Brentford, four wins from their last five matches has all but secured Premier League football next season. The only question that remains to be answered, is will the Bees be able to hang onto Christian Eriksen?
As for Saturday, I'm going for another Brentford win.
- Verdict- BRENTFORD WIN
Newcastle vs Leicester - Sunday 2.15pm
Newcastle ended their run of three successive defeats with a good 1-0 win over Wolves at St James Park last Friday.
The win virtually ensures Premier League football for Eddie Howe's team next season. They now go into this round of fixtures 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
For Leicester, whisper it, but the Foxes are in good form. They've won two of their last three in the Premier League, and are five games unbeaten in total.
I feel the Foxes are finishing the season strongly and I'm picking them to beat Newcastle.
- Verdict- LEICESTER WIN
West Ham vs Burnley - Sunday 2.15pm
The happy Hammers are on cloud nine after pulling off a remarkable Europa League win over Lyon. David Moyes' team are into the semi-finals and are second favourites to win the competition.
West Ham has lost three of their last five in the Premier League, and dreams of 4th place look to be over.
As for Burnley, they've just rather ruthlessly dispensed with the services of Sean Dyche in a desperate bid for survival.
The powers that be at Turf Moor must see it as a final throw of the dice and must have accepted that relegation is a certainty if Dyche had remained at the helm.
Will it be enough to provoke a reaction from the team? I'm not sure. I'm also not sure which West Ham will turn up. The focused version we see in the Europa League, or the version with one eye already on the next Europa League fixture.
So, for those reasons I'm going for a draw.
- Verdict- DRAW
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