EPL Betting Picks 2020-21: Matchday 32
The race to the end of the Premier League season is on and with four points separating Leicester in third place, from Liverpool in sixth place, fans are set for a thrilling end to the season with teams fighting to finish in the top five. We’ve got you covered with previews and tips for the key fixtures right here!
Everton vs Tottenham
Goodison Park, Friday 3:00pm (ET)
Everton and Tottenham’s European hopes are hanging by a thread, and the loser of Friday’s match won’t be playing in Europe next season. Both teams occupied top spot on the table early in the season, however it’s been a slide for both sides since, with Tottenham in seventh place and Everton in eight place on the table. Tottenham have just one win from their past four games, whilst the Toffees are winless in their last four games.
Spurs had a nightmare second half in their 3-1 loss against Man United last week, and the Toffees will be full of confidence given their recent record against Tottenham. Everton have beaten Tottenham in the league this season and in the FA Cup. Teams have figured out how to contain Harry Kane and Hueng-Min Son and Tottenham don’t have any reliable avenues outside of their star duo. Although Everton have been held to draws in their last two outings, they showed signs that they aren’t far away from getting back to their best football.
Their defence has been strong, so if they can begin to finish the chances they create, they’ll get back to the form that saw them in the top four early in the season. Tottenham are under the pump and there just isn’t enough consistency across the field to have any faith in them. Everton will end their winless run with a crucial win over Spurs.
Newcastle vs West Ham
St James’ Park, Saturday 7:30am (ET)
West Ham fans are beginning to dream of a Champions League berth, with the Hammers occupying fourth spot on the Premier League table with just seven games remaining. For the second week in a row, West Ham held on to pick up a 3-2 win, the win over Leicester moved them one point behind the Foxes in third place.
West Ham head to Newcastle with a golden opportunity to jump into third place, with Leicester not playing until the 22nd. Jesse Lingard continued his remarkable form, picking up a brace against Leicester. Lingard has an outstanding eight goals and three assists in just nine matches for West Ham. The Magpies have been one of the worst defensive slides in the league this season, conceding 51 goals – the fifth most in the Premier League.
The Hammers have scored 51 goals themselves, the sixth most in the Premier League. So if West Ham score early, they could be in for the kill. West Ham are playing inspired football at the moment and with a Champions League spot in their sights, expect the Hammers to continue their excellent form against Newcastle.
Manchester United vs Burnley
Old Trafford, Sunday 11:30am (ET)
The comeback kings did it again, as Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 last week. On the other side, Burnley suffered a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle at home. The Clarets have just one win in their last seven league matches, whilst United come into the fixture on the back of four consecutive victories.
Manchester United’s midfield has been in outstanding form, with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay playing crucial roles over the past few games. The Red Devil’s potency in attack should give them plenty of confidence coming into this clash. United have scored the second most goals in the league this season (61) whilst Burnley are ranked 18th for goals scored with just 25 goals this season. United’s recent run of good form has come on the back of its defence, conceding just two goals in their past six Premier League games.
Manchester United have an incredibly strong record against the Clarets, with Burnley only defeating United once in the past twelve Premier League fixtures between the two sides. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have continued to grind out results, and they have too much quality in attack for the struggling Burnley to handle.