EPL Betting Picks 2020-21: Matchday 38
It’s the finale to a dramatic Premier League season, with Liverpool having a chance to top off an incredible late season flourish and secure a Champions League spot. If Liverpool can’t claim three points, then the door will be left ajar for Leicester on what will be a thrilling final day of the season. We’ve got you covered with tips from the big games this Sunday!
Leicester vs Tottenham
King Power Stadium, Sunday 11:00am (ET)
For the second season in the row, Leicester are on the verge of missing the Champions League thanks to a collapse in the final month of the season. Leicester have held third position for the majority of the season. Just one win from their last four matches has seen the Foxes slip to fifth, and are now relying on Liverpool to drop points against Crystal Palace to sneak back into fourth.
Fortunately for Leicester, their requirement looks pretty easy given what is going on at Tottenham on and off the field. The sacking of Jose Mourinho, the likely departure of captain Harry Kane and some awful on field performances have Tottenham in absolute tatters. Tottenham have lost two of their last three matches, and the off field turmoil has clearly reached breaking point for the players, who lacked any sort of energy in their 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa earlier in the week. The Foxes will be full of confidence given their recent success against Tottenham, Leicester have won two of their last three games in the league against Tottenham.
Tottenham have been fragile at the back, and the off field instability is clearly playing a role in some poor on field performances. With Leicester having so much to play for, the Foxes will put together a big display in the hope of keeping their top four dreams alive.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Anfield, Sunday 11:00am (ET)
Win and they’re in. That’s the motto for Liverpool, with their four goal advantage over Leicester on goal difference, the Reds just need a win to secure fourth place in what has been a spirited fightback from last year’s champions.
Liverpool have won four games on the bounce to set themselves up in this position, and the Reds have an outstanding record against Crystal Palace, winning their last seven games in the Premier League against Palace. Liverpool’s late season resurgence has been built on the form of their star front three finding form at the right time of season. Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have both scored two goals in Liverpool’s last three Premier League games. Crystal Palace have been battling over the last two months, winning just two of their last eight matches in the Premier League.
The Reds just simply have too much talent for Crystal Palace to contain, and when you pair that with what’s at stake for Liverpool, this game could get out of hand quickly. Liverpool have worked incredibly hard to put themselves in this position, and you can guarantee they won’t let this one slip against Crystal Palace.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester United
Molineux Stadium, Sunday 11:00am (ET)
Whilst externally it may look like a dead rubber fixture for Manchester United, who have had second place locked up for a while, the Red Devils will be using this clash as a final tune up for next week’s Europa League final. The Red Devils had to deal with a tough schedule which saw them play four games in seven days, with captain Harry Maguire the only major casualty who looks set to miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to roll out a more settled side than he has in his last four fixtures. Manchester United have had the wood over Wolves for an extended period of time holding a 6-3-2 record against Wolverhampton in the Premier League since 2009. The signing of Edinson Cavani has been an inspired one, with the Uruguayan dominating in the second half of the season. Cavani has contributed four goals and an assist in his last seven games in the league. Wolverhampton have had a disappointing campaign riddled by injuries and transfer departures, which has seen manager Nuno Espirito Santo managing his final game.
Wolves haven’t been able to find any momentum this season and will be looking to regroup and go again next season. Wolves have been struggling, recording just one victory from their last starts, and are currently on a two game losing streak. Expect the Red Devils to produce a big performance to get some momentum ahead of the Europa League final.