EPL Matchday 35 Betting Picks
The Premier League season is heading for an epic finish with the total, top four and relegation positions all up for grabs! It’s a full ten game slate this weekend and we’ve got you covered with our best picks for Matchday 35.
Newcastle vs Liverpool
Saturday 7:30am ET, St James’ Park
Liverpool travel to St James’ Park to kick off Matchday 35, with the Reds looking to keep the pressure on league leaders Manchester City, who sit one point above them. They face Newcastle who are coming off an outstanding performance in a 3-0 victory over Norwich. Liverpool were utterly dominant in their 2-0 win over Everton on Matchday 34, recording 83% possession and tallying 18 shots to Everton’s 9.
Liverpool haven’t been defeated in 2022, with a with a 12-2-0 record since the turn of the calendar year. Liverpool’s form has been built in their ability to control all thee facets of the game. Liverpool rank 2nd in the Premier League for defence (22 goals conceded), second for possession (average 62.9% possession) and rank first in attack (80 goals scored). Liverpool have no weaknesses and just continue to win games across all competitions.
Newcastle are 10-3-2 in 2022, only behind Liverpool, although they’ve struggled against the best sides in the EPL this season. Newcastle have zero wins and five losses against the top four clubs this season, with the aggregate score across those five matches being 1-13. Liverpool have had the wood over Newcastle, holding a 6-2-0 record in their last eight Premier League games against Newcastle. Liverpool’s unbeaten run this year has produced an aggregate score of 35-6, and they’ll have no troubles against Newcastle.
Everton vs Chelsea
Sunday 9:00am ET, Goodison Park
Everton have fallen into the relegation zone at the latest point of a season since the 2000/01 Premier League season. A 2-0 loss against Liverpool has the Toffees two points away from safety and with Burnley playing Watford this weekend, Everton could find themselves five points inside the relegation zone by the end of Matchday 35. Everton host Chelsea on Sunday morning in one of the most important clashes in their recent history.
This clash will come down to how Everton’s defence can hold up against Chelsea’s attack. The Toffees have conceded 55 goals – the fifth most in the Premier League this season, while Chelsea have scored 67 goals this season, the third most in the Premier League. Everton have continuously lost the territory battle this season and haven’t been able to generate any attacking play from their own half.
The Toffees are facing the possibility of a relegation from the top flight of English football for the first time since the 1950/51 season. Everton have only won three of their last seventeen games in the Premier League and it’s hard to see them finding a way to turn things around against a well drilled Chelsea outfit.
West Ham vs Arsenal
Sunday 11:30am ET, London Stadium
Arsenal and West Ham face off at the London Stadium on Sunday morning, with Arsenal in control of second place after consecutive wins against Chelsea and Manchester United. West Ham have been in a rough patch of form in the Premier League, winning just one of their last five games.
Going deep in the Europa League has taken a toll on West Ham’s Premier League form, with their limited squad depth the Hammers possess, they’ve struggled to produce form in the latter part of the season. Arsenal will be looking to expose West Ham’s defence, with the Gunners in hot form scoring seven goals in their last two matches.
Arsenal have had their way over the past few years against West Ham, going 4-1-0 in their last five Premier League fixtures against the Hammers. West Ham have only scored one goal in their last three games and that doesn’t stack up against a quality attacking side in Arsenal. This will be an entertaining clash, but Arsenal have too many attacking weapons for West Ham to compete with.