Man City have taken another three points this week are are certainties to win the title bu the race is hotting up behind them for those all important Champions League places. Man Utd did themselves a huge favour beating Liverpool at Old Trafford to move clear into second spot with Spurs leapfrogging Liverpool after their comfortable 4-1 win away at Bournemouth . Continue reading for our EPL Round 31 2018 Preview and Tips.
Last Weeks EPL Tips - Betting Man
Not a bad start to our campaign with 9 out of 13 going our way and some juicy odds there in the mix with Huddersfield drawing @ 3.00 and Burnley winning away @ 3.40.
Only one best bet selection which was the under 3 goals in the Huddersfield match which finished 0-0, lets hope to keep the winners coming this week.
Last Weeks EPL Tips
Bold Price Indicates Best Bet Selection
Red Price Indicates Winning Selection
|Match Result||Over/Under 2.5 Goals||Match Result||Over/Under 2.5 Goals|
|Man Utd v Liverpool - Draw 3.1||N/A||West Brom v Leicester City - Home Win 2.80||Under 2.5 @ 1.64|
|Everton v Brighton - Home Win 2.10||Under 2.5 @ 1.52||West Ham Utd v Burnley - Away Win 3.40||N/A|
|Huddersfield v Swan - Draw 3.00||Under 2.5 @ 1.50||Chelsea v Crystal Palace - Home Win 1.28||N/A|
|Newcastle v South - Draw 4.33||N/A||Arsenal FC v Watford FC - Home Win 1.45||N/A|
|Bournemouth v Spurs - Draw 4.33||N/A||Stoke City v Man City - Away Win 1.17||N/A|
|Match Result Best Bet||Over/Under 2.5 Goals Best Bet|
|Multi-Bet - Everton - Huddersfield (draw) - West Brom (draw)|
EPL Fixtures Round 31 2018 Previews and Tips
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Saturday 24th March
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Bournemouth were on the receiving end of a good old thrashing last week as Spurs took their anger out on them after crashing out of the Champions League with the game finishing 4-1.
The Cherries have hit a bit of a bad patch not winning in their last four games after a good run beforehand and they will need to start finding the back of the net soon if they are to stay away from the drop zone.
West Brom have now lost seven Premier League games on the spin after their 4-1 home defeat last week against Leicester and find themselves rooted at the bottom of the table 7 points adrift of their nearest rivals.
West Brom are currently sticking with Alan Pardew but another loss here may well see the two part ways. Three points are a must otherwise they may as well start looking for accommodation in and around Championship sides grounds for next year.
Verdict - Both of these teams shipped four goals last week and were poor but I expect this game to be very open as each team will know a draw doesn't really help their cause. If in doubt go with the home team so that's the plan here.
Home 1.83 - Draw 3.50 - Away 4.20
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.93
FGS Matt Phillips @ 11.00
Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield did everything but score last week against Swansea after the Swans had a player sent off after only 11 minutes,
Huddersfield had 81% of possession during the game which is high to say the least but they still could not break down a well organised Swansea defence.
They are going to be due a change of luck you would feel after last weeks performance.
Crystal Palace put up a spirited performance at Stamford Bridge last week eventually going down 2-1 after a much improved display in the second half that had Chelsea scrambling.
It's not enough to come away thinking you should have had something out of the game when you are in the relegation zone, you have to turn those performances into points.
Verdict - No win in six for Palace although they have had a tough run of fixtures so they have a chance here but Huddersfield may well just have the edge in an open game.
Home 2.75 - Draw 3.10 - Away 2.63 - BEST BET HOME WIN
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.28
FGS Steve Mounie @ 5.00
Stoke v Everton
Stoke were on a hiding to nothing last week as they came up against a Man City team that are regarded as the best team in Europe if not the world right at this minute so to only go down 2-0 was a fair effort.
No win in six now for The Potters and they sit second from bottom but it is really tight down there and a couple of wins on the trot would see them move up the table significantly, the question is have they got the goods?
Everton moved up to 9th in the table after last weeks 2-0 home win against Brighton but the performance was once again nothing to write home about.
The Toffee's should be safe from the drop so they have no pressure until the end of the season so hopefully this will let their talented squad gel together and hope for better fortunes next year.
Verdict - Everton are due to put things together and show just what they can do and maybe this week is the week that we take note of the potential they have in their squad so I think an away win is due.
Home 2.30 - Draw 3.10 - Away 3.10
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.17
FGS Theo Walcott @ 9.50
Liverpool v Watford
Liverpool started too slow last week against Man Utd and they were made to pay with two quick fire goals from Rashford. The Reds piled on the pressure in the second half and pulled a goal back but they could not find another and went down 2-1.
Liverpool drop down to 4th in the table after that loss and Spurs winning and they are only four points ahead of Chelsea so they need to get back to winning ways especially since it's a home game.
Watford lost last week 3-0 away at Arsenal but they have won three out of their last five and sit pretty comfortable in 10th position.
They will probably need another couple of wins to see them to safety but I think they would take a point here with Liverpool in such good form.
Verdict - Look, Liverpool should win BUT in a two horse race 15-00 is way way over odds especially since Watford have relatively good form coming in. Liverpool the win but it would not be the worst bet to make if you had a little nibble at Watford even if you took them at a handicap.
They are @ 1.77 (+2) Asian Handicap against a team that have not got the best defence in the world.
Home 1.14 - Draw 7.50 - Away 15.00
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.39 - BEST BET
FGS Roberto Firmino @ 4.50
Since there are only four games this week I thought I would mix the multi-bet up with four first goal scores, a Yankee (permed doubles, trebles and an accumilator) would be the aim here.
EPL Tips Round 31 2018 Multi-Bet (First Goal Scorer) - Roberto Firmino @ 4.50 - Theo Walcott @ 9.50 - Steve Mounie @ 5.00 - Matt Phillips @ 11.00