English Premier League - Week 35 Rundown

Arsenal Tottenham

Stuart Woodrow

Friday, April 28, 2017 7:42 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 7:42 PM GMT

With the Manchester derby yet to take place (at the time of writing) I’m not going to be able to comment on the games the two Manchester sides will be playing in this weekend. I don’t think that’s too much of a miss as they both have winnable games and should probably feature in your acca’s if that’s your kind of thing.

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We are going to get started with Southampton v Hull instead and you have to figure this one for a home win. Away from home Hull are not all that good and although they do stand a good/reasonable chance of staying up it is their home form that gives them that chance. The odds on a home win are low though so instead I’m going for Both Teams To Score (No) at +114 with BetVictor.

Stoke City v West Ham is up next and I’ve probably lost as much money as I’ve won with Stoke this season, that’s reason enough for me to skip over this game. For those that do fancy a bet the Hammers are actually best placed to win this one despite their ropey defence.

Sunderland continue to be poot both home and away and Bournemouth are actually at fairly generous odds for an away win here. I’m on the +150 on offer from William Hill for an away win.

West Brom v Leicester will probably be a tightly fought game that will be appreciated only by each clubs fans. I’m on a draw at half time with bet365 for +210. For 2 sides that have been off the boil recently this is a decent option in my book.

Crystal Palace v Burnley could be another tough game for armchair fans and although I’m not expecting much of this game I do think we’ve got some value on Both Teams To Score (No). BetVictor are offering -110 on that and those odds are ok.

Everton v Chelsea could effectively be the game that kills off the title race. With Spurs taking on Arsenal later the same day, a Chelsea win here could lead to the Blues (from London) opening up a 7 point gap. That would be tough to overhaul with the number of games that are left. I think this will be a tight game so I’m on Under 2.5 goals with BetVictor at +104.

Tottenham v Arsenal is the last game of the weekend and what a game. If Spurs win here, Arsenal cannot get more points than them this season. That would mean that Spurs would (almost) guarantee that they would finish above Arsenal for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996. As a Spurs fan I’m horribly biased in this one and my advice should be taken with an unhealthy pinch of salt.

The last three games played out by these two have ended in draws but this time I think we’ll see a winner. Unfortunately I think that winner could be Arsenal. Spurs looked a little out of sorts against Crystal Palace and I think a number of the players are still coming to terms with the death of the clubs Under 23 coach Ugo Ehiogu. An Arsenal win could almost giftwrap Chelsea the title and although Arsenal probably will finish the season behind Spurs this will make it a lot closer and give Spurs one more bloody nose a the season draws to it’s conclusion.

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