In theory, its Matchday 23 in the Premier League this weekend but only three teams have completed 22 fixtures and Chelsea are actually one match ahead of schedule. As is an athletics race, the stagger will eventually unwind. At the top of the table, Manchester City are champions in waiting. Their 11 points lead is unassailable which means they will win their fifth title in 10 years.
The table suggests Liverpool and Chelsea are booked for second and third place. However, Tottenham have games in hand. It seems like any three from Watford, Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley who face the drop into the Championship. However, Everton could get dragged into the relegation scenario. So, here are my EPL best bets for the weekend.
Best EPL Bets For The Weekend
Everton vs Aston Villa – 7.30am, Saturday
Premier League Pick – Everton to beat Aston Villa at (+135) with PointsBet
|Everton to win
|Villa to win
Everton have the longest unbroken spell in the top division of English football and their fixture against Aston Villa is the most played game in the history of the old First Division and Premier League. The club is managerless and seemingly in disarray. Losing at Norwich got Rafa Benitez the sack. The home match against Villa could continue the demise and confidence is low.
However, the appointment of club legend, Duncan Ferguson, as the interim boss can have a positive effect. After an upturn in form when Steven Gerrard became their manager, Villa have won just once in five Premier League fixtures. They have lost seven of 10 road trips and which is the joint-worst record with Norwich. So, Everton are tipped to earn a crucial three points on Saturday.
Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – 10am, Saturday
Premier League Pick – Wolverhampton Wanderers to beat Brentford at (+150) with PointsBet
|Brentford to win
|Wolves to win
Brentford are plummeting down the table after four defeats in five fixtures. The Bees made a decent start to the season and are 10 points clear of the relegation zone. That is a decent gap but they now seem to be finding their level which is probably just above the three drop places. The 3-1 loss against Manchester United on Wednesday was their sixth home league defeat.
Wolves are moving in the opposite direction after three wins in their last four league fixtures. They are on the periphery of the fight for fifth place and qualification for the Europa League. The Wanderers have lost just three from 10 road trips this season and only the top four teams have won more away fixtures. Wolves are tipped to win at Brentford this Saturday.
Leicester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion – 9am, Sunday
Premier League Pick – Leicester City and Brighton to draw at (+225) with PointsBet
|Leicester to win
|Brighton to win
Leicester are one place and four points behind Brighton but they have two games in hand over their opponents on Sunday. The hosts have alternated between wins and losses over the last five fixtures. However, only two goals deep in injury time by Tottenham prevented a home win on Wednesday. Brighton are on a decent run of form and this mid-table meeting has a draw written all over it so our pick for the match is shared points on Sunday.