There are four fixtures in the English Premier League during this week. Each fixture has implications for the major issues as we reach the business end of the season. The title race is back on after Tottenham’s dramatic win at Manchester City. Liverpool are now just six points adrift in second place and they play their game in hand against Leeds, included in our Premier League picks.
The top four teams qualify for the Champions League while fifth place qualifies a team for the Europa League which can be a gift or a curse. Tottenham, Arsenal, and Wolves are right in the mix with regards to those issues and play crucial matches this week. Meanwhile, Watford are now fighting their way out of the relegation mire so the home meeting with Crystal Palace is huge.
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Watford vs Crystal Palace – 2.30 pm, Wednesday
Premier League Pick – Watford to beat Crystal Palace at (+210) with PointsBet
|Watford to win||+210|
|Palace to win||+135|
The appointment of Roy Hodgson, who seems to have been around for centuries, is having the desired effect with Watford. For most of the season relegation to the Championship seemed inevitable but there is now new hope at Vicarage Road. Beating Aston Villa on the road last weekend was huge and they can maintain the momentum against Palace on Wednesday.
The visitors could get dragged into the relegation dog fight but they have enough ability in the squad to stay in the Premier League. The London outfit have won just one of 12 EPL away matches this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding 20. Watford can add to their tally of just two home wins with three points in this massive match.
Liverpool vs Leeds – 2.45 pm, Wednesday
Premier League Pick – Liverpool to beat Leeds -2 at (+106) with PointsBet
|Liverpool to win||-667|
|Leeds to win||+1500|
Liverpool are now breathing down Manchester City’s neck at the top of the table. City looked locks for the title not so long ago but now there are doubts. The devastating home defeat to Tottenham was brilliant news for Liverpool. They have won five league matches on the bounce, scoring 12 times and only giving up two goals at the other end, and host Leeds on Wednesday.
The visitors are now showing relegation form after winning just one point in four league outings. The club is also facing off-the-field issues with fans throwing things at opposing players at Elland Road. They lost 4-2 to Manchester United last Sunday at home. A road trip could provide escapism but not when the destination is Anfield where they are tipped to lose on the two-goal spread.
Arsenal vs Wolves – 2.45 pm, Thursday
Premier League Pick – Arsenal and Wolves to draw at (+265) with PointsBet
|Arsenal to win||-159|
|Wolves to win||+475|
Arsenal are one place and two points ahead of Wolves but have played one less fixture. A win for either team would take them above West Ham in fifth place and in touch with Manchester United who are fourth in the standings. A draw would be the best outcome for the teams around Arsenal and Wolves and that is our pick for the fixture at the Emirates Stadium this Thursday.