Premier League Matchday 37 really boils down to two season-defining match-ups (because let’s face it, we all just want to know who will win the title). All eyes will be onNewcastle vs Liverpool and Manchester City vs Leicester.
Matchday 37 Betting Lines Preview
All listed odds from April 29 on FanDuel Sportsbook NJ.
|Friday, May 3rd|
|Everton -180||Draw +310||Burnley +500|
|Saturday, May 4th|
|Bournemouth +370||Draw +300||Tottenham -145|
|Wolves -230||Draw +340||Fulham +650|
|West Ham +130||Draw +260||Southampton +195|
|Cardiff +160||Draw +230||Crystal Palace +170|
|Newcastle +750||Draw +420||Liverpool -310|
|Sunday, May 5th|
|Huddersfield +800||Draw +440||Manchester United -330|
|Chelsea -270||Draw +390||Watford +700|
|Arsenal -280||Draw +400||Brighton +700|
|Monday, May 6th|
|Manchester City -850||Draw +700||Leicester +1700|
Odds & Ends
- Our first marquee match-up of the week is Newcastle (+750) versus Liverpool (-310). Provided the betting odds, this may look like a quick and easy match for Liverpool. However, there is definitely room for a potential slip-up. Newcastle have not lost in their last 3 games, are playing at home, and are coached by ex-Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez – who may have something to prove after his time with Liverpool ended with them having the worst run in 22 years. With all this being said, Newcastle will be missing one of their key players this season, Miguel Almiron, due to a hamstring injury. Miggy, whose MLS transfer fee was the largest in history, helped power Newcastle top-half-of-the-league recent form. We’ve seen what his loss has done to Atlanta United. It’ll be tough for Newcastle to get past PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk without Almiron.
- Speaking of teams in good recent form! Our next marquee match-up, Manchester City (-850) versus Leicester (+1700), isn’t until Monday, May 6th– but is definitely worth the wait. Leicester is viewed as a long-shot, but this won’t be as easy as we think for Manchester City. Leicester are coming off a good win against Arsenal AND, the only other teams with more points than Leicester over the last 5 games are (you guessed it) – Liverpool and Manchester City. Another interesting fact that may or may not play a role in motivating factors for Leicester is that Leicester is also coached by an ex-Liverpool coach, Brendan Rodgers (sacked by Liverpool in October 2015). Cosmically, there is a lot of either very good or very bad Liverpool juju going on this weekend (more about this on High Press Soccer later in the week).
Finally (again), after this week, we may have real clarity on who is winning the league.