Matchday 32 brings us Premier League football every day for a week. The most exciting race left in the league is the Top 4, with 6 clubs still in contention. Liverpool are finding their form with 3 wins in a row, Chelsea looks the real deal under Thomas Tuchel, and West Ham continues to pick up points.
Leicester City choked at this stage last year and have looked wobbly in the past few weeks whilst Tottenham and Everton have struggled for consistency in recent weeks.
If you’re looking for someone to back, I would choose Chelsea at -139. They represent the best value due to their squad depth.
WILL HARRY KANE LEAVE TOTTENHAM?
Reports broke over the weekend that Harry Kane will ask Tottenham for a transfer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. He turns 28-years-old this summer and is coming to the realization that his ambitions can’t be met at Spurs. Realistically the only two clubs who could afford him are Manchester United and Manchester City.
At this moment, the Etihad is making the most sense. Sergio Agüero is moving on at the end of the season. Gabriel Jesus hasn’t developed into an elite player yet. Borussia Dortmund remains adamant that Erling Haaland will be their player until the summer of 2022 when his €75 million release clause activates.
The two things standing in Kane’s way are his contract which runs till 2024 and Daniel Levy. The Tottenham chairman is known to drive a hard bargain and won’t settle for anything less than his valuation of the England captain (believed to be £120 million).
This is shaping up to be the transfer saga of the summer, and I think the move will happen.
🚨 BREAKING🚨— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 10, 2021
Harry Kane is expected to tell Tottenham he wants to leave if they fail to qualify for the Champions League pic.twitter.com/QF11TsBJc9
THE LAST DAYS OF JOSÉ MOURINHO
If you’re a fan of José Mourinho like me, enjoy him whilst you can. The Tottenham players aren’t responding to his style of play, and it feels like the game has evolved past his methods. Daniel Levy brought him in to win silverware, and they play Manchester City in the League Cup final on April 25th. Regardless of the outcome, a change will be made at the end of the season, and I’m not sure where Mourinho’s next job will be.
The only way I see him going to a Premier League side outside the Big Six is if a club like Newcastle gets taken over by a billionaire who pumps money into the club. With Mike Ashley holding out for £350 million, it looks like his future lies away from English football, and it could be a few years before we see him on the touchline again.
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Here are the 2020-21 Premier League Matchday 32 Betting Lines.
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 32 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- This week’s best value bet has to be West Ham Money Line at +100. David Moyes’ side are flying at the moment, with Jesse Lingard playing the best football of his career. Even with Newcastle having Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin back from injury, I still fancy The Hammers to get the 3 points.
- Wolves vs. Sheffield United Under 2.5 Goals isn’t the best odds at -167. It’s a pretty solid shout as both sides have struggled scoring goals recently, with Wolves getting 8 and The Blades 3 in their last 10 games.
- I think Chelsea vs. Brighton will go the same way Under 2.5 Goals -120. I would also consider backing Chelsea to Win to Nil at +143 and Chelsea to win 1-0 +540 or 2-0 +575.
- I like Manchester City -1.5 Goals away to Aston Villa. They will respond to their 2-1 loss against Leeds United with a big victory.
- Parlay Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score YES in Fulham’s game against Arsenal. I have a feeling there will be a few goals in this game.
WHERE TO BET THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE US
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