The 2015-16 EPL continues this weekend as the competition continues to heat up with only four matches remaining. Continue reading for our EPL Week 35 Preview and Betting Tips.
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Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion (Friday 4.45am AEDT)
West Brom are currently on a four-match streak without a victory but they are in a position on the ladder that should see them avoid relegation and remain in the Premier League for next season. They have scored just one goal across those four games and we don’t expect them to be able to challenge Arsenal’s defence this weekend.
The Gunners inconsistency this season continued over the past month of action as it seemed they were finding their feet again after playing a lot of matches in a small period of time and ended it with a 2-0 victory over Everton and a 4-0 victory against Watford. However, what has been the case all season is how they back up those matches and it was a 3-3 draw with West Ham followed by a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace after leading in both matches that has seen them fall to fourth position on the ladder. This makes us expect the Gunners to turn things around after two slumpy performances to earn an easy victory this weekend.
Manchester City vs Stoke City (Saturday 9.45pm AEDT)
Manchester City has overcame their midseason slump to regain a lot of form to end their season. They are currently in third position on the ladder and they earned a late goal to earn a draw in their midweek match against Newcastle United. Their good form has carried over into the Champions League where they have qualified for the Semi Final stage for the first time in the clubs history. Sergio Aguera and Kevin De Bruyne have put their injury concerns behind them and have been instrumental in their side’s recent success.
Meanwhile Stoke have had a terrible run of form and have fallen away in the race for a Europa League position. They have just one win in their last six matches and have lost three during that period. They did earn a victory when these two sides met earlier in the season but with the side playing at an incredibly low level we are backing Manchester City to back up from their midweek match and earn a victory in this one.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea (Sunday 12am AEDT)
The season has been incredibly successful for Bournemouth in their first ever year in top-flight football. They have been able to overcome their early season struggles to put themselves in a position where it would take four losses and other results to go against them for them not to remain in the Premier League next season. However, the side has lost three of their last four matches and trailed 2-0 at halftime against Liverpool but they were actually the stronger side in the second half but it took them until deep into injury time until they put that advantage on the scoreboard as they lost 2-1.
Chelsea’s disappointing season has continued over the last two weeks as they have lost their last two matches and haven’t been able to find the back of the net in either match. Chelsea’s chance of playing in the Europa League is quickly slipping away and to express how poor their season has been they are only three points ahead of Bournemouth and they are closer to relegation than a top four position. However, we believe the Blues will be too strong for their opponents this weekend and snap their losing streak with a victory.
Leicester City vs Swansea City (Monday 1.15am AEDT)
One of the more controversial matches of the EPL season took place last week with the Foxes picking up a draw in the final seconds against West Ham as their lead against Tottenham in the title race slipped from 7 points down to 5. Leicester City took a 1-goal advantage into the halftime break through Jamie Vardy but it was the same man that was sent off for a second yellow card after he was ruled to have dove in the box. This changed the momentum of the match and they were lucky to escape with a point after falling behind 2-1. They will be without their leading goal scorer Vardy this weekend in what is a massive blow for their title hopes.
Meanwhile Swansea City was able to earn an important victory against Chelsea to move away from the relegation zone but that gap was narrow last weekend as they lost 3-0 to Newcastle united. The side hasn’t been able to live up to its preseason expectations and despite the loss of Vardy, we are expecting the Foxes to return to winning ways as they will be the more desperate side for three points.
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