After a stunning 2-1 victory against West Brom, Liverpool have kept the race for fourth place alive. A win over Burnley would have Liverpool level on points with Leicester heading into a dramatic final day of the season. We’ve got you covered with previews and tips for the key clashes on Thursday morning.
EPL Matchday 37 Betting Tips
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
Thursday 3:00am AEST, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
It’s been a massive week at Tottenham, with it being reported that Harry Kane looks set to leave Spurs this summer to a Premier League rival. It now leaves Tottenham in a panicked state to try and convince their captain to stay, and there’s set to be plenty of emotion around the side when they take on Aston Villa. Villa’s season has been a major success, sitting in eleventh place after barely surviving relegation last season.
They’ve built a sustainable side, uncovering talents like Ollie Watkins, who will be Premier League players for a long time. Tottenham will be buoyed by their excellent record against Aston Villa, winning thirteen of their last fifteen Premier League games against Villa. Aston Villa will have a massive task trying to keep Hueng Min Son and Harry Kane at bay. The Spurs stars are first and third in the league for combined goals and assists with Kane (35) and Son (27).
With the form Kane and Son have been in this season, it’s hard to see Villa finding a way to stop them. With all that’s going on behind the scenes with Harry Kane, you can expect his teammates to put in a massive performance for their beloved skipper. Despite their position on the table, there’s plenty at stake for Tottenham as a club on Thursday morning, and you can expect them to take a stand.
Everton vs Wolverhampton
Thursday 3:00am AEST, Goodison Park
After sitting atop the Premier League in October, Everton look set to finally make the leap after seasons in mediocrity. However the season quickly faded and the Toffees are set for another mid table finish, and another season without European football. They host a Wolverhampton outfit that has won three of its last six Premier League games. Everton’s last ten games have been nothing short of a nightmare, winning just two games as they’ve struggled to find the back of the net.
The Toffees have only scored more than a goal in one of their past twelve games, and have only scored 9 goals from their past 12 games. With recent history between these two sides, you can expect plenty of goals, with Wolverhampton scoring seven goals from four games, an open contest will play into Wolves hands. These two sides have been evenly matched in recent outings, with the last five games in the league between Everton and Wolves seeing each side take away two wins and a draw.
Those games have seen no lack of scoring, three or more goals have been scored in all of those five matches. The Toffees are struggling to find avenues to goal, and are looking incredibly vulnerable. Wolves are well positioned to cause an upset in this clash.
Burnley vs Liverpool
Thursday 5:00am AEST, Turf Moor
They’ve looked dead and buried on multiple occasions this season, but last year’s champs just keep finding a way to hang in there. A historic late header from Alisson has given Liverpool the chance to be equal with fourth placed Leicester, heading into the final game of the season. First Liverpool need to take care of sixteenth placed Burnley at Turf Moor. The Clarets are waiting for an uninspiring campaign to be over with, having lost three of their last five Premier League games.
A big factor heading into this game for the Reds, is Leicester's three goal advantage on goal difference. So expect Liverpool to play an attacking brand in an attempt to narrow that margin down before the final game of the season. Although they suffered a defeat to Burnley in January, Liverpool’s have been dominant against the Clarets, picking up five wins and two draws in their past seven Premier League fixtures against Burnley. Sadio Mane has played a crucial role in this recent record, scoring four goals in his last five games against the Clarets.
Across the past three seasons Liverpool have become a side that you can never count out, and despite the disappointment in their title defence, they’ve dragged themselves within touching distance of a Champions League spot that looked impossible not too long ago. The moment the Reds have built over the past few weeks will be too hard for Burnley to halt. Get ready for a blockbuster final day of the season, that will see all eyes on Liverpool and Leicester.