Manchester City re-established a six point lead at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 4-1 demolition in the Manchester Derby. Everton’s 5-0 defeat to Tottenham now leaves them just one point away from safety. There’s crucial games with bearings at both ends of the table, and as always we’ve got you covered with our EPL tips for Matchday 29!
EPL Matchday 29 Betting Tips
Liverpool vs West Ham
Sunday 13th March, 4.30am (AEDT)
Manchester United’s nightmare season continued with a 4-1 loss to crosstown rivals Man City on Matchday 28. It’s the second time this season United have been convincingly beaten by their rivals, and there is a lot of soul searching to be done at Old Trafford. Tottenham were in absolute dreamland last weekend, as they dispatched Everton 5-0.
United's back four have been atrocious this season, and they are going to be under a mountain of pressure coming up against Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane. Against opponents placed seventh or higher on the Premier League table, the Red Devils have conceded 15 goals in seven games. Tottenham have won their last two Premier League games by score lines of 5-0 and 4-0, with Son and Kane combining for five of those nine goals.
Spurs are in red hot form, and are coming up against a vulnerable Manchester United side that is failed to handle the pressure against quality sides all season long. Antonio Conte has an excellent record against United, and would love nothing more than to beat the side he almost signed with. Tottenham's attacking game is going to be too much for Manchester United to contain, as Spurs will add to United's missery.
Chelsea vs Newcastle
Monday 14th March, 1.00am (AEDT)
Newcastle have been a revelation post January with four wins from their last five games seeing them move from the relegation zone, up to fourteenth on the Premier League table. Chelsea picked up their third consecutive victory, with a 4-0 smashing of Burnley. Newcastle now face a massive challenge taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but they can head there knowing that they aren’t fighting for their survival.
Chelsea come into this clash with three consecutive wins, as well as just one defeat in their last eleven games. Their recent record against Newcastle also makes for good reading, with eight wins from their last ten Premier League meetings against the Magpies. Newcastle have conceded 46 goals this season, the fourth most of any club in the Premier League this season. Coming up against a Chelsea side that has scored 53 goals this season, the third most in the Premier League, it's going to be a tough ask for the Newcastle back four.
Although Newcastle have been excellent since January they've only played one side in the top half of the table, so it's important not to get to carried away with their ressurgance. Chelsea are going to push them in their front half, and simply have too much talent across the pitch for Newcastle compete with them. Chelsea have been in excellent form and will continue their dominance over Newcastle.
Everton vs Wolverhampton
Monday 14th March, 1.00am (AEDT)
The alarm bells continue to sound at Everton, with the Toffees just one point away from the relegation zone after a 5-0 defeat to Tottenham. Frank Lampard's side are in despereate need of a response, with a tough stretch of games coming up. Wolves have lost three games in a row and will be looking to bounce back, with their latest match a 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace.
The Toffees defence has been all at sea for the majority of this season. Everton are 2-2-14 in their last eighteen Premier League fixtures, conceding 37 goals in that period - the most of any side during that period of time. Wolverhampton have conceded only 23 goals for the entire season, the fourth least in the Premier League.
Wolverhampton defeated Everton when the two sides met earlier in the season, and it’s difficult to see the Toffees dragging themselves off the canvas with where they are at currently. Wolves are a disciplined outfit that will be able to control the tempo of the game against an Everton outfit that is completely shot on confidence.
Brighton vs Liverpool - Liverpool -1.0 ($2.40 with Sportsbet)
Brentford vs Burnley - Brentford ($2.15 with Sportsbet)
Leeds vs Norwich - Over 2.5 Goals ($1.58 with Sportsbet)
West Ham vs Aston Villa - West Ham ($2.10 with Sportsbet)
Southampton vs Watford - Under 2.5 Goals ($2.01 with Sportsbet)
Arsenal vs Leicester City - Under 2.5 Goals ($2.27 with Sportsbet)
Crystal Palace vs Man City - Man City -2.0 ($3.40 with Sportsbet)