English Premier League Week 38 Featuring Manchester United vs Hull City

  • Friday, May 22nd, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

    Manchester-United-at-Hull-City odds

    Soccer Betting: WithChampionshipSundayupon us,NBCUniversaldevised a plan to carry all 10 Premier League matches simultaneously across 10 different networks. Not only will Telemundo and NBC Universo be carrying games in Spanish, but NBC, NBCSN, USA, CNBC, Syfy, MSNBC, Bravo, E!, Esquire and Oxygen will offer telecasts in English as well.

    We decided to feature the Manchester United / Hull City match due to the fact that each club has something to play for. The scenario for Man United to steal the third spot from Arsenal is a bit outrageous, being that the Gunners have a seven-goal advantage in the tie-breaking scenario, but the significance for Hull City is obvious. Hull must win at home, and hope that Newcastle fails to win against West Ham.

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    The point is that at least it is a match with two teams that are both needing mini-miracles, as the Southampton / Man City now only holds significance for Southampton, with Man City already having clinching the second spot.

    There are certainly matches holding weight for a handful of clubs around the league, so let's just take it to the pitch, and finish out the Premier League season with a bang!

    Sunday, May 24- All 10 Matches

    Featured Match Manchester United vs Hull City

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Man U +115

    Hull +220

    Draw +280


    Man U -0.5 +115

    Hull +0.5 -135

    Total 2.5:

    Over -115

    Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As mentioned in the opening, the odds of either club actually pulling off what they need to do are surely against them. Man U needs to win by scoring about eight goals to catch Arsenal, and hopes that Arsenal can't get a result of any type against West Brom, with the match being at Emirates Stadium.

    Hull City needs two things to go in their favor on ChampionshipSunday. They not only need to win this game, but also hope that Newcastle loses to West Ham at St. James Park. With the way Newcastle has finished out the campaign, Hull City could catch them, but getting a win against Manchester United is not going to be so simple. Granted Man U knows that there is about a 2 percent chance they could catch Arsenal, so we would imagine they will come out early and see what type of match it will be.Hull certainly does not want to get in to some kind of back-and-forth, old-fashioned shootout, type of match with Man United. We are talking about a club who has only scored once in the last three matches that all ended up as losses, while trying to avoid this scenario to begin with.

    From what we are seeing early at a handful of Manchester United websites, it looks like many are saying that Man United might not have any issue with sending their former captain, Hull manager Steve Bruce, down to second tier, but that is just rumor and speculation.

    If Hull scores first, the complexion of this match changes completely, so with that possibility, we will take the Over 2.5 at -115. Man U is not simply going float around for 90 minutes, and just watch Hull be aggressive.

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    Burnley vs Aston Villa

    3-Way: 1: Burnley +280 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Villa +105 Home

    Spread: Burnley +0.5 -125 ; Villa -0.5 +105

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Burnley has already begun packing for their trip right back to second tier Championship Division after only one season back in top flight. It was their 53rd season spent in first tier. Can we point out they have not won the FA Cup since 1914? Just so you know!Anyway, neither club has a reason to go out and do much, since it is Burnley's last game in top flight, and Villa barely survived after all. They could actually glide to 14th position if things work out that way.That deserves a big 'who cares', because what you will get from these two will be the equivalent of flipping a coin.

    Burnley is at least acting like they are a football team right now, after seeing the 6 - 1 dismantling of Villa last weekend by Southampton.

    Make a small play on the +0.5 handicap with Burnley at -125, and again, such a coin flip in this one. How about heads you make the bet, and tails you can stay away from this match this weekend... grab your lucky coin piece!

    Sunderland vs Chelsea

    3-Way: 1: Sunderland +625 Away ; X: +380 Draw ; 2: Chelsea -225 Home

    Spread: Sunderland +1 +115 ; Chelsea -1 -135

    Total 2.5: Over -150 ; Under +130

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Another match with zero implications, so again just be leery of betting anything large on the last match of the season, when it comes to two clubs playing in meaningless games.

    Granted, some think that the Over on the final weekend with two clubs playing for nothing is an easy first thought, and hey, you know we love our totals around here. We are no strangers to offering options relating to the goal scoring, or lack thereof in some cases. Chelsea has got to go out with a big win in our opinion. Jose Mourinho will likely open the gates, and just tell everyone to go out, enjoy the last match of the year, and stomp on Sunderland for 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge.

    Move the total to a straight 3, grab the Over, and get the price of +110 or so, depending on the time you get the play in.

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    Swansea City vs Crystal Palace

    3-Way: 1: Swansea +235 Away ; X: +255 Draw ; 2: C. Palace +120 Home

    Spread: Swansea +0.5 -140 ; C. Palace -0.5 +120

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Swansea let Manchester City squash their hopes of any European competition last weekend, with a resounding 4 - 2 loss to finish out their home side of the campaign.

    So now, let's just go play football, because this is yet another match with no implications whatsoever.

    We did, indeed, mention the Over might make the board on ChampionshipSundaywith clubs playing for nothing, and we just walked ourselves into another play on the total. A simple -115 to see a 2 - 1 match here is not much to ask, so again keep it small, and just hope they score in a meaningless game.

    Tottenham vs Everton

    3-Way: 1: Tottenham +200 Away ; X: +255 Draw ; 2: Everton +135 Home

    Spread: Tottenham Pk +125 ; Everton Pk -145

    Total 2.5: Over -145 ; Under +125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We are hearing and seeing plenty of outlets that say that Tottenham has no interest in a Europa League appearance next campaign, but again, unless you are in that locker room and know the game plan, you are just inventing ways to be seen as a storyteller. We digress, and completely disagree that some kind of European run is good for the team, no matter the competition.

    Everton might be able to slow down Harry Kane, but for how long?The fact that Everton is -145 on the Pk is a bit of a reason to wonder about it all though. If Tottenham wants this match, they will win it, simple as that for us.

    If the Tottenham starting XI looks anything like a club that has been playing this entire campaign to get them here, then that same squad should go out and try to take Liverpool's 5th spot in the table, knowing how the Liverpool situation is currently.

    We are suggesting +125 on the Tottenham Pk Draw no Bet action, just again make sure you are familiar with the Tottenham lineup before you throw it on the board.

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    Queens Park vs Leicester City

    3-Way: 1: QPR +500 Away ; X: +340 Draw ; 2: Leicester -185 Home

    Spread: QPR +1 -115 ; Leicester -1 -105

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Ahh, the days of talking about QPR and Leicester at the bottom of the table most of the season.

    One of them managed a way out, and QPR never quite got the message that second tier was in their future if they didn't figure it out.QPR did show a little fight last weekend, frustrating Newcastle's attempt to avoid relegation themselves.

    How many Leicester Overs did we offer in the second half of the campaign? Someone should look that up, because it was on the board on quite a few occasions.Let's do it one last time, and stick to our Over theme on ChampionshipSunday. The over 3 with a dime of juice will do.

    West Ham vs Newcastle

    3-Way: 1: West Ham +375 Away ; X: +305 Draw ; 2: Newcastle -140 Home

    Spread: West Ham +0.5 +120 ; Newcastle -0.5 -140

    Total 3: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We also remember a time we were talking about West Ham possibly staying in the European discussion, which seems so far removed now. With only two wins sinceJanuary 31in all competitions that spanned 16 matches, the wheels certainly fell off that wagon.

    Newcastle has this last chance to stay in top flight, and all they need is a win. They could draw or lose, and still hold on as long as Hull City loses or draws with Man U, so they hold their own fate essentially.

    Dare we test that water again? We hate to be repetitive, but three goals here does not seem like some outrageous prediction. Not to mention the +115 on the action with a chance to get our money back if it is 2 - 1, so the Over 3 gets an opportunity to cash us out.

    Liverpool vs Stoke City

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    3-Way: 1: Liverpool +110 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Stoke +260 Home

    Spread: Liverpool -0.5 +110 ; Stoke +0.5 -130

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Liverpool is a nightmare again, and at least Steven Gerrard can escape it.

    Stoke City's Draw no Bet price is +150 or so on the Pk, and there is certainly no reason to expect Liverpool to come together for one last hurrah.

    That is simply a play towards the fact that there is no good ending to the Liverpool season. Crystal Palace walks in to Anfield and scores three goals in their home opener, and you want to think that a big win at Stoke matters?

    No thank you! The Pk Draw no Bet price is lovely for Stoke at +150.

    Southampton vs Manchester City

    3-Way: 1: Southampton +525 Away ; X: +345 Draw ; 2: Man City -190 Home

    Spread: Southampton +1 -110 ; Man City -1 -110

    Total 3: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This three on the total also seems rather hysterical. Granted they throw the line up to -135, but why shouldn't they? These two have done plenty to give the line setters a reason to suspect some goal scoring.

    The value is not really there though, as you know from our yearlong previews, that -135 is about at the cusp of our comfort level when it comes to juice.

    Unbelievably, we would rather suggest the -1 on Man City at home with a -110 on the action. They should manage to win this one to at least push the action, and if not for the run they are on to finish out, we might not make this play. So again, keep it small, and let us hope Man City finishes out on a great run like they are on.

    West Brom vs Arsenal

    3-Way: 1: West Brom +725 Away ; X: +360 Draw ; 2: Arsenal -235 Home

    Spread: West Brom +1.5 -135 ; Arsenal -1.5 +115

    Total 3: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Arsenal is lucky that they didn't have to finish the campaign strong to hold on to Champions League, because they have not been playing well at all to finish out.

    West Brom has only beaten Arsenal once in the last 14 meetings in all competitions, and that will not likely change on the last day of the campaign in 2015.

    Our last recommendation of the year comes in with Arsenal and the -1.5 handicap line at +115, expecting them to finish out at home with a bang.

    We would like to thank all our readers and members for viewing our Premier League Previews this season, and we will see you for the 2015-16 campaign!

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