Soccer Odds - EPL Week 35 Manchester City vs Tottenham

  • Friday, May 1st, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: With Chelsea taking the Capital One Cup title, and now on the edge of securing a Premier League title this season, all that is left to sort out is who joins them in Champions League next campaign. With the Blues’ mid-week win over Leicester, they are 13 points clear of both Arsenal and Man City, although Arsenal does have a match in hand and has 15 points available to them if they win out.

    The round beginsSaturdaywith seven matches on the slate, and much is to be decided with four fixtures remaining for all clubs except Arsenal and Sunderland. Those two will make up their PPD match onMay 20, before the last round of the campaign onMay 24.

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    Our featured match comeson Sunday, with Tottenham hosting Manchester City at White Hart Lane, as both clubs battle for European positioning in the table. Man City and Arsenal enter the weekend tied at 67 points for the two position, with Man United only two points back of them.

    The round comes to an endon Mondaywith Arsenal headed to KC Stadium to take on Hull City, and the two clubs need three points for entirely different reasons.

    Let's get into those reasons all around the Premier League pitch, and see what we can expect from Round 35.

    Saturday, May 2 - 7Matches

    Everton vs Aston Villa

    3-Way: 1: Everton +165 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Villa +175 Home

    Spread: Everton Pk -110 ; Villa Pk -110

    Total 2.5: Over +110 ; Under -130

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Everton has gone six straight matches without a loss, although it is too little too late as 44 points with four matches remaining will simply keep them in top flight for next campaign.

    Aston Villa has work to do to stay in Barclay's Premier League, and with only a two-point cushion above relegation, we will now see if the coaching move paid off or not. Everton has not lost to Aston Villa in the last eight outings and that is not about to change now, so the Everton Pk Draw no Bet action is a perfect place to go for this one. Let them draw if they must, because that would not hurt us a bit, and we can use that returned money on a play up the road.

    Newcastle vs Leicester City

    3-Way: 1: Newcastle +310 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Leicester -105 Home

    Spread: Newcastle +0.5 -115 ; Leicester -0.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Newcastle has now lost seven straight matches for the first time since 1977, and Leicester has only a point advantage above the relegation zone, while the two clubs are only four points apart in the table.

    Leicester thought they were playing well and even scored first against Chelsea in their mid-week make up match. They did get handled in the end by a score 3 - 1, but the carryover effect should see them knowing how to play top level football after watching Chelsea show them how it is done.

    Newcastle can't find a way to win, and Leicester has been playing much better than the club we were discussing a month or so ago who did not look like they were going to survive in top flight.

    Leicester and the -105 to get all three points on the 3-Way line is the play here.

    Queens Park vs Liverpool

    3-Way: 1: QPR +865 Away ; X: +425 Draw ; 2: Liverpool -295 Home

    Spread: QPR +1.5 -120 ; Liverpool -1.5 +100

    Total 3: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Ok, so the line setters are seeing something no one else is apparently, because to even offer the +1.5 at a reasonable -120 is a gift if there ever was one.

    QPR is a desperate club and Liverpool is simply desperate to end the year, although amazingly they can finish with a Europa League entry somehow.

    We cannot let that handicap +1.5 sit there by itself, so we will give it company and a little pat on the back. This could easily be a draw, or even a 2 - 1 match, which will still be good enough to cash the ticket.

    West Brom vs Manchester United

    3-Way: 1: West Brom +825 Away ; X: +400 Draw ; 2: Man U -275 Home

    Spread: West Brom +1.5 -130 ; Man U -1.5 +110

    Total 2.5: Over -130 ; Under +110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Things are not going as smoothly as they were over the last month or so for Man United, who is now facing two straight losses, although they have likely done enough to remain in the qualifying Champions League spot, at worst.

    So now the time comes that they have to hope this move for Radamel Falcao comes to help them, because if he does not help to carry this club down the stretch, we will not likely be seeing him wearing a red jersey with a #9 on it next campaign.

    Let's see if Man U can use their crowd and get a lift from them to pour goals in the net, as the -1.5 handicap on the home side comes in as our suggestion. West Brom has not a thing left to give and will likely have done enough to survive the campaign, but Man U should be able to handle this club easily at home.

    Southampton vs Sunderland

    3-Way: 1: Southampton +100 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Sunderland +320 Home

    Spread: Southampton -0.5 +100 ; Sunderland +0.5 -120

    Total 2: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Really? So what is Sunderland going to do, beat Southampton?

    If this match were in Southampton, there would only be a handicap line to play on them. So now the line setters put that much stock in Sunderland at home, while Southampton chases Europe? We are not buying that noise one bit, and to see even money on Southampton to likely win another 2 - 0 match, makes us more than happy to suggest the 3-Way line on the away side at +100.

    Stoke City vs Swansea City

    3-Way: 1: Stoke +240 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Swansea +125 Home

    Spread: Stoke Pk +140 ; Swansea Pk -165

    Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Swansea and Stoke have accomplished all they could this campaign, and there is nothing left to accomplish for either club down the stretch. That gives us the opportunity to catch the line setters asleep at the wheel, as they offer a lovely +125 on the total to go Over the 2.5.This is a 3 - 3 match, and we see the 'both to score' prop bet at even money as well. They will both score, and they will help us cash the Over ticket, so step right up and get your tickets!

    Burnley vs West Ham

    3-Way: 1: Burnley +240 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: West Ham +120 Home

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

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Burnley has scored one goal in their last eight matches and, last we heard, when you are at the bottom of the table and need results, finding the net is the only way out of it.

    West Ham really has nothing to play for, which we thought would not be the case early in the campaign since West Ham was a much better club early in the season.This +120 on the home side 3-Way line is the only suggestion to possibly make here, as it is hard to overlook the issue of one goal in eight matches for Burnley, although amazingly enough, that one goal was in a 1 - 0 win over Manchester City.

    Sunday, May 3- 2 Matches

    Featured Match Manchester City vs Tottenham

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Man City -105

    Tottenham +280

    Draw +275


    Man City -0.5 -105

    Tottenham +0.5 -115

    Total 3:

    Over -105

    Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, the featured match of the week comeson Sunday, and both clubs have plenty left to battle for.

    Man City is in a tie for the two spot in the table, and Tottenham is in a tie for the Europa League entries, so results are now the only goal to finish out the campaign for either club.

    Any type of slip up in the last month of the campaign will likely cost someone a position in the table, as Southampton sits only one point behind both Tottenham and Liverpool for the 4-5 positions, while Man City is in a three-way battle for the two Champions League group stage spots.

    How about some goals scored in this one?We know why it is a straight 3 on the total, but to only have a -105 on the Over side of the action sure makes it easier to recommend the play. This could easily be 1 - 1 half time, with a simple goal in the last 45 to, at worst, push the action, and 2 - 1 will most likely not end this game. We see at least four here, so the Over 3 is a valid option with a decent price.

    Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

    3-Way: 1: C. Palace +850 Away ; X: +400 Draw ; 2: Chelsea -285 Home

    Spread: C. Palace +1.5 -130 ; Chelsea -1.5 +110

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Chelsea has pretty much sealed the deal, but they are most likely going to leave no doubt when they manhandle Crystal Palace in front of their own fans. That will kick off a lovely little party where the city will be blue everywhere you look.

    This -1.5 handicap is hysterical, and Chelsea will likely put in all three goals that also topple this Over 2.5, so let's make it a double.

    Chelsea -1.5 at +110, and the Over 2.5 at -125 go on the board!

    Monday, May 4- 1 Match

    Arsenal vs Hull City

    3-Way: 1: Arsenal -145 Away ; X: +280 Draw ; 2: Hull +440 Home

    Spread: Arsenal -0.5 -145 ; Hull +0.5 +125

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Arsenal has got to still be a bit upset after watching Chelsea celebrate the scoreless draw in their house last weekend like it won them the championship.We expected a bit more effort from both clubs than a 0 - 0 result, but when Jose Mourinho says, "I want a scoreless draw," then a scoreless draw is what we get. He has had clubs who have had that ability for years and things are no different now.

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    So how does Arsenal regroup and get three points against Hull? Anything less than a win could potentially knock them back to fourth place. Hull can pitch in a goal and Arsenal should be able to gather two of them as well, so with the -145 on Arsenal being a bit out of reach, the Over 2.5 at -110 will be the play that wraps up the round at KC Stadiumon Monday.

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