What an utterly thrilling midweek round of European competition. What can I say that hasn’t been said already about Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool? Unbelievable. And Manchester City making their first major European semi final by dismantling the machine that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But it’s back to focusing on the races for the title, the top four and survival for me.
My weekend treble is West Brom, Newcastle and Sunderland. This’ll come in at odds of 16/1.
Norwich vs Sunderland – 12:45 Saturday- Live on BT Sport 1 – Bet now
If Sunderland lose this game, they are relegated. And a Norwich win may just force Newcastle down with them. Norwich have only won on eof their last six games, but have won the last six meetings with Sunderland! If Sunderland win it, they’ll be a point off Norwich with a game in hand. It’s the only result that will suit Sunderland. It’s going to be very ugly, it always is in a six pointer.
The Black Cats are due a bit of luck. They just have enough to beat the Canaries for me. Jermaine Defoe is obviously the one to watch for the goalscorer.
Andy’s bet: A very narrow 1-0 win for Sunderland at odds of
Chelsea vs Man City – 17:30 Saturday – Live on Sky Sports – Bet now
Man City are surely focusing on the Champions League at this stage. They’ve got a great chance against Real Madrid, but it makes my job difficult this weekend. I don’t know what will happen because I don’t know the Man City team.
It’s the same with Chelsea. Diego Costa is fit again, and they’ve already given City a thumping this season. The pressure is on Man City because the top 4 race swings towards Man United with an easy fixture this weekend. They can’t afford to rest too many players. Pellegrini should put out his best and that will be enough.
Andy’s bet: Kevin De Bruyne to score and Man City to win at
Leicester vs West Ham – 13:30 Sunday – Live on Sky Sports – Bet now
Can they finish off the fairytale? Yes but it won’t be without a bit of a fight. Jamie Vardy’s scoring again after going six without a goal and we saw how much it meant to the players at the final whistle last Sunday.
West Ham will have been disappointed with the midweek FA Cup defeat to Man United and Slaven Bilic will want a response. They’ve only lost three of their last 20 matches. They’ve a great chance of finishing in the top 6 but cannot afford to slip.
There’s going to be plenty of goals in a really exciting game. Andy Carroll is always a danger as is Vardy for your first goalscorer bets.
Andy’s bet: Leicester 2-2 West Ham at
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – 16:00 Sunday – Live on Sky Sports – Bet now
Arsenal have right to be a little bit worried about their top 4 place. Their defence has been very strong at home all season, only conceding ten goals at the Emirates all season. But it’s just that there doesn’t seem to be much fight about them as the season winds towards it’s end. Palace are a counter attacking team and are always dangerous with Yannick Bolassie and Wilfried Zaha.
Arsenal aren’t totally out of the title race yet. I think they’ll win it
Andy’s bet: Arsenal win at
Everton vs Southampton – 15:00 Saturday – Live on Setanta Ireland –Bet now
Everton have lost six of their last eight league games and have an FA Cup semi final to focus on. If they don’t win that I could see him losing his job. Their squad is far too talented to be a bottom half team. I’m hearing that the big players will be rested for the Merseyside derby.
That’s very strange for me and I think Southampton will get something from it. They’ve won three of their last four and I think they’ll get a draw.
Andy’s bet: Sadio Mane to score first at odds of
Man United vs Aston Villa – 15:00 Saturday – Bet now
Goodbye Aston Villa. I’m expecting a big United win to keep up their great record at home against the Villains.
Andy’s bet: Man United 4-0 Aston Villa at
Newcastle vs Swansea – 15:00 Saturday – Bet now
What a huge game for Newcastle. They were made look very ordinary last weekend and can’t repeat that performance. And I don’t think they will. Swansea are safe and have nothing to play for.
Andy’s bet: Newcastle win at
West Brom vs Watford – 15:00 Saturday – Bet now
A dead rubber match, nothing for either team to play for. West Brom haven’t been scoring goals and Watford are coasting. West Brom can just edge it though
Andy’s bet: West Brom win at
Bournemouth vs Liverpool – 13:30 Sunday – Bet now
Everything went right for the Pool on Thursday night and are incredibly high on confidence.
The Cherries have let in 20 away goals this season and Liverpool will be tired after their midweek exploits. I’m expecting plenty of change. Bournemouth have never beaten Liverpool. They won’t have a better chance to than Sunday
Andy’s bet: Draw at
Stoke vs Spurs – 20:00 Monday- Live on Sky Sports
I don’t know which Stoke City will turn up so this one is another difficult one to call. They’re very incosistent and that will worry Mark Hughes. Spurs are keeping pace with Leicester, ready to capitalize should the Foxes slip up. They’re fired up after a great win last Sunday with a nice long rest.
Andy’s bet: Spurs win at