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EPL Matchweek 34 preview, best bets & goalscorer picks

Premier League MW34 preview

After another jam-packed week of English Premier League matches, we now move on to a slate of eight games across Saturday and Sunday. Below you will find our best bets for all the Premier League matches, with odds from the best sports betting sites.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham United

Saturday, April 29 – 12:30pm BST – Selhurst Park, London

Crystal Palace


West Ham United

+165 at Bovada Win odds +180 at Bovada
12th Table position 15th
9-10-14 Season record 9-7-16
WWWDL Recent form LWDWL

Both Crystal Palace and West Ham know they are possibly three or four points away from potential safety; however, a slip-up against a fellow relegation battler could be detrimental to their Premier League survival chances. Palace are unbeaten in six of their last seven games at home, with their only loss in that stretch coming at the hands of a rampant Manchester City. West Ham had their three-game unbeaten streak ended by Liverpool midweek, which sees them sitting only five points above the relegation zone with six matches to play. The Irons will face both the Manchester teams in back-to-back fixtures after this match against Palace, so for them to get any points from this game is crucial.

Both teams to score


Brentford vs Nottingham Forest

Saturday, April 29 – 3pm BST – Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford



Nottingham Forest

-161.29 at Bovada Win odds +450 at Bovada
9th Table position 17th
11-14-8 Season record 7-9-17
LLLDW Recent form LLLLW

Brentford and Nottingham Forest come into this meeting at Gtech Community Stadium off the back of big wins against Chelsea and Brighton, respectively. Brentford were very good at Stamford Bridge, winning 2-0 to move within seven points of the top six. Meanwhile, Forest kept their hopes of a Premier League survival alive with a massive 3-1 win over Brighton at home. Forest currently sit one point above the drop zone, and any point that they could potentially steal this weekend will only help their chances of staying up. Ivan Toney let us down by not finding the back of the net against Chelsea, but he has scored in three of Brentford’s last four home EPL games, so we are going to give him another chance to bag goal number 20 for the season.

Ivan Toney to score anytime


Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Saturday, April 29 – 3pm BST – Amex Stadium, Falmer




-200 at Bovada Win odds +540 at Bovada
8th Table position 13th
14-7-9 Season record 10-7-16
DWLWL Recent form DWWLW

Brighton will play their first home game in five matches, and it couldn’t come at a better time, with the Seagulls coming off the back of a very disappointing 1-3 loss at Nottingham Forest during the week. On Saturday they host Wolverhampton, who are in great form having won two of their last three matches. However, this fixture should see a form reversal, with Brighton only losing four times at home from their 15 games to date, while Wolves have only one twice away from home this season. If the Seagulls want to keep their top-six hopes alive, they need to put in a good performance this weekend.

Brighton to win to nil


Bournemouth vs Leeds United

Sunday, April 30 – 2pm BST – Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth



Leeds United

+160 at Bovada Win odds +160 at Bovada
14th Table position 16th
10-6-17 Season record 7-9-17
LWWLW Recent form WLLLD

Bournemouth host Leeds United at Vitality Stadium this Sunday with both teams looking to climb out of the relegation battle. Bournemouth have won three of their last four matches, downing Leicester, Tottenham and Southampton, with their only defeat in that stretch coming at the hands of West Ham. Leeds, meanwhile, ended their three-game skid with a draw at home against Leicester during the week. The last time these two met, we saw a seven-goal thriller with Leeds emerging 4-3 victors, and we are expecting another high-scoring affair this Sunday.

Both teams to score/Over 2.5 goals


Fulham vs Manchester City

Sunday, April 30 – 2pm BST – Craven Cottage, London



Manchester City

+1050 at Bovada Win odds -400 at Bovada
10th Table position 10th
13-6-13 Season record 23-4-4
LLWWL Recent form WWWWW

Fulham will host a red-hot Manchester City side coming off a dominant 4-1 win over fellow title contenders Arsenal during the week. City have won 12 of their last 13 matches across all competitions, and they’ve won their last 10 EPL matches against Fulham. The Cottagers have started to find some form in the last few weeks, with wins over Everton and Leeds on their record; however, they look little to no chance of getting any points against the Sky Blues on Sunday. Man City have cleared the -1 handicap in their last four games, so that will be our bet for this match.

Manchester City -1


Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Sunday, April 30 – 2pm BST – Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United


Aston Villa

-133.33 at Bovada Win odds +340 at Bovada
4th Table position 6th
18-6-7 Season record 16-6-11
LWWWD Recent form WWWDW

Fourth-placed Manchester United will host sixth-placed Aston Villa in one of the matches of the weekend. United let a two-goal lead slip and shared the points with Tottenham midweek, keeping their unbeaten run of games alive but ending their three-game win streak. Aston Villa are one of the hottest teams in the Premier League, with a tight 1-0 home victory over Fulham during the week extending their unbeaten run to 10 games. Four goals have been scored in three of the last four meetings between these teams, while United have only been on the winning side of the ledger once in those four meetings. Marcus Rashford is having one of his best goalscoring seasons, and we will be backing him to add to his tally on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford to score anytime


Newcastle United vs Southampton

Sunday, April 30 – 2pm BST – St James’ Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United



-303.03 at Bovada Win odds +850 at Bovada
3rd Table position 20th
17-11-4 Season record 6-6-21
WWLWW Recent form LLLDL

Newcastle will be looking to continue their run of high-scoring matches when they host bottom-of-the-table Southampton at St James’ Park this Sunday afternoon. The Magpies thrashed Tottenham 6-1 at home last weekend, before going to Everton during the week and dominating the Toffees 4-1. Southampton haven’t won a game in their last eight matches, with their last victory coming on March 5 against Leicester at home. With the Saints currently sitting dead-last and looking destined to be relegated this season, this game could get ugly. The Magpies won 4-1 when these two met in November last year, and we expect much the same to happen on Sunday.

Newcastle -2


Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday, April 30 – 4:30pm BST – Anfield, Liverpool



Tottenham Hotspur

-188.68 at Bovada Win odds +450 at Bovada
7th Table position 5th
15-8-9 Season record 16-6-11
DDWWW Recent form DWLLD

The final match for the weekend will see Liverpool host Tottenham at Anfield, with both teams desperate for three points to stay within striking distance of the top four. Liverpool are on a five-game unbeaten run, including consecutive wins against Leeds, Nottingham Forest and West Ham. Tottenham are going through a tough time at the moment, losing to Bournemouth three games back and then copping a 6-1 hiding at Newcastle that has led fans to call for chairman Daniel Levy to leave the club. However, Spurs regained some hope and claimed their first point in three matches as they drew with Manchester United at home during the week. An average of just over three goals have been scored in the last five meetings between these two, with both teams scoring in all five.

Both teams to score/Over 2.5 goals


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