Premier League Soccer Free Picks – Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham in action

The Premier League season is winding down fast as we enter match day 36. On the soccer-betting menu, bottom of the table West Ham United take on a freefalling Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Birmingham City battle while Tottenham Hotspurs and Blackpool collide.

Here is a quick rundown of the action.

Soccer Betting Line:

Newcastle United -115

Birmingham +290

Draw +235

Soccer Betting Verdict: After an impressive 4-1 win over Wolverhampton in early April, Newcastle United has struggled. They have gone 0-2-2 in the last four games, with disappointing defeats to Aston Villa and Liverpool an equally disappointing draw with Blackpool. On the flipside, during this stretch, they somehow manage to hold Manchester United to a scoreless draw at St. James Park, which is impressive. That said the most recent result was the demoralizing 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield Stadium. Bouncing back from such a poor stretch of form is not going to be easy, even if they are going into a match that features middleweight Birmingham City that is 15th in the table with a 1-2-2 mark in the last five games. Fact is, there is only a two-point margin between them and therefore the win here will be vital. With both teams looking for three points in this match, they just might cancel each other out, hence the draw bet at +235 seems to be a good choice.

Soccer Free Picks: Draw +235

Soccer Betting Line:

West Ham United -105

Blackburn Rovers +265

Draw +235

Soccer Betting Verdict: West Ham United is propping up the league in 20th spot and riding a six-game losing streak since holding Tottenham to a scoreless draw at White Hart Lane on 19 March. Things are looking dire for Avram Grant and Co. and, more importantly, they don’t appear to be about to change anytime soon. Blackburn Rovers are flush off a 1-0 victory at home to Bolton Wanderers, marking their first win since 23 January when they beat West Brom 2-0. Buoyed by such a vital win and given that the Hammers are down and to all intents and purposes out of top-flight action, the Rovers have an excellent opportunity to string together a winning streak. Look for Blackburn Rovers to heap more misery on West Ham United.

Soccer Free Picks: Blackburn Rovers +265

Soccer Betting Line:

Tottenham Hotspur -350

Blackpool +800

Draw +400

Soccer Betting Verdict: Tottenham Hotspurs have lost their mojo recently, recording only one win in their last six matches (overall, they are 1-2-3 in their last six). This poor stretch of form, highlighted by a recent 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge last weekend, has firmly pushed them off the road that leads to Champions League next season – a right shame after what they accomplished this season in Europe’s top-flight action. It also might give Blackpool some ideas about winning at White Hart Lane at the weekend. But if the markets were any indication, that’s wishful thinking. A Blackpool win is a long shot bet, and so it should be because the Spurs have enough quality to outclass the visitors.

Soccer Free Picks: Tottenham Hotspurs -350